Patronage of the theater in America

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Title
Patronage of the theater in America
Names
De Mille, Agnes (Speaker)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-108
Topics
Kennedy, James W.(James William), 1905-1999
De Mille, Agnes
Rose, Billy, 1899-1966
Musicals -- Oklahoma
Genres
Lectures
Radio programs
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded at The Church of the Ascension January 1960? New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). An unidentified person speaks about the charitable fund-raising aspect of the lecture and introduces James Kennedy [The Reverend James William Kennedy]; Kennedy speaks about the musical comedy Oklahoma, in particular the choreography, and introduces Agnes de Mille; De Mille introduces her topic, patronage in the theater; her definition of patronage; Billy Rose and her attempt to persuade him to give money to American Ballet Theatre [at approximately 11:47 minutes, the volume of the recording becomes too low for the speaker to be intelligible].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 18 minutes). Agnes de Mille continues to speak about patronage of the theater in the United States. Volume is low with the result that her words are difficult to understand until approximately 11:00 minutes at which point a question and answer period begins. Topics discussed in the question and answer period include government subsidies, American Ballet Theatre, and the lack of legal protection for choreography.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 10 min.) : polyester; half-track; 3.75 ips; 7 in.
Sound quality is fair to very poor. Beginning at approximately 11:47 into streaming audio file 1, the volume becomes too low for the speaker to be intelligible. The volume is somewhat higher in streaming audio file 2, but remains too low to be easily intelligible until approximately 11:00, when the question and answer period begins. Lectures by Agnes de Mille on similar topics can be found at the Library under the call numbers *MGZTC 3-100 (Patronage of the theater in America) and *MGZTL 4-1203 (Patronage of the theater in America).
Description
Lecture given by Agnes de Mille in January 1960 (?) at the Church of the Ascension, New York (N.Y.).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 36936987
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117217
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1865910-4c81-0136-5185-059cf2da7e54
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1960: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Patronage of the theater in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/56bbd4a0-3ba4-0134-16df-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Patronage of the theater in America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/56bbd4a0-3ba4-0134-16df-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1960). Patronage of the theater in America Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/56bbd4a0-3ba4-0134-16df-60f81dd2b63c

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Patronage of the theater in America