Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection

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A second promptbook for this production is in the Harvard Theatre Collection, with some variations in the notations. These are the only promptbooks of John Wilkes Booth's known to still exist. The printed script is Colley Cibber's adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III, published by Samuel French in New York after It was bound with. Folger Shakespeare Library: referencedIn: People of the theater: portraits and autographs, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: referencedIn: Boston Museum (). Correspondence of the Boston Museum, (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library: creatorOf: Gilbert, John. Billy Rose Theatre Division Shelf locator: *NCP (Shakespeare, W. Romeo and Juliet. Edinburgh, []) Topics Drama Promptbooks Genres Drama Physical Description Extent: 1 v. 26 cm. Description Prompt-book, made from printed edition with manuscript notes, cues, and staging sketches. Type of Resource Text Languages English Identifiers RLIN/OCLC. In her children’s book Ira’s Shakespeare Dream, published in , Glenda Armand tells Aldridge’s story in a format designed for young readers. In this illustration from the book, Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator Floyd Cooper depicts young Ira Aldridge watching a Shakespeare performance from the balcony of the theatre.

19 Harvard Theatre Collection Promptbook, uncatalogued, p. 52 (Shattuck 13). SHAKESPEARE QUARTERLY Most promptbooks from until well into the twentieth century record a ver-. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University. referencedIn: Pleiades Club Collection, Fales Library & Special Collections: referencedIn: John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, a copy of the script of a play, containing cues and notes, used by the prompter, stage manager, etc. Canton, Rachel L. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, ca Harvard University, Houghton Library: referencedIn: Edward Webster McGlenen papers, (inclusive), (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University. referencedIn.

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The Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library form an extraordinary record of more than years' worth of theatrical productions, from a staging of King Lear to recent productions at Harvard’s own Loeb Drama Center.

The annotated scripts, over in all, reflect the many ways in which performers made Shakespeare’s plays their own. The Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library encompasses documentary material on the history of the performing arts, including theater, dance and ballet, and opera.

The collection also covers many forms of popular entertainment, ranging from the circus to stage magic and minstrelsy. Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more.

The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room. English: This is the prompt book from and staging of Hamlet by English actor and manager Henry Irving (), in which he experimented with using limelight (burning calcium oxide) to represent the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

TS Promptbooks ShHarvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard UniversityDescription: English: This is the prompt book from and. Harvard Theatre Collection. "Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection." In Harvard Library Bulletin, v. 35, no. 1 (Winter ). Call number: PRN4 copy1 RR Location: RR-Reference Collection.

Langhans, Edward A. Eighteenth century British and Irish promptbooks. New York: Greenwood Press, Printed books in the collection can be found in Harvard's online catalog system, HOLLIS. To search HOLLIS for books held in the Harvard Theatre Collection, choose the Advanced Search option, select Library Catalog, limit the Location to Theatre Collection and the Material Type to Books.; There are numerous other options available in Advanced Search.

InCharles H. Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection book, eminent Shakespearean scholar and professor of English at the University of Illinois, published The Shakespeare Promptbooks; a Descriptive Catalogue.

He painstakingly tracked down hundreds of prompt books from libraries, museums and private collections all over the world, and compiled information about them in.

The Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library encompasses documentary material on the history of the performing arts, including theater, dance and ballet, and opera. The collection also covers many forms of popular entertainment, ranging from the circus to.

The database is now available here: Romeo and Juliet Searchable Database for Prompt Books “The Oxford Romeo and Juliet: Prompt-books as Evidence of Theatre History” By Jill Levenson. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet provides an ideal test case for an editorial approach which emphasizes the history of the play in performance.

In the first place, it originates in two substantive texts (Q1 in. Harvard Theatre Collection. Rare books, manuscripts, images, ephemera, and audiovisual materials documenting the performing arts, with particular strengths in Anglo-American theater, ballet, opera, music, and historical forms of popular entertainment.

Collection Harvard Theatre Collection. Includes promptbooks with autograph manuscript notes, stage directions and cuts for William Shakespeare's King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, Julius Ceasar, The winter's tale, A midsummer night's dream, and Ceasar and Cleopatra; and promptbooks for Robert Bolt's Man of all seasons, and August Strindberg's Dream d editions of six plays were taken apart and pages pasted in.

The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a volume anthology of classic works from world literature compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W.

Eliot and first published in Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day [citation needed] reading from a.

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The John Haggott papers in the Harvard Theatre Collection document the Theatre Guild production of Shakespeare's Othello starring singer and political activist Paul Robeson (–). Under the direction of Margaret Webster, Robeson became the first African American to be cast as Othello in a major production in the United States, and the first Black actor to perform the role since Ira.

Promptbooks. Drama on the world stage: prompt books [non-Shakespeare] and performance records. Series 1, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.: an inventory to the Research Publications microform collection.

PNP7 F6 Copy 1; Harvard Theatre Collection. "Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection.". Inthe library received a major collection of materials from actor George Becks, including dozens of his own promptbooks.

In addition, many were part of larger archival collections donated by such theatre personalities as actors E.

Sothern. We have resumed some on-campus services, including book pickup, Founded inthe Harvard Theatre Collection stands as one of the oldest and largest performing arts collections in the world.

Collection Shakespeare Promptbooks. Collection. Shakespeare, William,Shakespeare, William,Promptbooks Publisher Urbana, University of Illinois Press Collection americana Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Language English.

To find production histories of Shakespeare's plays, go to the HOLLIS+ Advanced Search. In the Subject search field, type Shakespeare Name of play Stage history.

The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online lists productions of Shakespeare's plays all over the world since To find productions of a particular play, use the Advanced Search. Promptbooks like this allowed actors to note specific stage directions and performance minutiae alongside the text itself.

‘Shakespeare’s historical tragedy of Richard III: Adapted to representation by Colley Cibber.’ (New York: Samuel French, [between and ]), pp.

TS Promptbook Sh Houghton Library, Harvard. Harvard Theatre Collection Part of the Houghton Library, includes rare books, manuscripts, playbills, promptbooks, costume designs, and more.

One of the pre-eminent theatre collections in the U.S., freely available to all researchers but best to make an advance appointment with your specific research question already in mind.

The Digital Image Collection (or LUNA, as we sometimes call it) offers online access to overimages from the Folger Shakespeare Library, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, and art.

Users can show multiple images side-by-side, zoom in and out, view cataloging information when available, export high-resolution images up to. Shakespeare's First Globe Theatre: The Harvard Theatre Collection Model [Hodges, C. Walter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Shakespeare's First Globe Theatre: The Harvard Theatre Collection ModelAuthor: C.

Walter Hodges. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Shakespeare promptbooks in the Harvard Theatre Collection, Our Town on Stage (Berry and Mary Bingham Series in the Harvard Theatre Collection, 1), Richard II.

William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Theatrical conditions: The Globe and its predecessor, the Theatre, were public playhouses run by the Chamberlain’s Men, a leading theatre company of which Shakespeare was a member.

Almost all classes of citizens, excepting many Puritans and like-minded Reformers, came to them for afternoon entertainment. Richard II by Jeanne T. Newlin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library: referencedIn: Glase, Paul E.

19th century playbills, Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library: referencedIn: Durang, Charles.

Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, ca   The Folger Shakespeare Library Collection, Washington, D.C. More than volumes in this collection represent the world's largest assemblage of prompt books.

Includes a printed guide. [86 reels] The Harvard Theatre Collection. Includes nearly prompt books that vividly recreate British and American 19th century Shakespearean productions.

The Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection, (bulk ), contains promptbooks, stage managers' workbooks, preparation and rehearsal copies, and unused scripts for dramas, comedies, musical comedies, and other dramatic works, many of which were staged in.

The Theatre Collection is housed in the Pacific Room of Rare Books & Special Collections on Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library and is open to the public Monday to Friday between 1pm and 4pm. All books and journals have been catalogued and are available via the Library's online catalogue with the designation Theatre Collection.

From the guide to the Papers, (inclusive), (bulk)., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University) English actor/manager Phelps, a noted tragedian, took over the management of Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, inand presented a series of major Shakespearean revivals.It has long been recognized that the Folio was heavily influenced by promptbooks from the theatre, so major changes introduced in it were thought of as theatrical corruptions to Shakespeare’s work.

Wells and Taylor argued that Shakespeare was a working member of the acting company, however, and if the Folio records revisions made to the.Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare () Directed by Jonathan Munby [American Airlines Theatre, New York.

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