Interview with Antony Tudor, 1973
NamesTudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (Interviewee)Raher, David (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1973-11-09
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTC 3-1216 (former)
TopicsTudor, Antony, 1909-1987Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Tudor)Streetcar named desire (Choreographic work : Bettis)Miss Julie (Choreographic work : Cullberg)Miss Julie (Choreographic work : Cullberg)Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Tudor)Streetcar named desire (Choreographic work : Bettis)Dance criticismDance critics
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by David Raher 1973, November 19 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation 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.Acquisition: Gift David RaherContent: Streaming file 1 (approximately 31 minutes). Antony Tudor and David Raher speak about adapting dramatic plays to ballet; topics discussed include: writing about dance and the relationship of words to dance; using a play as inspiration for a ballet; Valerie Bettis's A streetcar named Desire; his Romeo and Juliet including Deborah Jowitt's critique; literature, including the Bible, as compared with a play as the basis for a ballet; Ninette de Valois's ballet Job [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 2].Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 31 minutes). Antony Tudor and David Raher continue to speak about adapting literature to ballet; topics discussed include: Frederick Ashton's ballet Romeo and Juliet; Tudor's Romeo and Juliet; Birgit Cullberg's Miss Julie including Clive Barnes' criticism of the work and how Tudor would approach adapting the [August Strindberg] play; Robert Lawrence's critique of Tudor's Romeo and Juliet; Tudor's approach to the fight scenes in his Romeo and Juliet; other reviews of the work including by John Martin [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 3].Content: Streaming file 3 (approximately 31 minutes). Antony Tudor and David Raher continue to speak about Tudor's ballet Romeo and Juliet including Diana Gould's critique; the difficulties of revivals including his views on notation; more reviews; his view that Juliet's pas de deux with Romeo in the garden scene violates the spirit of Shakespeare's play [ends abruptly but continues on streaming file 4].Content: Streaming file 4 (approximately 5 minutes). Antony Tudor and David Raher conclude the interview with a brief discussion of theater audiences and personal matters.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 38 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionInterview with Antony Tudor conducted by David Raher at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, in New York City, on November 19, 1973. From time to time, Raher reads aloud excerpts from various dance critics' writings and asks Tudor to respond to them.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80088545NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12119124Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 463f8d90-c30b-0133-d6a1-60f81dd2b63c
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