Maureen Stapleton is a recognised star of stage, screen and television. Her career spans four decades, during which she has received acclaim for her emotional power and versatility. A charter member of the renowned Actors Studio, Ms Stapleton has won the top honours granted to performing artists, including the Oscar, Emmy and Tony Awards. Few actors have been so successful in all media. This biographical narrative provides information on Ms Stapleton's artistic development and significant events in her personal and professional life. A chronological summary demonstrates how this actor has moved back and forth between the arenas of stage and screen. Four chapters, "Stage Performances", "Filmography", "Television Appearances", and "Miscellaneous Performances", provide production information, cast lists, script synopses, commentary and critical response. Each listing in these chapters has a separate number for cross-referencing throughout. This volume, part of Greenwood Press' ongoing series of Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts, should prove a useful resource.
JEANNIE M. WOODS is an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.