Ludlam, Charles

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b. 1943; d. 1987.

From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 723155580

Adam Berger, artist.

From the guide to the Adam Berger portraits of performing arts personalities, 1967-1976, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Charles Ludlam, actor, director, and playwright, was born April 12, 1943.

He began his career in 1966 with the PlayHouse of the Ridiculous, both as a performer and playwright. Artistic differences caused Ludlam to leave and form his own company, The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, which achieved international recognition. Ludlam's three most successful plays were BLUEBEARD, STAGE BLOOD, and CAMILLE. Although the company attracted grant funding, it was always on the edge of the avant-garde and finances were uncertain. The company made its final tour with Ludlam in the.

First months of 1980 and then disbanded. Ludlam died May 28, 1987.

From the description of Charles Ludlam Collection. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122364009

Charles Ludlam, actor, director, and playwright, was born April 12, 1943. He began his career in 1966 with the PlayHouse of the Ridiculous, both as a performer and playwright. Artistic differences caused Ludlam to leave and form his own company, The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, which achieved international recognition. Ludlam's three most successful plays were BLUEBEARD, STAGE BLOOD, and CAMILLE. Although the company attracted grant funding, it was always on the edge of the avant-garde and finances were uncertain. The company made its final tour with Ludlam in the.

first months of 1980 and then disbanded. Ludlam died on May 28, 1987.

From the guide to the Charles Ludlam papers, 1967-1989, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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creatorOf Ludlam, Charles. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. The Mystery of Irma Vep / by Charles Ludlam ; directed by Steward Arnott, 2004 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Adam Berger portraits of performing arts personalities, 1967-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf 99 Cent Floating Theatre. Records, 1973-1982. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Berger, Adam. Adam Berger portraits of performing arts personalities, 1967-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Charles Ludlam papers, 1967-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Ludlam, Charles. Charles Ludlam Collection. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Factory Theatre Lab Archives. Camille / by Charles Ludlam - poster. University of Guelph
referencedIn Scott, Christopher, 1945-2002. Christopher Scott papers on the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1960-2002. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ludlam family. papers, 1830-1908. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Heys, John Edward, 1948-. John Edward Heys papers, ca. 1962-2001 (bulk 1969-2000) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kaufman, David. Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Vaccaro and the Play-House of the Ridiculous Papers, 1959 - 2005 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Factory Theatre Lab Archives. Camille / adapted by Charles Ludlam, 1977 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Golub, Peter, 1952-. Requiem : for mezzo-soprano and 4 'celli / Peter Golub. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Mystery of Irma Vep / written by Charles Ludlam ; directed by Steward Arnott, 2004 - Reviews and Articles. University of Guelph
referencedIn John Edward Heys papers, circa 1962-2001, 1969-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Mystery of Irma Vep / by Charles Ludlam ; directed by Steward Arnott, 2003 - performance files. University of Guelph
referencedIn Christopher Scott papers on the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, 1960-2002 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Flagg, Richard person
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associatedWith Italie, Jean Claude van person
associatedWith Kaufman, David. person
associatedWith Kaufman, David, 1951- person
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Dramatists
Entertainers--Portraits
Off--Broadway theater
Experimental theater--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1943-04-12

Death 1987-05-28

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