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1Title:  Yale play collection, 1776-2010 (inclusive)   
 Creator:   
 Notes:  The collection consist of plays written by Yale students. 
 Extent:  .25 linear ft. 
 Subjects:  Yale College (1718-1887) -- Students | Yale University -- Students | Plays (performed works)

 
Collection:  Yale University 
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2Title:  Padraic Colum plays, circa 1929-1963   
 Creator:  Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 
 Notes:  This collections consists of typescript manuscripts of three plays by Padraic Colum: Balloon (circa 1929), Moytura: a play for dancers (circa 1962), and Timbuktu (1957). 
 Extent:  1 (.2 
 Subjects:  Authors | Authors, Irish -- 20th century | Playwriting -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Plays (performed works) | Typescripts

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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3Title:  Brakespeare: a drama in four acts / approximately 1869-1899   
 Creator:  Jackson, M. I. | Lawrence, George A. (George Alfred), 1827-1876 | Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund 
 Notes:  A dramatic adaptation of the novel entitled Brakespeare, or the fortunes of a free lance, written by George A. Lawrence, and published in 1868. Possibly adapted by M. I. Jackson whose signature appears at the bottom of the last page of the play. The handwritten play is has paper covers fastened by a ribbon in the upper left corner with the title page bearing a decorated initial. The play is written in black ink with scene descriptions and actors' directions in purple ink. Some dialog in the drama has been taken directly from Lawrence's novel. 
 Extent:  1 
 Subjects:  Lawrence, George A. -- (George Alfred), -- 1827-1876 | Plays (performed works) | Manuscripts, English -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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4Title:  Three pieces   
 Creator:  Shange, Ntozake 
 Notes:  Advance review copy. 
 Extent:  xv, 142 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Drama | African Americans | Drama | Drama | Scripts (Documents) | Plays (Performed works) | Advance copies (Printing)

 
Collection:  Johns Hopkins University Library 
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5Title:  Simpatico: a play in three acts   
 Creator:  Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017 | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Vintage Books a division of Random House, Inc, New York, [1996]. 
 Notes:  "A Vintage Original"--Dust jacket. "First Vintage Books Edition, May 1996." "Originally published ... in paperback in the Royal Court Writers series by Methuen Drama, an imprint of Reed Books Ltd., London, in 1995." "'Simpatico' was first presented at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York on November 14, 1994 ..." 
 Extent:  [8], 135, [1] pages ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Horse racing -- Drama | Horse racing | Drama | Drama | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1996 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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6Title:  Recueil de farces et moralités   
 Creator:  La Vallière, Louis César de LaBaume LeBlanc de, 1708-1780 | Pont-de-Veyle, 1697-1774 | Méon, Dominique Martin, 1748-1829 | Dentu, J. G. (Jean-Gabriel), 1770-1840 | Soleinne, Martineau de, -1842 | Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund 
 Publication:  Paris], [before 1823] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Transcription of a 16th-century manuscript (formerly in the collection of the duc de La Vallière, no. 3304; now at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 24341) of 74 anonymous satirical or comic plays of the late 15th and early 16th century that were in the repertory of the Conards or Cornards de Rouen. The plays are in the forms of farces (mostly in octosyllabic couplets), soties or sotties (short satirical plays), and moralités (secular morality plays). Each play was copied into its own gathering, with the size and type of paper mostly consistent within gatherings but varying widely between gatherings. The transcriptions were probably done in preparation for a printed edition that was never published; they do not seem to be the source of the edition printed by Michel and Le Roux de Lincy between 1831 and 1837 (Musinsky). Occasional marginal notes record details about the source manuscript and propose corrected spellings or alternate words. A table of contents at the front of the volume lists the 74 plays but not the fragment of the prologue of a mystery play at the end of the volume (f. 607r). The plays are numbered to correspond to the table of contents but with two plays numbered as 19, which throws off the numbering of the successive plays; these have been corrected in pencil by a later hand. Title from spine. Foliation: Paper, 614; [i-v, 1-609], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Script: Written in cursive script by two hands, probably Dominique Martin Méon and J. G. Dentu (Paul Lacroix). Binding: Contemporary (first quarter 19th century) quarter morocco (Musinsky), spine blind- and gilt-tooled, gilt title Recueil de farces et moralités Mss. De La Vallière. Origin: Written in Paris before 1823 (date of sale of manuscript to Martineau de Soleinne). 
 Extent:  614 leaves : paper ; 170-190 x 100-120 mm bound to 200 x 135 mm. 
 Subjects:  French drama -- 15th century | French drama -- 16th century | Codices | Plays (performed works) | Satires (document genre) | Manuscripts, French -- 19th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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7Title:  Roberto Morgadanes collection of Mexican religious dramas, 1684-1942   
 Creator:  Morgadanes, Roberto. 
 Notes:  This collection consists of two series. The first one documents the formation of the collection of dramas and is composed of correspondence related to Roberto Morgadanes and his studies. The second one comprises religious dramas themselves and includes mostly handwritten Mexican plays of the late 19th century or early 20th century, often illustrated with religious pictures. However, two of the plays are older--17th- and 18th-century--and stem from Inquisition records, and one of them was written in Manila. 
 Extent:  1 (.4 
 Subjects:  Mexican drama | Religious drama, Mexican | Manuscripts, Mexican -- 19th century | Manuscripts, Mexican -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Correspondence | Plays (performed works)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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8Title:  FOB and other plays   
 Alt. Title:  Plays. Selections   
 Creator:  Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Kingston, Maxine Hong. | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | Hwang, David Henry, 1957- | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  New American Library a division of Penguin Books USA Inc, Published in Penguin Books Canada Limited, New York, N.Y, Markham, Ontario, [©1990]. 
 Notes:  "'FOB' was first produced by Nancy Takahashi for the Stanford Asian American Theatre Project. It was performed at Okada House on March 2, 1979 ... The play as then deveoped at the 1979 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford Connecticut ... FOB was produced in New York by Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, where it opened on June 8, 1980 ..." "'The Dance and the Railroad' was first produced by the Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theater, Woodie King, Jr., and Steven Tennen, producers. It opened on March 25, 1981 ... It was then produced by Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, where it opened at the Anspacher Theater on July 16, 1981 ..." "'Family Devotions' was produced by Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, where it opened in the Newman Theater on October 18, 1981 ..." "'The House of Sleeping Beauties' was produced by Joseph Papp with the 'The Sound of a Voice' under the omnibus title 'Sound and Beauty' at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, where it opened in LuEsther Hall on November 6, 1983 ..." "'The Sound of a Voice' was produced by Joseph Papp with 'The House of Sleeping Beauties' under the omnibus tittle 'Sound and Beauty' at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, where it opened on November 6, 1983 ..." "'Rich Relations' was produced by The Second Stage, Carole Rothman and Robyn Goodman, artistic directors, where it opened on April 21, 1986 ..." "'1000 Airplanes on the Roof' is a three-way collaboration between myself, Philip Glass, and Jerome Sirlin. The text printed here is a monologue designed to be read against a 90-minute Glass instrumental piece, performed by his ensemble ... The third element in our collaboration is the 'visual libreto' supplied by Jerome Sirlin - a series of constantly changing three-dimensional projections which provide the set for our character 'M' ..." 
 Extent:  [2], xv, [1], 302, [4] pages ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Chinese Americans -- Drama | American drama -- 20th century | American drama -- Chinese American authors | American drama | Chinese Americans | Librettos | Drama | Drama | Librettos | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1990 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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9Title:  Molly Sweeney   
 Creator:  Friel, Brian. | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Plume [an imprint of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc, New York, ©1994]. 
 Notes:  First published in Ireland by The Gallery Press, 1994. "Designed by Steven N. Statbakis." "'Molly Sweeney' was first produced at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, on Tuesday, August 9, 1994 ..." 
 Extent:  [22], 70, [4] pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. 
 Subjects:  Psychiatric hospital patients -- Drama | Married women -- Drama | Blind women -- Drama | Blind women | Married women | Psychiatric hospital patients | Drama | Drama | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1994 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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10Title:  Six degrees of separation: a play   
 Creator:  Guare, John. | Bart-Horvath, Stephanie. | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Random House, New York, ©1990. 
 Notes:  "Book design by Stephanie Bart-Horvath." "'Six Degrees of Separation' began performances on 19 May 1990 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater ... On 8 November 1990, the production moved to the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center ..." 
 Extent:  xiii, [1], 120, [8] pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. 
 Subjects:  Guare, John. -- Plays. -- Selections | American drama -- 20th century | American drama | Drama | Drama | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1990 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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11Title:  Three tall women: a play in two acts   
 Creator:  Albee, Edward, 1928-2016 | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Dutton published by the Penguin Group, New York, 1994.] 
 Notes:  "A Dutton book." "Set in New Baskerville." "Designed by Leonard Telesca." "'Three Tall Women' premiered at Vienna's English Theatre, Ltd. on June 14, 1991 ... The American premiere opened on July 30, 1992, at River Arts Repertory, Woodstock, New York ... The production of 'Three Tall Women; with the same cast opened at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City on January 27, 1994 ... The production subsequently moved off Broadway to the Promenade Theatre ..." 
 Extent:  [14], 110, [4] pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. 
 Subjects:  Older women -- Drama | Mothers and sons -- Drama | Mothers and sons | Older women | Drama | Drama | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1994 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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12Title:  Sight unseen   
 Creator:  Margulies, Donald. | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  The Fireside Theatre, Garden City, New York, [©1992]. 
 Notes:  "Originally produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club on January 7, 1992. Commissioned and originally produced by South Coast Repertory." "Photographs of the 1992 Manhattan Theatre Club production "Photographs of the 1992 Manhattan Theatre Club production 1992 by Gerry Goodstein." "Design by Maria Chiarino." 
 Extent:  [10], 118 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Artists -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama | Artists Social life and customs | Drama | Drama | Plays (Performed Works) | Scripts (Documents) | CHR 1992 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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13Title:  The Heidi chronicles and other plays   
 Creator:  Wasserstein, Wendy. | Bishop, André. | The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Vintage Books, New York, 1991. 
 Notes:  "First Vintage Books Edition June 1991." "Originally published in hardcover by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, in 1990." Foreword by André Bishop (p. ix-xi). "'Uncommon Women and Others' was presented by The Phoenix Theatre at the Marymount Manhattan Theatre, in New York City, on November 21, 1977." "'Isn't It Romantic' was presented by Playwrights Horizons, in New York City, December 15, 1983." "'The Heidi Chronicles' was first produced April 6, 1988, in workshop by The Seattle Repertory Theatre (in association with Playwrights Horizons). It was then presented by Playwrights Horizons in New York City, on December 12, 1988." Publisher's advertisements: [1] leaf at end. "Cover photograph by Peter Cunningham." 
 Extent:  xi, [3], 249, [9] pages ; 21 cm 
 Subjects:  American drama | Women -- Drama | American drama | Women | Drama | Drama | Scripts (Documents) | Plays (Performed works) | CHR 1991 | PRO Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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14Title:  George H. Boker papers, 1837-1919   
 Creator:  Boker, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1890 
 Notes:  The George H. Boker papers contains letters to and from Boker; a small portion of financial records, largely relating to the publishing of Boker's writings; and poems, plays and other writings by Boker. The first two portions of the collection include letters to and letters from Boker. In both cases, the letters are arranged in alphabetical order. The letters are generally personal and friendly in nature and most discuss Boker's writings; however, some letters are more politics-driven, in particular those by Simon Cameron, Michael M. Fottion, John Jay, the Society of the Army of the Republic, the United States Department of State, and the United States Legations for Russia and Turkey. Letters from Boker are also largely about his (and others') writings, but there is a notable letter to Edmund C. Stedman about the death of his friend Bayard Taylor. Financial records are almost entirely receipts and notes relating to the publishing of Boker's writings although there are a few relating to Boker's salary when he worked as a diplomat. Boker's writings in this collection consist of poems and plays and are arranged in chronological order. Many of the poems were written by George H. Boker in response to the United States Civil War. The poems were published either in newspapers or as broadsides and date from 1854 to 1868. While the majority of the poems in this collection are patriotic war poems, there are a few that do not relate to the war; including one referring to Queen Victoria reviewing the Baltic Fleet in 1854 and one written for the wedding day of Boker's friend Bayard Taylor (who married Maria Hansen in October 1857). In addition to his own war poems, the collection includes the poems of others who were inspired or enraged by Boker's "Tardy George," (probably referring to George McClellan despite Major General George Sykes earning the nickname "Tardy George"). One or two of the poems included (for example, "In the Wilderness," and "Hymn for the eighty-seventh anniversary of American independence") were published in Boker's Poems of the war, but the majority were not part of that work. Of note is "An old story," a selection of 87 sonnets compiled into a scrapbook by Angelina King Hicks, who may have been the inspiration for the poems. According to Sculley Bradley, "these sonnets are unmistakably personal in tone, and their reality and depth of feeling preclude the possibility of considering them either as poetic exercises or flights of fancy" (Sculley, page 259). Another volume of note, The Book of the dead, includes a series of poems Boker wrote to defend his father's reputation following his death and a lawsuit by the Girard Bank. This collection documents Boker's literary life more than his political and diplomatic life, although his politics are certainly reflected strongly in his writings. 
 Extent:  2 (.8 
 Subjects:  Love poetry | Patriotic poetry | Poets, American -- 19th century | War poetry | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Poems | Broadsides (notices) | Clippings (information artifacts) | Correspondence | Plays (performed works)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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15Title:  Robert L. Sherman collection of plays, ca. 1860-1920   
 Creator:  Sherman, Robert L. (Robert Lowery), 1867- 
 Notes:  This collection consists of 139 mimeograph versions of play scripts which were part of the inventory of the Chicago Manuscript Company which were available for rent from the Chicago Manuscript Company, before they were purchased by Sherman. It is possible that many may be pirated versions of plays. A few of the title pages state that the plays are copyrighted by Alex. Byers and are stamped as the property of The Chicago Manuscript Company.The collection is arranged alphabetically by title. 
 Extent:  8 (3 
 Subjects:  Chicago Manuscript Company | Performing arts | Theater | Theater -- United States -- 19th century | Theater -- United States -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Plays (performed works) | Typescripts

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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16Title:  Clyde Fitch typescripts and letters, circa 1890-1925   
 Creator:  Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 
 Notes:  Processing Information: Formerly Dewey 812.F553Bo, 812.F553F, 812.F553Gi, 812.F553Gl, 812.F553H, 812.F553Ha, 812.F553M, 812.F553Soc, 812.F553To, 812.F5531W, and f812.F553.2. This collection consists of ten unpublished typescript plays and four autograph letters written by Clyde Fitch. The material has been divided in two series. Series I includes the typescripts of ten plays written by Fitch. Although they were never published, all of the plays were produced between 1890 and 1908. This material is arranged in alphabetical order by title of the play. The typescripts themselves are undated, although they were probably created between the production date of the respective play and Fitch's death in 1909.The plays are all bound, with the exception of one copy of "The toast of the town" (first produced in 1905) which is unbound. The typescripts in the collection are in most cases unique copies, although different manuscript versions of the same plays are also available at other research centers such as the Amherst College Library and the New York Public Library. Because of this, the materials in this series offer researchers a privileged perspective on the genesis of a large portion of Fitch's output as a playwright. Series II consists of four autograph letters written by Fitch. The first three (respectively written in 1891, 1895, and 1897) are arranged in chronological order. A fourth undated letter was pasted onto a leaflet also including two portraits of Clyde Fitch excerpted from contemporary publications. 
 Extent:  2 (1 
 Subjects:  Authors | Authors, American -- 19th century | Authors, American -- 20th century | Male homosexuality | Performing arts | Playwriting | Theater -- United States | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Correspondence | Plays (performed works) | Typescripts

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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17Title:  Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson scrapbook on theatrical subjects, 1857, 1886-1902   
 Creator:  Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 | 1894 College Memorial Fund 
 Notes:  The Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson scrapbook on theatrical subjects was assembled by Jackson beginning in January 1887, as indicated on the first page of the volume. A stamp with Jackson's first initial and last name is also found at the beginning of the volume. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on theatrical topics, from 1886 to 1902. The majority of the clippings, covering the years from 1886 to 1891--with a final article from 1894--were pasted in chronological order on the pages of the scrapbook, which was in turn derived from original issues of the New York journal of romance, general literature and art, (previously Frank Leslie's New York journal), published between 1855 and 1857. Although the scrapbook contains a few articles from London papers (especially The Pall Mall gazette), most of the clippings were excerpted from newspapers published in New York City and Philadelphia, such as The New York times, New York world, New-York tribune, Harper's weekly, Philadelphia evening telegraph, Public ledger, and The Philadelphia Press. Because of that, the scrapbook tends to focus on the theatrical happenings of these two cities. However, the volume also includes interviews, short biographies, and articles on the history of American theater, which makes this scrapbook a useful resource to those interested in the history of theater in the United States at large. The scrapbook includes several reviews of shows which appeared in Philadelphia and New York City, along with a few clippings on London productions. Notable articles include those about the performances of actor Henry Irving in Philadelphia; a festival in honor of Lester Wallack at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City; and reviews of Edwin Booth's performances in Broadway shows. A few articles focus more specifically on theatrical life and events in Philadelphia, including the opening of new theaters such as the Empire Theatre and the Girard Avenue Theatre. Another clipping offers statistics on the number of attendees of Philadelphia shows in the early 1890s. The loose clippings, originally laid into the volume, offer additional reviews, such as those of comedian Joseph Jefferson at the Broad Street Theatre (Philadelphia), and of other productions in London, Paris, and New York City. Nonprofessional productions of classical or ancient plays are also featured. An article on the performance of ancient Greek plays at the Academy of Music of Philadelphia by University of Pennsylvania undergraduates is included in the scrapbook (box 1), while reviews of old English plays revived in New Haven, CT, by Yale university students, can be found in box 2. The list of interviewed artists and personalities include actors Clara Morris, Lotta Crabtree, Lydia Thompson, Henry Irving, Stuart Robson, Louise Beaudet, the minstrel Billy Birch, and the impresarios John McCaull and Edmund Stanton. In other articles, actors Wilson Barrett, William J. "Billy" Florence, Georgie Drew Barrymore, and Marie Halton tell about their own experience with the stage. The loose clippings include more interviews, such as one granted by actress Fanny Janauschek at the end of her career, as well as reminiscences of other theatrical figures, including comedian Digby Bell. In the volume, researchers will find biographical sketches on actors Louisa Eldridge, Edwin Booth, and Madame Ponisi (Elizabeth Ponisi Wallis), as well as Agnes Robertson Boucicault's memories of her husband, actor and playwright Dion Boucicault. Additional articles on Joseph Jefferson, Tony Pastor, Richard Mansfield, Charles Hale Hoyt, and other theatrical figures can be found in the folders accompanying the scrapbook (box 2). A number of clippings offer researchers a glimpse of gender and race relationships in the theatrical world at the end of the 19th century. The scrapbook contains articles on women theater managers and on women playwrights of American birth (including Martha Morton, Anne Dickinson, Kate Field, and others), while another article discusses the respectability of acting as a possible career for women. Other clippings in the volume focus on the career of several African-American actors (including Ira Aldridge, A. J. Arneaux, Henrietta Vinton Davis, and Alice Franklin) and the plans to open a new "theater for the colored people" in Philadelphia, at the initiative of black actor R. Henri Strange. The scrapbook also includes an article by journalist and folklorist Joel Chandler Harris on minstrel shows, and a piece on the history and aesthetics of Japanese theatre. Articles in box 2 include an article on Chinese actress Yut Gum, "the Chinese Bernhardt," as well as a review of a Japanese play performed at the Berkeley Lyceum Theatre in New York City, and an article on the popularity of Italian opera. The collection also includes a few articles on aspects relating to staging, makeup, costume design, and, more generally, to the history of American drama. The scrapbook includes articles on theatrical slang, stage mechanics, and electricity. Another article discusses the history of the stage costume for the character of Hamlet, with portraits of famous actors who impersonated him (among others, Richard Burrage, Thomas Betterton, David Garrick, Edmund Kean, John Philip Kemble, Junius Brutus Booth, Charles Kean, Edwin Forrest, William Charles Macready, Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett, Henry Irving, and Jean Mounet-Sully). Researchers will find another article on the art of makeup in box 2, along with an essay by Frédé́ric Febvre on the state of dramatic art. Finally, a series on "Forgotten Actors," originally published in The New York times between 1886 and 1887, and pasted in the scrapbook, includes articles on individuals, institutions, and events connected with the history of early American theater. Most of the pages of the original New York journal were used as a support for clippings from other sources. However, a few of them were left free in order to preserve some relevant materials on theater subjects published in the 1850s. Among such materials are a series on theatrical "costumes of all nations," and a few plays (including the comedy Love in humble life, by John Howard Payne, the interlude Mischief-Making, the farce The spoiled child, by Prince Hoare, and Shylock, or the merchant of Venice preserved, by Francis Talfourd). A handwritten note by Jackson listing the board of managers of the Edwin Forrest Home (Philadelphia), was pasted on the last page of the volume. 
 Extent:  2 (.5 
 Subjects:  Actors | Gender, racism, ethnicity | Performing arts | Theater | Theater -- United States -- 19th century | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs | Manuscripts, American -- 19th century | Clippings (information artifacts) | Interviews | Plays (performed works) | Reviews (documents) | Albums (Books)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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18Title:  The effusions, collection of volumes 1905-1914   
 Creator:  Ell Kube | Fernberger, Samuel Weiller, 1887-1956 | Fleisher, Horace T., (Horace Teller), 1887-1964 | Fleisher, Maurice T., (Maurice Tracy), 1885-1938 | Hyneman, Henry I. (Henry Isaac), 1886-1960 | Loeb, David J. (David Joel), 1886-1975 | Rothschild, LeRoy B., (LeRoy Berman), 1886-1935 | Shloss, Samuel M., 1887-1965 
 Notes:  A small collection of handmade, typescript, magazines entitled The effusions. The yearly volumes produced by Jewish literary club in Philadelphia namedThe Ell Kube. There are seven volumes bound together in green leather covers with a gilt stamped logo of the club on the cover bearing three L's and two birds. The volumes span the years from 1904 to 1914. Volumes II to VII have title pages and tables of contents. Initials of the authors and club members appear beside each of the items in the journal. The magazines are comprised of essays ranging a variety of subjects including conservation, historical figures, Jewish interests, Philadelphia housing, photography, psychology, and suffrage. Also included in each volume are ballads, plays, poems, and short stories. In addition to the writings each issue has at least one leaf with a mounted photograph. Photographs were taken by Samuel W. Fernberger. One image is of swans. The remainder of the photographs appear to be of club members. Volume I is lacking the title page and table of contents and the first few leaves are brittle and torn. Volume VII celebrates the Ell Kube's 10th anniversary. Laid in the volume are two photographs of LeRoy B. Rothschild; a card with the club's emblem along with the dates 1904-1929 is signed on the front by Rothschild and signatures of Loeb, Fleisher, Fernberger and seven other members on the back; and a torn endpaper appears to be signed by several members. 
 Extent:  1 
 Subjects:  Jewish men -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Societies and clubs -- 20th century | Clubs -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources | Literature -- Societies, etc. -- 20th century | History -- Societies, etc. -- 20th century | Codices | Essays | Plays (performed works) | Poetry | Short stories | Typescripts | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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19Title:  Arthur Henry papers, 1893-1936   
 Creator:  Henry, Arthur, 1867-1934 
 Notes:  This collection includes a small number of materials relating to Arthur Henry's life and family. The collection includes a marriage certificate documenting Henry's marriage to Maude R. Wood, his first wife and the mother of his daughter, Dorothy. The marriage took place in Ohio on May 22, 1893. The collection also includes an annotated typescript of the play The night before which Henry co-authored with his daughter, Dorothy. The title page of the typescript has Arthur's name crossed out indicating that this was probably Dorothy's copy. It is possible that this copy was used by Dorothy, after her father's death, to try to revive the play, which, according to Newlin, "was closed by the police after four performances as an offense to public sensibilities, and Henry and his cast were jailed overnight," (page 186). Researchers will also find playbills and a program for the play (performed at Irving M. Lesser's Great Neck Playhouse and Werba's Brooklyn Theater) and congratulatory telegrams to Arthur and Dorothy sent on the opening night of the play (August 29, 1928). Telegrams were sent by Clare Kumming (Arthur's third wife), Eddie Dowling, Caroline Lambert, and Katherine Stewart. There are two copies of "Roger Allen," Henry's semi-autobiographical novel which was unpublished at the time of his death. There is a draft typescript with significant editing and annotations and a cleaner typed copy with a floppy disk. The draft typescript probably dates from the early 1930s, but the cleaner typed copy may have been created by the Walkers prior to their gift of the collection in 2004. In this novel, Henry wrote about his relationship with Dreiser (Theodore Doscher in the novel). It appears that following Henry's death, Dorothy corresponded with Dreiser about publishing the novel. 
 Extent:  1 (.4 linear foot) 
 Subjects:  Henry, Arthur, -- 1867-1934 | Henry, Dorothy | Wood, Maude R | Authors | Authors, American -- 20th century | Playwriting -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Marriage licenses | Novels | Playbills | Plays (performed works) | Theater programs | Typescripts

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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20Title:  Adelaide B. Snyder director's copy of The beautiful people by William Saroyan, after 1941   
 Creator:  Snyder, Adelaide B., 1881-1962 
 Notes:  This collection includes Adelaide B. Snyder's director's copy of The beautiful people, written in 1941 by William Saroyan. The printed script had been cut out and pasted on ruled paper to go into a binder. There are sections cut out of the ruled paper that allow the director to see both sides of the page after pasting it. This copy is heavily annotated and includes extensive stage directions and details about the logistical aspects of the production that correspond to specific moments in the play. Additionally, the printed characters list at the beginning of the copy is accompanied by handwritten names, presumably the actors who filled the roles. 
 Extent:  1 (.2 
 Subjects:  Saroyan, William, -- 1908-1981 | Performing arts | Stage directions | Theater | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 20th century | Manuscripts, American -- 20th century | Notes | Plays (performed works) | Scripts

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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