Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987


Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987


The Tamiment Playhouse was a summer theater at Camp Tamiment which from 1921-1965 was an educational and recreational summer resort (originally) for socialists near Bushkill, Pa. The TPH became a preeminent workshop for theater, dance, film, and television and included actors such as: Danny Kaye, Bea Arthur, Imogene Coca, and Carol Burnett; directors: Max Liebman, Herb Ross, and Joe Layton; choreographer: Jerome Robbins; and writers: Woody Allen and Neil Simon. The collection includes: scores, scripts, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and casefiles for interviews with TPH alumni.

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