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  • Title
    Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman Collection Part 3
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    MLMSS 5806 ADD-ON 2129/Boxes 1-15, 17-75
    MLMSS 5806 ADD-ON 2129/Box 16X
    MLOH 138
    MLOH 280
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  • Physical Description
    14.8 metres of textual material (74 boxes, 1 outsize boxes) plus videos, audio tapes and posters - manuscript, typescript, and printed
    Moving Images - motion pictures
    Moving Images - video recordings
    2 sound cassettes (2 hrs.)

    Richard James Allen was born in Australia in 1960 and he married Karen Pearlman, an accomplished American dancer, in 1985. In the same year they founded 'That Was Fast', a dance company which produced poetry, dance, theatre, film and video. Together they have created a range of works which combine Allen's poetry with dance performance. They have performed in the USA, Europe and Australia. In 1995 they were appointed joint artistic directors of Tasdance in Launceston. They resigned in 1997.
  • Scope and Content
    This collection contains correspondence, diaries and other manuscript material, videos, audio tapes, newscuttings and posters. The manuscripts include performance and production scripts, and annotated drafts of books, articles, essays and lecture notes. The correspondence is mainly of a professional nature with letters from writers, publishers, other artists and performing arts organistions.

    A detailed contents list compiled from Richard James Allen's own list is available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room under MLMSS 5806 ADD-ON 2129.

    MLOH 280/1-2
    'Sunday at the abortion station', a shortened version of a radio play created for 'Thursday's Fictions', written by Richard James Allen. Note on cassette cover says: 'Played at interval in the theatre and foyer'. A Tasdance production in association with Radio 7NT (ABC Launceston, Tasmania), 1995.

    MLOH 280/2
    'Sunday at the abortion station', the complete radio play, written by Richard James Allen. A Tasdance production in association with Radio 7NT (ABC Launceston, Tasmania), Feb. 12, 1997.
  • Access Conditions
  • Access Conditions

    Master only. For access to this oral history collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to MLOH 280/1-2
  • Description source

    Information transferred from the Oral History Accession Register as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    Part 1 of this collection is located at MLMSS 5806. Please consult the Mitchell Library Manuscripts Card Catalogue.
    For related material see Performing the Unnameable: Australian Performance Texts Archive.
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