Interview with Antony Tudor, 1973

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Title
Interview with Antony Tudor, 1973
Names
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987 (Interviewee)
Raher, David (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1973-11-09
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTC 3-1216 (former)
Topics
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987
Romeo 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 criticism
Dance critics
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: 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 Raher
Content: 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 Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 38 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good.
Description
Interview 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 80088545
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12119124
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 463f8d90-c30b-0133-d6a1-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1909: Creator Born
  • 1973: Created
  • 1987: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Antony Tudor" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1973. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/719aadd0-c30b-0133-11d5-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Antony Tudor" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/719aadd0-c30b-0133-11d5-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1973). Interview with Antony Tudor Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/719aadd0-c30b-0133-11d5-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Antony Tudor