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Spitball exercises.

Title
Spitball exercises. [Jan. 12, 1968] [videorecording].
Publication
1968.

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Moving imagePermit needed *MGZIA 4-6412 JRCPerforming Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Robbins, Jerome.
  • Preston, J. A.
  • Bartenieff, George.
  • Frey, Leonard, 1938-
  • Kurtz, Marcia.
  • Primus, Barry, 1938-
  • Monte, Barbara.
  • Tristan, Dorothy, 1934-
  • Costello, Mariclare.
  • Freeman, Morgan.
  • Martin, Erin, 1936-
  • American Theatre Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)
Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (54 min.) : sd., b&w; 1/2 in.
Summary
Members of the American Theatre Laboratory perform a series of improvisational exercises in which one pair acts out instructions spoken by another pair.
Series Statement
Jerome Robbins Collection
Alternative Title
American Theatre Laboratory workshop.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Note
  • No time/date code on frame.
  • Title and contents from original container.
Access (note)
  • Permission required.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in American Theatre Laboratory workshop, in New York City, on Jan. 12, 1968.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biography (note)
  • American Theatre Laboratory was created in 1966 by Jerome Robbins, with a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The experimental theater workshop rehearsed several projects but did not produce any shows. Jerome Robbins directed all sessions. American Theatre Laboratory disbanded in 1968.
Contents
Kurtz and Tristan act for Frey and Monte (fight over chair) -- Costello and Freeman act for Martin and Fields (teasing discovery of each other) -- Costello and Freeman repeat without instructions -- Bartenieff and Preston act for Freeman and Primus (door dilemma) -- Primus and Martin act for Bartenieff and Tristan (pottie squabble) -- Monte, Fields, Frey act for Costello, Preston, Kurtz (lovers' quarrel).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6412 JRC
OCLC
NYPT03-F443
Title
Spitball exercises. [Jan. 12, 1968] [videorecording].
Imprint
1968.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Jerome Robbins Collection
Restricted Access
Permission required.
Performer
Performed by George Bartenieff, Leonard Frey, Barry Primus, James Preston, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Dorothy Tristan, Barbara Monte, Robert Fields, Morgan Freeman, Mariclare Costello, Erin Martin.
Event
Videotaped in American Theatre Laboratory workshop, in New York City, on Jan. 12, 1968.
Funding
Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biography
American Theatre Laboratory was created in 1966 by Jerome Robbins, with a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The experimental theater workshop rehearsed several projects but did not produce any shows. Jerome Robbins directed all sessions. American Theatre Laboratory disbanded in 1968.
Added Author
Robbins, Jerome. Director
Preston, J. A. Performer
Bartenieff, George. Performer
Frey, Leonard, 1938- Performer
Kurtz, Marcia. Performer
Primus, Barry, 1938- Performer
Monte, Barbara. Performer
Tristan, Dorothy, 1934- Performer
Costello, Mariclare. Performer
Freeman, Morgan. Performer
Martin, Erin, 1936- Performer
American Theatre Laboratory (New York, N.Y.)
Other Title
American Theatre Laboratory workshop.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6412 JRC
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