Guide to the Theatre recordings collection, 1960s

Theatre recordings C0170


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://sca.gmu.edu

Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator George Mason University. School of Theater
Title Theatre recordings collection
Date 1960s
Physical Characteristics 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract 14 LP record albums of cast recordings. Some albums include pamphlets with descriptions of the plays as well as the text from the scripts. Many were created by the Theatre Recording Society and Columbia Records.
Collection number C0170
Language English

Historical Information

Theatre recordings became popular in the 1950s with the introduction of Long Playing (LP) records. This format allowed for longer musical compositions such as classical music and Broadway recordings. Columbia was one of the first record companies to sell LPs that featured the orginial cast recordings.

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Scope and Content

14 LP record albums of cast recordings. Some albums include pamphlets with descriptions of the plays as well as the text from the scripts. Many were created by the Theatre Recording Society and Columbia Records.

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Arrangement

Organized by title.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other theatre collections.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Theater--New York (State)--New York.

Document Types:

Live sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Theatre recordings collection, Collection #C0170, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the George Mason University Theatre Department in 2009.

Processing Information

Unprocessed.

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Contents List

Series 1: Live Theatre Recordings 1960s
14 LP record albums of cast recordings.
Box
1-2 Madea, 1960s
Written by: Euripides Directed by: Howard Sackler
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1960s
Written by: Edmond Rostand
The Old Glory Benito Cerano, 1960s
Written by: Robert Lowell
MARAT/SADE, 1960s
Written by: Peter Weiss; Royal Shakespeare Company
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1960s
Written by: Edward Albee; Original Broadway Cast
Arthur Miller's After the Fall, 1960s
The Reparatory Theater of Lincoln Center; Original Cast Recording
The Hostage, 1960s
Written by: Brendan Behan; Starring Julie Harris and Geoff Garland
MACBIRD, 1960s
Written by: Barbara Garson; Original Cast Recording
Uncle Vanya, 1960s
Written by: Anton Chekhov; Chichester Festival Theatre; The Production by Lawrence Olivier
The Balcony, 1960s
Written by: Jean Genet
Cesar and Cleopatra, 1960s
Written by: Bernard Shaw; Directed by Anthony Quayle
King Richard III, 1960s
Written by: William Shakespeare; Directed by: Howard Sackler
The Glass Menagerie, 1960s
Written by: Tennessee Williams; Directed by: Howard Sackler
Death of a Salesman, 1960s
Written by: Arthur Miller; Directed by: Ulu Grosbard; Starring Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock
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