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Guide to the University Theatre Production Records 1934/1955

Overview of the Collection

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). University Theatre

Title:

University Theatre Production Records

Dates:

1934-1955

Size:

3.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

This series comprises University Theatre production reports prepared by various production crew heads. The production reports for productions staged between 1934 and 1955 include such information as names of crew members, set and prop renderings, ground plans, reports of hours worked by student crew members and their grade evaluations. They are arranged sequentially by major production number. Unfortunately, reports are missing for the following productions: #141, #144, #157, #159-162, #164-166, #175-181, #202-205, #207, #210-268, #272, #284. Reports without production numbers appended are interfiled chronologically within the series. These records correspond to the University Theatre Prompt Books (Series 20/7) and should help researchers obtain a more complete picture of a particular production. These records also might be used in conjunction with the pertinent production photographs in the Archives' Photographic Collection.

Historical Note

For a history of the Northwestern University School of Speech's University Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Theatre Workshops, see Lynn Miller Rein, Northwestern University School of Speech: A History ([Evanston, IL]: Northwestern University, 1981).

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term

College theater--Illinois--Evanston

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The University Theatre Production Records were transferred to the University Archives by Dr. Leslie Hinderycx, Chairman of the Theatre Department on October 28, 1980, as Accession #80-169.

Processing Information

Joel Crouse Jr., November 12, 1980.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Related Materials

Bound volumes of University Theatre Programs, University Archives, Room 110.

University Theatre Prompt Books, 1934-1984 (Series 20/7)

For a chronological listing of University Theatre productions, see University Archives General Files: School of Speech, Theatre, Dept. of; Permanent Record of University Theatre Productions.

Scope and Contents

This series comprises University Theatre production reports prepared by various production crew heads. The production reports for productions staged between 1934 and 1955 include such information as names of crew members, set and prop renderings, ground plans, reports of hours worked by student crew members and their grade evaluations.

They are arranged sequentially by major production number. Unfortunately, reports are missing for the following productions: #141, #144, #157, #159-162, #164-166, #175-181, #202-205, #207, #210-268, #272, #284. Reports without production numbers appended are interfiled chronologically within the series.

These records correspond to the University Theatre Prompt Books (Series 20/7) and should help researchers obtain a more complete picture of a particular production. These records also might be used in conjunction with the pertinent production photographs in the Archives' Photographic Collection.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Insect Comedy

December 1934

Box 1

Folder 2

Caste #127

December 7-9, 1938

Box 1

Folder 3

Caste

June 28 - July 1, 1938

Box 1

Folder 4

Pelleas and Melisande #140

November 15-17, 1939

Box 1

Folder 5

R.U.R. #142

January 17-19, 1940

Box 1

Folder 6

The Inspector General #143

Feb. 28-March 1, 1940

Box 1

Folder 7

Family Portrait #145

April 10-12, 1940

Box 1

Folder 8

The Poor of New York #146

May 8-10, 1940

Box 1

Folder 9

The Poor of New York #147

July 2-6, 1940

Box 1

Folder 10

Pelleas and Melisande #148

June 10-13, 1940

Box 1

Folder 11

Marco Polo #149

July 17-20, 1940

Box 1

Folder 12

Family Portrait #150

July 24-29, 1940

Box 1

Folder 13

June Mad #151

July 31 - August 3, 1940

Box 1

Folder 14

The Inspector General #152

August 7-10, 1940

Box 1

Folder 15

The Warrior Husband #153

October 25-26, 1940

Box 1

Folder 16

Scapin #154

November 13-15, 1940

Box 1

Folder 17

The Romantic Young Lady #155

December 11-13, 1940

Box 1

Folder 18

Taming of the Shrew #156

February 26-28, 1941

Box 1

Folder 19

Fashion #159

May 7-9, 1941

Box 1

Folder 20

Ever Since Eve #163

July 30-August 2, 1941

Box 1

Folder 21

First Studio

October 22-23, 1941

Box 1

Folder 22

A Slight Case of Murder #165

November 15-17, 1941

Box 1

Folder 23

Second Studio

November 17-18, 1941

Box 1

Folder 24

From Morn to Midnight #167

December 10-12, 1941

Box 1

Folder 25

Third Studio

January 14-15, 1942

Box 1

Folder 26

Kind Lady #168

February 25-27, 1942

Box 1

Folder 27

Everyman

March 18-29, 1942

Box 1

Folder 28

Fourth Studio

March 4-5, 1942

Box 1

Folder 29

Sixth Studio

May 20-21, 1942

Box 2

Folder 1

The Wild Duck #169

April 15-17, 1942

Box 2

Folder 2

The Beaux Stratagem #170

May 13-15, 1942

Box 2

Folder 3

Kind Lady #171

June 30 - July 3, 1942

Box 2

Folder 4

Little Black Sambo #173

July 15-18, 1942

Box 2

Folder 5

The Wild Duck #174

July 22-25, 1942

Box 2

Folder 6

Ladies in Retirement

April 28-30, 1940

Box 2

Folder 7

Personal Appearance #182 #183

May 26-28, 1943, June 23-26, 1943

Box 2

Folder 8

Pygmalion #184

June 28 - July 1, 1943

Box 2

Folder 9

Ladies in Retirement #185

July 14-17, 1943

Box 2

Folder 10

Hedda Gabler #186

July 21-24, 1943

Box 2

Folder 11

Cry Havoc #187

November 3-5, 1943

Box 2

Folder 12

Beggar on Horseback #188

December 1-4, 1943

Box 2

Folder 13

The Affairs of Anatol #189

February 2-4, 1944

Box 2

Folder 14

Candida #190

March 14, 1944

Box 2

Folder 15

The Way of the World #191

April 26-29, 1944

Box 2

Folder 16

Is Life Worth Living #192

May 24, 1944

Box 2

Folder 17

Candida #193

July 5-8, 1944

Box 2

Folder 18

Cry Havoc #194

July 12-13, 1944

Box 2

Folder 19

Spring Green #195

July 19-22, 1944

Box 2

Folder 20

Is Life Worth Living #196

July 26-29, 1944

Box 2

Folder 21

The Male Animal #197

October 25-28, 1944

Box 2

Folder 22

The Clay Cart #198

Nov 29 - Dec 2, 1944

Box 2

Folder 23

The Little Foxes #199

Jan 31 - Feb 3, 1945

Box 2

Folder 24

Twelfth Night #200

February 26-28, 1945

Box 2

Folder 25

Damask Cheek #201

April 25-28, 1945

Box 3

Folder 1

Heartbreak House #264

May 15-19, 1951

Box 3

Folder 2

The Play's the Thing #265

July 4-7, 1951

Box 3

Folder 3

Tartuffe #266

July 5-14,1951

Box 3

Folder 4

An Enemy of the People #267

July 18-21, 1951

Box 3

Folder 5

Heartbreak House #268

July 21-28, 1951

Box 3

Folder 6

Royal Family #269

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 1951

Box 3

Folder 7

Billy Budd #270

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 1951

Box 3

Folder 8

The Infernal Machine #271

February 5-9, 1952

Box 3

Folder 9

Yes is for a Very Young Man #273

March 4-8, 1952

Box 3

Folder 10

Othello #274

April 29 - May 3, 1952

Box 3

Folder 11

Man & Superman #275

May 27-31, 1952

Box 3

Folder 12

Man & Superman #276

July 2-5, 1952

Box 3

Folder 13

Rumplestiltskin #277

July 9-12, 1952

Box 3

Folder 14

Yes is for a Very Young Man #278

July 16-19, 1952

Box 3

Folder 15

Othello #279

July 23-26, 1952

Box 3

Folder 16

The Glass Menagerie #280

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 1952

Box 3

Folder 17

Doctor Faustus #281

November 21-22, 1952

Box 3

Folder 18

Ring Round the Moon #282

January 27-31, 1953

Box 3

Folder 19

Yellow Jacket #283

February 24-28, 1953

Box 3

Folder 20

Hedda Gabler #285

April 21-29, 1953

Box 3

Folder 21

Lysistrata #286

May 19-23, 1953

Box 3

Folder 22

The Glass Menagerie #288

July 8-12, 1953

Box 3

Folder 23

Yellow Jacket #289

July 22-26, 1953

Box 3

Folder 24

Breadwinner #290

October 27-31, 1953

Box 3

Folder 25

Coriolanus #291

November 20-21, 1953

Box 3

Folder 26

Imaginary Invalid #295

July 7-11, 1954

Box 3

Folder 27

Caucasian Chalk Circle #304

May 24-29, 1955

Box 3

Folder 28

Biography #292

Jan 26 - Feb 3, 1954