Papers, 1955-1995.


Papers, 1955-1995.

Papers of a director of plays and operas. Work as a director of opera is documented by scripts, scores, reviews, production notes, set designs, and correspondence for eleven works produced at the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, and elsewhere. A group of television files contains scripts for "The Adams Family Chronicles" (PBS) and "Hot L Baltimore" (ABC) and clippings relating to six productions of "Celebrity Playhouse" (Syndicated). Remaining are biographical information, contracts, and correspondence which contains exchanges with Alvina Krause, Jerry McNeely, and Joseph Papp. The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1955-1976, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1962-1995, are described below, and concern his work with the Acting Company, the American Shakespeare Theatre, and other companies.


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Papp, Joseph (person)

Acting Company. (corporateBody)

American Shakespeare Theatre (Statford, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Krause, Alvina, -1981 (person)

Alvina Eloise Krause was born January 28, 1893 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, to Charles Frederick and Caroline (Tesch) Krause. She attended Northwestern University as a student, and in 1930 became an instructor at the University. Krause went on to become an Associate Professor. Her teaching methods and administrative efforts did much to revamp the drama program at Northwestern, establishing its reputation nationally. Krause retired in 1963, but remained active in theatre. She died in 19...

Morris, John, 1926 April 5- (person)

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...

Freedman, Gerald (person)

McNeely, Jerry, 1928- (person)