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Eric Russell Bentley (1916- ) was an American editor, translator and professor of dramatic literature at Columbia University.

From the description of Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517495

From the guide to the Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Eric Bentley, theater critic and dramatist.

From the description of Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Dirks, 1953-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83860453

From the description of Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Dirks, 1953-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152747

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987), the son of Joseph William and Marjorie Braun Ludlam, was born April 12, 1943 in Floral Park, Long Island. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1965 and then moved to New York City to begin his acting career. Ludlam made his first New York stage appearance in 1966 at the Play-House of the Ridiculous, a group formed by playwright Ronald Tavel and director John Vaccaro. In 1967, Ludlam founded his own theatrical group, the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, and began to write his own plays. According to the Cambridge guide to theatre, "the Ridiculous Theatrical Company was one of the first American theaters to deal explicitly with homosexual themes. Known for their flamboyant style, high camp, and combinations of the lofty and the lowly, plays at the Ridiculous are often based on classical dramatic and operatic texts, which are then both spoofed and celebrated with cross-dressing, scatological humor, visual gags, and puns." "Since Ludlam's death from AIDS in 1987, the Ridiculous has continued under the directorship of his life-partner Everett Quinton, a long time actor and designer with the theatre."

Source:

Banham, Martin. Cambridge Guide to Theatre . Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.

From the guide to the 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.)

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referencedIn Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1992 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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creatorOf Katz, Jonathan, 1938-. Jonathan Katz papers, ca. 1947-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Conference on Literature and Urban Experience (CLUE), Rutgers University Newark, April 17-19, 1980, 1978-1983 Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Tennessee Williams Collection TXRC99-A14., 1880-1993, (bulk 1930s-1970s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Dirks, 1953-1995. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jacques Barzun's Collection of Hector Berlioz Records, 1825-1994 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn The Jack Gelber Papers, 1938-2002 (Bulk 1957-1999) Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Leonard Altman Papers, 1930-1995 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Moss, Lawrence. The brute : a comic opera in one act / by Lawrence Moss ; libretto by Eric Bentley, based on a play by Anton Chekhov. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Hector Berlioz papers, 1825-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Richard Volney Chase Papers, ca.1930-1984. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. New criticism and pedagogy [manuscript] 1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. The measures taken: typescript, 1956. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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creatorOf New Dramatists. Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Henri Ford papers, 1928-1947 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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referencedIn Papers, 1911-1999 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Cole, Toby, 1916-. Archives, 1950-1979. University of California, Davis, Shields Library
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referencedIn Owens, Rochelle. Papers, 1900-1997. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Dirks, 1953-1995. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Blitzstein, Marc. Marc Blitzstein autograph letter to Eric Bentley, 1953 Apr. 11. Library of Congress
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1951. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bertolt Brecht papers, 1946-1952. Houghton Library.
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Blitzstein, Marc. Marc Blitzstein autograph letter to Eric Bentley, 1951 Nov. 13. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jonathan Ned Katz papers, 1947-2004 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stein, Sol. Sol Stein Papers, 1943-2004 (Bulk Dates: 1950-2004). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Correspondence with Ferdinand Reyher, 1946-1952. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. Papers: Series I-III, 1908-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf 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.
referencedIn Blitzstein, Marc. Papers, 1918-2004. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Kalmanoff, Martin, 1920-. The harmfulness of tobacco : a mono-opera / music by Martin Kalmanoff ; based on the play by Anton Chekhov ; English version by Eric Bentley. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Kaufman, David. Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fuegi, John. John Fuegi collection, 1855-2003 (bulk 1968-1999). University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. The life of the drama : manuscript, 1964 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ralph B. Sipper Books. Records, 1997. Indiana University
creatorOf Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984. Alan Schneider papers, ca. 1937-2001. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Bentley, Eric, 1916-. Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Conference on Literature and Urban Experience (CLUE), Rutgers University Newark, April 17-19, 1980, 1978-1983 Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852. The marriage : a comedy in three scences / by Nikolai Gogol ; English version by Eric Bentley. Kenyon College Library, Library and Information Services
referencedIn Stephen Sandy letters from poets, 1954-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sol Stein Papers, 1943-2004, [Bulk Dates: 1950-2004]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Benjamin H. Lehman Papers Bancroft Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alan Schneider Papers, 1937 - 2001 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams Collection, 1880-1993 (bulk 1930s-1970s). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Manual of piety / by Bertolt Brecht : translated by Eric Bentley : typescript, 1958-1964. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Miller, Charles H. (Charles Henry). Charles H. Miller correspondence and transcriptions concerning B. Traven, 1949-1986 (bulk 1962-1986) Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. Letters to Eric Bentley and Irwin Silber, 1961-1968. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1936-1989 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Muir mss. II, 1892-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Rochelle Owens Papers, 1900-1997 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Tennessee Williams Art Collection TXRC99-A14., ca. 1928-1980, bulk 1930s-1970s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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Subject
English drama--20th century
Authors, English--20th century--Archives
Theater--Interviews
Dramatic criticism
Theater
Experimental theater
Dramatists, American--20th century--Biography
German drama--20th century--Translations into English
Occupation
Librettists
Dramatists
Editors
Translator
Authors
Theatrical producers and directors
Critic
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Birth 1916-09-14

Americans

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