Guide to the University Theatre Production Records

Collection Title: University Theatre Production Records
Dates: 1934-1955
Identification: 20/20
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). University Theatre
Extent: 3 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
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.
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.
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

Biographical/Historical Information

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).

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

Subjects

College theater--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Insect Comedy, December 1934Box 1, Folder 1
  • Caste #127, December 7-9, 1938Box 1, Folder 2
  • Caste, June 28 - July 1, 1938Box 1, Folder 3
  • Pelleas and Melisande #140, November 15-17, 1939Box 1, Folder 4
  • R.U.R. #142, January 17-19, 1940Box 1, Folder 5
  • The Inspector General #143, Feb. 28-March 1, 1940Box 1, Folder 6
  • Family Portrait #145, April 10-12, 1940Box 1, Folder 7
  • The Poor of New York #146, May 8-10, 1940Box 1, Folder 8
  • The Poor of New York #147, July 2-6, 1940Box 1, Folder 9
  • Pelleas and Melisande #148, June 10-13, 1940Box 1, Folder 10
  • Marco Polo #149, July 17-20, 1940Box 1, Folder 11
  • Family Portrait #150, July 24-29, 1940Box 1, Folder 12
  • June Mad #151, July 31 - August 3, 1940Box 1, Folder 13
  • The Inspector General #152, August 7-10, 1940Box 1, Folder 14
  • The Warrior Husband #153, October 25-26, 1940Box 1, Folder 15
  • Scapin #154, November 13-15, 1940Box 1, Folder 16
  • The Romantic Young Lady #155, December 11-13, 1940Box 1, Folder 17
  • Taming of the Shrew #156, February 26-28, 1941Box 1, Folder 18
  • Fashion #159, May 7-9, 1941Box 1, Folder 19
  • Ever Since Eve #163, July 30-August 2, 1941Box 1, Folder 20
  • First Studio, October 22-23, 1941Box 1, Folder 21
  • A Slight Case of Murder #165, November 15-17, 1941Box 1, Folder 22
  • Second Studio, November 17-18, 1941Box 1, Folder 23
  • From Morn to Midnight #167, December 10-12, 1941Box 1, Folder 24
  • Third Studio, January 14-15, 1942Box 1, Folder 25
  • Kind Lady #168, February 25-27, 1942Box 1, Folder 26
  • Everyman, March 18-29, 1942Box 1, Folder 27
  • Fourth Studio, March 4-5, 1942Box 1, Folder 28
  • Sixth Studio, May 20-21, 1942Box 1, Folder 29
  • The Wild Duck #169, April 15-17, 1942Box 2, Folder 1
  • The Beaux Stratagem #170, May 13-15, 1942Box 2, Folder 2
  • Kind Lady #171, June 30 - July 3, 1942Box 2, Folder 3
  • Little Black Sambo #173, July 15-18, 1942Box 2, Folder 4
  • The Wild Duck #174, July 22-25, 1942Box 2, Folder 5
  • Ladies in Retirement, April 28-30, 1940Box 2, Folder 6
  • Personal Appearance #182 #183, May 26-28, 1943, June 23-26, 1943Box 2, Folder 7
  • Pygmalion #184, June 28 - July 1, 1943Box 2, Folder 8
  • Ladies in Retirement #185, July 14-17, 1943Box 2, Folder 9
  • Hedda Gabler #186, July 21-24, 1943Box 2, Folder 10
  • Cry Havoc #187, November 3-5, 1943Box 2, Folder 11
  • Beggar on Horseback #188, December 1-4, 1943Box 2, Folder 12
  • The Affairs of Anatol #189, February 2-4, 1944Box 2, Folder 13
  • Candida #190, March 14, 1944Box 2, Folder 14
  • The Way of the World #191, April 26-29, 1944Box 2, Folder 15
  • Is Life Worth Living #192, May 24, 1944Box 2, Folder 16
  • Candida #193, July 5-8, 1944Box 2, Folder 17
  • Cry Havoc #194, July 12-13, 1944Box 2, Folder 18
  • Spring Green #195, July 19-22, 1944Box 2, Folder 19
  • Is Life Worth Living #196, July 26-29, 1944Box 2, Folder 20
  • The Male Animal #197, October 25-28, 1944Box 2, Folder 21
  • The Clay Cart #198, Nov 29 - Dec 2, 1944Box 2, Folder 22
  • The Little Foxes #199, Jan 31 - Feb 3, 1945Box 2, Folder 23
  • Twelfth Night #200, February 26-28, 1945Box 2, Folder 24
  • Damask Cheek #201, April 25-28, 1945Box 2, Folder 25
  • Heartbreak House #264, May 15-19, 1951Box 3, Folder 1
  • The Play's the Thing #265, July 4-7, 1951Box 3, Folder 2
  • Tartuffe #266, July 5-14,1951Box 3, Folder 3
  • An Enemy of the People #267, July 18-21, 1951Box 3, Folder 4
  • Heartbreak House #268, July 21-28, 1951Box 3, Folder 5
  • Royal Family #269, Oct 31 - Nov 3, 1951Box 3, Folder 6
  • Billy Budd #270, Nov 27 - Dec 1, 1951Box 3, Folder 7
  • The Infernal Machine #271, February 5-9, 1952Box 3, Folder 8
  • Yes is for a Very Young Man #273, March 4-8, 1952Box 3, Folder 9
  • Othello #274, April 29 - May 3, 1952Box 3, Folder 10
  • Man & Superman #275, May 27-31, 1952Box 3, Folder 11
  • Man & Superman #276, July 2-5, 1952Box 3, Folder 12
  • Rumplestiltskin #277, July 9-12, 1952Box 3, Folder 13
  • Yes is for a Very Young Man #278, July 16-19, 1952Box 3, Folder 14
  • Othello #279, July 23-26, 1952Box 3, Folder 15
  • The Glass Menagerie #280, Oct 29 - Nov 1, 1952Box 3, Folder 16
  • Doctor Faustus #281, November 21-22, 1952Box 3, Folder 17
  • Ring Round the Moon #282, January 27-31, 1953Box 3, Folder 18
  • Yellow Jacket #283, February 24-28, 1953Box 3, Folder 19
  • Hedda Gabler #285, April 21-29, 1953Box 3, Folder 20
  • Lysistrata #286, May 19-23, 1953Box 3, Folder 21
  • The Glass Menagerie #288, July 8-12, 1953Box 3, Folder 22
  • Yellow Jacket #289, July 22-26, 1953Box 3, Folder 23
  • Breadwinner #290, October 27-31, 1953Box 3, Folder 24
  • Coriolanus #291, November 20-21, 1953Box 3, Folder 25
  • Imaginary Invalid #295, July 7-11, 1954Box 3, Folder 26
  • Caucasian Chalk Circle #304, May 24-29, 1955Box 3, Folder 27
  • Biography #292, Jan 26 - Feb 3, 1954Box 3, Folder 28