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Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Gordon Craig collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 433
Scope and Contents: This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Edward Gordon Craig, acquired by the library from a variety of sources. Series I, Hamill and Barker Purchase (1912-1958), contains letters from a variety of correspondents to Craig's friend Ewald Junge, who also collected Craig...
Dates: 1905-1963

Note by an unidentified author on costumes and settings for a contemporary play, between 1934 and 1937?

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 88
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

A short note written in graphite: "Sketch Club. Costumes and settings for a contemporary play." A different hand has appended the words "mine" (pointing to "costumes") and "Bawden's" (pointing to "settings"). In a third hand, the foot is annotated with the words "Bawden + Ravilious" -- i.e., Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

Dates: between 1934 and 1937?

Donald Oenslager collection of Adolphe Appia

Call Number: GEN MSS 81

The papers contian correspondence, manuscripts, articles, and miscellaneous papers, documenting the life and career of Adolphe Appia. The papers were collected by Donald Oenslager, professor at the Yale School of Drama.

Dates: 1892-1971, bulk 1920-1926

Donald Oenslager collection of Edward Gordon Craig

Call Number: GEN MSS 424
Abstract: Collection contains materials collected by Donald Oenslager documenting the life and career of Edward Gordon Craig, including correspondence, writings, artwork and materials related to theater design, photographs and subject files. Correspondence includes letters between Craig, Isadora Duncan and Paris Singer, letters between Oenslager and various individuals concerning his collection and interest in Craig, and third party letters. Writings include holographs, typescripts, clippings and...
Dates: 1881-1975

Stephen O. Saxe set designs, costume designs, and papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1217

This collection consists of set and costume designs by Stephen O. Saxe, photographs of theatrical set designs and performances, photographs of the Saxe family, and other papers including printed materials, and writings. Also includes a set design by Robert Edmond Jones.

Dates: 1925-1993

Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 20

The papers contain correspondence, diaries, writings, materials related to the production of Four Saints in Three Acts and the paintings of Florine Stettheimer, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1898-1974 (inclusive), bulk 1906-1953

James Tiroff notebooks and art works

Call Number: YCAL MSS 358

The James Tiroff notebooks and art works document Tiroff’s experiences touring Europe as an actor and designer with the avant-garde theatre company the Living Theatre between 1964 and 1966.

Dates: 1962-1966

Walther Volbach Collection on Adolphe Appia

Call Number: GEN MSS 1014
Scope and Contents: The collection includes correspondence, writings, newspaper and journal articles, photographs, and publications relating to Walther Volbach's research and writings on Adolphe Appia. Included are over sixty typescript essays, articles, and scenarios by Adolphe Appia, many bearing the stamp of the Fondation Adolphe Appia, Geneve. A typescript of Volbach's translation of many of these writings which was published as Adolphe Appia: Essays, Articles, and Scenarios in...
Dates: 1890-1969

Walter Nugent Monck letter to Frank B. Mason, 1934 September 8

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 53
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Monck agree to provide a prize, and proposes one for a set design for Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors or a set design for The Merchant of Venice.

Dates: 1934 September 8

Walter Nugent Monck letter to J. Anthony Denney, 1935 July 9

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 55
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Monck accepts Denney's invitation to sponsor another prize: "Last year I withheld my prize because none of the students had bothered to enter for the exact Shakespeare plays that I set. The object being that they should do as they are asked to do - as in life - not what they choose, which is seldom what is required of one. I will try once again. A set of designs for 'The Tempest' [...]."

Dates: 1935 July 9