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Oral history interview with Robin Wagner [electronic resource], 1992

Creator: Wagner, Robin, 1933-
Project: Research Center for Arts and Culture Oral History Collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 72 pages sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

First experiences with theater, study at California School of Fine Arts; childhood, influence of Disney films, family, living in a lighthouse; High school, experiences with art; First work on displays, window displays, opera workshop, Henry Newbert; Work with Actors' Workshop, Herbert Blau, Jules Irving; Role models, Sacramento Music Circus, Peter Mass, Fred Lerner, Joel Grey; Work in off-Broadway productions, Arena Stage; Influence of literature, intellectual theatre; Work with directors, Gary Champion, Michael Bennet, Tom O'Horgan; Thoughts on relationship between set design and play; Relationship with actors; Retrospective on career, Hair; Involvement with theatre organizations; Thoughts on opera; Thoughts on own professional work; Being a part of the establishment; Financial considerations in career; Effect of marketplace on theatre; Thoughts on genuine/commercial theatre; Making a living in theatre; Work in film; Awards and grants, Rockefeller Fund; Thoughts on critical review of work; Thoughts on success; Thoughts on the importance of theatre, political theatre; Future aspirations in career, producing, writing; Future of theatre and audiences, theatre training, schools; Effect of AIDS on theatre; Advice to young actors.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1993.

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