Video Work: Documentation of "Renard" (1972)


This video documents the ETC Company’s 1972 La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club production of Igor Stravinsky’s "Renard" (1917), as adapted by Wilford Leach and John Braswell. The piece, a “burlesque to be sung and played” that follows the adventures of Renard the fox as he attempts to catch and eat a rooster, was part of the ETC Company’s first 5-Play Repertory. This Repertory also featured ”Carmilla,” “Gertrude,” “The Only Jealousy of Emer,” and “Demon.” This video was originally shot using a Portapak camera.

Video documentation of earlier and later productions of “Renard” at La MaMa is contained on Reel B5a (1970b) and Reel C11 (1973) in La MaMa’s collection.

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