Neighborhood Playhouse records 1904-1937


Neighborhood Playhouse records, 1904-1937

Neighborhood Playhouse records 1904-1937

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence received by Alice and Irene Lewisohn, creators of the Neighborhood Playhouse, a theater and teaching facility for dance and drama that began as part of the Henry Street Settlement on New York City's Lower East Side.

.4 linear feet; 1 box

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Crowley, Alice (person)

Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957 (person)

Baron Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany was an author, aristocrat, adventurer, chessmaster, and soldier; he is probably best known for writing fantasy fiction, ghost stories, and drama under the name Lord Dunsany. Raised on the family estate in County Meath, Ireland, he was influenced by Greek mythology and the Bible. A member of the Coldstream Guards, he fought in the Boer War, World War I, and the Easter Rebellion. A prolific and diverse writer, he is considered an early master of high...

Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 (person)

Composer, violinist, conductor, and photographer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1894 he began the study of music theory and composition with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, who advised him to continue violin instruction under Louis Etienne-Reyer at the same institution. He studied violin under Franz Schörg of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Belgium, in 1896, and composition in Frankfurt under Ivan Knorr from 1899 to 1901, whereupo...

Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951 (person)

Blackwood was an American author. From the description of Autograph, 1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79137494 English author. From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : London, to Tom Turner, 1949 Jan 3 and 1949 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881469 English novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters, 1925 May 27 and 1926 Nov. 11. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas...

Ingersoll, Helen (person)

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (corporateBody)

Leontovich, Eugenie (person)

Actress, Director, playwright, and drama coach; b. in Russia 1900; d. 1993; lived in Chicago; sources differ as to birth date. From the description of Eugenie Leontovich collection, 1930-1996. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70973190 ...

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933 (person)

Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518 From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524 John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collec...

Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Neighborhood Playhouse was founded in 1915 by Alice and Irene Lewisohn, as part of the Henry Street Settlement. Many early twentieth-century modern dancers and artists found a professional home at the Neighborhood Playhouse, including composers Ernest Bloch, Kurt Schindler, and Louis Horst, who also worked with Martha Graham. Other notables whose works were produced at the Neighborhood Playhouse include Agnes de Mille, Laura Elliott, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. The Neighborhood Playh...

Gippius, Z.N. (Zinaida Nikolaevna), 1869-1945 (person)

Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944 (person)

French diseuse and folksinger. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 26 January 1919, to Mrs. Harry Harkness Flagler, 1919 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578438 Yvette Guilbert was a French performer and novelist. She trained as an actress, and worked as a model, but won great fame as a diseuse, singing humorous or risque songs with a singular and ingenuous delivery. She successfully toured England, Germany, and America, enjoying imme...

García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 (person)

Blodgett was an Ithaca College faculty member. From the description of El maleficio de la mariposa : (the spell of the butterfly) ; a comedy in two acts and a prologue / by Federico Garcia Lorca 1919 ; translated by Anne Ketcham Blodgett and Marion Lipscomb Miller. [1967?] (Ithaca College Library). WorldCat record id: 49621962 From the description of The house of Bernarda Alba / by Federico Garcia Lorca ; translated by Anne Ketcham Blodgett. [1969?] (Ithaca College Library)....

Lewisohn, Irene, -1944 (person)