Provincetown Players

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The Provincetown Players was a theatrical organization founded in 1915 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by a group of writers and artists for the purpose of producing new and experimental plays. It ceased productions in Dec. 1929.

From the description of Provincetown Players correspondence, 1912-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612765320

From the guide to the Provincetown Players correspondence, 1912-1924., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

A theatrical organization founded by a group of writers and artists whose common aim was the production of new and experimental plays, the Provincetown Players began performing in 1915 in members' homes in Provincetown, Mass. In 1916 the Players took up residence in Greenwich Village, NY and launched the career of Eugene O'Neill with a production of his Bound East for Cardiff.

From the description of Minute book of the Provincetown Players, Inc., 1916 Sept. 4-1923 Nov. 16. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 180939403

From the guide to the Minute book of the Provincetown Players, Inc, 1916 Sep 04-1923 Nov 16, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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creatorOf Provincetown players. Playbills, announcements, etc.]. Connecticut College, Charles E. Shain Library
referencedIn Butler, Jessee H. Suffragists. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Kenton, Edna, 1876-1954. Edna Kenton letters, 1903-1936. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Abel, Walter, 1898-1987. Walter C. Abel and family papers, 1887-1963. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Minute book of the Provincetown Players, Inc., 1916 Sept. 4-1923 Nov. 16. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Provincetown Players, Inc. The Provincetown Players minute book, 1916-1923, and scrapbooks, 1920-1929. California Digital Library
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Letters, 1918, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Peters, Rollo. Rollo Peters costume and set designs, 1912-1965. Yale University Library
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Minute book of the Provincetown Players, Inc, 1916 Sep 04-1923 Nov 16 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1918-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Glaspell, Susan, 1876-1948. Papers of Susan Glaspell, 1912-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fitzgerald, M. Eleanor (Mary Eleanor), 1877-1955. M. Eleanor Fitzgerald papers, 1915-1974. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Edna Kenton Correspondence, 1903-1954. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Light, James. James Light typescripts, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Light typescripts, undated The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1917-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hanau, Stella, 1890-1972. Papers, 1904-1971. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1921-1932. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Emma Goldman Papers, Bulk, 1929-1940, 1908-1970, (Bulk 1929-1940) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Rollo Peters Costume and Set Designs, 1912-1965 Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections
referencedIn George Cram Cook Collection, 1922, n.d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Susan Glaspell Collection, 1912-1922 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Edna St. Vincent Millay papers, 1832-1992 (bulk 1900-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Edna St. Vincent Millay Papers, 1832-1992, (bulk 1900-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Minute book of the Provincetown Players, Inc., from September 4, 1916 to November 8, 1923 [microform]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Bryant, Louise, 1885-1936. Louise Bryant papers, 1908-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Provincetown Players correspondence, 1912-1924. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Materials relating to the Provincetown Players [manuscript], 1919-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Provincetown Players. Provincetown Players correspondence, 1912-1924. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Cheryl Crawford papers, 1920-1986 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Cook, George Cram, 1873-1924. Papers of George Cram Cook [manuscript], 1922. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953. Letters of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1921 & 1924. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stella Hanau Papers MS 73., 1904-1971 Sophia Smith Collection
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Relation Name
associatedWith Abel, Walter, 1898-1987. person
associatedWith Bogard, Travis. person
associatedWith Bryant, Louise, 1885-1936. person
associatedWith Cook, George Cram, 1873-1924, person
associatedWith Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986 person
correspondedWith Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 person
correspondedWith Edna Kenton person
associatedWith Eleanor M. Fitzgerald person
associatedWith Eugene O person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966 person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Eleanor M person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, M. Eleanor 1877-1955. person
associatedWith Glaspell, Susan, 1876-1948, person
correspondedWith Glaspell, Susan, 1882-1948 person
associatedWith Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940 person
associatedWith Hanau, Stella, 1890-1972 person
associatedWith Henry, Helen. person
associatedWith Kenton, Edith. person
associatedWith Kenton, Edna, 1876-1954, person
associatedWith Light, James person
associatedWith Light, James. person
associatedWith Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953, person
associatedWith Peters, Rollo. person
associatedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
correspondedWith Susan Glaspell person
associatedWith Susan Glaspell (per Edna Kenton). person
associatedWith Throckmorton, Cleon person
associatedWith Washington Square Players. corporateBody
associatedWith Wold, Petra. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)--New York
United States--Massachusetts
Subject
Experimental theater--New York (State)--New York
Experimental theater
Theater--20th century
Theater--New York (State)--New York
Theater
Occupation
Activity
Dramatists
Theatrical producers and directors

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Active 1912

Active 1924

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