Marks, Jonathan 2017-07-31

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This interview features Jonathan Marks as he discusses his career in drama. Marks describes his interest in theater and his encounters with notable actors and singers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jonathan Marks

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: July 31, 2017

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:54:02 (2 hours, 54 minutes)


Background information; Directing a high school play during Jim Crow era; theater; Being inspired by the first play he saw; College at Yale; Directed studies program at Yale; French studies class; Other Yale classes and plays; Studying abroad in France; Studying abroad; Teaching at Harvard; Bill Ball at the American Conservatory Theater; Jim Jones; Coming to Texas Tech; First time he saw Meryl Streep; Casting and directing; How he does his job as a dramaturg; drama, theater, cinema; Meeting Harry Belafonte; Marlon Brando; David Garrick’s debut in theater

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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