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Video Work: Documentation of "Carmilla" (1972)

Description: This video documents the ETC Company’s 1972 production of "Carmilla” at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. The play is Wilford Leach and John Braswell’s adaptation of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 19th century Gothic vampire novella, and was part of the ETC Company’s first 5-Play Repertory. This Repertory also featured ”Demon,” “Gertrude,” “The Only Jealousy of Emer,” and “Renard.” The video was originally shot using a Portapak camera, and camera originals are spread across three separate half-inch open reels (numbered B3, B4, and B59b in La MaMa's collection).

Video documentation of earlier and later productions of “Carmilla” at La MaMa is contained on Reels B3a, B3b, and B23 (1971), Reels C6 and C7 (1973), and Reels F13 and F14 (1976) in La MaMa’s collection.

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Recording date: January 1972, February 1972
Language: English
Identifier: OBJ.1972.0059
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LCSH Names Authority: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988
Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Carmilla
ETC Company of La Mama
Braswell, John
Mueller, Zizi
LCSH Subjects: Off Off-Broadway theater
Lesbian vampires
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Audio-visual materials
Theatrical companies
Repertory theater
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Donald Arrington (performer)
Margaret Benczak (performer)
John Braswell (performer)
John Braswell (director)
Bill Elliott (music)
Murrell Gehman (performer)
Sandra Johnson (performer)
Ben Johnston (music)
Dean Kelso (music)
Richard Laws (contributor)
Wilford Leach (playwright)
Wilford Leach (director)
Margot Lewitin (contributor)
Zizi Mueller (music)
Camille Tibaldeo (performer)
Glen Velez (music)
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