Papers of Ruth Ford [manuscript], 1947-1965.


Papers of Ruth Ford [manuscript], 1947-1965.

The collection contains multiple drafts, revision, carbons, and a final script, 1951, for " Requiem for a Nun," many with corrections by William Faulkner. Correspondence among Faulkner, Ford, Saxe Cummins and Zachary Scott discusses the play. The collection also includes a radio program tape of Scott and Ford discussing the play, New York and London production scripts (props, actors, lights, prompters), and business. The collection also includes some personal correspondence regarding the productions; photographs of Faulkner, including some by Anthony Armstrong Jones, 1st earl of Snowden; box office statements for U.S. productions; English translations of reviews of Eurpoean productions; and John J. Burke's "Guilt and Redemption: an Analysis of William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun." Miscellaneous items include a script and some publicity items for "William Faulkner's Mississippi," narrated by Scott and Montgomery Clift, a carbon typescript of "The wishing Tree," 1948, inscribed to Shelley Scott, and an electrostatic copy of David McCain's essay on "Absalom, Absalom."

300 items (3 cubic ft.)2 sound reels (T-592)


SNAC Resource ID: 7922710

University of Virginia. Library

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