Miranda Spencer, '81 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Miranda Spencer

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Significant Quote

"I realized that I was a weird and quirky person. When I was at UNH everyone thought I was a complete freakadoid. When I came to Bard everyone thought I was so straightlaced. They called me 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.'"

Class Year

1981

Other Program

Literature Major

Interviewer

Mark Perloff, '07

Description

Please note that this recording was damaged and is incomplete. Miranda Spencer recalls applying to Bard for her interest in the arts; transferring from the University of New Hampshire; working with the group 'The Quasi-Sexual Vegetarians for Christ to Bring More Comedy to Bard; her participation in the popular Bond-esque skit "The Man from B&G" in which Spencer performed singing atop a piano; using available venues--the Coffee Shop at Kline, the Chapel, the lawn at Blithewood--as performance spaces; the realization that, for her, freedom at Bard meant 'no one to catch you'; creative encouragement from her film professor; learning to make mistakes; switching her senior project at the last minute.

Keywords

Eugene Kalish, Buildings and Grounds, Andrew Jaffe '82, Nancy O'Keefe '81, Kline Commons, the Black Box Theater, Preston, Blithewood, Preston

Location

BardCorps Trailer, Main Campus.

Interview Date

5-21-2011

Interview Duration

17:47

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The use of any image or audio from the Bard College Archives without permission is prohibited.

Miranda Spencer, '81 (BardCorps)

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