Online discussion – Preserving Performance: Collecting at the Harry Ransom Center

A note for your diary today! Here’s an interesting discussion with Dr Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theatre & Performing Arts titled Preserving Performance: Collecting at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas in Austin. Texas. It’s another great free online event courtesy of the Friends University of Bristol Collection and runs today, 30 September, from 5.30pm to 6.45pm BST.

The Center holds one of the largest collections of American, British, and Irish playwright archives including the papers of David Hare, Lillian Hellman, Adrienne Kennedy, Terrence McNally, Arthur Miller, John Osborne, J. B. Priestley, Elmer Rice, Tom Stoppard, and Tennessee Williams, along with significant collections of writers like Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Sam Shepard, and Oscar Wilde. Visitors to the Reading and Viewing Room can access over 1,100 audio and video recordings of Stella Adler’s master classes on acting and script interpretation, John Wilkes Booth’s promptbook for Richard III, Harry Houdini’s love letters to his wife Bess, and epic scene designs by artists like Boris Aronson, Norman Bel Geddes, Gordon Conway, and Eldon Elder.

There will be time for questions also.

You can register here


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