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Claude Fredericks papers, circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)

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Fredericks (Claude) papers
Series IV. Photographs, film, and recordings, ca. 1850-1983 6.26 Linear Feet 15 boxes
Series IV.D. Photographs and recordings from Claude Fredericks's plays, 1954-1982 3 Linear Feet
Framed photographs document theater performances that Fredericks produced at Bennington, and the productions of several of his plays. An audiotape and two LPs record two of Fredericks's plays. These recordings have been numbered and reformatted by the repository. Originals are described below; reformatted archival, copy masters, and use copies are housed separately.
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50 "The Idiot King," 1954
7 photographs by Evelyn Hofer of "The Idiot King" produced by The Living Theatre in New York in Fall 1954, and 1 poster. See Box 49A for unframed duplicates.
50 "On Circe's Island", "A Summer Ghost,"
1 photograph of "On Circe's Island" and 5 photographs of "A Summer Ghost," all by Willa Percival, as well as a poster of The Artists Theatre production in New York in the spring of 1962.
50 "Tonight We Improvise"
1 poster of the production of Claude Fredericks's translation of Pirandello's "Tonight We Improvise" by The Living Theatre in New York in 1959.
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51 "On Circe's Island"
3 photographs by Tim Tarnay of the Bennington College production in the Spring of 1961.
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83* Claude Fredericks, 1935
1 large Harris & Ewing photograph of Claude Fredericks, 1935 (relates to Series IV.A)
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84 1-2 Photographs of Claude Fredericks's production of "Agamemmnon,"
Bennington College, 1982. See duplicate photographs in Box 49A.
84 3 "A Summer Ghost,": LP
LP 1: 1 sound disc (15 min., 28 sec.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm., aluminum disk with nitrocellulose varnish.
The Artists Theatre production of "A Summer Ghost," performed 1962 Oct 31 on WEVD (New York) radio. With Irma Hurley as Zebediah and Conrad Bain as Daddy Jack. Recording begins at the bottom of page 254 ( New American Plays Vol. One, Hill and Wang, New York, 1965) and continues to the end of the play on page 262.
84 4 "The Idiot King,": LP
LP 2: 1 sound disc (9 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm., aluminum disk with nitrocellulose varnish.
The Living Theatre production of "The Idiot King," sides 1 and 2. Music only.
Incidental music for cello written by Noel Sokoloff for the original production of "The Idiot King," done by Julian Beck and Judith Malina at The Living Theatre. Music performed by Joan Brockway, Fall 1964.
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85 Claude Fredericks reading ancient Greek: sound recording
R1: 1 sound tape reel : analog, ¼ in. ; 5 in.
All the reading exercises in the 40 lessons of A New Introduction to Greek, Alston Hurd Chase and Henry Phillips Jr. Reading made in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Original box mistakenly marked "A Summer Ghost"
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86 "A Summer Ghost": sound recording
R2: 1 sound tape reel : analog, ¼ in. ; 7 in.
By Claude Fredericks, directed by George Schwimmer at the Thompson Theatre, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, Feb 1966. With Jean Vinson as Zebediah, Ray Keith Pond as Daddy Jack and Don Stone as Telemachus.


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