Category Archives: Bernard Kops

Bernard Kops pays tribute to Emanuel Litvinoff

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O Dreamland

A documentary film written and directed by Lindsay Anderson in 1953.  It looks at the Dreamland Fun Fair in Margate that relates to Bernard Kops’ play and novel On Margate Sands.   Click on the images below or here to view the whole film.

 

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Bernard Kops on Spitalfields Life website

“It’s amazing I have lived so long, after all the drugs that I have taken in my life!” declared Bernard Kops with a certain genial alacrity – speaking now as a sprightly eighty-six year old – when I visited him and his wife of fifty-eight years, Erica, in Finchley last week. Yet once he told me his stories of growing up in Stepney Green in the nineteen thirties, I understood how those experiences might instill a keen will to live which could, in part at least, account for his glorious longevity..  Read more at Spitalfields Life

http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/05/27/bernard-kops-writer/

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Alexander the Greatest TV series by Bernard Kops

Alexander The Greatest (ITV 1971-1972 with Gary Warren and Sydney Tafler)

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UK / ITV – ATV / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 July 1971 – 31 May 1972

Writer: Bernard Kops / Script Editor: Philip Hinchcliffe / Producer/Director: Shaun O’Riordan

Sitcom.Young Jewish schoolboy Alexander Green is desperate to escape the confines of his suburban home life.

cast
GARY WARREN as Alexander Green
SYDNEY TAFLER as Joe Green
LIBBY MORRIS as Fay Green (season one)
STELLA MORAY as Fay Green (season two)
ADRIENNE POSTA as Renata Green
PETER BIRREL as Murray (season one)
CYRIL SHAPS as Barney (season one)
VIC WISE as Archie (season one)
DAVID LODGE as Sam (season two)

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 15 July – 19 September 1971
1. A WEEK TO LIVE
2. THE THIRD WORLD STARTS TONIGHT
3. THE ALL NIGHT PARTY
4. THE MATCH
5. THE DISENGAGEMENT OF MURRAY AND RENATA
6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

SEASON TWO 1 March – 31 May 1972
1. CHARITY ENDS AT HOME
2. THE NEW POLICY
3. ISRAEL NEEDS YOU?
4. KICKING THE FILTHY HABIT
5. THE 21 YEAR ITCH
6. SAM LEAVES HOME
7. RENATA’S SECRET AFFAIR

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Arnold Wesker’s Copy Bernard Kops’ The World is a Wedding

Bernard Kops’s “The World is a Wedding” (London: Mayflower-Dell, 1966). Not all post-market portraiture is elegant. Kops modified this presentation copy of his autobiography for his friend and colleague Arnold Wesker, whose archive resides at the Ransom Center. Kops removed the original cover and replaced it with the inverted cover torn from a paperback copy of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, which he then decorated with pen and a family photo. In his inscription on the title page, Kops explains, “I hated the… cover so much I made my own. Yours Bernard Kops December 65.” Photo by Pete Smith.

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Kops’ Kids

Kops’ Kids —See the film

In an effort to create leaders in Gypsy communities and teach tolerance, we follow famous playwright Bernard Kops to the only high school dedicated specifically to teaching the Roma (gypsies). The students start from the very basics as they learn the play The Dreams of Anne Frank and often frustrate Kops. This and the next film were distributed around European High Schools to teach tolerance.

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Barrow Boy Playwright

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/barrow-boy-playwright/query/Family

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Interview

just linked to a 2011 interview that Kops did for the JC.
http://wp.me/P2keti-2R

http://www.thejc.com/arts/arts-interviews/59829/interview-bernard-kops

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