Prompt books, 1956-1961.


Prompt books, 1956-1961.

Includes seven prompt books of productions directed by Charles Bowden, Peter Glenville, and Frank Corsaro. Prompt books include mimeograph or typescript copies with manuscript annotations of Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence, The chalk garden by Enid Bagnold, Fallen angels by Noel Coward, Hotel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau, The night of the iguana by Tennessee Williams, Nina by André Roussin, and Season of choice by Nathaniel Banks.

7 v. (.75 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8216660

Houghton Library

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Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 (person)

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Bagnold, Enid, 1889-1981 (person)

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Bowden, Charles (person)

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Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996 (person)

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Corsaro, Frank (person)

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973 (person)

English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...

Banks, Nathaniel (person)

Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921 (person)

Barnett Shaw, translator and adapter; Georges Feydeau, playwright. From the description of One husband too many an Americanized adaptation of Georges Feydeau's Champignol Malgré Lui : typescript, 1977, Apr. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 78682508 Georges Feydeau, playwright. Translated and adapted by Edward Stern and Anne Ward Stern. From the description of A bird in the hand: typescript, 1974. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 12246...

Roussin, André (person)

Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004 (person)

In 1925 high school teacher John T. Scopes was arrested and tried for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in Dayton, Tennessee. Scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow, while the prosecution was represented by William Jennings Bryan. The historical characters' names were changed for this dramatization, which originally premiered on Broadway in 1955. From the description of Inherit the wind / by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, 1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: ...