Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Laurence Housman Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List: Manuscripts: Plays, P-Z

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Collection Number: M58

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9 1

Pains and Penalties

1 item (92 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, with substantial emendations and deletions in the author's hand. Published in 1911

9 2-3

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Municipal Play in Three Acts

4 items (194 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand. Accompanied by a carbon typescript, together with a scenario for the play in typescript and carbon form, both corrected, one in Housman's hand, the other possibly in Granville-Barker's

9 4

Pierrot On Toast: A Play Without Words

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

9 5

Possession: A Peep-Show in Paradise

2 items (107 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, together with a carbon typescript, slightly different, both corrected in Housman's hand

9 6

Prix de Rome

3 items (together 62 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Drafts and notes on the play which seem to be in an unfinished state, with corrections in Housman's hand

9 7

The Prize Pigeon: A Play in One Act and Three Characters

2 items (together 38 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, together with a carbon typescript, both heavily corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Ways and means, 1928

9 8

The Prize Winner

4 items (together 68 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. Play. Manuscript is titled "The Utility Man". Together with typescript corrected in Housman's hand along with 2 carbon typescripts

9 9-12

Prunella

12 items (together 257 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Carbon typescript. Collection comprises only Act III which exists in 2 carbon typescripts, both corrected by Housman, a new version of Act III which was never published (in both typescript and 2 carbon forms), an earlier draft of Act III in typescript form, corrected by Housman, a printed version of Prunella used by Housman in readings, a German translation of Prunella in typescript form as well as "Mouth's" script. Published in 1906

9 13

Putright : A Play of Four Characters

2 items (together 28 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. An incomplete typescript and carbon, the former corrected in Housman's hand

9 14

Ramoth Gilead

3 items (together 28 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. Play, comprises a ms. fragment of 10 p., together with a typescript and carbon, both corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Palestine plays, 1942

9 15

Rock-bottom

1 item (17 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, substantially corrected by Housman; 9 p. re-written in his own hand

9 16

A Saint in the Making

1 item (16 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand

9 17-20

Samuel the Kingmaker

4 items (together 230 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play. Group includes a carbon typescript, corrected in Housman's hand, together with a small number of fragments and drafts in manuscript, typescript, and carbon form. Published in 1944

9 21

Second and Best

2 items (together 18 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play. This and earlier 5-page incomplete typescript have been corrected in Housman's hand

9 22

A Settled Account

2 items; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, with several minor corrections in Housman's hand; AMsS Draft with corrections by LH.

9 23

The She-Ass and the Tied Colt : A One-Act Play

2 items (together 18 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, accompanied by an incomplete carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Ye fearful saints, 1932

9 24

A Shining Light

1 item (9 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, with minor corrections in Housman's hand

9 25

The Snowman

2 items (together 40 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, together with a carbon typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand. Published in 1916

9 26

Stars and Strikes

2 items (together 43 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with another typescript, 1938

9 27

The State Prisoner

2 items (together 86 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescripts. Play, Act I and scenario for Act II, both typescripts lightly corrected in Housman's hand

9 28

The Torch of Time: A Study in Revolution

2 items (together 42 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with an uncorrected typescript copy. Published in False premises, 1922

9 29

Twenty Questions

2 items (together 32 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. Play, together with a 12 p. typescript, both corrected in Housman's hand

9 29a

The Utility Man

2 items (together 16 p.); varying sizes
Typescript. Play, corrected in Housman's hand, together with fragment AMsS (page 1 and page 15)

9 30

The Vicar of Wakefield: A Romantic Light Opera in Three Acts

1 item (71 p.) ; 25 x 20 cm
Typescript signed. Corrected in Housman's hand. Produced c. 1906

9 31

The Village Conjurer: A One-Act Comedy

3 items (together 42 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript signed. Play, together with another typescript and carbon, all corrected in Housman's hand

9 32

A Visible Disappearance

1 item (20 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm
Typescript signed. Play, corrected in Housman's hand

9 33

The Waiting Room: A One-Act Play

3 items (together 39 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript. With 2 other typescripts, all corrected in Housman's hand. Published in Ye fearful saints, 1932

9 34

Water on the Brain

1 item (16 p.) ; varying sizes
AMs. Play. Manuscript draft

9 36-38

The Wicked Uncles: Or Victorious Virtue

6 items (together 247 p.) ; varying sizes
Typescript signed. Play, corrected in Housman's hand together with 4 other carbon typescript copies, all corrected in Housman's hand. Contains manuscript and typescript fragments. Published in Palace plays, 1930

9 35

The Window: A Four Act Play

1 item (128 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm
Typescript signed. Corrected in Housman's hand

9 39-42

Notes for Plays

Miscellaneous AMs and TS notes and fragments for various plays, not catalogued above.

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Last Update May 25, 2007. Special Collections