Scott, H., 1970 March 9
Scope and Contents
Actor H. Scott lectured on 3/9/1970 (2015-0002/RR264). Unfortunately, no lecture note, transcription, or recording cover provides Mr. Scott's first name.
- 1970 March 9
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Biographical / Historical
It cannot be confirmed if the H. Scott who spoke at UConn in 1970 is, indeed, Harold Scott, but it is possible.
Harold Scott was an actor, director, and producer who studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University. Having an active acting career in the 1950s and 1960s, Scott appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway productions such as Deathwish, The Blacks, The Boys in the Band, The Death of Bessie Smith, The Egg and I, The Cool World, After the Fall, Marco Millions, The Changling, Incident at Vichy, and The Cuban Thing. Due to the short runs of the majority of these plays, Scott turned to producing in 1969 with the show The Gingham Dog.
In 1972, Scott was appointed the artistic director of the Cincinnati Playhouse, becoming the first African American to head a major regional theatre. In 1978, Scott made his Broadway directorial debut with the show The Mighty Gents. This production featured a young Morgan Freeman for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. In 1995, Scott directed Avery Brooks in the Broadway production of Paul Robeson. Later that year he directed Tennessee Williams’ Garden District. Throughout the 1990s, Scott garnered more attention for his directing of A Raisin in the Sun, and The Old Settler. In addition, he also directed at Washington’s Stage Arena, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company.
1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording ) : RR 264 1 reel, Side A-1:04:47, Side B-0:23:04; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
- African American actors Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in popular culture Subject Source: Fast
- Black Experience in the Arts Course (University of Connecticut) -- Sound recordings Subject Source: Local sources