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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection--Folder List

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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection:

An Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection (Performing Arts)
Title:Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection
Inclusive Dates:1795-1978
Bulk Dates:bulk 1870-1915
Abstract:The collection contains promptbooks, stage managers' workbooks, preparation and rehearsal copies, and unused scripts. The majority of the items are marked copies that appear to have been used in the production process. Prominent authors and theatrical managers represented are John Philip Kemble, Charles Frohman, Arthur Wing Pinero, Lillian Hellman, and Dion Boucicault.
RLIN Record #:TXRC02-A0
Extent:17 document boxes, 1 oversize box (7.39 linear feet)
Repository:Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection, 1795-1978 (bulk 1870-1915), contains promptbooks, stage managers' workbooks, preparation and rehearsal copies, and unused scripts for 100 dramas, comedies, musical comedies, and other dramatic works, many of which were staged in New York or London. The majority of the items in this collection are marked copies that appear to have been used in the production process. Among the prominent authors and theatrical managers represented are John Philip Kemble, Charles Frohman, Arthur Wing Pinero, Lillian Hellman, and Dion Boucicault. Items document stagings at Covent Garden, Drury Lane, and the Adelphi and Portsmouth Theatres in England, and at the Empire Theatre in New York. Organized alphabetically by author, the collection can also be accessed via the Index of Authors and Production Personnel following the folder list.

Many of the materials in this collection can be linked to the stage of production at which they were created or used. Cuts and alterations to the text are found in preparation copies, which record the director's ideas before any further work has been done, and in rehearsal copies. Promptbooks and stage managers' workbooks contain notes for cues, calls, scene shifts, effects, and other warnings necessary to coordinate a stage performance. Some of the promptbooks are probably final or souvenir promptbooks, made up afterward as a record of the production. Also included are unused typescripts, often with plots and ground plans, in which the stage directions are underlined in red but which lack warnings, cues, or other features of full promptbooks.

The collection is dominated by material associated with a handful of managers and producers. Two promptbooks marked in John Philip Kemble's hand record his Covent Garden stagings of A Cure for the Heartache (1805) and Guy Mannering (1816). The office of the American producer Charles Frohman was the source of typescripts, mostly unmarked, for eighteen plays, many of which were produced at the Empire Theatre in New York or in London between 1901 and 1913. It seems likely that a few other scripts in the collection passed through Frohman's office, though they are not marked with his stamp. Also included are promptbooks and preparation copies for Arthur Collins' productions at Drury Lane, piano scores and promptbooks owned by the British theater manager Frank Hiam, and scripts linked to stagings by Wilson Barrett, Annie E. F. Horniman, and R. H. Burnside.

Other noteworthy material relates to playwrights and theaters. Arthur Wing Pinero is represented by a heavily revised copy of The Profligate; Lillian Hellman, by a souvenir promptbook for The Children's Hour; Dion Boucicault, by an incomplete holograph manuscript for Janet Pride; and Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton by a promptbook for Money. Other authors include Augustin Daly, W. Somerset Maugham, J. M. Barrie, Cecil Raleigh, Benjamin Webster, and Richard Rodgers. In addition to the John Philip Kemble and Arthur Collins promptbooks for Covent Garden and Drury Lane, the collection holds an 1803 promptbook for Delays and Blunders that is marked for both Covent Garden and the Portsmouth Theatre, and two Adelphi Theatre promptbooks for The Enchanted Isle and Belphegor the Mountebank.

Concluding this finding aid is an Index of Authors and Production Personnel that lists authors, adaptors, translators, managers, producers, directors, stage managers, and actors. The index does not include persons whose role in a specific production is unknown.

Promptbooks can also be found in the Department of Manuscripts and Archives, in the Promptbooks Collection. Published playscripts, some annotated, are located in the Theater Arts Library.

Note on the Folder List

Because many of the marked copies in this collection are linked to a specific production, it is sometimes possible to identify who actually used them. More often, there is a rehearsal copy, for example, but the particulars of the staging, or even whether an actual performance occurred, are not known. The fullest possible identification is necessarily based on a blend of evidence and inference such as that employed by Charles Shattuck in The Shakespeare Promptbooks: A Descriptive Catalog. The Format/Description part of the folder list is modeled after Shattuck and organized as follows: (a) format, including the presence of ground plans, plots, and other productional material included in the script; (b) when discernable, what sort of document it appears to be, the specific production to which it is linked, and the name of the previous owner; (c) materials pasted or laid in, such as playbills, letters, sketches, and working papers.

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Arrangement

The finding aid for the Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection is a conflation of the original inventory created in 2000-2001, and of a small addition that was catalogued in 2006. Currently the addition is described only by a Box List which has been appended to the original inventory, using the arrangement established with the original inventory and continuing the box numbering sequence. The Scope and Contents note and Index of Authors and Production Personnel do not make reference to the addition, and the RLIN record for the collection summarizes the material in the original inventory only.
Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection--Original Inventory [This Page]
Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection--Addition

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Due to the fragile condition of the original, a preservation photocopy of the promptbook for The Children's Hour must be used unless permission to use the original is obtained from the Research Librarian.

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Index Terms

People
Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904
Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890
Burnside, R.H., 1870-1952
Collins, Arthur, 1863-1932
Frohman, Charles
Hellman, Lillian, 1906-
Hiam, Frank
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823
Payne, B. Iden
Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934
Organizations
Adelphi Theatre (London, England)
Covent Garden Theatre
Drury Lane Theatre
Empire Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Portsmouth Theatre (Portsmouth, England)
Subjects
Promptbooks
Theater, England History
Theater, United States History
Theatrical producers and directors, England
Theatrical producers and directors, United States
Document Types
Prompt books
Scores
Scripts

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Assembled from various Performing Arts collections, including the Albert Davis and Messmore Kendall Collections and others

Provenance

The Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection was assembled by Performing Arts staff from a variety of sources, chiefly the Albert Davis and Messmore Kendall Collections. Other sources were W. H. Crain, Benjamin Blom, Lester Sweyd, and the University of Texas drama professors Coleman A. Jennings and Ellsworth P. Conkle. The Covent Garden promptbooks belonged to an Arthur Williams.

Processed by:

Helen Baer, 2000-2001

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Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection--Folder List

 
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11The Second Shepherd's Play (later titled The Sheep Thief) 1964
Author Ainsworth, Ford (adapt.)
Typescript, in modern English, with ground plan.

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12Parakeets 1926
Author Akins, Zoë (after Louis Verneuil)
Typescripts for Act I (19 July); Act II (7 July); and Acts II and III, nd, with ground plan for Act III. Rehearsal copy, checked for Maica in pencil with other characters checked in ink.

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161He Who Gets Slapped n.d.
Author Andreyev, Leonid
Acting edition pasted into a workbook with ground plans; costume, scenic, and makeup sketches; and property, light, sound, and costume plots. Stage manager's workbook, marked through Act I; property of Jack A. Freeman.

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13Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted ca. 1908
Author Arabian, Michael
Typescript. Lightly marked copy for Annie E. F. Horniman's production at the Gaiety Theatre (Manchester) in which B. Iden Payne participated, presumably playing Oscar Eckersley. Property of Joseph Williams Ltd.

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162The Girl from Up the Road 1971
Author Ashton, Michael, and David Heneker (after Ben Travers)
(a) One complete typescript and one fragment, n.d.; song lyrics. Fragment slightly revised.

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163-4The Girl from Up the Road 1972
Author Ashton, Michael, and David Heneker (after Ben Travers)
(b) Retitled Popkiss, with additional music by John Addison. Typescript with inserts; song lyrics and working papers. Heavily marked promptbook for the production at the Globe Theatre directed by Richard Cottrell (London, 22 Aug.). Song lyrics lightly corrected.

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14Tinder Box 1950
Author Barefield, Jason
Typescript with ground plans, property and costume plots, and cast, crew, and understudy lists. Production manager Shirley Freudenfall's heavily marked production book for the premiere (9 Feb.) directed by Hedley Gordon Graham.

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15The Manxman n.d.
Author Barrett, Wilson (after Hall Caine)
Typescript with scene, property, music, and light plots. Lightly marked copy, presumably for Barrett's production (1894-95).

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16What Every Woman Knows n.d.
Author Barrie, J. M.
Typescript with property plot, property of Charles Frohman and presumably for one of his productions in 1908.

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17Mélo (trans. William A. Drake) n.d.
Author Bernstein, Henry
Typescript. Preparation copy, marked through Act I, scene i; property of A. H. Woods.

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21Samson n.d.
Author Bernstein, Henry
Typescript in French, property of Charles Frohman and presumably for one of his productions in 1908/1909.

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16-175, 1Janet Pride 1853
Author Boucicault, Dion
Holograph manuscripts: (a) Acts I and II, inscribed "Theatre Royal, Adelphi, 1853"; Acts IV and V, nd. Lightly to heavily marked with cuts and alterations; "arranged for [William E.] Burton's Chambers Street Theatre by Thomas M[illeg.]". (b) Summary of stage business and list of cues for Act III, nd; cue list revised to reflect cuts. (c) Actors's sides for Janet, Bernard, Richard, Minnie Grey, and George, n.d., with alterations.

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22The Good Woman of Setzuan (trans. Eric Bentley) n.d.
Author Brecht, Bertolt
Typescript with ground plan. Rehearsal copy, checked for the Old Whore.

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23The Enchanted Isle; or, Raising the Wind [1848?]
Author Brough, Robert B., and William Brough
Acting edition with interleaves. Promptbook for a production at the Adelphi Theatre.

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24Money n.d.
Author Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George E. Lytton
Acting edition pasted in a workbook. Stage manager's heavily marked promptbook for a production in which John Hare played Sir John Vesey. Given to Cyril Maude by Hare.

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25Happy Days n.d.
Author Burnside, R. H., and Raymond Hubbell
Typescript (two copies)

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26Miss Millions 1927
Author Burnside, R. H., and Raymond Hubbell
Typescript (10 Mar.), "copyright 1919"; presumably for Burnside's production at the Punch and Judy Theatre (9 Dec. 1919).

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27Everything n.d.
Author Burnside, R. H., John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, and John Golden
Typescript

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172-3The Prodigal Son 1905
Author Caine, Hall
Typescript. Lightly marked preparation copy for Arthur Collins' production at Drury Lane (7 Sept.). Letter from Caine to Collins (7 June). Collins' notes in reply, n.d.

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31The Great Magician n.d.
Author Carrá Lawrence
Typescript with costume specifications and ground plan. Studybook, checked for Elpino.

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32Wheels within Wheels [1899]
Author Carton, R. C.
Typescript with ground plans, property and lighting plots, and cast list. Promptbook for the production at Hoyt's Theatre [11 Dec.], property of Daniel Frohman.

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33The Mask and the Face (trans. W. Somerset Maugham) n.d.
Author Chiarelli, Luigi
Typescript, property of Gilbert Miller.

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34The Million 1911
Author Claretie, Jules
Typescript (21 Dec.), property of Charles Frohman.

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35Courtly Love n.d.
Author Crain, W. H.
Typescript

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36Under the Gaslight 1867
Author Daly, Augustin
Acting edition. Appears to be a rehearsal copy.

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37A Single Man 1911
Author Davis, Hubert Henry
Typescript (8 Mar.), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Empire Theatre (4 Sept.)

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41Governor Rodman's Daughter (later titled Men and Women) n.d.
Author De Mille, Henry C., and David Belasco
Typescript with a few cues in the last scene.

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42Etienne (trans. Gilbert Wakefield) n.d.
Author Deval, Jacques
(a) Typescript with translator's notes. Apparently, a working draft prepared for Gilbert Miller by Wakefield.

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43Etienne (trans. Gilbert Wakefield) n.d.
Author Deval, Jacques
(b) Untranslated typescript in French, property of Gilbert Miller.

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44Altona (trans. S. I. Greenberger) n.d.
Author Fazekas, Imre
Typescript, property of Charles Frohman.

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45Little Bohemia n.d.
Author Ferrier, Paul, and Henri Hirchmann
Typescript with two versions of Act II.

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46The Doughgirls n.d.
Author Fields, Joseph
Acting edition pasted into a workbook. Stage manager's workbook, property of Garrison Sherwood.

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51Criminals n.d.
Author Flexner, Anne Crawford (after Ferdinand Bruckner)
Typescript

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52Nary a Brogue 1865-1866
Author Florence, William J.
Holograph manuscript. Promptbook, copied by William H. Daly, prompter at McVicker's Theatre (Chicago, Dec. 1865) and marked and corrected by Thomas B. Radcliffe, stage manager at Pike's Opera House (Cincinnati) for S. N. Pike's production (11 Jan. 1866). Playbills for Pike's Opera House (19 Jan. 1866, n.d.) pasted in.

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53The Blue Diamond n.d.
Author Gordon, Julian, Richard H. Barker, Jr., Michael Furneaux, Greatrex Newman, and Victor Gilbert
Typescript, "copyrighted by R. H. Burnside."

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54Warden's Orders n.d.
Author Hayden, John (after Mark Hellinger)
Typescript

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55The Children's Hour 1934
Author Hellman, Lillian
(a) Typescript with ground plans. Souvenir promptbook for the premiere at Maxine Elliott's Theatre (20 Nov.), signed by cast and crew and given to producer Herman Shumlin by stage manager Harry M. Cooke.

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56The Children's Hour
Author Hellman, Lillian
(b) Preservation photocopy

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57Alien Corn 1931
Author Howard, Sidney
Typescript. Clean copy into which a partial cast was pencilled and then erased. Inscribed "Howard B[re?]tt 8-21-35."

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58Miss Hobbs n.d.
Author Jerome, Jerome K.
Typescript

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61Bitter Grapes n.d.
Author Jones, John Joseph
Typescript "reader's copy."

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62Sturt n.d.
Author Jones, John Joseph
Typescript (Act II) with one scene very lightly annotated.

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63Fancy Meeting You Again [1951]
Author Kaufman, George S., and Leueen MacGrath
Typescript. Lightly marked workbook, apparently for Kaufman's production at the Locust St. Theatre (25 Dec.). Flier for that production.

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64The Cat and the Fiddle 1931
Author Kern, Jerome, and Otto Harbach
Typescript treatment by Jerry Sackheim (10 Nov.)

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65Two Girls and One Man n.d.
Author Kidder, Edward E.
Typescript. Heavily marked stage manager's workbook.

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66Kelly 1964-1965
Author Lawrence, Eddie, and Moose Charlap
Typescript comprised of segments dated 30 Dec. 1964 to 11 Jan. 1965. Heavily marked rehearsal copy (house copy) for the premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre (7 Feb. 1965) directed by Herbert Ross.

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67Marjory Strode n.d.
Author Mason, A. E. W.
Typescript, property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Empire Theatre (27 Aug. 1908.)

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6-78, 1Jack Straw n.d.
Author Maugham, W. Somerset
Typescript with property plot, property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Vaudeville Theatre (London, 26 Mar. 1908). Working papers for Act III.

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72The Other Rose [1923]
Author Middleton, George (after Edouard Bourdet)
Belasco edition (Act III). Lightly marked preparation or rehearsal copy.

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174-5Beauty and the Beast n.d.
Author Mills, Mark, and Fred Eplett
Holograph manuscripts: (a) Piano score, "produced under the direction of Frank Hiam"; (b) promptbook, also the property of Frank Hiam.

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73Wretched Woman 1928
Author Moeller, Philip
Typescript, property of Charles Frohman.

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74Carnival (trans. Melville Baker) n.d.
Author Molnar, [Ferenc]
Typescript, property of Charles Frohman; used as a studybook and checked for Nikolaus.

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75A Cure for the Heartache 1805
Author Morton, Thomas
Acting edition with interleaves. Promptbook marked in John Philip Kemble's hand. Another hand identifies this book as a "C[ovent] Garden Prompt Copy." In a third hand: "Played for [Samuel] Phelps benefit at Sadlers Wells, 25 Mar. 1858."

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76The Two Blinds (also titled A Mere Blind) 1874
Author Offenbach, Jacques, and Arthur Clements
Holograph manuscript. Clean copy of the libretto for John Hollingshead's production at the Gaiety Theatre (London, 31 Aug.)

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77Old King Cole n.d.
Author Oldham, R. C., Henri Jaxon, and D. G. Hall
Printed edition pasted into a workbook. Lightly marked preparation or rehearsal copy.

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81The Profligate 1887
Author Pinero, Arthur Wing
Privately printed edition (June) with interleaves. Heavily marked with autograph corrections and an alternate ending, presumably for John Hare's production at the Garrick Theatre (London, 24 Apr. 1889.)

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181The Best of Friends [1902/1904]
Author Raleigh, Cecil
Typescript pasted into a workbook. Promptbook, apparently for Arthur Collins' production at Drury Lane (London, 18 Sept. 1902). TLS from Bland Holt to Collins (1904) bearing Collins' notes in reply on verso. Collins' notes about the play, [1904?]

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82The Hope 1911
Author Raleigh, Cecil, and Henry Hamilton
Typescript with scenery plot (25 Oct.). Clean copy, apparently for Arthur Collins' production at Drury Lane (14 Sept.). Belonged to Barry Duncan.

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83The White Heather 1901
Author Raleigh, Cecil, and Henry Hamilton
(a) Typescript (Act IV, 1 Aug.). Heavily marked rehearsal promptbook, apparently for Arthur Collins' production at Drury Lane (16 Aug.)

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84-6The White Heather 1897
Author Raleigh, Cecil, and Henry Hamilton
(b) Typescript with plots for scenery, gas, limelights, properties, and calls (Acts I-III, May). Lightly marked, clean copy, presumably for the same production.

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87The Jester n.d.
Author Raphael, John N. (after Miguel Zamacois)
Typescript

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91Accent on Youth 1934
Author Raphaelson, Samson
Typescript with ground plans, property and light plots, electrical inventory, and cast list. Unmarked "Stage manager's copy" for Crosby Gaige's production at the Plymouth Theatre (25 Dec.)

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92Tom, Dick, and Harry 1978
Author Ratcliffe, Sharon
Typescript

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93Delays and Blunders 1795/1803
Author Reynolds, Frederick
Acting edition (1803). The cover, inscribed "Thomas Colli[ns]" (manager?) and "Collins Davies," was previously used at the Portsmouth Theatre (Eng.) to hold a copy of Such Things Are (1795). Promptbook, marked for Covent Garden and corrected in the same hand for the Portsmouth Theatre (1803), as explained in a note in a second hand. Date of use at Portsmouth is supplied in a third hand; cuts are restored in a fourth hand.

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94The Awful Truth n.d.
Author Richman, Arthur
Typescript with scene and property plots

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95Do I Hear a Waltz? [1965]
Author Rodgers, Richard, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents
Typescript. Lighting designer's workbook, apparently for the premiere at 46th Street Theatre [18 Mar.] directed by John Dexter. Belonged to Beverly Daniels.

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176Westward People 1936
Author Rogers, John William
Typescript (June)

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96To Have and to Hold [1901]
Author Rose, Edward E. (adapt.)
Typescript [4 Mar.]. Lightly marked copy, apparently for Charles Frohman's production at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

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97Chantecler 1911
Author Rostand, Edmond
Typescript with cast list, timings, and light, sound, property, and flight plots (8 May), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Knickerbocker Theatre (23 Jan.)

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101The Man I Killed (trans. Reginald Berkeley) n.d.
Author Rostand, Maurice
Typescripts. Two copies stamped "No. 3" and "No. 6", respectively, property of Gilbert Miller.

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102La Tosca (adapt. F. C. Grove and Henry Hamilton?) n.d.
Author Sardou, Victorien
(a) Typescript (Acts II, III). Heavily marked rehearsal promptbook, property of Olga Brandon.

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103La Tosca (adapt. F. C. Grove and Henry Hamilton?) n.d.
Author Sardou, Victorien
(b) Typescript (Acts I, II, IV). Rehearsal copy, checked for Tosca, apparently for the same production.

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104Jimmy Shine [1968]
Author Schisgal, Murray
Typescript [5 Dec.]. Preparation copy, apparently for the premiere at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre directed by Donald Driver.

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105Seba Ben Zaric 1895-1896
Author Shakespeare, Stephen, and Frank Dunn
Typescript (12 Oct. 1895). Preparation copy? Inscribed "S.S. / S.R.C. Jan. 4 1896"

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106The Informer 1912
Author Shea, Dennis J.
Typescript. Rehearsal copy, checked for Phelim O'Hara

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111None but the Brave 1905/1907
Author Shirley, Arthur, and Sutton Vane
Holograph manuscript. Heavily marked promptbook, apparently for the performance at the New Theatre, Cambridge (Eng.) in which Stanley Bedwell played Lal Ray. Copied by Bedwell (4 Dec. 1905) and stamped by a typewriting agency (3 Aug. 1907). Also belonged to George Shirley. Clipped review of the New Theatre production.

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112The Light that Lies in Woman's Eyes [1904]
Author Sothern, E. H.
Typescript. Virginia Harned's rehearsal copy for Charles Frohman's production at the Criterion [25 Jan.], lightly marked in Act II.

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113A Daughter of Old Glory n.d.
Author Stagg, Katherine
Typescript with corrections.

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114The Snowman (later titled The Girls of Holland) [1907]
Author Stange, Stanislaus, and Reginald de Koven
Typescript, property of R. H. Burnside and presumably for his production at the Lyric Theatre, [18 Nov.]

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115The Doll Girl (trans. Harry B. Smith) 1913
Author Stein, Leo, A. M. Willner, and Leo Fall
Typescript with partial cast list (4 Aug.), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Globe Theatre (25 Aug.)

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116Beauty and the Beast; or, The Enchanted Flagon, the Wishes Three, and the Magic Branch of the Withered Tree. nd
Author Stephens, Clement W.
Holograph manuscript with dramatis personae from a printed edition pasted inside front cover; plot of entrances, exits, and properties laid in. Appears to be a souvenir promptbook. Belonged to Frank Hiam.

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177The Yellow Dwarf; or, The Pretty Princess, the Magic Spell, and the Silver Bee of the Mystic Dell. 1883-1884
Author Stephens, Clement W., Fred Eplett, and George Le Brunn
Holograph manuscripts: (a) Piano score, property of Frank Hiam; (b) one page of what appears to be the promptbook, n.d.

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1211776 1968
Author Stone, Peter, and Sherman Edwards
Typescript (Dec.). Unmarked "rehearsal script" ("Early script with songs later cut"), presumably for the premiere at 46th Street Theatre (16 Mar. 1969) directed by Peter Hunt.

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122The Athenian Touch 1964
Author Straight, Willard, David Eddy, Arthur Goodman, and J. Albert Fracht
Typescript. Rehearsal copy, checked for the Citizens and otherwise lightly annotated. Belonged to Ronn Hansen.

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123Guy Mannering 1816-1834
Author Terry, Daniel (after Sir Walter Scott)
Acting edition, n.d., with interleaves. Promptbook for the 1815-16 season, heavily marked in John Philip Kemble's hand, presumably for the premiere at Covent Garden (12 Mar. 1816). In another hand are stage directions, timings, and interpolations for various performances between 1820 and 1834. A third hand attributes these notes to the Covent Garden stage manager.

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124No Answer 1954/1981
Author Tuttle, Day
Typescript (1954). Preparation or rehearsal copy (1981), "greatly cut and expanded" from the version staged at Yale Drama School in 1936.

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125Inconstant George 1909
Author Unger, Gladys (after Robert de Flers and Gaston-Arman de Caillavet)
Typescript (26 July), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his staging at the Empire Theatre (20 Sept.)

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12-136, 1Love Watches 1908
Author Unger, Gladys (after Robert de Flers and Gaston-Arman de Caillavet)
(a) Typescript (Aug.), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Lyceum Theatre (27 Aug.)

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132-3Love Watches 1909
Author Unger, Gladys (after Robert de Flers and Gaston-Arman de Caillavet)
(b) Typescript (Mar.). Lightly marked copy, property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at Haymarket Theatre (London, 11 May.)

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134Outward Bound n.d.
Author Vane, Sutton
Typescript, property of William Harris, Jr. and presumably for his production at the Ritz Theatre (7 Jan. 1924.)

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135The Maid of Orleans [1909]
Author [Viereck, George Sylvester], after Friedrich Schiller
Typescript. Heavily marked stage manager's workbook, property of Charles Frohman, for his production at Harvard Stadium [22 June.]

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136Belphegor the Mountebank; or, The Pride of Earth [1848]
Author Webster, Benjamin
Acting edition with interleaves. Promptbook for a production at the Adelphi Theatre.

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137Ninon n.d.
Author Wills, W. G.
Holograph manuscript. Clean copy of what appears to be a promptbook. Belonged to Norman Forbes-Robertson.

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138Eve and the Serpents 1913
Author Worrall, Lechmere (after Roberto Bracco)
Typescript (29 Sept.), property of Charles Frohman.

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141The Broadway Belles n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Typescript with original cast. Names of two alternates (?) pencilled in next to cast.

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142Cherry and Fair Star; or, The Children of Cyprus 1840-1841
Author Unidentified author
Holograph manuscript. Promptbook, "copied for W. W. Broadfoot, Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, Mar. 1840" and "marked and corrected" for R[obert William] Honner, Sadler's Wells (London), 1841. Playbill pasted on cover. Also owned by N. Younge.

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143The Foolish Virgin 1910
Author Unidentified author
Typescript (July), property of Charles Frohman and presumably for his production at the Knickerbocker Theatre (19 Dec.)

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144The Gay Lieutenant n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Actor's side for Capt. George Fairweather. Amply marked with alterations and, on verso of last 2 pp, what appear to be song lyrics.

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145Gulf Stream n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Typescript, property of Thomas Mitchell and very lightly corrected.

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146The Landlord n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Holograph manuscript. Heavily marked rehearsal copy or stage manager's workbook.

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147Leonardo n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Typescript, property of R. H. Burnside; lightly corrected.

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148Mexico 1826
Author Unidentified author
Holograph manuscript (3 Dec.)

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149Oliver Twist; or, The Story of a London Orphan 1877
Author Unidentified adaptor (after Dickens)
(a) Acting edition, nd, pasted into a workbook. Promptbook, signed by J. B. Roberts.

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151Oliver Twist; or, The Story of a London Orphan n.d.
Author Unidentified adaptor (after Dickens)
(b) Acting edition pasted into a workbook. Promptbook, property of F. C. Wemyss. Playbill and prints pasted in.

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152Playing First Fiddle in the Bow Belles n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Holograph manuscript. Rehearsal copy?

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153[Still-Life] n.d.
Author Unidentified author
Typescript

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 Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection--Index of Authors and Production Personnel 

Names in bold appear in the RLIN record.

Material from the Addition is not included in this index.

  • Addison, John, 1920- --16.3-4
  • Ainsworth, Ford--1.1
  • Akins, Zoe, 1886-1958--1.2
  • Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919--16.1
  • Arabian, Michael--1.3
  • Ashton, Michael--16.2-4
  • Baker, Melville--7.4
  • Barefield, Jason--1.4
  • Barker, Richard H., Jr.--5.3
  • Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904--1.5
  • Barrie, J. M. (James Matthews), 1860-1937--1.6
  • Bedwell, Stanley--11.1
  • Belasco, David, 1853-1931--4.1, 7.2
  • Bentley, Eric, 1916- --2.2
  • Berkeley, Reginald--10.1
  • Berlin, Irving, 1888- --2.7
  • Bernstein, Henry, 1876-1953--1.7-2.1
  • Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890--16.5-17.1
  • Bourdet, Edouard, 1887-1945--7.2
  • Bracco, Roberto, 1862-1943--13.8
  • Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956--2.2
  • Broadfoot, W. W.--14.2
  • Brough, Robert B. (Robert Barnabas), 1828-1860--2.3
  • Brough, William, 1826-1870--2.3
  • Bruckner, Ferdinand, 1891-1958--5.1
  • Burnside, R. H., 1870-1952--2.5-7, 5.1, 11.4, 14.7
  • Burton, William E. (William Evans), 1802-1860--16.5-17.1
  • Caillavet, G.-A. de (Gaston-Arman de), 1869-1915--12.5-13.3
  • Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931--1.5, 17.2-3
  • Carra, Lawrence--3.1
  • Carton, R. C. (Richard Claude), 1856-1928--3.2
  • Charlap, Moose, 1928- --6.6
  • Chiarelli, Luigi, 1880-1947--3.3
  • Claretie, Jules, 1840-1913--3.4
  • Clements, Arthur--7.6
  • Collins, Arthur, 1863-1932--8.3-6, 17.2-3, 18.1
  • Collins, Thomas, fl. 1791--9.3
  • Cooke, Harry M.--5.5-6
  • Cottrell, Richard, 1936- --16.3-4
  • Crain, W. H.--3.5
  • Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899--3.6
  • Daly, William H.--5.2
  • Davis, Hubert Henry--3.7
  • De Koven, Reginald, 1859-1920--11.4
  • De Mille, Henry Churchill, 1850-1893--4.1
  • Deval, Jacques, 1894- --4.2-3
  • Dexter, John, 1925-1990--9.5
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--14.9-15.1
  • Drake, William A., b. 1899--1.7
  • Driver, Donald--10.4
  • Dunn, Frank--10.5
  • Eddy, David--12.2
  • Edwards, Sherman--12.1
  • Eplett, Fred--17.4-5, 17.7
  • Fall, Leo, 1873-1925--11.5
  • Fazekas, Imre--4.4
  • Ferrier, Paul, 1843-1920--4.5
  • Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966--4.6
  • Flers, Robert de, 1872-1927--12.5-13.3
  • Flexner, Anne Crawford, 1874-1955--5.1
  • Florence, William Jermyn, 1831-1891--5.2
  • Forbes-Robertson, Norman--13.7
  • Fracht, J. Albert (Jack Albert), 1904- --12.2
  • Freudenfall, Shirley--1.4
  • Frohman, Charles--1.6, 2.1, 3.4, 3.7, 4.4, 6.7-7.1, 7.3-4, 9.6-7, 11.2, 11.5, 12.5-13.3, 13.5, 13.8, 14.3
  • Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940--3.2
  • Furneaux, Michael--5.3
  • Gaige, Crosby, 1882-1949--9.1
  • Gilbert, Victor--5.3
  • Golden, John, 1874-1955--2.7
  • Goodman, Arthur--12.2
  • Gordon, Julian--5.3
  • Graham, Hedley Gordon--1.4
  • Greenberger, S. I.--4.4
  • Grove, F. C.--10.2-3
  • Hall, D. G.--7.7
  • Hamilton, Henry, 1853?-1918--8.2-6, 10.2-3
  • Harbach, Otto, 1873-1963--6.4
  • Hare, John, 1844-1921--2.4, 8.1
  • Harned, Virginia--11.2
  • Harris, William, 1884-1946--13.4
  • Hayden, John--5.4
  • Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947--5.4
  • Hellman, Lillian, 1906---5.5-6
  • Heneker, David--16.2-4
  • Hiam, Frank--11.6, 17.4-5, 17.7
  • Hirchmann, Henri, 1872-1961--4.5
  • Hollingshead, John, 1827-1904--7.6
  • Holt, Bland--18.1
  • Honner, Robert William, 1809-1852--14.2
  • Horniman, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka, 1860-1937--1.3
  • Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939--5.7
  • Hubbell, Raymond, 1879-1954--2.5-6
  • Hunt, Peter H.--12.1
  • Jaxon, Henri--7.7
  • Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927--5.8
  • Jones, John Joseph, 1930- --6.1-2
  • Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961--6.3
  • Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823--7.5, 12.3
  • Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945--6.4
  • Kidder, Edward E.--6.5
  • Laurents, Arthur--9.5
  • Lawrence, Eddie, 1919---6.6
  • Le Brunn, George--17.7
  • Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873--2.4
  • M[illeg], Thomas--16.4-5
  • MacGrath, Leueen--6.3
  • Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley), 1865-1948--6.7
  • Maude, Cyril, 1862-1951--2.4
  • Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965--3.3, 6.8-7.1
  • Middleton, George, 1880-1967--7.2
  • Miller, Gilbert--3.3, 4.2-3, 10.1
  • Mills, Mark--17.4-5
  • Moeller, Philip, 1880-1958--7.3
  • Molnar, Ferenc, 1878-1952--7.4
  • Morton, Thomas, 1764-1838--7.5
  • Newman, Greatrex--5.3
  • Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880--7.6
  • Oldham, R. C.--7.7
  • Payne, B. Iden--1.3
  • Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878--7.5
  • Pike, S. N.--5.2
  • Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934--8.1
  • Radcliffe, Thomas B.--5.2
  • Raleigh, Cecil, 1856-1914--8.2-6, 18.1
  • Raphael, John N.--8.7
  • Raphaelson, Samson, 1896- --9.1
  • Ratcliffe, Sharon--9.2
  • Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841--9.3
  • Richman, Arthur, 1886-1944--9.4
  • Roberts, J. B. (James Booth), 1815-901--14.9
  • Rodgers, Richard, 1902- --9.5
  • Rogers, John William--17.6
  • Rose, Edward Everett, 1862- --9.6
  • Ross, Herbert, 1927- --6.6
  • Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918--9.7
  • Rostand, Maurice, 1891-1968--10.1
  • Sackheim, Jerry--6.4
  • Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908--10.2-3
  • Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805--13.5
  • Schisgal, Murray, 1926- --10.4
  • Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832--12.3
  • Shakespeare, Stephen--10.5
  • Shea, Dennis J.--10.6
  • Sherwood, Garrison--4.6
  • Shirley, Arthur, 1853-1925--11.1
  • Shumlin, Herman, b. 1898--5.5-6
  • Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936--11.5
  • Sondheim, Stephen--9.5
  • Sothern, E. H. (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933--11.2
  • Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932--2.7
  • Stagg, Katherine--11.3
  • Stange, Stanislaus, d. 1917--11.4
  • Stein, Leo, 1862-1920--11.5
  • Stephens, Clement W.--11.6, 17.7
  • Stone, Peter, 1930- --12.1
  • Straight, Willard--12.2
  • Terry, Daniel, 1782-1829--12.3
  • Travers, Ben, 1886- --16.2-4
  • Tuttle, Day--12.4
  • Unger, Gladys, d. 1940--12.5-13.3
  • Vane, Sutton, 1888- --11.1, 13.4
  • Verneuil, Louis, 1893-1952--1.2
  • Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962--13.5
  • Wakefield, Gilbert, 1892-1963--4.2
  • Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882--13.6
  • Wemyss, F. C. (Francis Courtney), 1797-1859--15.1
  • Willner, Alfred Maria--11.5
  • Wills, W. G. (William Gorman), 1828-1891--13.7
  • Woods, A. H. (Albert Herman), 1870-1951--1.7
  • Worrall, Lechmere--13.8
  • Zamacois, Miguel--8.7

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