The Theresa Helburn Theatre Collection

College Collections and Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College


Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: 55

Copyright 2006 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

June 2006
Last Updated: June 30, 2006

Part I: General description

Contents of the Collection: The Theresa Helburn Theater Collection includes over 1400 photographs, 160 playscripts, 139 ground plans, 171 theater programs, and numerous advertisements and other theatrical ephemera. Helburn donated these materials to the College shortly before her death in 1959.

The 1417 photographs are housed in 18 boxes in the Art and Artifact Collections in Thomas Library. The majority of the photographs relate to Helburn's work as producer of the Theatre Guild, while a small portion are her personal collection of commercial portraits of actors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection includes the work of noted theatrical photographers such as Francis Bruguière, Joseph Abeles, Leo Friedman, Luther White, and particularly Florence and Tommy Vandamm. Most of the photographs are publicity shots 8" x 10" or larger. Studio portraits of actors, in and out of costume, and production photographs taken on stage are both well represented.

The non-photographic materials in the collection are housed in 26 boxes in the Special Collections office, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library. The plays in the collection are typescripts typically held in paper folders with metal fasteners; some are worn with age and use, but many contain marginal notes, cuts to the text, information about cues, or other technical information about the production process. These technical documents range from cue lists, to costume, prop, or lighting inventories, to music lyrics, to directions for the placement of props and scenery. Some scripts are for plays which the Theatre Guild did not produce. The stage plans are typically blueprints drawn in 1/4" scale for the information of general production staff; they do not typically include detailed information about materials or dimensions. The programs, advertisements, and other ephemera vary in size and style.

Extent

Total Boxes: 26
Linear Feet: 14

Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the College between 1957 and 1960 by alumna Theresa Helburn (B.A. 1908) and her estate. She acquired the majority of its materials during the course of her work with the Theatre Guild, a Broadway production company.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Theresa Helburn Collection is the physical property of Bryn Mawr College. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the original photographers, authors, and creators or their legal heirs and assigns.

Cite as:

Theresa Helburn Collection, Bryn Mawr College.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Part II: Detailed description

Photographs:

Information about over 1100 of the 1400 photographs in the collection is now available through Triptych, a database of visual materials from the collections of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. Since copyright restrictions apply to many of the photographs, some images are only available to students, faculty and visitors to these college campuses.

The photograph collection is organized into ten series:

Non-Photographic Materials:

Items Related to Specific Productions, listed by author:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Miscellaneous Items Not Related to Specific Productions, listed by type:

Advertisements For Multiple Productions | Art | Clippings | Correspondence | Legal | Music | Pamphlets | Programs | Reviews | Scrapbooks | Serials | Signs


Items Related to Specific Productions:

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. Both Your Houses. 03/06/1933-05/06/1933

BOX 21, FOLDER 10: One program. Week of 03/06/1933: photo of author. Includes two identical advertising inserts for the play.

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). "Office Scene." 1933.

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. Candle in the Wind. 10/22/1941-01/10/1942

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: Two programs. Week of 10/22/1941: short biographies of cast members; photo of Helen Hayes. Souvenir edition, 1941: biographies of Helen Hayes, director Alfred Lunt, set designer Jo Mielziner, and producers Theresa Helburn and Lawrence Langner; interview with Helen Hayes by Ward Moreland from the New York Sun; production photos; photo of author.

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. Elizabeth the Queen. 11/03/1930-03/1931

BOX 1: Program text, cue list, and documents pertaining to scenery, properties, and lighting. c. 1930.

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: Two programs. Week of 11/03/1930: short article about the play; biography of author; photo of author. Week of 01/05/1931: photo of author.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Philadelphia production. c. 1930.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. Mary of Scotland. 11/27/1933-07/1934

BOX 1: Documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1933.

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: One program. Week of 01/15/1934: excerpts from reviews; short article about the play; short biographies of cast members and author; photo of author. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which is for the National Theatre in Washington beginning October 23, 1933.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I Scene 2 and Act II Scene 2 ("Elizabeth Scenes"); Act I Scene 3 and Act II Scene 1 ("Holyrood House"); Act II Scene 3 ("Dunbar Castle"); Act III ("Prison"). 1933-1934.

MAP CASE: One "instrument schedule and hanging plan" (light plot), oversize. c. 1933.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. The Masque of Kings. 02/08/1937-?

BOX 24: Five ground plans (blueprints on paper, 23.5 x 30 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). "Franz Joseph's Study"; "Meyerling"; "Rudolph's Room"; "Section of Franz-Joseph's Study"; "Section of Rudolph's Room." c. 1936.

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. Valley Forge. 12/10/1934-01/1935

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 12/10/1934: brief biographies of cast members and author. Includes advertising insert for the play at the National Theatre in Washington beginning November 26, 1934.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I Scene 1 and Act II Scene 1 ("Bunkhouse"); Act I Scene 2 ("Ballroom"); Act I Scene 3 and Act II Scene 2 ("Headquarters"); Act III ("The Barn"). 1934-1935.

Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959. The Wingless Victory. Produced by Katharine Cornell, 12/23/1936-c. 03/1937

BOX 1: One typescript. c. 1936.

Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich, 1871-1919. He Who Gets Slapped. 01/09/1922-?, 03/20/1946-04/27/1946

BOX 1: Three typescripts. First script includes cues typed in margins, lighting equipment hang list, lighting cue list, and one ground plan. Second script includes handwritten notes in margins with lighting equipment hang list and lighting cue list. Second script missing original folder and title page. Third script includes cues typed in margins with handwritten notes and revisions. c. 1922.

BOX 1: Additional documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1922.

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 04/22/1946: short biographies of cast members. Includes two advertising inserts, one of which advertises plays available for production by other companies.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Die-cut card advertisement in the shape of a clown, printed in color, Garrick Theatre production. 1922.

[SEE also Programs]

Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich, 1871-1919. Wife With A Smile. c. 1921

BOX 1: One typescript. Missing original folder, title page, and several pages at the end. c. 1921.

Anonymous. Anna Karenina. n. d.

BOX 1: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. n. d.

Anonymous. The Coward. n.d.

BOX 1: One typescript. n.d.

Anonymous. Devil Take a Whittler. 1943

BOX 1: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins. 1943.

Anonymous. Here Comes Mr. Jordan. 1941

BOX 1: One typescript. Screenplay. 1941.

Atlas, Leopold, 1907-1954. But For the Grace of God. 01/11/1937-02/1937

BOX 1: One typescript. Includes notes typed in margins and lighting equipment hang list. c. 1937.

BOX 21, FOLDER 14: One program. Week of 01/25/1937: short biographies of cast members and author; photo of author.

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949. Hotel Universe. 04/14/1930-06/1930

BOX 2: One typescript. 1930.

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. Week of 06/16/1930: short article about the play; excerpts from reviews; photo of author. Includes two advertising inserts for the play at the Martin Beck Theatre and Erlanger Theatre in Buffalo beginning April 7, 1930.

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949. Liberty Jones. 02/05/1941-02/22/1941

BOX 2: One typescript. 1940.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 02/10/1941: short biographies of cast members.

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949. My Name is Aquilon. 02/09/1949-03/07/1949 (adapted from L'Empereur de Chine by Jean-Pierre Aumont)

BOX 2: One typescript. Includes cast list, prop list, handwritten and typed cues in margins, and revisions. c. 1949.

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949. The Philadelphia Story. 03/28/39-03/30/40

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Philadelphia production starring Sarah Churchill and Jeffrey Lynn. c. 1940.

Barry, Philip, 1896-1949. Without Love. 11/10/1942-02/13/1943

BOX 2: One typescript. Includes handwritten cast list, handwritten and typed cues in margins, and numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1942.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Baty, Gaston, 1885-1953 (trans. Julian Leigh), 1900-1973). Madame Bovary. 11/16/1937-12/1937

BOX 2: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins and revisions. c. 1937.

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: One program. Weeks of 11/16/1937: short biographies of cast members; production photo of Constance Cummings. Includes advertising insert for the play at the Nixon Theatre in Pittsburgh beginning October 11, 1937.

[SEE also Scrapbooks]

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973 (after Jean Giraudoux). Amphitryon 38. 11/01/1937-03/1938

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: One program. 11/01/1937: short biographies of cast members; production photo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Includes advertising insert for the play at Biltmore Theatre in Los Angeles beginning July 5, 1937.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. Biography. 12/12/32-08/1933, 02/05/34-02/1934

BOX 21, FOLDER 10: Two programs. Week of 02/13/1933: Guild Theatre program with excerpts from reviews; photo of author. Week of 07/24/1933: Avon Theatre program with excerpts from reviews; photo of author.

BOX 23: Two advertisements. Leaflet for Guild Theatre production. c. 1932, 2 copies.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. End of Summer. 02/17/1936-06/1936

BOX 2: Three typescripts. First script includes Acts I and II and two additional loose pages. Second script includes Act III. Third script includes a loose copy of Act II with stage directions in red. All scripts include handwritten notes in margin. c. 1936.

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: One program. Week of 06/22/1936: short biographies of cast members and author; photo of author. Includes two advertising inserts for the play: one insert is an edition of the Guild's "News-week" magazine featuring a publicity article and two photos; one insert is for the Ford's Theatre in Baltimore beginning October 8, 1936.

BOX 24: One ground plan (positive blueprint on paper, 23.5 x 32 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). c. 1936.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. I Know My Love. 11/02/1949-06/03/1950

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 01/16/1950: short biographies of cast members.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), trans. Jacobowsky and the Colonel . (see also Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945)

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. Jane. 02/01/1952-04/26/1952

BOX 3: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins. c. 1952.

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: One program. Week of 02/04/1952: short biographies of cast members and director.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Delaware production starring Edna Best and Basil Rathbone. c. 1952.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. Meteor. 12/23/1929-03/1930

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. Week of 01/13/1930: photo of author. Includes advertising insert for the play.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. Rain from Heaven. 12/24/1934-03/1935

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 02/25/1935: short biographies of cast members and author; production photo of Jane Cowl and John Halliday. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which is for two-week engagement at the Plymouth Theatre in Boston beginning December 10, 1934.

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 20.5 x 27 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). 1934-1935.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. The Second Man. 04/11/1927-09/1927

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Week of 04/11/1927: short biography and photo of author. Missing back cover.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. Wine of Choice. 02/21/1938-03/1938

BOX 3: One typescript. Multiple loose pages. c. 1938.

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: Two programs. Week of 02/28/1938: short biographies of cast members; photo of Leslie Banks, Claudia Morgan, and Alexander Woollcott. Souvenir program, 12/1937: issue of the Montclair Junior League Year Book (1938) produced for a special fundraiser performance of the play sponsored by the Junior League of Montclair, including photographs of the author and Miriam Hopkins.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (blueprints on paper, 25 x 31.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies. c. 1938.

Benavente, Jacinto, 1866-1954. Bonds of Interest. 04/19/1919-06/1919

BOX 3: One typescript. Includes music cue list. c. 1919.

Birabeau, André, 1890-1974. Dame Nature. 09/26/1938-11/1938 (adapted by Patricia Collinge)

BOX 3: One typescript. c. 1938.

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: One program. Week of 09/29/1938: short biographies of cast members.

Blackmar, Beatrice; Gould, Bruce. Man's Estate. 04/01/1929-05/1929

BOX 3: One typescript. Includes cast list, light inventory equipment list, and cues typed in margins. c. 1929.

BOX 3: Additional documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1929.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 04/01/1929: photo of authors. Includes advertising insert with excerpts from reviews of the play, Caprice, and Strange Interlude.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 28 cm). Two copies of Act I; Two copies of Act II and Act III. c. 1929.

Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979. Child of Fortune. 1955.

BOX 3: One typescript. 1955.

Boruff, John, 1910-; Hart, Walter, 1906-1973 (after Dalton Trumbo). Washington Jitters. 05/02/1938-05/1938

BOX 3: One typescript. Includes dressing room list. 1937.

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: Two programs. Weeks of 04/11/1938 and 04/25/1938: short biographies of cast members.

Bowles, Jane, 1917-1973. In the Summer House. 1953.

BOX 3: One typescript. c. 1953.

Bridie, James, 1888-1951. A Sleeping Clergyman. 10/08/1934-11/1934

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes handwritten cues and notes in margins. 1933.

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 10/15/1934: short biographies of cast members and author.

BOX 24: Six ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I Scene 1 ("Cameron's Room"); Act I Scene 2 ("Victorian Bedroom"); Act I Scene 4 ("Marshall's Consulting Room"); Act II Scene 1 ("Police Station"); Act II Scene 2 ("Marshall's Drawing Room"); Act II Scenes 4 and 5 ("Walker Institute"). 1934-1935.

Brooks, Norman. Fragile Fox. c. 1954?

BOX 4: One typescript. c. 1954.

Bush-Fekete, L.; Fay, Mary Helen. Embezzled Heaven. 10/31/1944-01/13/1945 (adapted from novel by Franz Werfel)

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes handwritten revisions. 1944.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: One program. Week of 10/31/1944: short biographies of cast members.

Capek, Karel, 1890-1938. R. U. R. 10/09/1922-02/1923

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes eight typed review excerpts from 1922 and 1924, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, cues typed in margins, and three ground plans. c. 1924.

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. c. 1922-1923: Includes advertising insert for the play at Nixon Theatre in Pittsburgh beginning October 1, 1922.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Frazee Theatre production. c. 1922-1923.

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 (trans. Stark Young). The Seagull. 03/28/1938-05/1938

BOX 4: Incidental music. c. 1938.

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: One program. Week of 03/28/1938: short article about the play; short biographies of cast members and author.

BOX 24: Eight ground plans (21.5 x 28 cm). Two copies of Act I; Two copies of Act II; Two Copies of Act III; Two copies of Act IV. c. 1938.

Chiarelli, Luigi, 1880-1947. The Mask and the Face. 05/08/1933-06/1933 (translated by W. Somerset Maugham)

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes prop list, cues typed in margins, numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and one ground plan. c. 1933.

BOX 21, FOLDER 10: One program. Week of 05/22/1933: photo of author; photo of translator W. Somerset Maugham. Includes advertising insert for the play at the Colonial Theatre in Boston for the week of May 1, 1933.

Chlumberg, Hans, 1897-1930. Miracle at Verdun. 03/16/1931-04/1931

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes cast list, cues typed in margins, and numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and three ground plans. 1931.

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: One program. 03/16/1931: short article about the play; short biography and photo of author.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). "Cemetery Scenes," "Prime Minister Scene," "Bedroom Scenes"; "Cornfield Scene," "Cobbler Scene"; "Quai D'Orsay Scene." c. 1931.

Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955. The Tidings Brought to Mary. 12/25/1922-01/1923

BOX 4: One typescript. Includes handwritten revisions. c. 1922.

Comden, Betty, 1919-; Green, Adolph, 1915-2002. Bells Are Ringing. 11/29/1956-12/13/1958

BOX 4: One typescript. c. 1956.

Congreve, William. Love For Love. 05/26/1947-07/5/1947 (adapted by Lawrence Langner)

BOX 4: One typescript. 1938.

Connelly, Marc. A Story For Strangers. 07/21/1948-07/25/1948

BOX 5: One typescript. Includes handwritten revision. 1948.

Copeau, Jacques, 1879-1949; Croué, Jean. The Brothers Karamazov. 01/03/1927-02/1927

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Week of 01/03/1927: includes advertisement with upcoming cast list for Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm). Act I; Act II, Act III and Act V; Act IV. c. 1927.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Davis, Owen, 1874-1956; Davis, Donald. The Good Earth. 10/17/1932-12/1932 (adapted from novel by Pearl S. Buck)

BOX 5: One typescript. Includes prop list and lighting equipment hang list. c. 1932.

BOX 21, FOLDER 10: One program. Week of 10/17/1932: short article titled "Mrs. Buck and the Play"; photo of authors. Includes advertising insert for two-week engagement at the Chestnut Street Opera House in Philadelphia beginning September 19, 1932.

BOX 24: Six ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I Scenes 1 and 4 ("The Farmhouse"); Act I Scene 2 and Act III Scene 1 ("Court of Great House"); Act I Scene 3, Act II Scene 1, Act III Scene 2 ("The Land"); Act I Scene 5 ("Gates of Great House"); Act II Scene 2 ("City Street"); Act II Scene 3 ("The Farmhouse"). c. 1932.

Denker, Henry, 1912-; Berkey, Ralph, 1912-. Time Limit!. 01/24/1956-05/12/1956

BOX 5: One typescript. 1955.

Epstein, Julius J., 1909-2000; Epstein, Philip G., 1909-1952. And Stars Remain. 10/12/1936-11/1936

BOX 21, FOLDER 14: One program. Week of 11/23/1936: short biographies of cast members; photo of authors.

Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971. Jane Clegg. 02/23/1920-09/1920

BOX 5: One typescript. Includes handwritten cues and notes in margins. c. 1920.

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: One program. Week of 02/23/1920.

Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971. John Ferguson. 5/12/1919-?

BOX 5: One typescript. c. 1919.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Euripides. The Trojan Women. n. d.

BOX 5: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins and revisions. n. d.

Evreinov, N. N. (Nikolai Nikolaevich), 1879-1953. The Chief Thing. 03/22/1926-04/1926

BOX 5: One typescript. Includes several pages of review excerpts for Theatre Guild production, prop list, lighting inventory equipment list, lighting equipment hang list, and three ground plans. 1925.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 03/22/1926: short article about the play; photo of the author.

Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966; DeVries, Peter. The Tunnel of Love. 02/13/1957-02/22/1958

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes handwritten notations. 1956.

Foote, Horton, 1916-. The Trip to Bountiful. 11/03/1953-12/05/1953

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins and revisions. c. 1953.

Frank, Bruno, 1887-1945. Storm Over Patsy. 03/08/1937-04/1937

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes cast list, prop list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, stage management, and two ground plans. c. 1937.

BOX 6: Additional documents pertaining to properties, costumes, and lighting. c. 1937.

BOX 21, FOLDER 14: One program. Week of 03/08/1937: short biographies of cast members; production photo of Roger Livesey, Sara Allgood, Claudia Morgan, and Ian McLean. Includes three advertising inserts (one flyer, two postcards): flyer insert for the play at National Theatre in Washington beginning March 1, 1937; two identical postcard inserts featuring production photo.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 28 cm). Act I and Act II; Act III. c. 1937.

Frank, Leonhard, 1882-1961. Karl and Anna. 10/07/1929-11/1929

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. c. 1929.

Frings, Ketti, 1909-1981. Mr. Sycamore. 11/13/1942-11/28/1942

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. c. 1942.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: One program. Week of 11/15/1942: short biographies of cast members; photo of author. Includes two identical advertising inserts for two-week engagement at the Colonial Theatre in Boston beginning October 12, 1942.

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005. The Lady's Not For Burning. 11/08/1950-05/17/1951 (**ibdb lists the closing date as 03/17/1951)

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 11/27/1950: short biographies of cast members.

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005. Venus Observed. 02/13/1952-04/26/1952

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: One program. Week of 02/13/1952: short biographies of cast members.

Gale, Zona. Miss Lulu Bett. Produced by Brock Pemberton, 12/27/1920-c. 06/1921

BOX 6: One typescript. c. 1920.

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. Escape. Produced by Winthrop Ames, 10/26/1927-c. 03/1928

BOX 6: One typescript. c. 1927.

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. Windows. 10/08/1923-12/1923

BOX 6: One typescript. Includes cast list, cues typed in margins, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and two ground plans. 1923.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 27.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I, Act II, Act III Scene 1; Act III Scene 1. c. 1923.

Gardner, Dorothy. Eastward in Eden. Produced by Nancy Stern, 11/18/1947-11/29/1947

BOX 7: One typescript. c. 1947.

The Garrick. Directed by Philip Loeb. 1925, 1926, and 1930. (featuring the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Marc Blitzstein, Charles M. Schwab, Vernon Duke, and others; skits by Louis M. Simon, Sterling Holloway, Newman Levy, and others)

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: Two programs. Week of 07/28/1930: short biographies of cast members; photo of authors, composers, and lyricists. Week of 10/06/1930: short biographies of cast members. Includes four advertising inserts (two pamphlets, two postcards) for the play: one pamphlet for three-week engagement at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago beginning October 27, 1930; one pamphlet for the Garrick Theatre beginning May 10, 1926; two identical postcards with excerpts from reviews, c. 1926.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Garrick Gaieties, a satirical musical revue of Guild plays, problems, and persons. c. 1925.

Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 (music); Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940 (book). Porgy and Bess. 10/10/1935-01/25/1936

BOX 7: Chorus part inscribed with the name Altonell Hines. 1935.

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: Two programs. 01/13/1936: short biographies of authors, director, and cast members; photos of George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Rouben Mamoulian. Souvenir edition, c. 1935-1936: article about the play; biographies of George and Ira Gershwin, Rouben Mamoulian, DuBose Heyward, and Sergei Soudeikine; plot synopsis; production photos; excerpts from reviews; article about the Theatre Guild; list of musical numbers.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Colonial Theatre production. c. 1935.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Ginty, E. B. (Elizabeth Beall). Missouri Legend. Produced by Guthrie McClintic, 09/19/1938-c. 10/1938

BOX 7: One typescript. c. 1938.

Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1956; (adapting Ernest Hemingway). The Fifth Column. 03/06/1940-03/18/1940

[SEE Hemingway, Ernest]

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. Faust. 10/8/1928-c. 11/1928

BOX 7: One typescript. Includes lighting equipment hang list, cues typed in margins, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and fifteen ground plans. c. 1928.

BOX 7: Duplicate copy of fifteen ground plans. c. 1928.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 10/15/1928: article titled "One Aspect of Faust's Problem" by Lee Simonson; article titled "On Goethe's Faust" by director Friedrich Holl; sketch of Goethe.

Gould, Morton, 1913-1996 (music); Fields, Herbert; Fields, Dorothy; Mamoulian, Rouben (book). Arms and the Girl. 02/02/1950-05/27/1950

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 05/01/1950: short biographies of cast members.

Green, Paul, 1894-1981. In Abraham's Bosom. 12/30/1926-06-1927; 09/06/1927-11/1927

BOX 23: One advertisement. Half-price coupon for Garrick Theatre production. c. 1926-1927.

Green, Paul, 1894-1981. The House of Connelly. 09/28/1931-12/1931

BOX 21, FOLDER 9: One program. Week of 11/02/1931: photo of author.

[SEE also Reviews]

Greene, Patterson, 1899-1968. Papa Is All. 01/06/1942-02/28/1942

BOX 7: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, revisions, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, stage management, and one ground plan. c. 1941.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 01/06/1942: short article about the play; short biographies of cast members; program note with safety precautions in case of a wartime attack on New York City. Includes five advertising inserts for the play: one insert is for two-week engagement at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia beginning October 5, 1941; one insert is for the Harris Theatre in Chicago beginning December 22, 1941.

Hammerstein, Oscar, II. Allegro. 10/10/1947-07/10/1948

[SEE Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960]

Hammerstein, Oscar. Carousel. 04/19/1945-05/24/1947

[SEE Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960]

Hammerstein, Oscar. Oklahoma! 03/31/1943-05/29/1948

[SEE Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960]

Hartog, Jan de, 1914-2002. This Time Tomorrow. 11/03/1947-11/29/1947 (**This program is not listed on the production list at people.brynmawr.edu/cwillifo/helburn)

BOX 7: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, electrical equipment list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for sound. c. 1947.

BOX 23: Two advertisements. Flyer for Victory Theatre production, c. 1947, 2 copies.

Hastings, Sue, 1884-1977 [Sue Hastings' Marionettes]. Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel and Gretel. c. 1929-1938

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. 1929-1930.

Hastings, Sue, 1884-1977 [Sue Hastings' Marionettes]. Winnie the Pooh and Little Black Sambo. c. 1929-1938

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising holiday productions at the Guild Theatre. c. 1930s.

Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964. To Quito and Back. 10/06/1937-12/1937

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: One program. Week of 10/04/1937: short biographies of cast members; two production photos of Sylvia Sidney and Leslie Banks. Includes advertising insert for two-week engagement at the Colonial Theatre in Boston beginning September 20, 1937.

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. The Fifth Column. 03/06/1940-05/18/1940 (adaptation by Benjamin F. Glazer)

BOX 7: One typescript. c. 1940.

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: One program. Week of 03/06/1940: short biographies of cast members. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which is at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven for January 26-27, 1940.

Heyward, Dorothy, c. 1890-1961; Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy. 10/10/1927-08/1928, 09/13/1929-10/1929

BOX 20, FOLDER 5: Two programs. Week of 11/14/1927: Guild Theatre program with short article about the play; lyrics for ten songs from the play. Week of 09/30/1929: Martin Beck Theatre program with short article about the play.

BOX 23: Three advertisements. Leaflet advertising Republic Theatre production. c. 1927-1928, 2 copies. Leaflet advertisement. c. 1928.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Hoffman, Bill. Affair of Honor. 04/6/1956-04/28/1956

BOX 7: One typescript. 1955.

Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964; Lawrence, Reginald, 1900-1967. If This Be Treason. 09/23/1935-10/1935

BOX 8: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, cast list, cast address list, average running time list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, and stage management. c. 1935.

BOX 8: Additional documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1935.

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: One program. Week of 09/23/1935: short biographies of cast members; photo of authors. Includes advertising insert for the play.

BOX 24: Ten ground plans (blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 27.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies of Act I Scenes 2 and 4 ("President's Room"); Two copies of Act I Scene 3 ("Ballroom"); Two copies of Act II ("President's Room"); Two copies of Act III Scene 1 ("Anteroom, Japan"); Two copies of Act III Scene 2 ("Conference Room"). 1935-1936.

Hoopes, Clement R. A Frolic of His Own. n. d.

BOX 8: One typescript. n. d.

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. The Ghost of Yankee Doodle. 11/22/1937-01/1938

BOX 21, FOLDER 15: One program. Week of 11/22/1937: short biographies of cast members; production photo of Dudley Digges and Ethel Barrymore.

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. Ned McCobb's Daughter. 11/1926-04/1927

[SEE Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. The Silver Cord. 12/20/1926-03/1927

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Week of 07/04/1927.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. They Knew What They Wanted. 11/24/1924-10/1925

BOX 23: Four advertisements. Leaflet advertising Klaw Theatre production. c. 1924-1925. Leaflet advertising stock playscripts for rental with listed royalty prices, forty-three productions. c. 1926-1927, 3 copies.

Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906. Peer Gynt. 02/05/1923-09/1923

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. c. 1923: short article about the play.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Shubert Theatre production, c. 1923.

Inge, William, 1913-1973. Come Back Little Sheba. 02/15/1950-07/29/1950

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 04/24/1950: short biographies of cast members.

Inge, William, 1913-1973. Picnic. 02/19/1953-04/10/1954

BOX 8: One typescript. c. 1953.

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: One program. Week of 03/02/1953: short biographies of cast members.

Jerome, Helen Bruton, 1883-. Jane Eyre. 12/19/1936-?

BOX 8: Two typescripts. First script copyright 1935. Second script copyright 1937 by Sidney Howard.

Job, Thomas, 1900-1947. Dawn in Lyonesse. (from the 1938 novel by Mary Ellen Chase)

BOX 8: One typescript. n. d.

Johnston, Denis, 1901-1984. The Moon in the Yellow River. 02/29/1932-04/1932

BOX 8: One typescript. Includes Irish cast list, New York cast list, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1931.

BOX 8: Additional documents pertaining to properties and lighting. c. 1932.

BOX 21, FOLDER 9: One program. Week of 03/14/1932: biography of author; production photo of Egon Brecher, Henry Hull, and Claude Rains. Includes advertising insert for two-week engagement at the Garrick Theatre in Philadelphia beginning February 15, 1932.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (2 drawings on linen, 2 blueprints on paper, 22 x 28.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). One drawing and one blueprint for Act I and Act III; One drawing and one blueprint for Act II. c. 1932.

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637. Volpone. 04/09/1928-c. 05/1928 (adapted by Stefan Zweig)

BOX 9: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, song lyrics, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1928.

BOX 9: Additional documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1928.

BOX 20, FOLDER 5: Two programs. Week of 04/09/1928: Guild Theatre program with short article about the play; facsimile of an old playbill for Volpone; sketches of Ben Jonson and Stefan Zweig. Includes advertising insert for the play. Week of 03/10/1930: Liberty Theatre program.

Kaiser, Georg, 1878-1945. From Morn to Midnight. 05/21/1922-?, 06/26/1922-07/1922

BOX 9: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins and prop list. c. 1922.

Kelly, George, 1887-1974. The Fatal Weakness. 11/19/1946-03/01/1947

BOX 9: One typescript. Includes lighting equipment hang list and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, sound, and stage management. Loose ground plan. 1946.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Geary Theatre production. c. 1946.

Kennedy, Margaret, 1896-1967. Escape Me Never. 01/21/1935-04/1935

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 02/04/1935: short biographies of cast members, author, and director; production photo of Elisabeth Bergner. Includes advertising insert for the play.

Kerr, Walter, 1913-1996. Sing Out, Sweet Land. 12/27/1944-03/24/1945

BOX 9: One typescript. c. 1944.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: Two programs. Week of 02/11/1945: short biographies of cast members. Souvenir edition, 1944: biographies of Alfred Drake and Burl Ives, Walter Kerr; short biographies of supporting cast members; short biographies and photos of crew members technical director Leon Leonidoff, composer Elie Siegmeister, scenic designer Albert Johnson, choreographers Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, and costume designer Lucinda Ballard; production photos; excerpts from reviews; article about the Theatre Guild; sketches and biographies of producers Theresa Helburn and Lawrence Langner.

[SEE also Art]

Kirchon, V.; Ouspensky, Alexander N. Red Rust. 12/17/1929-02/1930

BOX 9: One typescript. Includes advertisement, cues typed in margins, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1935.

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. Week of 12/30/1929: short article about the play.

Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980. The Heavenly Twins. 11/04/1955-12/03/1955

BOX 9: One typescript. Includes cast list. c. 1955.

Langer, Frantisek, 1888-1965. The Camel Through the Needle's Eye. 04/15/1929-10/1929

BOX 9: One typescript. c. 1929.

BOX 9: Documents pertaining to lighting and properties. c. 1929.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 4/29/1929: photo of author.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Guild Theatre production. c. 1929.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I; Act II; Act III. c. 1929.

Lawson, John Howard, 1894-1977. The Processional. 01/12/1925-04/1925

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes and cues in margins. Music cues marked in red, off stage noises in green, and light cues in blue. c. 1925.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 02/23/1925: Includes advertising insert for the play.

Lawson, John Howard, 1894-1977. The Pure in Heart. 3/20/1934-03/1934

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Pittsburgh production. c. 1933.

Lenormand, H.-R. (Henri-René), 1882-1951. The Failures (Les Rates). 11/19/1923-c. 01/1924

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins and revisions. c. 1923.

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. Week of 11/19/1923: short biography of author.

Macken, Walter, 1915-1967. Home is the Hero. 09/22/1954-10/16/1954

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes a couple pages pertaining to technical directions for prop placement, costume, and stage management. c. 1954.

Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. The Circle. Produced by The Selwyns, 09/12/1921-c. 02/1922

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes lighting equipment hang list and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, properties, and stage management. c. 1921.

McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. Member of the Wedding. 01/05/1950-05/17/1951

BOX 10: One typescript. c. 1950.

McEnroe, Robert Edward, c. 1916-1998. The Silver Whistle. 11/24/1948-05/28/1949

BOX 10: One typescript. c. 1948.

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 12/20/1948: short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for the play.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Biltmore Theatre production. c. 1948-1949.

McNally, William J., 1891-1967. Prelude to Exile. 11/30/1936-01/1937

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, prop list, and lighting equipment hang list 1936.

BOX 21, FOLDER 14: One program. Week of 12/21/1936: short biographies of cast members; sketch of author.

[SEE also Reviews]

Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956. Ariadne. 02/23/1925-05/1925

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes prop list, cues typed in margins, and pages pertaining to technical directions for prop placement. c. 1925.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 02/23/1925: short biography and photo of author.

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 21 x 27 cm). c. 1925.

Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956. The Lucky One. 11/20/1922-12/1922

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes cast list, cues typed in margins, and pages pertaining to technical directions for prop placement. c. 1922.

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: Two programs. c. 1922: short biography of producing director Theodore Komisarjevsky. One copy missing back cover. 2 copies.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21 x 27.5 cm). Act I; Act II; Act III. c. 1922.

Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956. Mr. Pim Passes By. 02/28/1921-06/1921, 04/18/1827-08/1927

BOX 10: One typescript. Includes cast list from program, cues typed in margins, and revisions. Missing several pages at end. 1927.

BOX 10: Documents pertaining to lighting. c. 1927.

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: One program, c. 1921: Garrick Theatre program.

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Week of 04/18/1927: Including advertising insert for the play.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm). Two copies. c. 1921.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Molière, 1622-1673. The School for Husbands. 10/16/1933-01/20/1934

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, scenery, music, and stage management. Missing original folder and title page. c. 1933

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: One program. Week of 10/23/1933: short biographies of cast members, article about the play; sketch of author. Includes advertising insert for the play.

Molière, 1622-1673. The Would-Be Gentleman. (adapted by F. Anstey)

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. 1940.

Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. The Glass Slipper. 10/19/1925-12/1925

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes prop list, lighting equipment hang list, multiple pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1925.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 10/19/192: photo of author.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer advertising stock playscripts for rental, two productions, Arms and the Man and The Glass Slipper. c. 1925 or later.

Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. The Guardsman. 10/13/1924-12/1925

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. Missing original folder. c. 1924.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program, one program clipping. Program week of 04/20/1925. Program clipping week of 10/13/1924.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952. Liliom. 04/20/1921-06/1921

BOX 11: One typescript. c. 1921.

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: One program. c. 1921.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Unfolded leaflet. c. 1921.

Morgan, Charles, 1894-1958. The Burning Glass. 03/4/1954-03/27/1954

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes revisions. 1954.

Mozart, W. A. (Wolfgang Amadeus), 1756-1791. The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Marriage of Figaro.

[SEE Rochester American Opera Company]

Munro, C. K. (Charles Kirkpatrick), 1889-1973. At Mrs. Beam's. 04/26/1926-11/1926

BOX 11: One typescript. Includes three typed review excerpts from 1925, prop list, and two ground plans. c. 1935.

BOX 23: Two advertisements. Postcard for Guild Theatre production, with instructions reading: "This card will be mailed to any addressee. Leave with usher, doorman or box office." c. 1926, 2 copies.

Nichols, Robert; Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Wings Over Europe. 12/10/1928-?

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 01/21/1929: short biography and photo of authors. Includes advertising insert for the play.

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 21.5 x 27 cm). c. 1928.

Nivoix, Paul, 1893-1958; Pagnol, Marcel, 1895-1974. Merchants of Glory. 12/14/1925-01/1926

BOX 11: One typescript. c. 1925.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 12/14/1925: Includes two identical advertising inserts. Missing back cover.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies. c. 1925-1926.

Norford, George. Head of the Family. n. d.

BOX 11: One typescript. n. d.

O'Neil, George, 1898-1940. American Dream. 02/20/1933-03/1933

BOX 12: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, music cue list, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, sound, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1933.

BOX 21, FOLDER 10: One program. Week of 02/20/1933: photo of author.

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Ah, Wilderness! 10/02/1933-06/1934, 10/02/1941-10/25/1941

BOX 12: One typescript. c. 1933.

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: Two programs. Week of 10/02/1933: short biographies of cast members; photo of George M. Cohan; photo of author. Week of 03/19/1934: excerpts from reviews; short biographies of cast members; photo of George M. Cohan; photo of author.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 10/12/1941: short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for the play at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto beginning November 3, 1941.

BOX 23: Three advertisements. Leaflet advertising Guild Theatre production. c. 1933-1934, 3 copies.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Days Without End. 01/08/1934-11/1934

BOX 12: One typescript. Includes prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and six ground plans. c. 1934.

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: One program. Week of 01/15/1934: short biographies of cast members; photo of author.

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Dynamo. 02/11/1929-03/1929

BOX 12: One typescript. Includes program, cues typed in margins, lighting equipment hang list, and multiple pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, scenery, sound, stage management, and four ground plans. c. 1929.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 2/01/1929: short article about the play; photo of author.

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. The Iceman Cometh. 10/09/1946-03/15/1947

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 11/18/1946: short biographies of cast members. One loose page.

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Lazarus Laughed. c. 1920s

BOX 12: One typescript. 1925-1926.

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Marco Mils. 01/09/1928-03/1928, 03/1930

BOX 20, FOLDER 5: Two programs. Weeks of 01/09/1928: Guild Theatre program. Week of 03/03/1930: Liberty Theatre program.

BOX 23: Three advertisements. Leaflet advertising Garrick Theatre production. c. 1928, 1930, 2 copies. Performance schedule advertisement. c. 1928.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Strange Interlude. 01/23/1928-02/1929

BOX 12: Three typescripts. First script is of Act I-Act V. Second script is a partial of Act VI. Third script is of Act VI-IX. All scripts include cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, and revisions. c. 1925-1926.

BOX 20, FOLDER 5: Three programs. Week of 06/04/1928: John Golden Theatre program. Week of 02/18/1929: Includes insert for a cast addendum, advertising insert for the play with schedule of Theatre Guild performances during the 1928 season. Week of 04/08/1929: photo of author.

BOX 23: Three advertisements. Leaflet advertising John Golden Theatre production. 1928-1929, 2 copies. Leaflet advertisement. c. 1928.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Osborn, Paul. The Innocent Voyage. 11/15/1943-12/18/1943 (based on the novel by Richard Hughes)

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins. c. 1943.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: One program. Week of 12/12/1943: short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for the play.

Patrick, John, 1905-1995. Lo and Behold! 12/12/1951-01/12/1952

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. 1951.

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: One program. Week of 01/07/1952: short biographies of cast members.

Peters, Paul; Sklar, George, 1908-1988; Gabrielson, Frank, 1910-1980; Lesan, David; Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983 (music). Parade. 05/20/1935-06/22/1935

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes song lyrics. c. 1935.

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 06/10/1935: short biographies of cast member; photo of Jimmy Savo.

Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936. Right You Are If You Think You Are. 03/02/1927-c. 04/1927

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, revisions, prop list, and one ground plan. c. 1935.

Powell, Dawn, 1897-1965. Jigsaw. 04/30/1934-06/1934

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and two ground plans. c. 1934.

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: One program. Week of 04/30/1934: short biographies of cast members and author.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Madame Butterfly.

[SEE Rochester American Opera Company]

Rattigan, Terence, 1911-1977. O Mistress Mine. 01/23/1946-05/31/1947

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 05/20/1946: short biographies of cast members.

Rawson, Graham, 1890-1955; Rawson, Tristan, 1888-1974. Faust, Part I. 10/08/1928-11/1928

[SEE Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832]

Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967. The Adding Machine. 03/18/1923-07/1923

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. Week of 04/14/1923.

Richardson, Howard; Berney, William. Sodom, Tennessee. n. d.

BOX 13: One typescript. n. d.

Richman, Arthur, 1886-1944. Ambush. 10/10/1921-12/1921

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. 1920.

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: One program. 1921.

Riggs, Lynn, 1899-1954. Green Grow the Lilacs. 01/26/1931-03/1931

BOX 13: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, and revisions. 1942.

BOX 13: Documents pertaining to lighting and properties. c. 1931.

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: One program. Week of 01/26/1931: photo of author. Includes five advertising inserts for the play: three identical inserts for the Guild Theatre, one insert for the Tremont Theatre in Boston beginning December 8, 1930; one insert for the Guild Theatre with three songs from the play.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Guild Theatre production. c. 1931.

BOX 24: Four ground plans (blueprints on paper, 28 x 41.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I Scenes 1, 2, and 3; Act II Scene 1; Act II Scene 2; Act II Scene 3. c. 1931.

Rochester American Opera Company. The Abduction from the Seraglio, Madame Butterfly, and The Marriage of Figaro.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising productions at the Guild Theatre. n. d.

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960. Allegro. 10/10/1947-07/10/1948

BOX 14: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins. c. 1947.

BOX 14: Loose copy of chorus lyrics for Allegro. c. 1947.

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 01/12/1948: short biographies of cast members.

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960. Carousel. 04/19/1945-05/24/1947

BOX 14: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, revisions, lighting equipment hang list, electrical equipment list, and numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, and stage management. c. 1945.

BOX 14: Vocal parts (music and lyrics). 1945.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: Three programs. Week of 01/31/1949: short biographies of cast members. Souvenir editions, c. 1945-1947: article about the play; article about the Theatre Guild; production photos; biographies and photos of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Rouben Mamoulian, Agnes de Mille, Henry Michel and Iva Withers, Ferenc Molnar, Lawrence Langner, and Theresa Helbrun; short biographies and photos of supporting cast members and crew. 2 versions.

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979; Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960. Oklahoma! 03/31/1943-05/29/1948, 05/29/1951-07/28/1951 (adapted from Lynn Riggs' Green Grow the Lilacs)

BOX 14: One typescript. c. 1943.

BOX 22, FOLDER 18: Nine programs. Weeks of 09/12/1943, 02/27/1944, 04/30/1944, 01/14/1945, 05/20/1945, 05/13/1946, 06/16/1947, 01/19/1948, and 05/29/1951. Weeks of 02/27/1944, 04/30/1944, and 1/14/1945: two articles titled "Green Grows Oklahoma" and "Words and Music." Week of 05/20/1945: Includes advertising insert for the play On the Town. All programs: short biographies of cast members.

[SEE also Riggs, Lynn]
[SEE also Signs]

Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944. The Game of Love and Death. 11/25/1929-c. 01/1930

BOX 14: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, revisions, prop list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for prop placement, stage management, and song lyrics in French. c. 1929.

BOX 14: Additional copies of documents pertaining to properties, lighting, and music. One ground plan. c. 1929.

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: Two programs. Week of 11/25/1929: Guild Theatre program with article about the play; short biography of author; sketch of author. Week of 12/23/1929: Biltmore Theatre program.

Rosten, Norman, 1914-. Mister Johnson. Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, 03/29/1956-05/05/1956 (based on the novel by Joyce Cary)

BOX 14: One typescript. c. 1956?

Rosenthal, Andrew. Horses in Midstream. Produced by Gilbert Miller and Donald Oenslager, 04/02/1953-04/04/1953

BOX 14: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes and revisions. c. 1953?

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. Love's Old Sweet Song. 05/02/1940-06/08/1940

BOX 14: One typescript. 1940.

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: One program. Week of 05/02/1940: short biographies of cast members; photo of author.

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. My Heart's in the Highlands. 04/13/1939-05/1939 (**Note: This is not a Theatre Guild production.)

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: One program. Week of 05/15/1939: short biographies of cast members.

Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. The Time of Your Life. 10/25/1939-04/06/1940, 09/23/1940-10/19/1940

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: Two programs. Week of 11/20/1939: short biographies of cast members. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which for the Plymouth Theatre in Boston. Week of 09/23/1940: short biographies of cast members; photo of producer; photo of author; production photo of Eddie Dowling, Julie Haydon, and Edward Andrews.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Sauvajon, Marc-Gilbert; Frederick Jackson. Dear Charles. Produced by Richard Aldrich and Richard Meyers, 09/15/1954-01/29/1955

BOX 14: One typescript. 1953.

Savoir, Alfred, 1883-1934. He. 09/24/1931-10/1931

BOX 14: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, revisions, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and one ground plan. c. 1931.

BOX 21, FOLDER 9: Two programs. Week of 09/28/1931: Guild Theatre program with article titled "The Author of 'He' On Critics" by the Alfred Savior. c. 1931: McCarter Theatre program in Princeton, N.J.

Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. The Lonely Way. date not identified

BOX 15: Two typescripts. First script is of Act I-Act III. First script includes handwritten notes and revisions. Second script is of Act IV and Act V. c. 1930.

BOX 24: Six ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies of Acts I, III, and V; Two copies of Act II; Two copies of Act IV. c. 1930.

Scholz, Wilhelm von, 1874-1969. The Race With the Shadow. 12/14/1923-?

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins and prop list. c. 1923.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (adapted by Romney Brent). The Merry Wives of Windsor. Date not identified

BOX 15: One typescript. n. d.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer advertising Theatre Guild Shakespeare Company production. n. d.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much Ado About Nothing. 1952?; 1959?

BOX 15: One typescript. n. d.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. The Taming of the Shrew. 09/30/1935-01/1936, 02/05/1940-02/10/1940

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. Missing title page. c. 1935.

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: Two programs. Week of 12/30/1935: excerpts from reviews; short biographies of cast members; photo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne; sketch of author. Includes two identical advertising inserts for the play: one for the National Theatre in Washington beginning October 2, 1935; one for the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee for October 12-14, 1935. Week of 02/05/1940: Alvin Theatre program with short biographies of cast members.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. The Tempest. (**No dates? I could not find it in ibdb)

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer advertising King-Coit Children's Theatre presentation, Guild Theatre production. n. d.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth Night. 11/19/1940-03/08/1941

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, program, cast list, lighting equipment hang list, music cue list, and multiple pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, and stage management. c. 1940.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 02/17/1941: short biographies of cast members; four portraits of author. Includes two identical advertising inserts for the play.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. The Winter's Tale. 01/15/1946-02/16/1946

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting and stage management. c. 1946.

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 01/15/1946: short biographies of cast members.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Androcles and the Lion. 11/23/1925-01/1926

BOX 15: One typescript. c. 1925.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (blueprints on paper, 21 x 27.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Prologue; Act I; Act II. c. 1925-1926.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. The Apple Cart. 02/24/1930-?

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, revisions, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1930.

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: Three programs. Week of 03/10/1930: Martin Beck Theatre program with short article about the play; sketch of author. Includes advertising insert for the play at the Wilson Theatre in Detroit beginning September 29, 1930. Week of 03/24/1930: Martin Beck Theatre program with article about the play; sketch of author. Week of 04/14/1930: Alvin Theatre program with short biographies of cast members.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Arms and the Man. 09/14/1925-02/1926

BOX 15: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1925.

BOX 23: Three advertisements. Flyer advertising stock playscripts for rental, two productions, Arms and the Man and The Glass

. c. 1925 or later. Leaflet advertising Baltimore production. c. 1925. Leaflet for Guild Theatre production. c. 1925-1926.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Back to Methuselah. 02/27/1922-03/1922

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: Two programs. c. 1922: synopsis of the play. Shaw Festival Souvenir edition, c. 1922: three articles titled "Producing Back to Methuselah", "A Page of Theatre Guild History," and "Co-operation"; plot synopsis; production photos. Pages uncut.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Caesar & Cleopatra. 04/13/1925-05/1925

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and multiple pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, scenery, and stage management. c. 1925.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. The Devil's Disciple. 04/23/1923-06/1923

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and numerous pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and four ground plans. c. 1923.

BOX 16: Additional documents pertaining to lighting, properties, and costumes. 1923.

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. 1923: short article about the play.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. The Doctor's Dilemma. 11/21/1927-02/1928

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and multiple pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and four ground plans. c. 1927.

BOX 20, FOLDER 5: One program. Week of 01/16/1928: portrait of author.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Performance schedule advertisement. c. 1928.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Getting Married. 03/30/1931-05/1931

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in margins, revisions, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and several pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1931.

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: Two programs. Weeks of 03/30/1931 and 04/20/1931: both include sketch of author.

BOX 24: Two ground plans (blueprints on paper, 23 x 29 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies. c. 1931.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Heartbreak House. 11/10/1920-02/1921

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes handwritten notes in the margins. c. 1921.

BOX 20, FOLDER 1: Two programs. c. 1920-1921: excerpt from preface to the play. 2 versions.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Major Barbara. 11/20/1928-02/1929

BOX 16: One typescript. Includes prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1928.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 11/19/1928: article titled "Beginnings of Barbara"; short article titled "Shaw on Poverty and Cannons"; sketch of author.

BOX 24: Six ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 21 x 27.5 cm). Two copies of Act I and Act III; Two copies of Act II; Two copies of Act IV. c. 1928.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. The Man of Destiny. 11/23/1925-? (Performed with Androcles and the Lion)

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 21.5 x 27.5 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). c. 1925.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Pygmalion. 11/15/1926-03/1927

BOX 16: One typescript. Missing original folder. c. 1926.

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Week of 11/15/1926.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Philadelphia production. c. 1927.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (blueprints on paper, 21.5 x 27.5 cm). Act I; Act II and Act IV; Act III and Act V. c. 1926-1927.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Saint Joan. 12/28/1923-12/03/1924, 10/04/1951-02/02/1952

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, stage management, and two ground plans. c. 1923.

BOX 20, FOLDER 2: One program. Week of 12/28/1923: Garrick Theatre program.

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: One program. Week of 11/12/1951: Cort Theatre program with short biographies of cast members. Includes postcard insert for the play.

BOX 23: Two advertisements. Postcard for Cort Theatre production, with printed letter reading: "Dear...I am seeing "Saint Joan" at the Cort and I agree with all the critics that it is "A Great Experience in the Theatre." c. 1951-1952, 2 copies.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isle. 02/18/1935-03/1935

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1935.

BOX 21, FOLDER 12: One program. Week of 02/18/1935: short biographies of cast members; sketch of author.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Too True to Be Good. 04/04/1932-05/1932

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, stage management, and three ground plans. c. 1932.

BOX 21, FOLDER 9: One program. Week of 04/25/1932: sketch of author. Includes two identical advertising inserts with excerpts of reviews for the play and Reunion in Vienna. One insert incomplete.

BOX 24: Three ground plans (blueprints on paper, 22 x 28 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Act I; Act II; Act III. c. 1932.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. You Never Can Tell. 03/16/1948-04/17/1948

BOX 17: One typescript. c. 1942.

BOX 17: Documents pertaining to costumes. c. 1948

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Delaware production. c. 1948.

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. The Rivals. 01/14/1942-02/28/1942

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cast list, prop list, costume inventory, and lighting inventory equipment list. c. 1942.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 01/14/1942: short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for the play.

Sherwood, Robert E. [Robert Emmet], 1896-1955. Idiot's Delight. 03/24/1936-12/1936

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: Two programs. Week of 12/21/1936: excerpts from reviews; short biographies of cast members, photo of author. Week of 01/25/1937: excerpts from reviews; short biographies of cast members, photo of author. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which is an edition of the Guild's "News-week" magazine featuring a publicity article and two photos.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for Martin Beck Theatre production. c. 1931-1932.

Sherwood, Robert E. [Robert Emmet], 1896-1955. Reunion in Vienna. 11/16/1931-07/1932

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, cast list, prop list, lighting inventory equipment list, lighting equipment hang list, and music cue list. c. 1931.

BOX 21, FOLDER 9: Two programs. Week of 12/14/1931: Martin Beck Theatre program. Week of 06/27/1932: Guild Theatre program with photo of author.

[SEE also Shaw, Bernard (Too True To Be Good)]
[SEE also Reviews]

Sherwood, Robert E. [Robert Emmet], 1896-1955. There Shall Be No Night. 04/29/1940-08/09/1940, 09/09/1940-11/02/1940 (Note: Second production was not a Theatre Guild production.)

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: Two programs. Weeks of 04/29/1940 and 05/06/1940: short biographies of cast members. 2 versions.

Sifton, Claire, 1896/8-1980; Sifton, Paul, 1898-1972. Midnight. 12/29/1930-02/1931

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, music, stage management, and one ground plan. c. 1930.

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: Two programs. Week of 01/12/1931: Guild Theatre program with biography and photo of authors. Week of 01/26/1931: Avon Theatre program with short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for the play at the Court Square Theatre in Springfield for December 25-27, 1930.

Sil-Vara, 1876-1938. Caprice. 12/31/1928-06/1929

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes program, advertisement, revisions, and one ground plan. c. 1928.

BOX 20, FOLDER 6: One program. Week of 01/07/1929: short biography and photo of author. Includes three advertising inserts for the play.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Unfolded leaflet. c. 1928-1929.

Simonov, Konstantin Mikhailovich, 1915-1979, (adapted by Clifford Odets). The Russian People. 12/29/1942-01/31/1943

BOX 17: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, lighting equipment inventory, music cue list, costume inventory, sound cue list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, costume, sound, and stage management. c. 1942.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: One program. Week of 01/24/1943: article titled "A Play About the Soviet People"; short biographies of cast members; photo of author. Includes two advertising inserts for the play, one of which is an order form for tickets for a two-week engagement at the National Theatre in Washington beginning December 14, 1942.

Smith, Dodie, 1896-1990. Call It a Day. 01/28/1936-07/1936

BOX 21, FOLDER 13: One program. Week of 03/09/1936: short biographies of cast members; photo of Gladys Cooper and Philip Merivale. Includes three advertising inserts for the play, one of which is for the National Theatre in Washington beginning January 20, 1936.

BOX 24: Sixteen ground plans (positive blueprints on paper, 19x 32 cm, scale 1/4" = 1'0"). Two copies of Act I Scene 1 and Act III Scene 3 ("Bedroom"); Two copies of Act I Scene 2 ("Kitchen"); Two copies of Act I Scene 3 ("Dining Room"); Two copies of Act II Scene 1 ("Studio"); Two copies of Act II Scene 2 ("Flat"); Two copies of Act II Scene 3 ("Office"); Two copies of Act III Scene 1 ("Garden"); Two copies of Act III Scene 2 ("Bedroom"). c. 1936.

Toller, Ernst, 1893-1939. Man and the Masses. 04/14/1924-06/1924

BOX 18: One typescript. Includes program, cues typed in margins, handwritten notes in margins, revisions, lighting equipment hang list, and six ground plans. c. 1924.

Treadwell, Sophie, 1885-1970. Hope for a Harvest. 11/26/1941-12/27/1941

BOX 18: One typescript. 1941.

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 11/26/1941: short biographies of cast members. Includes advertising insert for two-week engagement at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia beginning November 10, 1941.

Tretyakov, Sergei Mikhailovich, 1892-1939. Roar China. 10/27/1930-12/1930

BOX 20, FOLDER 8: One program. Week of 10/27/1930: short biographies of cast members; biography and photo of author. Includes advertising insert for the play.

BOX 24: One ground plan (blueprint on paper, 21 x 27.5 cm, scale 1/8" = 1'0"). c. 1930.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevitch, 1818-1883. A Month in the Country. 03/17/1930-05/1930

BOX 18: One typescript. Includes program, advertisement, cues typed in margins, revisions, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment inventory list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1930.

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. Week of 03/24/1930: biography and sketch of author.

Turney, Robert. Daughters of Atreus. Produced by Delos Chappell, 10/14/1936-c. 10/1936

BOX 18: One typescript. c. 1936.

Ustinov, Peter, 1921-2004. The Love of Four Colonels. 01/15/1953-05/16/1953

BOX 18: One typescript. Includes cast list, cues typed in margins, and handwritten notes in margins. c. 1953.

BOX 22, FOLDER 21: Two programs. Week of 01/19/1953: short biographies of cast members. Souvenir edition, c. 1953: short article titled "No Sinecure" by Rex Harrison; article by Peter Ustinov; article by Lawrence Langner; article by Theresa Helburn; production photos; biography of Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer; biographies of author, producers Richard Aldrich and Richard Myer, set designer Rolf Gérard; short biographies and photos of supporting cast members; article about the Theatre Guild; excerpts from reviews.

Vajda, Ernst, 1887-1954. Fata Morgana. 03/03/1924-09/1924

BOX 18: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, cast list, costume inventory, prop list, and lighting equipment hang list. c. 1924.

BOX 23: Two advertisements. Leaflet advertising Garrick Theatre production. c. 1924, 2 copies.

Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726; Bridgewater, Leslie, 1894-1974 (music). The Relapse. 11/22/1950-12/16/1950

BOX 18: One typescript. Includes handwritten cast list. c. 1950.

BOX 22, FOLDER 20: One program. Week of 12/11/1950: short biographies of cast members.

Van Druten, John, 1907-1957. The Druid Circle. Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr., 10/22/1947-12/20/1947

BOX 18: One typescript. c. 1947.

Van Druten, John, 1901-1957. Make Way for Lucia. 12/22/1948-01/15/49

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Delaware production. c. 1948.

Varesi, Gilda; Bryne, Dolly. Enter Madame. Produced by Brock Pemberton, 08/16/1920-c. 04/1922

BOX 20, FOLDER 7: One program. 06/30/1930.

Webster, John. The White Devil. (Adapted by John Gassner and Max Cosman)

BOX 19: One typescript. 1943.

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (after Shakespeare). Five Kings. 02/27/39-?

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising Boston production. c. 1939.

Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Goat Song. 01/25/1926-03/1926

BOX 19: One typescript. Includes program, cues typed in margins, prop list, and five ground plans. c. 1926.

BOX 20, FOLDER 3: One program. Week of 01/25/1926: short article about the play; three articles titled "Werfel and Goat Song," "The Author of Goat Song," "Werfel's Message to America"; photo of author. Includes two inserts: one photo insert with short biography of author; one advertising insert for the play.

Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Jacobowsky and the Colonel. 03/14/1944-03/10/1945

BOX 19: One typescript. Includes cast list and note in an unknown hand. c. 1944.

BOX 22, FOLDER 19: Three programs. Weeks of 10/29/1944 and 01/07/1945: short biographies of cast members. Souvenir edition, 1944: biographies of Louis Calhern and Harold Vermilyea, Franz Werfel, S.N. Behrman, Elia Kazan, and Stewart Chaney and Paul Bowles; production photos; article about the play; article about the Theatre Guild; excerpts from reviews, photos of Theresa Helburn and Lawrence Langner.

Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Juarez & Maximilian. 10/11/1926-11/1926

BOX 19: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, prop list, lighting inventory equipment list, lighting equipment hang list, and eleven ground plans. c. 1926.

BOX 20, FOLDER 4: One program. Weeks of 10/11/1926: timeline of author's life; chronology of historical events relevant to the play; article titled "Historical Note on Maximilian and the Church Party"; portrait of Emperor Maximilian.

[SEE also Reviews]

Wexley, John, 1907-1985. They Shall Not Die. 02/21/1934-04/1934

BOX 21, FOLDER 11: One program. Week of 02/21/1934: short biographies of cast members; short biography and photo of author. Includes advertising insert for the play at the National Theatre in Washington beginning February 19, 1934.

[SEE also Advertisements For Multiple Productions]

Williams, Emlyn, 1905-1987. Someone Waiting. Produced by Eddie Rich, 02/14/1956-02/25/1956

BOX 19: One typescript. 1953.

Williams, Emlyn, 1905-1987. Yesterday's Magic. 04/14/1942-05/30/1942

BOX 22, FOLDER 17: One program. Week of 04/27/1942: short biographies of cast members.

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Battle of Angels. 12/30/1940-?

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet advertising National Theatre production. c. 1941.

Woolcott, Alexander, 1887-1943. Aucassin and Nicolete. c. 1920s

BOX 23: One advertisement. Leaflet for special Christmas performance, Garrick Theatre production. c. 1920s.

Zuckmayer, Carl, 1896-1977; Kortner, Fritz. Somewhere in France. 04/28/1941-?

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer for National Theatre production. c. 1941, 2 copies.

Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942. Jeremiah. 02/03/1939-03/1939

BOX 19: One typescript. Includes cues typed in margins, cast list, prop list, lighting equipment hang list, and pages pertaining to technical directions for lighting, prop placement, and stage management. c. 1939.

BOX 22, FOLDER 16: One program. Week of 02/06/1939: excerpt from preface to new edition of Jeremiah; short biographies of cast members; photo of author.

Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942. Volpone. 04/09/1928-?

[SEE Jonson, Ben]

 

Miscellaneous Items Not Related to Specific Productions:

Advertisements For Multiple Productions

BOX 23: Fourteen advertisements.

  • Flyer for two productions (Roar China and Elizabeth the Queen). c. 1930. Leaflet advertising four productions (
  • Millions, The Doctor's Dilemma, Porgy, and Strange Interlude). c. 1928, 2 copies.
  • Leaflet advertising Christmas tickets for Philadelphia Story and Time of Your Life. c. 1939.
  • Leaflet advertising three productions (The Brothers Karamazov, Pygmalion, and Ned McCobb's Daughter). c. 1927.
  • Leaflet advertising three productions (The Silver Cord, The Second Man, and Ned McCobb's Daughter). c. 1927.
  • Leaflet advertising four productions (Pygmalion, The Second Man, The Guardman, The Doctor's Dilemma). c. 1927.
  • Leaflet advertising four productions (The Silver Cord, The Brothers Karamazov, Pygmalion, and Ned McCobb's Daughter). c. 1927.
  • Leaflet advertising four productions (The Doctor's Dilemma, The Second Man, Ned McCobb's Daughter, and John Ferguson). c. 1930, 2 versions.
  • Leaflet advertising five productions (Arms and the Man, The Silver Cord, The Guardsman,
  • Passes By, and The Second Man). c. 1927.
  • Page torn from program advertising The Brothers Karamazov, Pygmalion, Ned McCobb's Daughter, and The Silver Cord. c. 1926.
  • Pamphlet advertising four productions (Mary of Scotland, They Shall Not Die, Ah, Wilderness!, and Jigsaw). c. 1933-1934.
  • Postcard for The Taming of the Shrew and Porgy and Bess, with instructions reading: "Address this card to your friend, give it to an usher. We will stamp and mail it for you." c. 1935-1936.

BOX 23: One advertisement. Flyer advertising Theatre Guild subscriptions. c. 1920s-1930s.

Art

BOX 26: Clip art variations of Theatre Guild logo. c. 1920s.

BOX 26: Caricature of the Theatre Guild's board members by Miguel Covarrubias. Left to right: Philip Moeller, Helen Westley, Lee Simonson, Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, and Maurice Wertheim. Photocopy. c. 1920s-1930s.

MAP CASE: Poster for the "Theatre Guild County Fair." 03/28/1926.

BOX 26: Postcard package for "Drawings of the Theatre, 1927." Includes postcards advertising Ned McCobb's Daughter, The Brothers Karamazov, Pygmalion, and The Silver Cord. Enclosed in folded paper with artist names on outside: Arno, Birnbaum, Covarrubias, Ilonka Karasz, Gil Spear, Samuel Rodgers. On inside: article by Walter Prichard Eaton on the Theatre Guild repertory; sketches of Jacques Copeau, Bernard Shaw, and Sidney Howard. Two copies still have unbroken seal. 1927, 3 copies.

BOX 26: Poster art by Anton Bruehl of "Frankie and Johnny" in Sing Out, Sweet Land. c. 1944.

Clippings

BOX 26: Clippings of photos from 1926-1927 for the plays Ned McCobb's Daughter, Pygmalion, and The Second Man. Featuring Margalo Gillmore, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Henry Travers, Dudley Digges, Clare Eames, Earle Larimore, Philip Leigh, Charles Courtneidge, Phyllis Connard, Winifred Hanley, J.W. Austin, Helen Westley, and Reginald Mason. c. 1926-1927.

BOX 26: Clipping from programs for the plays Pygmalion, The Second Man, The Silver Cord, and Ned McCobb's Daughter. Most include cast lists and scene descriptions. c. 1926-1927.

Correspondence

BOX 26: Letter from Theresa Helburn to Mariam Coffin Canaday replying to Canaday's complaint about the sound system for Venus Observed. 05/26/1952.

Legal

BOX 26: Pamphlet, United States District Court, Southern District of New York: "In Proceedings for the Reorganization of a Corporation under Section 77B of the Bankruptcy Act, No. 66723, In the Matter of WEST 52ND THEATRE CO., INC., Debtor, Plan of Reorganization." By Riegelman, Hess & Hirsch, Attorneys for Debtor. The Theatre Guild has been the lessee of this theater, otherwise known as the Guild Theatre, since 1925, and a portion of this document stipulates the Theatre Guild's financial commitments to the West 52nd Theatre Company. 11/19/1936.

BOX 26: Two letters.

  • Letter from Philip Moeller (President of Theatre Guild, Inc.) to William M. Chadbourne, Chairman, Mr. Allen Wardwell, and Mr. Charles E. Potts [Bondholders' Committee of the Six Per Cent. Real Estate Cumulative Income Bonds of West 52nd Theatre Co. Inc. (formerly Guild Theatre Co., Inc.)], Letter discusses financial losses, expiration of Guild Theatre's lease April 12, 1940, proposed new one-year lease, and possible discontinuation of theater operation after renewal of one-year lease contingent on profit. 04/12/1940.
  • Letter from William M. Chadbourne, Allen Wardwell, and Charles E. Potts [Bondholders' Committee of the Six Per Cent. Real Estate Cumulative Income Bonds of West 52nd Theatre Co. Inc. (formerly Guild Theatre Co., Inc.)] to the "Holders of the Six Per Cent. Real Estate Cumulative Income Bonds of West 52nd Theatre Co. Inc. (formerly Guild Theatre Co., Inc.)." Letter explains conditions for Guild Theatre's renewal of one-year lease. 05/25/1940.

BOX 26: Pamphlet, United States District Court, Southern District of New York: "In the Matter of West 52nd Theatre Co., Inc., Debtor. In Proceedings for the Reorganization of a Corporation under Section 77B of the Bankruptcy Act." By Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Handelman & Ives, Attorneys for Petitioner. This document details the financial arrangements between the Theatre Guild and the owners of the Guild Theatre after the termination of their lease. 06/20/1945.

BOX 26: Issue of Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 79th Congress, Second Session, including "Extension of Remarks of Hon. Emanuel Celler of New York in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, June 12, 1946," about the history, staff, and accomplishments of the Theatre Guild. 06/12/1946.

Music

BOX 25: Mihály, Eisemann. "I'll Make You Love Me" ("Lesz maga juszt is az enyém!"). New York: Edward B. Marks Music Co., 1932. Sheet music from the Theatre Guild's production of Robert Sherwood's Reunion in Vienna. Photograph of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne on front cover.

BOX 25: Moeller, Philip. "Ilsa." New York: Harms Inc., 1929. Sheet music from the Theatre Guild's production of Sil-Vara's Caprice. Photograph of Lynn Fontanne on front cover.

BOX 25: Puccini, Giacomo. "Madam Butterfly." New York: G. Ricordi & Co., n. d. Vocal score including excerpts marked in red with cuts, cues, and notes. Additional music for the "Critic Motif" inserted into score. n. d.

Pamphlets

BOX 26: Booklet titled "The Story of The Theatre Guild, 1919-1947." Includes photos and biographies of the six original board members and associated artists: Eugene O'Neill, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, George Gershwin, Bernard Shaw, Philip Barry, S.N. Behrman, Rouben Mamoulian, Robert Edmond Jones, JO Mielziner, Stewart Chaney, and Donald Oenslager. Also includes information about the company's history and staff, photos from plays, a list of Pulitzer Prize winning plays, and a complete list of plays produced over twenty-nine seasons. An additional loose supplemental page documents seasons thirty to thirty-five. Insert subscription blank for the 1953-1954 season. c. 1953.

BOX 26: Pamphlet titled "About the Plays & Players: We invite you to see Next Season, 1930-1931." Includes descriptions of fifteen plays under consideration for the season; photos of Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Glenn Anders, Dudley Digges, Elizabeth Ridson, Morris Carnovsky, Tom Powers, Alla Nazimova, Alexander Kirkland, Ernest Cossart, Earle Larimore, Helen Westley, Claude Rains, Henry Travers, Gale Sondergaard, Franchot Tone, and Richard Barbee; membership prices and subscription blank. 1930.

BOX 26: Pamphlet titled "Announcing The Theatre Guild's London Season, 1929." Includes descriptions and excerpts of reviews for Caprice, Strange Interlude, Volpone, Arms and the Man, The Guardsman, and Porgy; articles titled "The Story of the Theatre Guild" and "How the Theatre Guild is Organized"; list of plays produced 1919-1929. 1929, 2 copies.

BOX 26: Pamphlet titled "Historically Speaking--," concurrent with fundraising efforts for the Guild Theatre building. Features an article titled "Art and Business: A Record of the Theatre Guild, Inc." by Theresa Helburn and photos from plays produced in the first five seasons. Subscription blank. c. 1923, 2 copies.

BOX 26: Pamphlet titled "A List of Theatre Guild Plays available for production by Stock, and Repertory Companies, Little Theatres, and Amateurs." Includes list of thirty-six Theatre Guild plays with numbers of scenes and characters for each. Also includes royalty prices. 1925-1926.

Programs

BOX 26: Program mock-up (prototype) for He Who Gets Slapped. Includes prices ($5, $9, $10, $17, $50, $90) for advertising space. 1922-1923.

BOX 26: Program for the laying of the cornerstone of the Guild Theatre by Governor Alfred E. Smith. Includes list of guests of honor and members of honorary reception committee. Architect's drawing of building façade on cover. 12/02/1924.

BOX 26: Program for the "Theatre Guild County Fair," celebrating the company's seventh birthday. Activities included: booths, floor acts, evening program, buffet menu, and music. 03/28/1926.

Reviews

BOX 26: Reviews on the play The House of Connelly from The New York Times, New York Journal, New York American, New York Journal, New York Evening Post, Herald New York Tribune, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and New York Evening Graphic. c. 1931.

BOX 26: Review on the play Juarez and Maximilian from The New York Sun. 10/1926.

BOX 26: Reviews of William McNally's Prelude to Exile with reviews from The New York Sun and New York World-Telegram, which includes photos of Richard Wagner, Eve Le Gallienne, Wildrid Lawson, and Douglas Gilbert. Reprinted on advertising flyer. c. 1936-1937.

BOX 26: Reviews on the play Reunion in Vienna from The New York Times, New York American, New York Evening Post, The New York Sun, Evening Journal, New York Telegraph, Daily Mirror, and New York Evening Graphic. c. 11/1931.

Scrapbooks

BOX 25: Scrapbook for Madame Bovary including publicity, reviews, clippings, and programs. Includes table of contents and index. 1937.

Serials

BOX 26: Issue of The Drama including an advertisement for the first Theatre Guild tour of Arms and the Man, The Guardsman, The Silver Cord, and Mr. Pim Passes By. Also includes two photos from Porgy. 12/1927.

BOX 26: Issue of Italian Theatre Review including the play The Sea Horse by Sergio Pugliese. Spring 1954.

BOX 26: Copies of Theatre Guild Bulletin from 1935-1940.

  • Issue, c. 1935: article about Porgy and Bess; biography of Ina Claire; photos of Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt, Reverend Dr. John Haynes Holmes, George Gershwin, Rouben Mamoulian, Ina Claire, and Philip Moeller.
  • Issue, 1936-1937: articles about Prelude to Exile, But For The Grace of God, Jane Eyre, Ruth Draper, Ina Claire, the Lunts on tour, and recent literary prizes awarded to Guild playwrights; photos of Lucile Watson, Wilfrid Lawson, Eva Le Gallienne, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Henry Hull, Ina Claire, Eugene O'Neill, Robert E. Sherwood; sketch of Ruth Draper. 2 copies.
  • Issue, 12/1937: article about current productions; quotations from critics about Madame Bovary; excerpts from subscribers' letters; company response to recent picketing by The Theatrical Managers, Agents and Treasurers Union (TMAT); photo of Miriam Hopkins.
  • Issue, 02/1939: articles about Jeremiah, The Philadelphia Story, The Five Kings, touring productions, the Lunts, the Habima Theatre, and the Theatre Guild book club; photos of Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Katharine Hepburn, Burgess Meredith, Orson Wells, and Stefan Zweig.
  • Issue, c. 1940: editorial about the American theater in wartime; articles about The Philadelphia Story, Love's Old Sweet Song, new playwrights, the Lunts, Eugene O'Neill, William Saroyan, and Philip Barry; quotations from critics about The Fifth Column; excerpts from subscribers' letters; photos of Katherine Locke, Franchot Tone, Lenore Ulric, Ernest Hemingway, Katharine Hepburn, Julie Haydon, Eddie Dowling, Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Lawrence Langner, Theresa Helburn, William Saroyan, Walter Huston, and Philip Barry.

Signs

BOX 26: Sign--"The Theatre Guild Theatre." n. d.

BOX 26: Sign-- "We have no tickets for Oklahoma!" c. 1940s.

 

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