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Video Work: Documentation of "Carmilla" (1971)

Description: This video documents the ETC Company’s 1971 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 B3a, B3b, and B23 in La MaMa's collection).

Video documentation of later productions of “Carmilla” at La MaMa is contained on Reels B3, B4, and B59b (1972), Reels C6 and C7 (1973), and Reels F13 and F14 (1976) in La MaMa’s collection.

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Recording date: April 1971
Language: English
Identifier: OBJ.1971.0367
Measurements: ()
LCSH Names Authority: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988
ETC Company of La Mama
Braswell, John
Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873. Carmilla
Heikin, Nancy
LCSH Subjects: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Lesbian vampires
Off Off-Broadway theater
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Theatrical companies
Repertory theater
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Donald Arrington (performer)
Margaret Benczak (performer)
John Braswell (performer)
James Cuomo (music)
Murrell Gehman (performer)
Nancy Heikin (performer)
Ben Johnston (music)
Linda Jones (performer)
Wilford Leach (playwright)
Wilford Leach (director)
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