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
Theatre + Performing Arts
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
In partnership with ZACH Theatre, the Ransom Center presents a screening and conversation with playwright Terrence McNally on Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m.
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
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
Collection items that have been selected for exhibition frequently come to the paper lab for repair and stabilization before they are prepared for exhibition. Recently, conservators Kimberley Kwan (above) and Jane Boyd repaired several late nineteenth-century lithographic posters for inclusion in the exhibition Vaudeville!