New York Shakespeare Festival records


New York Shakespeare Festival records


The New York Shakespeare Festival records (1954-1992) measure approximately 850 linear feet and consist of scripts, correspondence, inter-office memoranda, production materials, reports, financial records, photographs, and memorabilia. The records reflect the origin and activities of the New York Shakespeare Festival, its general administration, and the staging of its productions, including their creation, management, booking, and promotion. The files of the Casting Office, except in the form of carbon copies in other series, are not included in this archive. There are also gaps in the files of the Associate Producer. Contracts were removed and require special permission of the curator to access. Oral history materials in Series I and some correspondence in Series V are restricted until the year 2043 in order to protect the privacy of individual persons. Series XIV (Oversized Materials) is not fully processed and is currently unavailable for research.

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Olivier, Laurence, 1907- (person)

Branca, Glenn, 1948-.... (person)

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. (person)

Anton Chekhov, playwright. From the description of Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts : typescript, 1988, 26 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466752 From the description of Ivanov: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486670 Anton Chekhov, playwright. Michael Henry Heim, translator. From the description of Uncle Vanya: typescript, 1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id...

Public Theater (New York, N.Y.). Buy-back and re-lease program by NYC (corporateBody)

Weller, Michael, 1942-.... (person)

Blass, Bill (person)

Cronyn, Hume (person)

Hume Cronyn: actor, producer, and director. Born 1911; died 2003. Jessica Tandy: actress. Born 1909; died 1994. Cronyn and Tandy married in 1942. From the description of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers, 1885-2007 (bulk 1935-2000). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982277 ...

Meet the Composer, Inc. (corporateBody)

Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977 (person)

Joan Crawford, actress. From the description of Joan Crawford scrapbooks, 1925-1960, microform. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517687 From the guide to the Joan Crawford scrapbooks, [microform.], 1925-1960, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Joan Crawford was a film star whose career spanned five decades, from silent films onward, and who worked in many genres including drama, musicals, comedy, Westerns, and horror films, ...

Rosewoman, Michele (person)

Radio corporation of America (corporateBody)

Hamlisch, Marvin (person)

New York Community Trust (Organization) (corporateBody)

Save the Theatres, Inc. (corporateBody)

Jerome Foundation (corporateBody)

Dodger Theater Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Andrews, Julie, 1935- (person)

Dame Julie Andrews DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England) is an English actress, singer, and author. She has garnered numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over seven decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. She has also received three Tony Award nominations. Andrews was made a Disney Legend in 1991, and has been honoured with an Honor...

Blahnik, Jeremy (person)

New York Foundation (corporateBody)

The New York Foundation, one of the first foundations created in the United States, was established in 1909 with a gift of $1 million from Alfred M. Heinsheimer. This money was a bequest from his brother Louis, originally left to the Jewish charities of New York on the condition that they federate within a year of Louis' death. When they failed to do so, the money reverted to Alfred, who created the New York Foundation as an alternate means to carry out his brother's wish. The Found...

Corso (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Pinero, Miguel (person)

Bingham, Susan Hulsman, 1944- (person)

George Libert Foundation (corporateBody)

Sterling Institute (Organization) (corporateBody)

Doris Duke Foundation (corporateBody)

The Doris Duke Foundation, Inc., formerly known as Independent Aid, Inc., was incorporated in 1934 as a philanthropic organization to operate for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Doris Duke decided when she reached her majority to organize a foundation in order to deal with the many requests for aid addressed to her. She reasoned that a wisely selected board of directors, by reason of their broad experience, could act with her in reaching objective decisions on appeals for assis...

Grotowski, Jerzy, 1933-1999 (person)

Historical Background Jerzy Grotowski, born in August 1933, was a Polish theatre director and a leading figure in avant garde theatre of the 20th century. He was also the innovator of the "theatre laboratory" and "poor theatre" concepts. In 1983, Grotowski was invited to the University of California, Irvine by Robert Cohen, where he began a course of work called "Objective Drama." This research focused on an investigation of the psychophysiol...

Philip Morris Incorporated (corporateBody)

Chase Manhattan Bank (corporateBody)

Harkness, Rebekah West, -1982 (person)

Music composer and philanthropist. From the description of Diaries, [1952?]-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144655065 ...

Kleban, Edward (person)

Edward Kleban was born in New York City. He studied at the High School of Music and Art, and Columbia University, and worked as a record producer at Columbia Records before turning to writing lyrics full time. Kleban, who is best known as the lyricist for A Chorus Line, also wrote for television and films. From the guide to the Edward Kleban papers, 1960-1986, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Edward Kleban, lyricist for the musical A CHORUS LINE, w...

Shakespeare in the Park (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Willinger, David (person)

American Academy of Arts and Letters (corporateBody)

Organized 1904, incorporated 1914; New York, N.Y. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established "to afford recognition to distinguished achievement in literature and the fine arts ..." [The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters merged on Dec. 30, 1976]. From the description of American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565401 The National Institute of Arts and Letters was...

Martinson, Joseph B. (person)

Tully, Alice, 1902-1993 (person)

Ragni, Gerome (person)

Gerome Ragni (1935-1991) was a stage actor and musical theater lyricist and librettist active from the 1950s through the 1980s, who achieved renown as one of the authors and original stars of the musical, Hair (1968). Born Jerome Bernard Ragni in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he attended suburban Scott Township High School, where he appeared in various school productions. In 1954, Ragni made his professional stage debut in a Washington D.C. production, Shadow and Substance. His acting c...

Bazarini, Ronald (person)

Styne, Jule, 1905-1994 (person)

Previews began Oct. 20, 1980, at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y. After 8 performances it closed without ever opening officially. Charles Kimbrough and Jack Weston were in the cast album released by Original Cast Records. From the description of One night stand / music and scoring by Jule Styne ; book and lyrics by Herb Gardner, 1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 764469120 Composer of "Gypsy" and other music. From the description of Autograph ...

Coca-Cola Bottling Company. (corporateBody)

Moss, David (person)

Yale Repertory Theatre (corporateBody)

Conklin, Bill (person)

Clarke, Martha (person)

Martha Clarke and Charles L. Mee, playwrights. From the description of Belle epoque : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468074 ...

New York Shakespeare Festival. Board of Trustees (corporateBody)

Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 (person)

Marian Anderson was born on February 27, 1897 (although throughout much of her life she gave her birth date as February 17, 1902) in south Philadelphia. Her father, John Berkley Anderson, sold ice and coal and her mother Annie Delilah Rucker Anderson was a former schoolmistress. She was the oldest of three sisters. She began singing when she was six, in the church choir, and by eight had become a regular substitute, filling in for absent sopranos, tenors and even bass. She was presented in one c...

New York (N.Y.). Department of Cultural Affairs (corporateBody)

Thompson, Garland Lee, 1938- (person)

Bluiett, Hamiet (person)

New York (N.Y.). City Council (corporateBody)

Stanley M. Isaacs served as a Council member for Manhattan from around 1954 to 1958. From the description of Records pertaining to automobile accident compensation plans, 1957-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122484686 The New York City Council has the power to adopt local laws and reviews the service goals, performance and management of City agencies. In addition to its legislative role and oversight powers over City agencies, the Council approves the City'...

Second Stage Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Delacorte, George T. (George Thomas), 1893-1991 (person)

Publisher. Columbia University A.B., 1913. From the description of George T.Delacorte letters, 1925-1927. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 493894723 ...

Kraft, H. S. (Hyman Solomon), 1899-1975 (person)

Hart, Bill (person)

Link, Peter, 1938- (person)

J.M. Kaplan Fund (corporateBody)

McKenna, Siobhan, 1923- (person)

Playwrights' Workshop (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

International Theatre Institute. (corporateBody)

New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate (corporateBody)

Revisions to the Charter of the City of New York, effective January 1, 1990, abolished the Board of Estimate and redistributed its responsibilities among the Mayor, the Comptroller, the City Council, the Borough Presidents, the City Planning Commission, and Community Boards. The Board functioned officially through June 30, 1990. The disbandment of the board and the reallocation of its powers was mandated by the unanimous ruling of the U.S. Supreme court on March 22, 1988...

Munk, Erika (person)

Milner, Ron (person)

Rozov, Viktor, 1913-2004 (person)

American Arts Alliance (corporateBody)

Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 (person)

English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (19) : London, to "Dear Mardi" [Mrs. John C. Hughes], 1972-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589158 From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : London, Hampstead, and Beverly Hills, to Denys [Blakelock], 1958 Dec. 6-1964 May 30 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870868 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, t...

Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Eli Wallach : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362003 ...

Rye Country Day School (Rye, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Shevey, Betsy (person)

Darnell, August (person)

Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848 (person)

Italian composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], to "il principe di Colobrano" in Naples, 1841 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565897 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vienna, 13 June 1843], to [Gaetano] Cobianchi in Paris, 1843 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565892 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Naples, 13 October 1831, to his father, Andrea Doniz...

American Express Company (corporateBody)

Puccini, Giacomo (person)

An Italian opera composer, Giacomo Puccini at the time of this letter was overseeing the production of La Fanciulla del West at the Teatro Grande, Brescia. The recipient, Antonio Bettolacci, was Puccini's personal business agent. From the guide to the ALS, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Bettolacci, Torre del Lago, 1911 Aug. 19, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) From the description of ALS, 1911 Aug. 19, from Giacomo [Puccini], Brescia, to Antonio Be...

Povod, Reinaldo (person)

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1959 (corporateBody)

Manetto, Corinna (person)

New York Shakespeare Festival. Theater Cabaret (corporateBody)

Davis, Paul, 1962- (person)

Epithet: Secretary of State in Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x0002cf From the guide to the Paul Davis papers, 1961-1962, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

MCA records (corporateBody)

Cavaglieri, Giorgio, 1911-2007 (person)

The Jefferson Market Courthouse in Greenwich Village, New York City, was designed by Vaux and Withers in 1877. Cavaglieri renovated the building to become a branch of the New York Public Library; the renovation was completed in 1967. From the description of Jefferson Market Courthouse renovation : architectural drawings and papers, 1876-circa 1965, (bulk circa 1962-1965). (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122443748 Born in Venice, Italy, Gior...

Lee, Jennie, 1904-.... (person)

Epithet: politician Title: Baroness Lee of Asheridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x00012f ...

Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000 (person)

Epithet: theatrical agent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x000308 Producer Alexander Henry Cohen was born on July 24, 1920 in New York City. He was the elder son of Alexander H. Cohen senior, a successful businessman, and Laura Tarantous Cohen. After his father's death, when Cohen was four, his mother married a banker and the family moved to Park Avenue. His younger brother Gerry committed ...

Eisenberg, Deborah (person)

Deborah Eisenberg (born 1945) is the author of four highly-regarded collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997), and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006). Her first two story collections were republished in one volume as The Work (So Far) of Deborah Eisenberg (1997). She has also written a play, Pastorale, which was produced at Second Stage in New York City in 1982. Eisenberg was awarded the Rea Award for the Short S...

Off Off Broadway Alliance (corporateBody)

Shubert Foundation, Inc (corporateBody)

Jordan, Sheila, 1928- (person)

Leach, Wilford, 1929- (person)

Killian, Scott (person)

Moriarty, Michael, 1941-.... (person)

Epithet: labourer, of East Saginaw, USA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000754.0x0001fd ...

Burton, Richard, 1925-1984 (person)

New York State Council on the Arts (corporateBody)

The position of executive director has been held by the following individuals: Laurence Roberts (1960-1961); John H. MacFadyen (1961-1964); John B. Hightower (1964-1970); Eric Larrabee (1971-1975); Kent Barwick (1975-1976); Robert A. Mayer (1976-1979); Theodore Striggles (1979-1980); Mary Hays (1980-1995); Al Berr (April, 1995-August, 1996); and Nicolette B. Clark (1996-present). From the description of Executive Director's subject and correspondence files, 1960-2001. (New York State...

Bellamy, Ralph, 1904- (person)

Bullins, Ed (person)

African American playwright Ed Bullins, who began writing plays as a political activist in the mid-1960s and was later the associate director of Harlem's New Lafayette Theatre, helped shape the revolutionary theater of black experience. "Ed Bullins." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed November 2009). From the guide to the It Bees Dat Way (a C...

Hesitate and Demonstrate Co (corporateBody)

Lindsay, John V. (person)

Epithet: Archdeacon of Lismore British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000c4 Title: Earl of Crawford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000cf Epithet: trade union official British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x0000c6 Epithet: Colo...

Ardolino, Emile (person)

Wooden-O Productions (corporateBody)

New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Parks. (corporateBody)

The vast urban park system in New York City (over 29,000 acres) has its origins from a 1686 charter by Governor Thomas Dongan which provided for municipal stewardship of vacant and unappropriated land. This charter enabled the city to acquire and maintain public spaces including a marketplace, a military and parade ground, and a public commons in today's lower Manhattan. Constructed on part of the land from the original public spaces, Bowling Green, the oldest public park in New Yor...

Hotel Pierre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

National Theatre (Washington, D.C.) (corporateBody)

New York Shakespeare Festival. New Jazz at the Public. (corporateBody)

Saroyan, William, 1908- (person)

Biography Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the guide to the Saroyan, William, 1908- . Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.) ...

Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968 (person)

Goldenberg, Billy (person)

Davidson, Joan. (person)

New York (City). Department of General Services. Office of Energy Conservation (corporateBody)

Committee to Save Astor Place (corporateBody)

Rado, James. (person)

Monadnock Music in New York (corporateBody)

Burr, Anne Olson, 1937- (person)

New York Shakespeare Festival. Board of Directors (corporateBody)

Randall, Tony, 1920-2004 (person)

Tony Randall, actor and director, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 26, 1920. He began his career as a stage actor in productions such as Candida, Caesar and Cleopatra and Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, to name a few. His films include: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mating Game, Pillow Talk, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers and The Brass Bottle, among others. His television credits include: Mr. Peepers, The Tony Randall Show, ...

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (corporateBody)

American Telephone and Telegraph Company. (corporateBody)

Jones, James Earl (person)

Actor James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 to Robert Earl Jones and Ruth Connolly in Arkabutla, Mississippi. When Jones was five years old, his family moved to Dublin, Michigan. He graduated from Dickson High School in Brethren, Michigan in 1949. In 1953, Jones participated in productions at Manistee Summer Theatre. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, Jones received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1955.Following graduation, Jones relocated to Ne...

Danis, Herta (person)

Babe, Thomas (person)

Thomas Babe (1941-2000) was an American playwright. From the guide to the Plays produced at Agassiz Theater, 1967-1968., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Astor, Brooke (person)

Goodman, Robert W. (person)

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the culture industry (corporateBody)

Leonard, Hugh (person)

Theatre Development Fund (corporateBody)

Chemical Bank (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Collecting area: New York City banking history, particularly of the 19th and early 20th century, and particularly of Chemical Bank. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155541586 The Chemical Bank originated as the New-York Chemical Manufacturing Company, 1823-1843; and through various restructurings has been known as the Chemical Bank, 1844-1854; Chemical National Bank of New York, 1865-1935; Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1927-19...

New York Foundation for the Arts (corporateBody)

People Magazine (corporateBody)

New York (State). Dept. of Education. (corporateBody)

Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948- (person)

Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 21 musicals. His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. ...

Peabody, Judy (person)

Nuyorican Poets Cafe (corporateBody)

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe was founded by Miguel Algarín in 1974. The original "cafe" was located in Algarín's own apartment, but by the late 1970s he had found a space on East 6th Street between Avenues B and C for poetry readings, music, live radio broadcasts, readings of plays and screenplays, and other performances. The cafe closed for renovations for several years in the mid-1980s, but reopened and found new popularity, especially after being featured in a cover story in the New York Times Ma...

New York Shakespeare Festival. Playwriting in the Schools Program (corporateBody)

Streisand, Barbra (person)

Carroll, Baikida, 1947- (person)

Gunn, Bill, 1934-1989 (person)

Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Jenkins, Leroy (person)

Miller, Jason (person)

Jason Miller served as mate in Concordia on a voyage to Hudson Bay From the guide to the Jason Miller collection, 1864-1865, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge) ...

Lindberg, John, 1901- (person)

Theatre communications group (corporateBody)

Glowacki, Janusz (person)

Akalaitis, JoAnne (person)

New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater (corporateBody)

National Opera Institute (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Weill, Kurt (person)

As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

Amram, David (person)

Rockefeller Foundation (corporateBody)

The Rockefeller Foundation was established in May 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, by act of the New York State Legislature, "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world". From its earliest years, several separate organizations and divisions have carried on the Foundation's work in carefully selected fields. In 1913, the International Health Board (originally the International Health Commission) was formed in order to extend the work of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for the Eradi...

Reardon, Dennis J., 1944- (person)

New York Shakespeare Festival. Spanish Mobile Theater (corporateBody)

Morgan guaranty trust company of New York (corporateBody)

Ford foundation (corporateBody)

Philanthropic organization established in 1936 by Henry and Edsel Ford from profits of the Ford Motor Company. From the description of Grant files, [ca. 1936-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155532303 ...

New York Shakespeare Festival. Poets at the Public (corporateBody)

Anthology Film Archives (corporateBody)

Dyer, Doug (person)

New York University (corporateBody)

The Class Collection documents selected student and alumni activities of New York University graduating classes from 1843-1966. Formal and informal gatherings were common, and were documented in detail by the participants. From the description of Class collection, 1843-1966. 1880-1900 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477254465 New York University (formerly, University of the City of New York), is an academic institution and, as such, its faculty produces ar...

New York (N.Y.). Mayor's Committee for Free Shakespeare. Women's Division (corporateBody)

Carter, Jimmy, 1924- (person)

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...

Citibank (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Actors' Equity Association (corporateBody)

The Paul Robeson Award is presented annually by Actors' Equity Association to honor an individual for both artistic achievement and exemplary humanitarian service. From the description of Paul Robeson award ceremonies collection [sound recording], 1978-1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 123489015 Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the union of professional legitimate stage actors and stage managers. AEA negotiates contracts and agreements that often affect...

National Endowment for the Arts (corporateBody)

Cullman, Howard S. (person)

Havel, Václav, 1936-2011 (person)

Václav Havel served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first president of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. After participating in the Prague Spring and being blacklisted after the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, he became more politically active and helped found several dissident initiatives, including Charter 77 and the Committee for the Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted. His political activities brough...

Blackwell, Vera. (person)

Lustik, Marlena (person)

Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre (Chicago, Illinois) (corporateBody)

Patterson, Michael. (person)

Mann, Emily (person)

Emily Mann, playwright. From the description of Execution of justice: typescript, 1985. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485820 ...

Ulive, Ugo (person)

Agüeros, Jack, 1934- (person)

Lovett, Winston (person)

Collins, Kathleen, 1971- (person)

Friel, Brian (person)

Brain Friel, playwright. From the description of Dancing at Lughnasa : typescript. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571424 Brian Friel was born Bernard Patrick Friel on January 9 or 10, 1929, in Omagh, County Tyrone, in northern Ireland. His family moved to Derry in 1939, where Friel attended the Long Tower School and, later, St. Columb's College. He then went to the National Seminary at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth before leaving in 1949 to attend a po...

Cole, Tom, 1933-2009 (person)

Taylor, Cecil, 1929- (person)

Fisher, Robert (person)

Epithet: Captain of the ' African,' E Indiaman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000187 ...

Shange, Ntozake (person)

Silva, Chris (person)

Gersten, Bernard (person)

Swope, Martha, photographer (person)

Friedman-Abeles (corporateBody)

Papp, Joseph (person)

Beckett, Samuel Barclay, 1906-1989 (person)

Samuel Barclay Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13, 1906, in Foxrock, Ireland, near Dublin. He studied modern languages at Trinity College in Dublin and graduated in 1927. The following year, Beckett went to Paris, where he quickly became acquainted with a group of avant-garde artists, including James Joyce. There, Beckett taught English at the École Normale Superieure in Paris for two years before returning to Trinity College to teach French in 1930. He left Trinity College after one year...

McClure, Michael. (person)

Michael McClure was an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist, and part of the Beat Generation of poetry. He was one of five authors who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading, and became close with Jack Kerouac, being immortalized as Pat McLean in Big Sur. He is known as the Prince of the Frisco Scene. From the guide to the Michael McClure letter to Diane di Prima, September 1968, (Ohio University) San Francisco-based ...

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Free to Dance: The African-American Presence in Modern Dance was a three-part television documentary co-produced by the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. The series aired on PBS' Great Performances: Dance in America in 2001 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming-Long Form. It chronicled the role of African-American choreographers and dancers in the development of moder...

John Golden Theatre (Organization : New York, N.Y. : 1937-) (corporateBody)

New Federal Theatre (Theatrical troupe) (corporateBody)

Crossroads Theatre Company (New Brunswick, N.J.) (corporateBody)

Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 (person)

Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a public official in New York from 1919 to the mid-1970s. He held many offices, of which the most notable among them were: President, Long Island State Park Commission; Chairman, New York State Council of Parks; Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks; New York City Planning Commissioner and Construction Coordinator; and Chairman, New York State Power and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authorities. He was responsible for the construction of many major public pr...

Public Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Durang, Christopher, 1949- (person)

Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late 1990s. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You was Durang's watershed play as it brought him to national prominence when it won him—at the age of 32—the Obie Award for Best Playwright (1980). His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award f...

Uris Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Papp, Joseph (person)

Academy Festival Theatre (Lake Forest, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Little Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland, Oh.) (corporateBody)

Delacorte Theatre in Central Park (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Sullivan, Arthur (person)

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.) Sullivan was an English composer. Gilbert was a English dramatist. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan correspondence with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, 1854-1900., (Houghton Libra...

Phoenix Theatre (London, Eng.) (corporateBody)

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Mamet, David (person)

David Mamet, playwright. From the description of [Romance] : typescript, 2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468075 From the description of Glengarry Glen Ross : typescript, 1983, July. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517665 From the description of Oleanna : typescript, 1993, 19 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517814 From the description of No one will be immune : typescript. (New York Public ...

Circle in the Square (Organization : New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in 1951 in New York City by Paul Libin, Theodore Mann, and Jose Quintero. From the description of Circle in the Square photographs, 1952. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 252839564 Administrative History The Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in 1951 in New York City by Paul Libin, Theodore Mann, and Jose Quintero. It opened on February 2, 1951 with ...

Heckscher Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Newman Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Plaza Theatre (Dallas, Tex.) (corporateBody)

Kernochan, Sarah (person)

Macdermot, Galt (person)

Old Prop Shop Theatre (corporateBody)

Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906 (person)

Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000765.0x0002bc Henrik Ibsen, playwright. W.L. Turner, translator. From the description of Rosmersholm: typescript, 1998. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430738 Playwright. From the description of A doll home : playscript, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454948 Norwegian poet and dramatist. ...

William Stevenson (person)

Manhattan Theatre Club (corporateBody)

The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), which has evolved from a small Off-Broadway company into a major theatrical organization, was founded in 1970 by Albert E. Jeffcoat, Margaret Kennedy, Philip Barber and A. Joseph Tandet with the goal of reinvigorating the New York theater scene. Inspired by work of the Arts Theatre Club of London and the Theatre Guild, the company produced and nurtured numerous American playwrights from 1970-1972 in its original site at the National Bohe...

Gelb, Barbara. (person)

Ford, Nancy (person)

Lee, James (person)

Epithet: nurseryman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x000274 Epithet: Wood Engraver British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x000278 Epithet: Botanist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x000273 ...

Lapine, James. (person)

James Lapine, playwright. From the description of Luck, pluck & virtue: typescript, 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517955 James Lapine is an American playwright and director. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and studied at the California Institute of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama. He collaborated, as writer and director, on several musicals with Stephen Sondheim, including Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), and P...

Royale Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Winter Garden Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Molière, 1622-1673. (person)

Molière, playwright. From the description of The imaginary invalid : typescript, 1987, 13 November - 12 December. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532910 ...

New York Theatre Workshop (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Shawn, Wallace (person)

Shubert Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

New York Shakespeare Festival. Workshop Series (corporateBody)

Belasco Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Swados, Elizabeth. (person)

Albert Bermel (person)

Neil Harris (person)

St. James Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Dyer, Doug (person)

Foreman, Richard, 1937-.... (person)

Richard Foreman (1937- ), American director, designer and playwright, founded the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre company in New York in 1968 in order to present his avant-garde plays. Beginning in 1979, he co-produced his work with the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Music Theatre Group/Lenox Art Center and the Wooster Group. Foreman's plays include TOTAL RECALL (1970), PANDERING TO THE MASSES (1975), PENGUIN TOUQUET (1981), FILM IS EVIL: RADIO IS GOOD (1987), MY HEAD WAS A SLEDGEHAMMER (1994),...

Edgar White (person)

Jenkin, Len (person)

Sonia Sanchez (person)

Whyte, Ron (person)

Vivian Beaumont Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Imperial Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Delacorte Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Ramirez, Ramiro. (person)

Equinox Theatre (corporateBody)

Delacorte Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Rabe, David (person)

Other Stage. (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Machiavelli, Niccoló, 1469-1527 (person)

Rodulpho was capitain at Livorno, which the Republic of Florence had purchased in 1421. From the description of Letter : to Francesco Rodulpho : 1500 Apr. 1. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612797384 ...

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

New York Shakespeare Festival Productions (corporateBody)

The Administrative Office files document the earliest activities of Joseph Papp, including the formation of the New York Shakespeare Festival. The records also document Papp's fight with Robert Moses over free Shakespeare in the Park, the acquisition and restoration of the Astor Library to become the Public Theater, the fiscal crisis of the 1970's and the NYSF at Lincoln Center. The records also reveal Papp's ideas for productions and seasonal planning, special programs such as the Mobile Theate...

Anspacher Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Hwang, David Henry, 1957-.... (person)

American playwright and screenwriter, particularly interested in Asian American drama. From the description of David Henry Hwang papers, circa 1985-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019146 This play was to be the second Broadway production of the playwright, following the success of his M. Butterfly. It closed in previews on March 14, 1993, at the Cort Theatre, New York, N.Y. Directed by Jerry Zaks, it starred B.D. Wong, Jane Krakowski, and Mark Linn-Baker. It has not ...

New York Shakespeare Festival. Belasco Project (corporateBody)

Heckscher Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 (person)

Strindberg was a Swedish dramatist and novelist. From the description of Lycko Pers resa, ca. 1882. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612373374 Swedish dramatist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dornach, to a French literary colleague, 1894 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872330 August Strindberg, playwright. Richard Greenberg, adapter. From the description of The dance of death: typescript, 200...

Booth Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Scully, Anthony, 1942- (person)

Churchill, Caryl (person)

Epithet: afterwards Harter; playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x0001c4 ...

Hare, David, 1947- (person)

British playwright, director, and filmmaker. From the description of Papers, 1968-1993. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492244 David Hare, playwright. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen. Literal translation by Julian Hammond. From the description of The blue room: typescript. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164370 British playwright David Hare was bo...

Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles, Calif.) (corporateBody)

The Mark Taper Forum opened in Los Angeles in 1967 and is known for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre. Located at the Performing Arts Center (formerly The Music Center) in downtown Los Angeles, the Taper has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony for theatrical excellence. It is one of America's top regional theatres, and a number of the plays presented on and off-Broadway and across the country began at the Taper. From the des...

Longacre Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Ambassador Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Ward, Michael, 1968- (person)

Epithet: DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x0002f1 ...

Royal Court Theatre (corporateBody)

The English Stage Company (ESC) is the resident company of the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, London . The company and its work is the result of two disparate groups eventually uniting in a common cause. In 1953, directors George Devine and Tony Richardson devised a scheme to present 'the whole range of contemporary drama' in London with a small permanent company. Inspired by the work of Harley Granville Barker and John Eugene Vedrenne (who produced new plays by Shaw and Bark...

Kievman, Carson (person)

Wollman Memorial Skating Rink (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

O'Brien, Edna (person)

Irish author Edna O'Brien (1930[?]–) is known primarily as a novelist. O'Brien has been described as "Ireland's most successful woman writer." "O'Brien, Edna." Literature Online. (accessed March 26, 2007). From the guide to the "Virginia" playscript, circa 1981, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections) ...

Festival Latino en Nueva York (corporateBody)

Minskoff Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 (person)

Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician. From the description of Correspondence with Karl Korsch, 1934-ca.1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556373 From the guide to the Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reyersbach was a pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases; she came to the U.S. in ...

LuEsther Hall (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Seattle Repertory Theatre (corporateBody)

A non-profit organization, the Seattle Repertory Theatre was originally a project of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair), launching its first season in 1963. During the 1974-1975 season, SRT leased a historic building in downtown Seattle, completely redesigning the interior for theatrical use. In 1977, the citizens of Seattle passed a 19 million dollar bond issue of which 4.8 million was designated for the construction of a new resident theater with a proscenium stage and complete t...

Richard Wesley (person)

Plymouth Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

New York Shakespeare Festival. Mobile Theater (corporateBody)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (person)

William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Leivick, H., 1888-1962 (person)