Found 12 collections related to American drama -- 20th century

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2740
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection contains portions of the original manuscript of Edward Brewster Sheldon's play The Love Feast--a literal translation of the Italian title, Cena delle beffe. Included are Act III, books 1 through 6, and Act IV, books 1 through 3. In... more
Spence, Eulalie, 1894-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 552
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Eulalie Spence was born in Nevis, West Indies on June 11, 1884. She and her family moved to New York in 1902. Ms. Spence was among the pioneer playwrights during the Harlem Renaissance and wrote fourteen plays, five of which were published. She... more
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2279
1.04 linear feet (4 volumes)
Four volumes of inscribed typescripts, with drafts and revisions, of Eugene O'Neill plays dating from 1928 to 1936. Titles include Ah! Wilderness, Days Without End, Mourning Becomes Electra, and Strange Interlude. Each typescript is accompanied by... more
Benrimo, 1871-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Joseph Henry Benrimo (1871-1942) was an American playwright. Collection consists of correspondence, business papers and miscellany relating principally to Benrimo's plays: Peacock Lady, Yellow Jacket, and Willow Tree. Includes the manuscript of... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1964-003
Collection consists entirely of scripts of original plays and adaptations from the early career of playwright Edward Albee. It includes typescripts and proofs, many with handwritten revisions, and in various versions. Plays included in the... more
Barnowsky, Victor, 1876-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 214
2.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence and scripts of Barnowsky's plays including The Hand that Rocked the Cradle and Women at the Helm; outlines or synopses for adaptations of Ibsen's Ghosts, Schiller's Don Carlos and others; drafts of book... more
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-108
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was a British-American playwright, librettist, and novelist. He wrote more than 50 plays and musicals, many of which were collaborations with P.G. Wodehouse and George and Ira Gershwin, including Oh,... more
Osborn, Paul, 1901-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-011
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Paul Osborn (1901-1988) was an American playwright and screenwriter. In 1930, Osborn achieved early success on Broadway with The Vinegar Tree. Other writings include screen adaptations of novels. In 1980, Osborn received a Tony Award for best... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
49 linear feet (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1966-002
49.14 linear feet (117 boxes)
The American Play Company was a New York theatrical agency which represented authors and rights-holders and assisted in the negotiation of theatrical and film licensing. The American Play Company records contain administrative files, contracts,... more
Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-008
Clifford Odets, a leading playwright of the 1930s, was born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1906. He began his performing career as "The Rover Reciter" in local talent shows, on radio, and in local stock theatre companies. In 1929, he acted in small... more
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 649
The Alice Childress papers document Alice Childress's career as a writer and actress, and her activities in the theatre for five decades in New York City. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence, an oral history conducted by Ann... more