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American Play Company collection | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Karen Hudson

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Collection Overview

Title: American Play Company collectionAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1800s-1950s

ID: ASM0006

Extent: 221.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

SERIES I, ALPHABETICAL FILES (AUTHOR), A - L, consists of 168 boxes of published and unpublished play scripts arranged in alphabetical sequence by the author of the play. For each author, the plays are arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the play. A title index of plays is also available for consultation.

SERIES II, MARGINALIA DUPLICATES (AUTHOR), A - L, consists of additional copies of published and unpublished plays. These texts often possess comments and markings not present in titles found in SERIES I.

SERIES III, UNLISTED AUTHORS, consists of a group of plays arranged in alphabetical order by title, as no author of the work is known.

Formats/Genres: Photocopies, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The American Play Company Collection includes approximately two thousand and five hundred (2,500) play scripts from the American Play Company of New York City. The files include published and unpublished plays from the nineteenth century through the 1950s. The collection is a donation of Sheldon Abend, President of the American Play Company. Playwrights represented in this gift include sir James M. Barrie, David Belasco, Clare Boothe, George M. Cohan, John Colton, Clyde Fitch, John Galsworthy, Ruth Gordon, Oscar Hammerstein, Moss Hart, Ben Hecht, George S. Kaufman and many others.

The play scripts include original typescripts, carbon copies of typescripts, and printed texts of plays. Many scripts contain handwritten annotations such as dialogue insertions, corrections, and deletions. The play scripts includes productions of all genre and type, for a period of approximately one hundred and fifty years. Scripts contain production annotations for stage, lighting, sound, and casting purposes. The collection offers scholars and students the opportunity to examine play scripts with the personal annotations of production personnel, facts that provide unique information on the original production of plays. Notations for costumes, sets, and stage props offer insights to production styles and techniques, information not generally available in many published versions of plays.

Subject/Index Terms

American drama - New York (State) - New York
American Play Company
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942
Colton, John, 1891-1946
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960.
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961.
Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964
Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
Theater - New York (State) - New York - History

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Use Restrictions: American Play Company Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: American Play Company Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list by Marcia Evanson. Revised by Rudo Kemper.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0006CL.pdf


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Series 3: Unlisted AuthorsAdd to your cart.
Box 210Add to your cart.
Folder 3081: Woodward, J. A.; BouquetAdd to your cart.
Folder 3082: Craven, H. T.; Bowled OutAdd to your cart.
Folder 3083: Suter, W. E.; Joohn, WoppsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3084: Horne, L; Two Heads are Better Than OneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3085: Planche, Mrs. J. R.; The Welsh GirlAdd to your cart.
Folder 3086: Best Author's Christmas PlaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 3087: Comic Dramas for Male Characters OnlyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3088: De Witt's Acting Plays, Number 333Add to your cart.
Folder 3089: The Fin De Siecle SeriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3090: From the American DramaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3091: Petite PlaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 3092: All's Fair in Love and WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 3093: Foster, Roy; After Office HoursAdd to your cart.
Folder 3094: The Amazing Story of Maestro AngeloAdd to your cart.
Folder 3095: Ford, H.; The Argule CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3096: Back AgainAdd to your cart.
Folder 3097: Back HomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3098: Hurst, F.; Back PayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3099: Barking Up the Wrong TreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3100: The BetrayalAdd to your cart.
Box 211Add to your cart.
Folder 3101: Beverly of GraustarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 3102: The Billard Marker's YarnAdd to your cart.
Folder 3103: Birds of PreyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3104: Meehaul, John and Robert RiskinAdd to your cart.
Folder 3105: Bide, Dudley; Borrowed LoveAdd to your cart.
Folder 3106: Sheldom, Edward; The BossAdd to your cart.
Folder 3107: Bailey, Oliver; BrandedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3108: The Brigands of CalabriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3109: Sidney, Frederick W.; The Brixton BurglaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3110: Bulletin, Vol. III No. 22, New York, April 12, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 3111: Moffat, Graham; Bunty Pulls the StringsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3112: Nusent, J. C.;  and Elliot Nusent; By RequestAdd to your cart.
Folder 3113: The Call of the HeartAdd to your cart.
Folder 3114: Willand, John; Cat and The CanaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3115: McLaurin, Kate; CaughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 3116: The Cave ManAdd to your cart.
Box 212Add to your cart.
Folder 3117: Caine, Hall; The ChristianAdd to your cart.
Folder 3118: CinderellaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3119: Civilized PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3120: Brown, Martin; CobraAdd to your cart.
Folder 3121: The Common LawAdd to your cart.
Folder 3122: Allene, Tupperwilkes; The Creaking ChairAdd to your cart.
Folder 3123: Cross PurposesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3124: A Cup of TeaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3125: Besler, Rudolph; DonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3126: Don't Lie To Your WifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3127: Dora ThroneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3128: Colton, John; DriftingAdd to your cart.
Box 213Add to your cart.
Folder 3129: DroughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 3130: A Dutchman in IrelandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3131: Calsworthy, John; EscapeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3132: Everyman: A Morality PlayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3133: Family JarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3134: The Family SapAdd to your cart.
Folder 3135: Anherst, J. H.; Fifteen Years of Labour LostAdd to your cart.
Folder 3136: The Fifth WheelAdd to your cart.
Folder 3137: The Firing LineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3138: Bolton, Guy; The Five O'Clock GirlAdd to your cart.
Folder 3139: The Flirting Widow BrownAdd to your cart.
Folder 3140: The Fortune HuntersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3141: Fresh FunAdd to your cart.
Folder 3142: Hitcheuls, Robert; The Garden of AllahAdd to your cart.
Folder 3143: Ryan, Marah Ellis; Genesee of the HillsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3144: A Gentleman from IdahoAdd to your cart.
Folder 3145: Rhodes, Harrison; A Gentleman from MississippiAdd to your cart.
Box 214Add to your cart.
Folder 3146: Potter, P. M.; The Girl from Rector'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3147: Collinson, W.; The Girl in the LimousineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3148: Belasco, David; The Girl of the Golden WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 3149: Molhar, F.; The Good FairyAdd to your cart.
Box 215Add to your cart.
Folder 3150: A Grand Army ManAdd to your cart.
Folder 3151: Guitry, S.; The Grand DukeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3152: Mannen, J. H.; The Great John GantonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3153: The Greenville Debating SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3154: The Harvest StormAdd to your cart.
Folder 3155: Haunted HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3156: Hail, J.; Help WantedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3157: Highest Price for Old ClothesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3158: The HinduAdd to your cart.
Folder 3159: His Own EnemyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3160: Honeymooning on HighAdd to your cart.
Folder 3161: Lebaron, W.; I Love YouAdd to your cart.
Box 216Add to your cart.
Folder 3162: Ici on Parle FrancaisAdd to your cart.
Folder 3163: An Ideal HusbandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3164: Jack of All TradesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3165: In The Bishop's CarriageAdd to your cart.
Folder 3166: It Pays To Do RightAdd to your cart.
Folder 3167: JackpotAdd to your cart.
Folder 3168: Judith ZoraineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3169: Kathleen MavourneenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3170: The Ladies BattleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3171: LauraAdd to your cart.
Folder 3172: Leap Year ProposalAdd to your cart.
Folder 3173: The Little MillionaireAdd to your cart.
Folder 3174: The Little WhopperAdd to your cart.
Folder 3175: The Love LineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3176: Mama's AffairAdd to your cart.
Folder 3177: Mam' ZelleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3178: Marriend LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3179: MavisAdd to your cart.
Folder 3180: The May QueenAdd to your cart.
Box 217Add to your cart.
Folder 3181: The MiddlemanAdd to your cart.
Folder 3182: Mike Donovan's CourtshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 3183: The Musical BoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 3184: My Irish RoseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3185: The Mystie CharmAdd to your cart.
Folder 3186: Sumner, C.; The Natural LawAdd to your cart.
Folder 3187: Nature and PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3188: Klein, C.; The Ne'er Do WellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3189: No Peddlers WantedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3190: Scott, L.; No. 13 Washingtion SquareAdd to your cart.
Folder 3191: Hoffman, A.; Nothing But LiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3192: The O'Brien GirlAdd to your cart.
Box 218Add to your cart.
Folder 3193: The O'Brien GirlAdd to your cart.
Folder 3194: O Evening StarAdd to your cart.
Folder 3195: Oh, Oh EleanorAdd to your cart.
Folder 3196: The Merchant of VeniceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3197: Old EnglishAdd to your cart.
Folder 3198: Old HeidelbergAdd to your cart.
Folder 3199: Old HunksAdd to your cart.
Folder 3200: Only 38Add to your cart.
Folder 3201: The Only WayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3202: Our Country AuntAdd to your cart.
Folder 121: Hopwood, Avery: Our Little WifeAdd to your cart.
Box 219Add to your cart.
Folder 3204: Pal O' MineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3205: The Peacock LadyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3206: The Pilgrim's ChoiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3207: Pitter PatterAdd to your cart.
Folder 3208: The Pride of JennicoAdd to your cart.
Folder 3209: The Proscribed HeirAdd to your cart.
Folder 3210: Pug and the BabyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3211: A Quiet GameAdd to your cart.
Folder 3212: Reflected GloryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3213: RegenerationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3214: The Road to HappinessAdd to your cart.
Folder 3215: Roads of DestinyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3216: Ruggles of Red GapAdd to your cart.
Box 220Add to your cart.
Folder 3217: The Romance of YouthAdd to your cart.
Folder 3218: Seen But Not HeardAdd to your cart.
Folder 3219: Davies, H. H.; A Single ManAdd to your cart.
Folder 3220: The Spinsters ConventionAdd to your cart.
Folder 3221: The Stage Struck ClerkAdd to your cart.
Folder 3222: State SecretsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3223: A Stitch in TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3224: Strictly DynamiteAdd to your cart.
Folder 3225: The StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 3226: The Three MusketeersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3227: Taming a TigerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3228: Tennessee's PartnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3229: The Tiger LadyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3230: To Parents and GuardiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 3231: Topsy TurvyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3232: The Tournament of IdylcourtAdd to your cart.
Folder 3233: Twenty Minutes With a TigerAdd to your cart.
Box 221Add to your cart.
Folder 3234: Under Two FlagAdd to your cart.
Folder 3235: The Unknown VoiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3236: The Vermont Wool DealerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3237: The WandererAdd to your cart.
Folder 3238: Armstrong, P.; Via WirelessAdd to your cart.
Folder 3239: The Wasp's NestAdd to your cart.
Folder 3240: The Way to WyndhamAdd to your cart.
Folder 3241: The White PeacockAdd to your cart.
Folder 3242: Who's to InheritAdd to your cart.
Folder 3243: Wild WavesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3244: William TellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3245: Writing on the WallAdd to your cart.
Folder 3246: YellowAdd to your cart.

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