Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06

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Title
Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Harnick, Sheldon (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-11-06
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53163
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2173
Topics
Harnick, Sheldon
Lyricists -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Content: Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in New York 1971 November 6.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53163.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 82 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Sheldon Harnick, a lyricist best known for his collaborations with composer Jerry Bock on hit musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, speaks about the tradition in his family of writing poetry; writing nonsense poetry and comedy songs at an early age; writing satirical poetry and composing songs in the army during WWII; the story about writing the words for "The man with the sign" to the tune of "The stars and stripes forever" by John Philip Sousa; playing violin in a band and extreme nervousness at performing in public that led to switching to songwriting and coming to New York; lack of good plays and books for musicals and the state of the theater in 1972; and about his most successful works: Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646226
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202479
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 20d7fe70-b3f8-0133-93a8-3c07547a230f
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  • 1971: Created
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/22b62b50-b3f8-0133-b13d-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 23, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/22b62b50-b3f8-0133-b13d-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/22b62b50-b3f8-0133-b13d-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Sheldon Harnick, 1971-11-06