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ID: 500086002
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500086002

 

Record Type: Person
Ludlam, Charles (American actor and playwright, 1943-1987)

Note: Founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, active in New York City. Graduated Hofstra University, 1965. He made his first stage appearance in 1966 with the Play-House of the Ridiculous, the group founded by Ronald Tavel and John Vaccaro. Ludlam began his own company in 1967. His flamboyant productions were based on classic dramatic and operatic themes. Since his death in 1987 the Ridiculous Theatrical Company has been under the direction of Ludlam's partner Everett Quinton.
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Names:
Ludlam, Charles (preferred,V,index,LCO)
Charles Ludlam (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
actor(s)
performance artist
playwright

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Floral Park (Nassau county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Ludlam, Charles (I)

Biographies:
(American actor and playwright, 1943-1987) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, 20th c.) ..... [BHA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Charles Ludlam ........ [VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ludlam, Charles ........ [BHA Preferred, VP Preferred]
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 85005866; accessed 31 October 2005

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Artforum 20/1 (1981)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  CATNYP, The Research Libraries Online Catalog (1999-) [finding aid] "Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company interview tape collection [sound recording] / David Kaufman." accessed 31 October 2005
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85005866
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85005866
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 85005866; accessed 31 October 2005
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
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