Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program , 1949 and undated.

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Wilson, Gilbert Brown, 1907-1991. Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program , 1949 and undated.

Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program , 1949 and undated.

Collection comprises undated, typeset copies of the synopsis (12 pgs.) for the musical drama THE WHITE WHALE, based on Melville's novel; notes on the set and costumes (3 pgs.) for the musical, and two versions of one page of dialog for the musical itself. Also includes a 1949 program for Wilson's gallery exhibit of 100 color drawings based on the novel, entitled "Moby Dick." There is no indication whether the musical was produced.

4 items (.1 lin. ft.)

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Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

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Herman Melville (b. Aug. 1, 1819, NY, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1891, NY, NY) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and or...

Wilson, Gilbert Brown, 1907-1991.

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Trained as muralist, b. in Terre Haute, Ind. in 1907, d. 1991. From 1940s-1960s worked in various media to interpret MOBY DICK visually. From the description of Gilbert Brown Wilson musical drama "The White Whale," and gallery program , 1949 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 641293278 Gilbert Brown Wilson (b. Mar. 4, 1907, Terre Haute, Indiana-d. Jan. 16, 1991, Fankfort, Kentucky), American painter known for his large-scale murals. From ...