Sheridan, Jack 1975-08-10

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Jack Sheridan, first fine arts editor for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, discusses his 20-year career in that position as a theater critic. His weekly "Sheridan’s Ride" column was well known to A-J readers.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Sheridan

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 10, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Trudy Trombley

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Theater critic in Lubbock (1955-1975), Inherit the Wind, Audience responses, Local church dissent, Born failure, Changes in standards of movies and acceptance of films, Present movie ratings, Sticks and Bones, Integration of black and white, Lubbock’s lack of sophistication, Controversial plays in Lubbock, Lubbock’s Little Theater, Changing trends, One-night stands to week-long engagements, Man of La Mancha, Inadequate auditoriums in Lubbock, Acoustics, Acting career, Stage makeup techniques, Comparisons of community theaters and large musical productions, Lubbock Theater Centre.

Tape 1, Side 2: Career as theater critic, Donated collections to Texas Tech.

Range Dates: 1955-1975

Bulk Dates: 1955-1975

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