Terrence McNally is one of the most enduring and respected American playwrights, responsible for over 80 plays, musicals, and opera librettos over the past 50 years. [Read more…] about Terrence McNally at 80
Theatre + Performing Arts
For archivist Katherine Mosley, processing the papers of actors Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach felt like joining their social circle.
Cassidy Schulze is a senior in the Liberal Arts Honors program pursuing degrees in History and Humanities. She holds the Internship in the Performing Arts Collection at the Ransom Center for the 2017-2018 academic year and is currently writing her honors thesis “Archiving and Curating the Ephemerality of Theatre.” Cassidy spoke about what she is learning, her favorite projects, and how her internship has impacted her academic life. [Read more…] about An Inside Look into the Internship in the Performing Arts Collection
Make-do repairs helped preserve the history of vaudeville
During the month of May, the Ransom Center hosts the free Vaudeville Film Series in conjunction with its exhibition Vaudeville!, which is on display through July 15. For more than a century, vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment and one of the country’s largest cultural exports. [Read more…] about Vaudeville Film Series runs throughout May
British and American theatre history preserved in candid recordings
Mel Gussow was the lead cultural critic for the New York Times for more than 40 years. Throughout his career, he recorded interviews with stars and unknowns of the American and British theatre. [Read more…] about Theatre critic Mel Gussow’s legendary interviews available online