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Collection Details


Collection Name: Mercury Theatre/Theatre Union Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/mercury.html
Description: The interviews in this project were conducted by Harry Goldman for books on the Mercury Theatre and the development and contribution of the Theatre Union. There is substantial material on the impact of the Mercury Theatre during the 1930s and on its major productions, notably JULIUS CAESAR and THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. Orson Welles and the other founders and members are recalled in detail, as are the leaders of the Theatre Union. The project offers useful material on the socially conscious theater of the New Deal era.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [74 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Performing Arts; Intellectual life
ASP Subjects: Depressions--1929--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Mercury Theatre Acting Company, New York, NY; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; Theaters; Theaters--Employees; United States; Welles, Orson, 1915-1985; Jeeves, O. W.; Spelvin, G. O.; Wells, George Orson; Orson Welles
Other Subjects: Development
Collection Code: OHC0000875