Scope and arrangement
The Theatre Guild Technical Drawings and Other Production Materials primarily consist of miscellaneous technical drawings and other items documenting various productions put on by the Theatre Guild, mainly during the 1920s and 1930s. The contents of the individual files on productions vary, but may include ground plans or stage plans, and light and/or property plots. The collection also contains a few examples of music that was used in productions, including Chrysalis (1932) and Caprice (1928). Among those plays represented are works by Eugene O'Neill, including Ah, Wilderness! (1941 revival) and Days Without End (1934), as well as George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion (1925), Arms and the Man (1925), and The Doctor's Dilemma (1927). Among the other productions included are Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story (1939), Sidney Howard's They Knew What They Wanted (1924), and William Inge's Picnic (1953).