- Hunt, William E.
- Call number
- *T-Mss 2001-013
- Physical description
- .1 linear feet. (1 portfolio), 28 cm
- Preferred Citation
- James Hanley correspondence to William E. Hunt, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL's online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
James Hanley (1901-1985) was a British playwright and novelist whose books often had seafaring themes, and whose plays included THE INNER JOURNEY and SAY NOTHING. He also co-edited a book on the singer Fyodor Chaliapin. James Hanley died on Nov. 11, 1985, at the age of 84. The James Hanley correspondence to William E. Hunt consists of nine letters from playwright Hanley to director Hunt, spanning April 1966 to April 1967. The central subject of the correspondence is a proposed staging of Hanley's play THE INNER JOURNEY to be adapted and directed by Hunt, but the production was aborted due to the illness of the leading actor.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498