Identification: MSS 099, F827
Creator: Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Living Theatre ephemera collection
Inclusive Dates: 1953–1968
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: Ephemeral documents (photographs, flyers, posters, announcements, stationery, and programs) which detail performances, readings, recitals and other events sponsored by the Living Theater of New York City.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 099, F827, Living Theatre ephemera collection, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
F827, Box 55: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes
Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/
Purchase, August 2006.
Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2008.
The collection is open for research.
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The Living Theatre was founded in 1947 as an imaginative alternative to the commercial theater by Judith Malina and Julian Beck. The Living Theatre has staged nearly a hundred productions performed in eight languages in 28 countries on five continents.
During the 1950's and early 1960's in New York, The Living Theatre pioneered the unconventional staging of poetic drama - the plays of American writers like Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Paul Goodman, Kenneth Rexroth and John Ashbery, as well as European writers rarely produced in America, including Cocteau, Lorca, Brecht and Pirandello.
"History." The Living Theatre. http://www.livingtheatre.org/history.html (accessed May 20, 2008).
A collection of twenty-two ephemeral documents, such as photographs, flyers, posters, announcements, stationery, and programs, detail performances, readings, recitals and other events sponsored by the Living Theater of New York City during the 1950s and 1960s. Announcements and posters for appearances by David Tudor, "Wagner Poets" (Malanga, Lima, Ceravolo), William Masselos, Spencer Holst and others are included. A photograph of Richard Wagner is inscribed by him to "Jo-Ann." The second photograph is a group shot of a wedding party.
The collection is arranged chronologically with undated material following.
Living Theatre ephemera collection , 1953–1968 [Box 55 F827]