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Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection

Title
Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman.
Author
Kaufman, David, 1951-
Supplementary Content
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Additional Authors
  • Bentley, Eric, 1916-2020
  • Brockmeyer, John D.
  • Carlson, Susan.
  • Hockney, David.
  • Kahn, Madeline
  • Pashalinski, Lola
  • Samuels, Steven.
  • Scott, Christopher, 1945-2002.
Description
83 sound cassettes : analog, mono.
Alternative Title
Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam.
Subject
  • Ludlam, Charles
  • Ridiculous Theatrical Company
  • Experimental theater
  • Theater > Interviews
  • Dramatists, American > 20th century > Biography
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system.
Cite As (note)
  • *L (Special) 05-09. Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interviews collection, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Terms of Use (note)
  • No copying of private, non-commercial material is allowed without the written permission of the proprietary rights holder. For further information contact the Curator, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Biography (note)
  • 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 in 1965 and then moved to New York City to begin his acting career. Ludlam made his first New York stage appearance in 1966 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.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
*L (Special) 05-09
Author
Kaufman, David, 1951- Interviewer
Title
Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman.
Summary
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, Black Eyed Susan, David Hockney, Madeline Kahn, Lola Pashalinski, Steven Samuels, and Christopher Scott, among others.
Access
Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system.
Terms Of Use
No copying of private, non-commercial material is allowed without the written permission of the proprietary rights holder. For further information contact the Curator, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
Cite As:
*L (Special) 05-09. Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interviews collection, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Biography
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 in 1965 and then moved to New York City to begin his acting career. Ludlam made his first New York stage appearance in 1966 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.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Finding Aid
Added Author
Bentley, Eric, 1916-2020, interviewee.
Brockmeyer, John D., interviewee.
Carlson, Susan. Interviewee
Hockney, David. Interviewee
Kahn, Madeline, interviewee.
Pashalinski, Lola, interviewee.
Samuels, Steven. Interviewee
Scott, Christopher, 1945-2002. Interviewee
Added Title
Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam.
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 05-09
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