University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

James W. Moll:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Moll, James W.
Title: James W. Moll Papers
Dates: 1949-1978
Abstract: The James W. Moll Papers contain typed and photocopied scenes from plays, a complete script for Show Boat, printed music for Henry IV, Part II, and teaching files including handouts of exercises and information for drama students.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00060
Extent: 4 document boxes (1.68 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

James W. Moll began teaching in the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance in 1941 and was made a professor emeritus in 1979. In his thirty-seven years at the University he directed more than one hundred productions of plays, musical comedies and operas from a broad range of American and European dramatic literature. He held degrees from the University of Michigan.


Scope and Contents

The James W. Moll Papers, 1949-1978, contain typed and photocopied scenes from plays, as well as a complete script for Show Boat and printed music for Henry IV, Part II. The remaining teaching files include handouts of exercises and information for drama students, as well as illustrative prints and other classroom materials.


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Access:

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Separated Material

Eight reel-to-reel audio tapes were transferred to the Ransom Center Sound Recordings Collection in 2006.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift, 1980 (G697)

Processed by:

Joan Sibley, 2001; Helen Adair, 2007; Daniela Lozano, 2017


Container List

Series I. Scenes from Plays

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1.1 Abraham and Isaac
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1.2 After the Fall (Miller), complete text from periodical
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1.3 All for Love
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1.4 Antigone (Watling translation)
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1.5 Arden of Faversham
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1.6 The Area Bell (Brough and Halliday)
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1.7 As You Like It
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1.8 Black-Ey’d Susan (Jerrold)
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1.9 The Broken Heart (Ford)
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1.10 The Brothers (Terence)
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1.11 Calisto and Melibea
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1.12 Camille (Dumas)
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1.13 Chester Miracle Plays
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1.14 Choephoroe (Aeschylus & Murray)
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1.15 The Clouds (Aristophanes)
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1.16 The Constant Lover (Hankin)
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1.17 The Country Wife
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1.18 Cymbeline
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1.19 The Discovery
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1.20 Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)
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1.21 The Doctor In Spite of Himself
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1.22 Duchess of Malfi
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1.23 Electra (Euripides)
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1.24 Electra (Sophocles)
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1.25 Euminides
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1.26 Everyman
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1.27 The Faithful Shepherdess
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1.28 The Honorable History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
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1.29 The Frogs
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1.30 The Great Magician
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1.31 The Happy Hypochondriac (Le Malade Imaginaire)
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2.1 The Heir at Law
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2.2 Henry IV, Part II (music)
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2.3 Hernani
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2.4 Hippolytus
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2.5 The Ion
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2.6 Iphigenia in Tauris
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2.7 Journey to London
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2.8 King John
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2.9 The Knights
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2.10 The Liar (Samuel Foote)
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2.11 Love for Love
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2.12 Love in a French Kitchen
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2.13 The Lady’s Not for Burning
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2.14 The Lover’s Melancholy
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2.15 Lysistrata
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2.16 MacBeth
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2.17 Man and Superman
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2.18 Measure for Measure
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2.19 Medea
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2.20 The Menaechmi
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2.21 The Merchant of Venice
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2.22 Merry Wives of Windsor
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2.23 Much Ado about Nothing
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2.24 Mummer’s Play
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2.25 Nativity Play
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2.26 Peer Gynt
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2.27 Philaster
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2.28 Philoctetes
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3.1 Prometheus Bound
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3.2 Popping the Question
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3.3 The Provok’d Wife
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3.4 The Rape of the Locks
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3.5 The Relapse
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3.6 Rip Van Winkle
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3.7 The Rivals
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3.8 The Roaring Girl
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3.9 The Roman Actor
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3.10 Romeo and Juliet
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3.11 Saint Joan
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3.12 School for Scandal
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3.13 Second Shepherds Play
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3.14 Show Boat (complete script)
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3.15 The Spanish Tragedy
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3.16 The Tempest
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3.17 Thor, with Angels
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3.18 The Trojan Women
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3.19 The Twin Rivals
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3.20 Venice Preserv’d
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3.21 Verse and Prose



Series II. Other Teaching Files, 1949-1978

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3.22 Books, circa 1978
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3.23 Exercises, undated
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3.24 Handouts, 1957-1972
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3.25 Hewitt, Alan, articles and reports by, 1949-1977
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4.1 Ohio State University Theatre Collection Bulletin, 1955-1962
Prints (mainly clippings and tearsheets)
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4.2 Actors
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4.3 Costumes
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4.4 Make-up
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4.5 Mixed
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4.6 Style
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4.7 Theatrical
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4.8 Various