Kaufman, David. ivr
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
- 83 sound cassettes : analog, mono.
Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system.
Consists of 83 sound cassettes, each representing one or more taped interviews of people involved with Charles Ludlam and/or the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. All interviews were conducted by David Kaufman as source material for his book "Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam," or other articles written about Ludlam, the company, and his associates. Interviewees include: Eric Bentley, John Brockmeyer, BlackEyed Susan, David Hockney, Madeline Kahn, Lola Pashalinski,Steven Samuels, and Christopher Scott, among others.
Charles Ludlam (1943-1987), the son of Joseph William and Marjorie Braun Ludlam, was born April 12, 1943 in Floral Park, Long Island. He graduated from Hofstra University in1965 and then moved to New York City to begin his acting career. Ludlam made his first New York stage appearance in1966 at the Play-House of the Ridiculous, a group formed by playwright Ronald Tavel and director John Vaccaro. In 1967, Ludlam founded his own theatrical group, the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, and began to write his own plays.
Controlled Access Terms
- Ludlam, Charles.
- Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
- Experimental theater.
- Theater -- Interviews.
- Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Additional Creator Names
- Bentley, Eric, 1916- ive
- Brockmeyer, John. ive
- Carlson, Susan. ive
- Hockney, David. ive
- Kahn, Madeline. ive
- Pashalinski, Lola. ive
- Samuels, Steven. ive
- Scott, Christopher, 1945-2002. ive
- Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam.