Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945

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Knoblock was an American dramatist who lived much of his life in Europe and wrote dramatizations of novels as well as original and collaborative work.

From the description of Papers, 1893-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521181

From the guide to the Edward Knoblock papers, 1893-1945., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Epithet: formerly Knoblauch, playwright

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x0001f4

Epithet: writer

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Edward Knoblock was born in New York, part of a wealthy and aristocratic family. In his youth he wrote plays, and was encouraged to become a dramatist. After graduating from Harvard, he lived in New York, Paris, and London, trying to write a successful play. He became a prolific and popular playwright, often in collaboration with another author or adapting an existing story. His most popular and enduring work was Kismet, a light, exotic, colorful play that anticipated the success of musical comedies. He also wrote several novels and a few screenplays.

From the description of Edward Knoblock correspondence, typescript, and related material, 1934-1939. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67710334

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creatorOf Wright, Robert, 1914-2005. Timbuktu!: typescript, 1977. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. Papers, 1893-1945. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn David Belasco papers, 1868-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Theater and opera scrapbooks, 1902-1918. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Askew, Claude. The Bhulamite [microform] : a play in three acts / Claude Askew and Edward Knoblauch. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. Edward Knoblock literary manuscripts, [19--?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Herbert M. Prentice papers, 1925-1960 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Edward Knoblock papers MS 324., 1904-1936 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
creatorOf Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. Lullaby. A warning in three acts to the women that men have forgotten. By Edward Knoblock ... New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sayler, Oliver Martin, 1887-. Oliver Martin Sayler letters, 1908-1956 (bulk 1913-1930). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Skinner family. Papers of the Skinner family, 1874-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn 'KISMET' by Edward Knoblock. The autograph fair copy of the play, dated (f. 2), Paris, 25 May-10 Sept. 1909, and first produced at the Garrick Theatre, London, 19 Apr. 1911. Numerous minor alterations appear in the first printed edition of 1911. Pape... British Library
creatorOf Original letters from Roger Quilter to Rodney and Joan Bennett., 1928-1948 British Library
referencedIn William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, 1897]-1964 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Souvenir programs of motion pictures, 1915-1978. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. Edward Knoblock literary manuscripts, [19--?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theaters, theatrical companies, and clubs, 1892-1978. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Edward Knoblock papers, 1893-1945. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son correspondence concerning John Galsworthy, 1901-1946. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945. Edward Knoblock correspondence, typescript, and related material, 1934-1939. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Edward Knoblock papers, 1893-1945. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1912-1970 (inclusive), 1912-1954 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1876-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Edward Knoblock literary manuscripts, [19--?] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf COLEMAN PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 104). Letters from poets whose works Ellen Coleman set to music and to musicians who performed her compositions; 1918-1954, n.d. Partly French. Also included are printed papers and photographs. Arranged alphabetically by ..., 1918-1954 British Library
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. Papers of Alice Kauser, ca. 1895-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf ROGER QUILTER PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 161). Letters, etc., from friends; 1910-1925. 1. ff. 1-52. Ida Goldschmidt-Livingston, translator; 1910-1925. Partly printed. Partly typewritten with MS. annotations. Partly German. 2. ff. 53-79. Charles Robin Hollw..., 1910-1925 British Library
creatorOf ABERCONWAY LETTERS. Vol. VII (ff. 261+162*). Letters of others; 1919-1961, n.d. The principal correspondents are:-(a) Augustus Edwin John, painter; 1924-1959, n.d. ff. 25-114b;-(b) George Bernard Shaw and his wife, Charlotte Frances; 1925-1930. Par..., 1919-1961 British Library
referencedIn Paine, Robert Treat, 1866- ,. [Group portrait, Adirondacks, 1893] [graphic] / R.T.P., jr. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Souvenir programs of theatrical productions, 1883-1965. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Wright, Robert, 1914-2005. Kismet : a musical Arabian night / music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, from ther themes of Alexander Borodin ; book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis ; founded on a play by Edward Knoblock ; concert adaptation by David Ives, 2006. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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Lake Maggiore, Piedmont and Lombardy
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Rheims, Marne
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Le Canadel, France
Subject
American drama--19th century
Drama (English)
American drama--20th century
Authors, English--Archives
Playwriting
Male dramatists--20th century--Correspondence
Occupation
Dramatists
Set designers
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Person

Birth 1874-04-07

Death 1945-07-19

Americans

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