Alan Schneider Papers, 1937-2001 (MSS 0103)

OFF-SITE STORAGE: COLLECTION PARTIALLY STORED OFF-SITE (Boxes 84-114 at Annex). ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR RETRIEVAL.
Restrictions: Original sound recordings in the collection are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.
Restrictions: Director's prompt books for Waiting for Godot (1957) and Endgame (1958), and original typescripts by Samuel Beckett in Box 74 are restricted for preservation. Photocopies are available as surrogates. Requests to view originals must be approved by the director of Special Collections & Archives.

Extent: 58 Linear feet (99 archives boxes, 7 record cartons, 12 card file boxes, 12 flat boxes, 3 map case folders, and 1 film)

Papers of Alan Schneider, a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; and correspondence.

Alan Schneider was born Abram Leopoldovich Schneider on December 12, 1917, in Kharkov, Russia. When the Russian Revolution spread to Kharkov, the Schneiders immigrated to the United States in 1923. His parents, Leo Victor Schneider and Rebecka Malkin Schneider, were both physicians specializing in tuberculosis. They later practiced together at the Maryland State Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Sabillasville, Maryland. Schneider attended high school in Baltimore and began staging productions at summer camp. Schneider entered Johns Hopkins University and studied physics for one year, then transferred to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to major in political science and literature. He was an award-winning member of the student debate team and president of the college drama group. In 1939 he was awarded a B.A. degree magna cum laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Returning to Baltimore, Schneider worked as a radio announcer and as a speech writer for Postmaster General James A. Farley. He won a fellowship to Cornell University to study drama and received a master's degree in 1941.

During the period 1941-1952, Schneider taught in the Speech and Theater Department of the Catholic University of America. He directed a wide range of contemporary and classical plays, including JIM DANDY in 1941, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE CHERRY ORCHARD. At Catholic University, Walter Kerr was Schneider's colleague. During the war years, Schneider worked at the U.S. Office of War Information, where he produced a film promoting War Bonds sales, and he also served with the Public Health Service and the Treasury Department. In 1944 Schneider performed in a Broadway production, playing a G.I. in Maxwell Anderson's STORM OPERATION.

In these years he established the pattern that would continue throughout his directing career: alternating academic productions with commercial assignments. Schneider joined the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., during its formative years in the late 1940s. Working with Zelda Fichandler, he directed such works as THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1951), DESIRE UNDER ELMS (1952) and THE COUNTRY GIRL (1953) at Arena Stage. In 1953 he directed THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER on Broadway and ANASTASIA the following year.

In 1956 Schneider began a lifelong association with Samuel Beckett, directing the first U.S. production of WAITING FOR GODOT at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, starring Bert Lahr. The play was heavily criticized and misunderstood at the time, labeled "atheistic and communistic" by critics. Schneider persevered in bringing Beckett's work to the American public. All subsequent American premieres of Beckett's plays were directed by Schneider.

Schneider also established a long association with Edward Albee, directing THE AMERICAN DREAM in 1961 and the award-winning WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in 1963. Schneider also staged Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE, THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE, TINY ALICE, and others. Schneider worked closely with Harold Pinter, directing several of his plays, including THE DUMBWAITER, THE COLLECTION, and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. As a proponent of innovative theater and new talent, Schneider staged a wide range of dramatic works, including those by Robert Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Weller and Thornton Wilder.

In 1964 Schneider directed FILM, a movie written by Beckett and starring Buster Keaton. Beckett visited the U.S. to supervise the production and worked closely with Schneider to create this award-winning film.

Throughout his career as a director, Schneider was committed to teaching and directing student productions. He served as assistant professor of speech and drama at the Catholic University of America from 1941 to 1952 and as professor of theatre arts at Boston University from 1972 to 1979. Schneider was the director of the Juilliard School Theatre Center from 1975 to 1979. From 1979 until his death in 1984, he was professor of drama and head of the graduate directing department at the University of California, San Diego.

Schneider received numerous awards during his career as a director. In 1949 he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Grant for the study of European theater. Later, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the study of open stage and a Ford Foundation Director's Grant for work in regional theater. In 1963 he received the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for his direction of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, the Village Voice Off-Broadway (Obie) Award for directing THE DUMBWAITER and THE COLLECTION and the Washington (D.C.) Board of Trade Award "for outstanding contribution to professional community theater in the nation's capital as production director of Arena Stage."

Papers of Alan Schneider, a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; sound recordings; photographs; and correspondence. Correspondence includes letters between Schneider and other actors, writers and directors, including Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Zelda Fichandler, William Saroyan, and Tennessee Williams. There are no original letters between Schneider and Samuel Beckett in the papers, though the collection includes a small amount of their photocopied correspondence. The collection was processed in four major stages, and is arranged in 29 series.

Accessions Processed in 1991

Arranged in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) PRODUCTIONS, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) TEACHING, 6) WRITINGS, 7) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 8) PHOTOGRAPHS, 9) SOUND RECORDINGS, and 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 1997

Includes Franklin Heller's editorial files related to Alan Schneider's autobiography, Entrances (1986), as well as recordings of conversations between Heller and Schneider, tapes of radio broadcasts about Schneider, and additional biographical material.

Arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 13) MISCELLANEOUS, and 14) AUDIOCASSETTES.

Accessions Processed in 2003

Includes material produced after Schneider's death in 1984, such as correspondence by Eugenie Schneider regarding plays dedicated to the memory of her husband, papers on the Beckett Project, Alan Schneider conference materials (1990), and Schneider's autobiography.

Arranged in eight series: 15) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 16) CORRESPONDENCE, 17) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 18) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 19) PHOTOGRAPHS, 20) SCRAPBOOKS, 21) AUDIOCASSETTES, and 22) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accessions Processed in 2015

Arranged in seven series: 23) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 24) CORRESPONDENCE, 25) PRODUCTIONS, 26) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 27) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 28) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 29) AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS.

Container List

Accessions Processed in 1991

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Includes newspaper and magazine articles about Schneider published during the years 1957 to 1984. Many articles relate to Schneider's work with Samuel Beckett, and are a good source of biographical information about both men.

Box: 1 Folder: 1-3
Articles about Schneider
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Articles on Schneider and Beckett
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Biographical statement
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Curriculum Vitae
Box: 1 Folder: 7
List of plays directed by Schneider
Box: 1 Folder: 8
List of publications, 1944 - 1978
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Obituaries, 1984

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Includes individual files and collected correspondence containing letters exchanged by Schneider and his theater colleagues. Absent from the collection is original correspondence between Schneider and Samuel Beckett, though there is a small amount of photocopied letters exchanged between them. The Beckett correspondence file contains copies of the letter of condolence written at the time of Schneider's father's death and the last letter Schneider wrote to Beckett. A small amount of correspondence (photocopied) from Beckett is filed with Grove Press correspondence, and in the Production files for Film (1964). Correspondence relating to specific productions may also be filed in the PRODUCTIONS series.

A) General: Individual correspondence arranged alphabetically. Noteworthy correspondents include: Edward Albee, 1961-1964; Robert Anderson, 1956-1967; Hume Cronyn, 1970-1984; Zelda Fichandler, 1952-1959 (photocopies); John Gielgud, 1966-1971; William Saroyan, 1941 (photocopies); and Tennessee Williams, 1952.

B) Collected Correspondence: Includes scrapbooks of letters assembled by Schneider, including notes and letters from Harold Clurman, Edith Evans, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, John Gielgud, George Grizzard, Elia Kazan, Joshua Logan, Lawrence Olivier, Geraldine Page, Harold Pinter, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, and Tennessee Williams. This subseries also contains letters of congratulations and thanks collected by Schneider and a file of letters of condolence written at Schneider's death. One such letter, from Harold Pinter, is of special interest.

General

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Acting Company, 1983 - 1985
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Actors' Equity Association, 1981 - 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Adams, Mason, 1963 - 1972
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Albee, Edward, 1961 - 1983
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Anderson, Robert, 1956 - 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Anthony, Joseph, 1979
Box: 1 Folder: 16
A Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Bair, Deirdre, 1971 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Ballet, Arthur, 1965 - 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Barnes, Harry and Betsey, 1970 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Barney, Jay, 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Beary, John, 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Beckett, Samuel, 1963 - 1984
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Bentley, Eric, 1948 - 1984
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Blitzstein, Marc, 1963
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Bracken, Eddie, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 1
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1965
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Brown, Pat, 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Brown, Spencer Curtis, 1960
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Brynn, Susan, 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 5
B Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Cameron, Kenneth, 1967 - 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Cares, Robert, 1965
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Carter, James Earl, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Cates, Gilbert, 1967 - 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Catholic University, 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Chevigny, Bell, 1965 - 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Ciulei, Liviu, 1975 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Coe, Dick, 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Cogdill, Jack, 1972
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Cohn, Ruby, 1972 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Cole, Edward, 1965
Box: 2 Folder: 17
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Columbia University, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Corrigan, Mary, 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Cronyn, Hume, 1970 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 21
C Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Davis, Donald George, 1956 - 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Deist, Warren, 1948
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Denis, Reid Marsh
Box: 2 Folder: 25
Devine, George, 1956 - 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 26
Diamond, David, 1964 - 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 27
Dillon, Melinda, 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 28
Distler, Antonie, 1964
Box: 2 Folder: 29
Driver, Tom, 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 30
Drummond, Alexander, 1940
Box: 2 Folder: 31
D Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 32
Edison, Irving, 1973
Box: 2 Folder: 33
Eldridge, Carey, 1947
Box: 2 Folder: 34
Etrog, Sorel, 1972
Box: 2 Folder: 35
Evans, Dina Rees, 1943 - 1950
Box: 2 Folder: 36
EVERGREEN REVIEW, 1969
Box: 2 Folder: 37
Evergreen Theater, 1964 - 1974
Box: 2 Folder: 38
E Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 39
Fehsenfeld, Martha, 1975 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 40
Fernsworth, Lawrence, 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 41
Ferrer, Jose, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 42
Fichandler, Zelda, 1953 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 43
Fields, Sidney, 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 44
Finkelstein, Lawrence, 1969
Box: 2 Folder: 45
F Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 46
Garfein, Jack, 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 47
Geist, Kenneth
Box: 2 Folder: 48
Gerland, Hazel, 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 49
Gibson, Bill, 1971 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 50
Gielgud, John, 1966 - 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 51
Glover, William, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 52
Gordon, John, 1973
Box: 2 Folder: 53
Gottfried, Martin, 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 54
Grant, Katie, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 55
Greenberg, Avner, 1957
Box: 2 Folder: 56
Grove Press, 1958 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 57
Guest, Jean, 1959 - 1965
Box: 2 Folder: 58
Guinness, Alec, 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 59
G Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 60
Hall, Peter, 1978 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 61
Harper, Thomas, 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 62
Hartke, Gilbert V, 1954
Box: 2 Folder: 63
Harvey, Lawrence E, 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Hayes, Helen
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Heller, Franklin, 1979 - 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Hobgood, Burnet, 1975
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Hoffman, Dustin, 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Hudson, Lewis, 1978
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Huerta, Jorge, 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Hughter, Ames, 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Hungerford, Helen, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Hunt, Bill, 1969
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Husbands, Harold, 1946 - 1947
Box: 3 Folder: 11
H Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Indiana University, 1980 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Irving, Jules, 1970 - 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 14
I Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Jeffry, Alix
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Jenkins, Paul and Suzanne, 1981 - 1985
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Jenning, Penny
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Jensby, Wesley, 1965
Box: 3 Folder: 19
John, Mary, 1962 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Jones, James Earl, 1978
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Jones, Preston, 1974 - 1975
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Juilliard School, 1947 - 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 23
J Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Kaleen, Ted, 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 25
Kamlot, Robert, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 26
Karchener, Andrea, 1979 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 27
Kazan, Elia, 1948 - 1952
Box: 3 Folder: 28
Kennebeck, Edwin, 1979 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 29
King, Bruce, 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 30
Knowlson, Jim, 1971 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 31
Kolatch, Myron, 1963
Box: 3 Folder: 32
Kuszak, Jerome, 1969
Box: 3 Folder: 33
K Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 34
Labeille, Daniel, 1970 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 35
Lahr, John, 1964 - 1969
Box: 3 Folder: 36
Larkin, Francis, 1966
Box: 3 Folder: 37
Law, Alma, 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 38
Le Gallienne, Eva
Box: 3 Folder: 39
Leiser, Erwin, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 40
Leontovich, Eugenie, 1966 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 41
Locklair, Wriston, 1978
Box: 3 Folder: 42
L Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 43
MacLeish, Archibald, 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 44
Mamet, David, 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 45
Mathon, Benjamin D, 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 46
Miller, Arthur, 1956
Box: 3 Folder: 47
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 1962 - 1967
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Molinari, Mario, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Morgenstern, Julie, 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Myerberg, Michael, 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 4
M Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 5
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 6
NEW YORK TIMES, 1973 - 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Nichols, Harold, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 8
N Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 9
O Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Papp, Joseph, 1966 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Parsons, Estelle
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Pickles, Christine, 1959
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Pinget, Robert, 1959
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Pinter, Harold, 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 15
P Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Reavey, Jean, 1961 - 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Redgrave, Michael, 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Ritman, Billy
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Rockefeller Foundation, 1947
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Rockefeller, John, 1978 - 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Ross, Patricia Kerr, 1972 - 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Russell, John, 1978
Box: 4 Folder: 23
R Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Salz, Jonah, 1982 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 25
Saroyan, William, 1941
Box: 4 Folder: 26
Shain, Irving, 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 27
Shaw, Irwin, 1966
Box: 4 Folder: 28
Simon, Neil
Box: 4 Folder: 29
Stevens, Roger, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 30
Stieff, Frederick Phillip, 1933
Box: 4 Folder: 31
Swann, Caroline, 1962
Box: 4 Folder: 32
S Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 33
Tandy, Jessica, 1974
Box: 4 Folder: 34
Theatre Communications Group, 1983 - 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 35
THEATRE QUARTERLY, 1975 - 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 36
Tuttle, Day, 1947
Box: 4 Folder: 37
T Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 38
University of California, General, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 39
University of California, Drama Department, 1982 - 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 40
University of Minnesota, 1963 - 1965
Box: 4 Folder: 41
University of Wisconsin, 1983 - 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 42
Ustinov, Peter, 1957
Box: 4 Folder: 43
Vogel, Alison, 1971
Box: 4 Folder: 44
U-V Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 45
Walker, Alan, 1973
Box: 4 Folder: 46
Warner, Francis, 1967 - 1968
Box: 4 Folder: 47
Warrilow, David, 1981 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 48
Weaver, Andrew, 1939 - 1947
Box: 4 Folder: 49
Whaley, Russell, 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 50
Wheatley, Tom, 1970 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 51
White, Ruth
Box: 4 Folder: 52
Whitelaw, Billie, 1981 - 1983
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Wiesel, Elie, 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Wilder, Thornton, 1956 - 1975
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Williams, Tennessee, 1952 - 1964
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Wilson, Lanford, 1974 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Wilson, Stella Adler, 1976 - 1983
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Wood, Audrey, 1949 - 1980
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Woodman, William, 1980
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Woodward, Joanne, 1968
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Worth, Irene, 1966 - 1979
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Wright, Charles, 1965
Box: 5 Folder: 11
W Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Yeaton, Kelly, 1941 - 1980
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Zeisler, Peter, 1979 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Zesch, Lindy, 1980 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Y-Z Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Unidentified

Collected Correspondence

Box: 5 Folder: 17
Congratulations on birth of daughter Viveca, 1955
Correspondence scrapbooks
Box: 5 Folder: 18
1938 - 1949
Box: 5 Folder: 19
1950 - 1959
Box: 5 Folder: 20
1960 - 1969
Box: 5 Folder: 21
1970 - 1972
Box: 6 Folder: 1-2
1973 - 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Letters of condolence, 1984
Letters of congratulations and thanks
Box: 6 Folder: 4
1947 - 1959
Box: 6 Folder: 5
1960 - 1969
Box: 6 Folder: 6
1970 - 1971
Box: 6 Folder: 7
1980 - 1984
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Letters of recommendation for A. Schneider, 1933 - 1950
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Telegrams, Special, 1951 - 1963

PRODUCTIONS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) PRODUCTIONS: Extensive documentation of numerous productions directed by Schneider, collected over the course of his career. Materials include cast sheets, correspondence, contracts, director's prompt books, notes, photos, playbills, programs, sets and scene designs. Of special value are the director's prompt books, which contain notes by Schneider on theme, character, movement, and line readings. Prompt books for premiere productions of Beckett plays provide insight into Schneider's analysis and interpretation of these works. Correspondence between Schneider and authors, producers and others may be found in the production materials of individual plays. Arranged by year and by individual production title.

SQUARING THE CIRCLE (by Valentin Katayev), University of Wisconsin, 1938
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Photographs
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Review
Box: 6 Folder: 12
NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY (by Betty Smith and Robert Finch), Cornell University - Photographs, 1940
JIM DANDY (by William Saroyan), Catholic University, 1941
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Correspondence with William Saroyan, 1941
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Director's prompt book
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Playbills and programs
Box: 7 Folder: 3
ATHALIAH (by Jean Racine), Catholic University - Photographs, 1941
Box: 7 Folder: 4
COUNT ME IN (by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady), Catholic University - Program, 1942
CHILD'S PLAY (by Jacques Blanchard), Catholic University, 1942
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Playbills and programs
ROMANCERS (by Edmond Rostand), Catholic University, 1943
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Program
STORM OPERATION (by Maxwell Anderson), Belasco Theatre, 1944
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Photographs of Alan Schneider
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Reviews and articles
DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF (by Moliere), Catholic University, 1944
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Program
LUTE SONG (by Koa-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Catholic University, 1944
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Program
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Review
TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY (by Paul Claudel), Catholic University, 1945
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Program
IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (by Oscar Wilde), Catholic University, 1945
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Program
ELECTRA (by Sophocles), Catholic University, 1945
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Program
THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY GOES (by James Finchley, Jean Kerr, Joan O'Byrne), Catholic University, 1946
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 23
Program
STATE OCCASION (by Clinch Calkins), Catholic University, 1946
Box: 7 Folder: 24
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 25
Program
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1947
Box: 7 Folder: 26
Photographs
Box: 7 Folder: 27
Playbills and programs
SING OUT, SWEET LAND (by Walter Kerr), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1947
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Playbills and programs
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Review
Box: 8 Folder: 4
LONG GOODBYE (by Tennessee Williams), Theatre Inc., New York - Photographs, 1947
LONG WAY FROM HOME (by Maxim Gorki, adaptation by R. Goodman and W. Carroll), Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Correspondence and miscellaneous production materials, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Scenic designs and sets by Leo Kerz
Box: 8 Folder: 9
MAKE A STATUE LAUGH (by Arnold Shulman), American Theatre Wing, New York - Playbills and programs, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 10
LUTE SONG (by Kao-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Playbills and programs, 1948
RELUCTANT LADY (by Maurice Valency), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 13
TAMING OF THE SHREW (by William Shakespeare), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Program, 1948
Box: 8 Folder: 14
VICTORS (by Jean-Paul Sartre, adaptation by Thornton Wilder), New Stages, New York - Correspondence, 1948
MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Dartington Hall, England, 1949
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Correspondence and program, 1949
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Photographs
Oversize: FB-138 Folder: 2
Poster
REAL MCCOY (by John Finch), Catholic University, 1949
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Scenic designs and sets by Jo Mielziner
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Telegram
OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), Catholic University, 1950
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Photographs and proof sheets
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Reviews
Box: 8 Folder: 24
Telegram
Box: 8 Folder: 25
BORN YESTERDAY (by Garson Kanin), Cape Playhouse, Dennis, Massachusetts - Program, 1950
Box: 8 Folder: 26
OVER TWENTY-ONE (by Ruth Gordon), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts - Program, 1950
POST ROAD (by Wilbur Daniel Steele and Norman Mitchell), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts, 1950
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 29
MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Playbills and programs, 1950
MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (by Jean Giraudoux, adaptation by Maurice Valency), Catholic University, 1950
Box: 8 Folder: 30
Correspondence, 1950
Box: 8 Folder: 31
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 32
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 33
OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Review, 1951
GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1951
Box: 8 Folder: 34
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 35
Program
PRIMROSE PATH (by Robert Buckner and Walter Hart), Playhouse Theatre, Houston, 1951
Box: 8 Folder: 36
Photographs
Box: 8 Folder: 37
Program
Box: 8 Folder: 38
Reviews
Box: 8 Folder: 39
Telegram
CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Catholic University, 1951
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Photographs
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Program
PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Thornton Wilder), Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, 1952
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Correspondence, 1952
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Director's notes
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Musical score
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Photographs
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Program
MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University, 1952
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
HASTY HEART (by John Patrick), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
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Reviews and articles
DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (by Eugene O'Neill), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), Catholic University, 1952
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
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Reviews
LADY PRECIOUS STREAM (by S.I. Hsiung), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
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Review
ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953
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Correspondence with Robert Anderson, 1953
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Photographs
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Program
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Scenic designs
OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953
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Photographs
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Program
HIDE AND SEEK (by Arnold Sundgaard), The Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, 1953
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Photographs
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Program
COUNTRY GIRL (by Clifford Odets), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953
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Photographs
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Review
MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953
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Program
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Review
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HAPPY JOURNEY (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C - Playbills and programs, 1953
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MISER (by Moliere), Catholic University - Programs, 1953
OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University, 1953
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Photographs
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Program
BAD ANGEL (by Joel Hammil), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER (by Liam O'Brian), Coronet Theatre, New York, 1953
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Photographs
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Program
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Review
SUMMER AND SMOKE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1954
Box: 9 Folder: 42
Photographs
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Program
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Reviews and articles
ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Coronet Theatre, New York, 1954
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Photographs and proof sheets
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Program
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Review
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Telegram
ANASTASIA (by Guy Bolton), Lyceum Theatre, New York, 1954
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Review
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Sketches by Boris Tumarui
TONIGHT IN SAMARKAND (by Jacques Deval and Lorenzo Semple), Morosco Theatre, New York, 1955
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Photographs
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Program
SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), 1955
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Miscellaneous production materials, Theatre S. Bernhardt, Paris
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Photographs
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Playbills and program
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Photographs, ANTA Theatre, New York
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Review
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Telegram
WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, 1956
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Arbitration, Schneider vs. Myerberg
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Correspondence, 1955 - 1956
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Director's notebook
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Director's notes
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Director's prompt book (photocopy)
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Director's prompt book, original

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Oversize: MC-034-03
Floor plans
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Notes re: production
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Photographs (Xerox copies)
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Programs and publicity materials
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Prop list, electrical cue sheet, cast list reviews
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Miami Production
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New York Production
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Text of play and article re: history of play in THEATRE ARTS MAGAZINE (1956)
LITTLE GLASS CLOCK (by Hugh Mills), Golden Theatre, 1956
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Photographs
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Program
TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (by Horton Foote), The Arts Theatre Club, London, 1956
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Prop list
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (by Arthur Miller), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1956
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Photographs
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Program
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Review
GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), The New York City Center, 1956
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Photographs
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Program
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Review
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OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), NBC Television Production - Photographs, 1956
ENCHANTED (by Jean Giraudoux), Boston University, 1957
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Photographs and proof sheets
Box: 11 Folder: 27
Program
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Review
CIRCUS OF DR. LAO (by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck and Nathaniel Benchley), Edgewater Beach Playhouse, Chicago, 1957
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Photographs
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Playbills and programs
Box: 12 Folder: 3
MISS LONELYHEARTS (by Howard Teichmann), Music Box Theatre, New York - Playbills and photographs, 1957
Box: 12 Folder: 4
LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (by James Lee), CBS Television - Telegram, 1957
ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1958
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Casting notes
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Contracts
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General correspondence, 1957 - 1959
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Correspondence with Samuel Beckett (transcripts), 1955 - 1958
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Correspondence with Lucy Kroll, 1957 - 1959
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Director's notes
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Director's prompt book, original

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Director's prompt book (photocopy)
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Financial report
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Light cue sheets
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Photographs
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Programs and publicity materials
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Reviews
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Royalty statements from Grove Press, 1958 - 1962
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Sound cue sheets
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1958
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Photographs
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Program
PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA, HAPPY JOURNEY and THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER (by Thornton Wilder), 1958
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Photographs
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Playbills and programs
Box: 12 Folder: 24
Reviews
DESERTERS (by Thaddeus Vane), England tour, 1958
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Playbills and programs
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Review
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YEARS BETWEEN, CBS Television Production - Photographs, 1958
KATAKI (by Shimon Wincelberg), Ambassador Theatre, New York, 1959
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Photographs and proof sheets
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Playbills and programs
Box: 12 Folder: 30
Review
EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON (by John Osborne), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1959
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Photographs
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Program
WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Alley Theatre, Houston, 1959
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Correspondence
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Director's notes
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Photographs
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Playbills and programs
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Reviews
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Players Theatre, New York, 1959
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Program
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Review
CLANDESTINE ON THE MORNING LINE (by Josh Greenfeld), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1959
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Photographs
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Program
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SECRET FREEDOM (by Archibald MacLeish), NBC Television - Photographs, 1959
CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1960
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Photographs
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Program
KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Provincetown Playhouse, New York, 1960
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General correspondence, 1957 - 1961
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Correspondence with Harry Lee Brown, 1959 - 1964
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Correspondence with Lucy Kroll Agency, 1960
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Correspondence re: television production, 1960
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Director's prompt book
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Photographs
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Programs
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Reviews
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Scripts, annotated by A.S
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Scripts, annotated in EVERGREEN REVIEW
DETECTIVE STORY (by Sidney Kingsley), Boston University, 1960
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Program
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Review
TWO FOR THE SEESAW (by William Gibson), Royal Ponciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, 1960
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Program
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Telegrams
TWELVE ANGRY MEN (by Reginald Rose), Bucks County Playhouse, 1960
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Photographs and proof sheets
Box: 13 Folder: 29
Program
Box: 13 Folder: 30
SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder) - Program, 1960
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (by William Shakespeare), N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, 1960
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Photographs and proof sheets
Box: 13 Folder: 32
Playbills and programs
Box: 13 Folder: 33
Reviews and articles
RAPE OF THE BELT (by Benn W. Levy), Wilbur Theatre, Boston, 1960
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Playbills and programs
Box: 13 Folder: 35
Telegram
TWINKLING OF AN EYE (by H.W. Wright and Guy Andros), Actor's Workshop, San Francisco, 1961
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Playbills and programs
Box: 13 Folder: 37
Review
AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), York Playhouse, New York, 1961
Box: 13 Folder: 38
Director's prompt book
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Playbills, programs, photograph
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Reviews and articles
KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1961
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Contract
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Program and review
UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1961
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Photographs
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Program
BALD SOPRANO and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Eugene Ionesco and Thornton Wilder), Hofstra College, 1961
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Photographs re: BALD SOPRANO
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Playbills and programs
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Review
CHAIRS, LOTTERY and DOCK BRIEF (by Eugene Ionesco, Shirley Jackson, and John Mortimer), University of Wisconsin, 1961
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Photographs
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Program
HAPPY DAYS (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1961
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Article by George Reavey
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Award from the VILLAGE VOICE
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Caricature drawing from NEW YORK TIMES
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Contract
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Correspondence, 1961 - 1963
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Director's prompt book
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List of references in script to other literary works
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Photographs
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Production notes, miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Program
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Reviews
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Royalty statements, 1963 - 1964
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Script, annotated by unknown
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (by Bertolt Brecht), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1961
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Photographs and postcards
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Program
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AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Photographs and proofs, 1961
Box: 14 Folder: 28
AMERICAN DREAM and WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE? (by Edward Albee and John Mortimer) - Reviews and articles, 1961
WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), PBS Television Production, 1961
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Correspondence, 1960 - 1961
Box: 14 Folder: 30
Director's prompt book
Box: 14 Folder: 31
Financial statement
Box: 14 Folder: 32
Reviews and articles
ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theater, New York, 1962
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Correspondence, 1962
Box: 14 Folder: 34
Photographs
Box: 14 Folder: 35
Reviews
Box: 14 Folder: 36
AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs, 1962
Box: 14 Folder: 37
BURNING OF THE LEPERS (by Wallace Hamilton), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Playbills and programs, 1962
UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1962
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Photographs
Box: 14 Folder: 39
Playbills and programs
Box: 14 Folder: 40
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Program, 1962
MAN'S A MAN (by Bertolt Brecht, adaptation by Gerhard Millhaus), Stanford University, 1962
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Photographs
Box: 14 Folder: 42
Playbills and programs
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York, 1962
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Audition materials and resumes
Box: 14 Folder: 44
Contracts
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General correspondence, 1962
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Business correspondence, 1962
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Director's notes, 1962
Box: 15 Folder: 4-5
Financial materials
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Notes
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Photographs
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Playbills and programs
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Reviews and articles
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Schedules
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Script
DUMBWAITER and THE COLLECTION (by Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1962