Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Written texts of stage plays, screenplays, and radio or television broadcasts.
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Michael Bennett papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 538
Overview: The papers document the musical theater career of Michael Bennett, spanning the dates 1950 to 1989 (with the bulk of the material spanning 1973 to 1986), and consisting of production files, correspondence, business papers, scripts, printed material, personal papers, audiovisual material, objects and photographs. The papers document the process of writing, choreographing, directing, and marketing Broadway musical productions such as Dreamgirls and A Chorus Line. The papers also document...
Dates: 1950-1989, bulk 1973-1986
Marjorie Bowen papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 454
Overview: The Marjorie Bowen Papers consist of the literary and personal papers of the British writer Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, who published hundreds of works of fiction, historical fiction, and history, as well as reviews and opinion pieces, in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection primarily contains manuscripts, typescripts, and printed versions of her writings, with photographs, press cuttings, and some correspondence files that include letters from authors Samuel Clemens...
Dates: 1810-1998, bulk 1900-1951
Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars
Call Number: JWJ MSS 188
Overview: The papers consist of scripts, notes, rehearsal schedules, venue descriptions and other materials that document the productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on Broadway in New York City, in 1995-1996. The material also provides a record of how characters and dialogue in the play were changed and developed during these productions. Also included are several corrected proofs of the script as it was being prepared for...
Mrs. W. K. Clifford papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 568
Overview: Plays, cinema scenarios, correspondence, notes, clippings and reviews of Mrs. W.K. Clifford, d. 1929 (also known as Lucy Clifford and John Inglis).
Dates: 1829-1929, bulk 1884-1929
Christopher Cox papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 264
Overview: The Christopher Cox Papers consists of the writings, correspondence files, and personal papers of the editor, author, actor, director, and producer Christopher Cox, and of his partner, the art historian William Olander.
Dates: 1927-1990, bulk 1966-1990
Jonathan Dodd collection of Edward Albee, Stephen Sondheim, and Tennessee Williams
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1411
Overview: The collection contains drafts and print editions of scripts, scores, and other writings by American playwrights Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams, and musical theater writer and composer Stephen Sondheim. Also included is correspondence, contracts, and other materials related to the publication of Sondheim’s and Williams’s works; photographs; printed materials, such as playbills, souvenir programs, periodicals, and clippings; and notes and inventories related to the collection.
Dates: 1928-2015, (bulk 1954-2015)
Dwight/Edgewood Project collection
Call Number: DRA 15
Overview: The Dwight / Edgewood Project is a non-profit organization that brings children together with Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre artists to create theater. This collection documents the activities of the project from 1995-2008 through photographs, scripts, programs, and administrative papers.
Alan Hollinghurst papers
Call Number: OSB MSS 321
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, printed material, and electronic media created or collected by English novelist, editor, and translator Alan Hollinghurst. Drafts of Hollinghurst's first four novels, which chronicle gay life in Great Britain, form the bulk of the collection. Also included are drafts of other short writings and unpublished works, a translation of Jean Racine's Bajazet, and screenplay adaptations of The Swimming Pool...
Miscellaneous Scripts Collection
Call Number: DRA 38
Overview: This collection consists of scripts written for the stage, screen, and television. It includes scripts from the “American Playhouse” PBS television series and the Federal Theatre Project.
Dates: 1938-2002, bulk 1978-1986
Paul Newman scripts and films
Call Number: YCAL MSS 384
Overview: The collection consists of scripts and film reels documenting aspects of the film and theater career of Paul Newman. Scripts include annotated typescript drafts of screenplays (annotations seem to be those of Newman) for films, including The Color of Money, that shed light on Newman's creative process as an actor and his contributions to the screenplay revision process, as well as bound typescript copies of screenplays with photographs that document the production of certain films, such as Cool...
David Paul papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 820
Overview: The David Paul Papers contain his writings, correspondence, printed material, and notebooks.
Dates: circa 1945-1986
Phoenix Theatre records
Call Number: YCAL MSS 421
Overview: The Phoenix Theatre Records consist of production files, administrative and financial records, correspondence, photographs, music, audiovisual material, production programs and posters, and other materials that document the organization, administration, financial activities, and productions of the Phoenix Theatre from its creation in 1953 to the closing of the company in 1982.
Dates: circa 1932-1984, bulk 1953-1982
Jason Robards papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1393
Overview: This collection consists of papers documenting the life and work or American actor Jason Robards. Scripts, many of which are annotated, document many of Robard's roles on stage, film, and television. Playscripts contain several by Eugene O'Neill, including Hughie, Ah, Wilderness!, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. Correspondence consists of letters and other papers relating to a variety of...
Dates: 1856-2002, bulk 1908-2002
Goldie Russler and Abraham Burstein papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1117
Overview: The Goldie Russler and Abraham Burstein Papers consist of personal and professional records of American Yiddish theater actress Goldie Russler (1904-1997) and her husband Abraham Burstein (1900-1992) from circa 1900-1992.
James Stevenson papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1693
Overview: The James Stevenson Papers contains personal and literary correspondence, original artwork, writings, notes, personal papers, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual material documenting the life and career of American cartoonist and children's book author James Stevenson. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of writings and illustrations for children's books, illustrated memoirs, and young adult novels, as well as cartoons, writings, and illustrations submitted to The New Yorker and...
Dates: 1902-2017, bulk 1945-2016
Theatre Guild archive
Call Number: YCAL MSS 436
Overview: The Theatre Guild Archive consists of a variety of materials that document the history of the Theatre Guild from its earliest productions in 1919 through theatre and film projects in the 1980s and 1990s. Material includes correspondence and subject files relating to individuals, organizations, productions, and projects with which the company was involved; administrative and financial records; scripts and records of stage, radio, television, and film projects; scrapbooks, press books and...
Dates: 1896-1996, bulk 1930-1965
George Whitmore papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 274
Overview: The George Whitmore Papers consists of the literary papers of the poet, playwright, critic, novelist, and freelance writer George Davis Whitmore. The collection primarily contains his writings and supporting research files, though a small amount of professional correspondence and a few personal papers are present.
Dates: 1959-1995, bulk 1967-1989
Yale Cabaret Scripts and Ephemera Collection
Call Number: DRA 34
Overview: This collection contains scripts and ephemera from the Yale Cabaret.
Yale Dramatic Association Scripts Collection
Call Number: DRA 36
Overview: This collection contains scripts produced by the Yale Dramatic Association (also known as the Dramat).
Yale Repertory Theatre Scripts Collection
Call Number: DRA 30
Overview: The collection consists of scripts from plays produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre. Individual records for these scripts are also available in Orbis.