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B. Beaver animation [videorecording]

Title
B. Beaver animation [videorecording] / videotape by Lee Breuer, Chris Coughlan, Craig Jones ; written by Lee Breuer ; co-production of Young Filmakers/Video Arts.
Publication
New York, c1979.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (33 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Alternative Title
"B. Beaver animation," Fred Neuman/Mabou Mines 4/25/83
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drama.
  • Personal/independent works.
  • Video.
Note
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Additional credits on tape: "Made possible in part with support by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts."
Credits (note)
  • Music by Bob Telson ; performed on the stage by Mabou Mines.
Biography (note)
  • During the 1970s and 80s theatrical producer Joseph Papp offered shelter to many theatrical companies at the Public Theater, including Peter Schumann's Bread and Puppet Theater, Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater, Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project, Doug Dyer's Commune, and Felix Camilo's The Family. Papp's relationship with avant-garde theatrical group Mabou Mines began when he saw a production of Dead End Kids at P.S. 122. He invited the show to his theater where it ran for 97 performances during 1980 and 1981.--from Joe Papp: An American Life by Helen Epstein.
Call Number
NCOX 5413
Title
B. Beaver animation [videorecording] / videotape by Lee Breuer, Chris Coughlan, Craig Jones ; written by Lee Breuer ; co-production of Young Filmakers/Video Arts.
Imprint
New York, c1979.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Credits
Music by Bob Telson ; performed on the stage by Mabou Mines.
Performer
Performer: Fred Neumann.
Summary
This is a video performance work featuring a single actor, filmed close-up. The actor performs a poetic monologue speaking with a stammer. The work is interspersed with several shots of a person diving through the air.
Biography
During the 1970s and 80s theatrical producer Joseph Papp offered shelter to many theatrical companies at the Public Theater, including Peter Schumann's Bread and Puppet Theater, Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater, Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project, Doug Dyer's Commune, and Felix Camilo's The Family. Papp's relationship with avant-garde theatrical group Mabou Mines began when he saw a production of Dead End Kids at P.S. 122. He invited the show to his theater where it ran for 97 performances during 1980 and 1981.--from Joe Papp: An American Life by Helen Epstein.
Added Author
Neumann, Fred, 1926-2012, actor.
Breuer, Lee, producer.
Breuer, Lee. B. Beaver animation.
Coughlan, Chris, producer.
Jones, Craig, producer.
Telson, Bob, musician.
Young Filmakers/Video Arts.
Mabou Mines (Theater group), producer.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Added Title
Title on original container: "B. Beaver animation," Fred Neuman/Mabou Mines 4/25/83
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5413
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