Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Laurence Housman Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List: Manuscripts: Plays, A-O

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Collection Number: M58

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Box Folder Content
8 1

Abraham and Isaac : (an old story told differently)

3 items (together 49 p.) ; varying sizes
MS fragment (11 p.) and 2 TS corrected by Housman. Published in Palestine plays, 1942

8 2

Apollo in Hades

1 item (29 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm
TS. Play, corrected in the author's hand. Published in The Wheel, 1919

8 3

The Balms of the Righteous

1 item (13 p.) ; 25 x 19 cm
AMs. Play, corrected by Housman

8 4

Bird in Hand

9 items (together 134 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescripts. Play, corrected by Housman; 3 carbon typescripts (2 corrected), as well as 5 typescript parts of performers, some annotated by the actors. Published in 1916

8 5

Breakage

1 item (10 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
TS. Play, corrected in the author's hand

8 6

The Burden of Nineveh

3 items (together 57 p.); 26 x 21 cm
Typescripts. Folder contains 1 typescript and 2 carbon typescripts. Play published in Palestine plays, 1942

8 7

The Change-Ringers

1 item (35 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript signed. Play, corrected in the author's hand

8 8-9

The Chinese Lantern

2 items (160 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Typescripts. Play, heavily corrected in the author's hand with carbon and typescript also corrected by Housman. Published in 1908 by Sidgwick and Jackson

8 10

The Christmas Tree

2 items (together 19 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript. Play, corrected by Housman with carbon typescript (fragment). Published in False premises, 1922

8 11

The Comforter : (a Political finale)

2 items (together 44 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, corrected by Housman. Together with carbon typescript. Published in Angels and ministers, 1922

8 12

Consider Your Verdict : a one-act play

1 item (14 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm Summary
Typescript. One-act play, published in Ye fearful saints, 1932

8 13

The Cutty Stool

3 items (together 42 p.) ; varying sizes
1 Typescript Play signed corrected by Housman. 2 TS published pamphlet versions with corrections in unidentified hand. Published in Cornered poets, 1929

8 14

The Death of Alcestis

1 item (23 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript. Play, corrected by Housman. Original bears title The visitant. Published in The wheel, 1919

8 15

The Death of Socrates : a dramatic scene, founded upon two of Plato's Dialogues, the Crito, and the Phaedo: adapted for the stage

1 item (47 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Published in 1925 by Sidgwick and Jackson

8 16

Diminuendo: a duologue, spoken to music

2 items (together 6 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. With a carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand

8 17

The Doom of Admetus: Part III of The Wheel

1 page MS of emendations

8 18

The Dreamers : An Imaginary Encounter

4 items (42 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
Play based on an imaginary encounter between Lenin and Mussolini. Several typescripts, drafts, and notes, including an 8 p. manuscript, all corrected in Housman's hand. Typescripts are incomplete.

8 20

Ends of Earth: Dialogue, Sir T. Brown and Traherne

2 items (together 12 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play

8 21

The Family Honour : a comedy of four acts and an epilogue

1 item (113 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
AMs. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Epilogue is missing. Published in 1950

8 22

A Fool and His Money

1 item (15 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript signed. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Published in False premises, 1922

8 19

The French Play

2 items (together 39 p.) ; varying sizes
AMsS. Two drafts of a play found together and labeled "Eighteenth Century French Play" by Housman. One bears the title "The French Play" and the other "Tell-Tale Time."

8 22a

A Good Shot: A One Act Comedy

AMsS, dated 1936 Sept.

8 23

The Hand of God

5 items (together 32 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. Play, in ms. form, together with 2 typescripts, 1 carbon typescript and published pamphlet. Manuscript and typescript have corrections in Housman's hand. Pamphlet is labeled in Housman's hand.

8 24

The Hill of Gold : A Play in Four Acts

1 item (57 p.) ; 33 x 18 cm
AMsS. Corrected in Housman's hand

8 25

The House-Fairy

1 item (14 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Carbon typescript. Play, heavily corrected in Housman's hand. Published in False premises, 1922

8 26-30

Jacob's Ladder

7 items (together 459 p.) ; varying sizes Summary
Typescript. The play exists in the form of 3 typescripts and 3 carbon typescripts of varying lengths together with 6 p. of manuscripts. Much of this is corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Palestine plays, 1942

8 30a

Judge Lynch

Published pamphlet, copyright 1935 with corrections in an unidentified hand.

8 31

King and Country

6 items (together 57 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with 5 carbon typescript copies of varying page lengths

8 32

The King-Maker

2 items (together 34 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with a carbon typescript, also corrected. Published in Dethronements, 1922

8 33-38

The Liberator : A Play in Four Acts founded upon the life of Simon Bolivar

8 items (together 266 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Items consist of typescript, typescripts of scenario and epilogue, carbon typescript, most corrected in Housman's hand, together with both typescript and manuscript fragments

8 39

A Likely Story

1 item (16 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. First published in 1916

8 40

The Limit : The Lizard's Play

1 item (13 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Typescript. Corrected in Housman's hand

8 41

Lord of the Harvest: A Morality Play

5 items (together 42 p.) ; varying sizes Summary
Typescript. Corrected in Housman's hand. Together with 2 carbon typescript copies corrected by Housman and typescript and carbon of the "Crowd's" lines. Published in 1916

8 42

Lot 13

1 item (19 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm Summary
Carbon typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand

8 43

Lysistrata

2 items (together 44 p.) ; varying sizes
Carbon typescript. Being scene II of the play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with a 10 p. typescript fragment. Published in 1911

8 44

The Man of Business : An Imaginary Conversation of Real Characters

2 items (together 58 p.) ; varying sizes Summary
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with a carbon typescript, also corrected. Published in Dethronements, 1922

8 45

A Man of Words

2 items (together 20 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, together with a carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand

8 46

Milestones

2 items (together 72 p.) ; 20 x 13 cm
Typescript. Play, accompanied by a carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand

8 47

A Mint O' Money: A One Act Play in Three Characters

2 items (together 24 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typecript. Play, accompanied by a carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Ways and means, 1928

8 48

Moonshine : A One-Act Play

1 item (20 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Published in False premises, 1922

8 49

Dialogues Between [Napolean and Alexander]

Copies of partial TS and reference material

8 50

Nazareth

5 items (together 42 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Together with 2 carbon typescripts, manuscript and typescript of The prologue. Published in 1916

8 51

[Old Friends]

MS-draft

8 52

Old Immortality : A Duologue Between Death and Immortality

3 items (together 20 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Together with another typescript and carbon copy

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