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Civic Repertory Theatre records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 343

Scope and Contents

The Civic Repertory Theatre Records consist of production files containing scripts, promptbooks, technical production documentation, manuscript and printed music, and photographs; financial records including auditor's financial statements, box office receipts, weekly financial statements, and ledgers; programs, issues of the Civic Repertory Theatre Bulletin/Magazine and other printed material; notebooks containing Eva Le Gallienne's translations of plays by Henrik Ibsen; and pressbooks and scrapbooks. Also found are materials documenting some of Le Gallienne's post-Civic Rep productions, including photoduplications of costume designs by Patricia Zipprodt for Le Gallienne's 1982 revival of Alice in Wonderland, as well as a small group of material relating to the Bonstelle Playhouse of Detroit, Michigan, which documents the work of actor Donald Cameron, also a member of the Civic Repertory Theatre.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1985
  • Majority of material found within 1925 - 1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Civic Repertory Theatre Records are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eva Le Gallienne, 1960, 1964, 1983, and Thelma Chandler, 1962.

Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Production Files, 1925-1982. II. Financial Records, 1926-1935. III. Pressbooks, 1923-1962. IV. Administrative Files, 1926-1964. V. Photographs, 1917-1953. VI. Eva Le Gallienne Writings and Memorabilia, 1932.

Extent

13.84 Linear Feet ((32 boxes) + 1 portfolio,1 broadside folder)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.civicrep

Overview

The Civic Repertory Theatre Records consist of production files containing scripts, promptbooks, technical production documentation, manuscript and printed music, and photographs; financial records including auditor's financial statements, box office receipts, weekly financial statements, and ledgers; programs, issues of the Civic Repertory Theatre Bulletin/Magazine and other printed material; notebooks containing Eva Le Gallienne's translations of plays by Henrik Ibsen; and pressbooks and scrapbooks. Also found are materials documenting some of Le Gallienne's post-Civic Rep productions, including photoduplications of costume designs by Patricia Zipprodt for Le Gallienne's 1982 revival of Alice in Wonderland , as well as a small group of material relating to the Bonstelle Playhouse of Detroit, Michigan, which documents the work of actor Donald Cameron, also a member of the Civic Repertory Theatre.

Civic Repertory Theatre

The Civic Repertory Theatre was established by Eva Le Gallienne in New York City in 1926. Le Gallienne directed and acted in most of the rotating repertory of classical plays. The company disbanded in 1933, and Le Gallienne continued to act and direct stage productions, including a 1982 revival of Alice in Wonderland.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Title
Guide to the Civic Repertory Theatre Records
Author
by Susan Brady
Date
May2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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Access Information

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