Patronage of the theater in America
NamesDe Mille, Agnes (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1960
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 7-108
TopicsKennedy, James W.(James William), 1905-1999De Mille, AgnesRose, Billy, 1899-1966Musicals -- Oklahoma
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 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).
DescriptionLecture given by Agnes de Mille in January 1960 (?) at the Church of the Ascension, New York (N.Y.).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 36936987NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117217Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1865910-4c81-0136-5185-059cf2da7e54
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