This month, the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin is launching the Theatre 2020 Project to invite theater artists and organizations to register and submit stories about how the events of 2020 have affected them, from the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closures and furloughs, to national politics and protests and the experiences of those reckoning with longstanding racial injustices in the industry. [Read more…] about Collecting effort to document theater community’s response to 2020 launched
Theatre + Performing Arts
The Ransom Center has released 11 film clips from the Stella Adler and Harold Clurman Papers on our digital collections portal. These clips offer a glimpse into over 1,000 audio and video recordings of the legendary acting teacher, created between 1958 and 1990, that are preserved in her archive at the Center. [Read more…] about Stella Adler on the Craft of Acting
The Harry Ransom Center continues to monitor the local and global developments related to COVID-19, as well as changes in university guidelines.
The turn of the twentieth century was a period of innovation, when advances in printing and color lithography coincided with a new golden age in the performance of magic and illusion. This convergence resulted in the most stunning, color-saturated advertisements in the history of magic. [Read more…] about The Golden Age of Magic Posters
The complete archive of Arthur Miller, one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights, is now available for teaching and research use at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. [Read more…] about Playwright Arthur Miller’s archive opens to researchers
by Kate O’Toole
It was through a friend in London, Professor Eva Griffith, that I first received unimpeachable bona fides for the Harry Ransom Center. Some years ago, Eva had received a fellowship from the Ransom Center to do research relating to the seventeenth-century playwright James Shirley. [Read more…] about A family affair