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Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks

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Identifier: MS131
Abstract This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915.

Dublin Gate Theatre Archive, 1928 - 1979

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Identifier: AS3
Overview The Dublin Gate Theatre was founded by Hilton Edwards (1903-1982) and Micheál MacLiammóir (1899-1978), two Englishmen who had met touring in Ireland with Anew McMaster's acting company.

E. Drexel Godfrey Theater Scrapbooks

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Identifier: MS163
Abstract Edwin Drexel Godfrey and his wife, Fanny, resided in New York and attended the theatre productions compiled here between 1906 and 1928. The E. Drexel Godfrey Theater Scrapbooks contain personal comments, playbills, photo clippings from theatrical magazines, and approximately 1900 black & white photographs documenting performances from 1906 to 1928. Photos are attributed to professional photographers and studios, and include individual and group shots of each show's cast on stage in...

General Seeger by Ira Levin Production Archive

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Identifier: MS134
Overview Playwright Ira Levin was born in New York in 1929. He was twenty-two when he wrote his first novel, the thriller A Kiss Before Dying, and twenty-five when he wrote his first play, the popular adaptation of Mac Hyman's No Time for Sergeants. Other plays include the comedy hit Critic's Choice, the musical Drat! The Cat!, the thriller Veronica's Room, and Deathtrap. His novels include Rosemary's Baby , The Stepford Wives, and The Boys from Brazil.

Viola Spolin Papers

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Identifier: MS155
Abstract Viola Spolin has been called the "high priestess of improvisational theatre".  Born in Chicago in 1906, Spolin is best known as the creator of theater games, originally created as a series of exercises to aid students in the study of drama.  In 1955, Spolin conducted workshops for the Playwrights Theater Club, and later at the Compass Theater.  In 1960 she began running improvisation workshops for the cast of Second City.  As an outgrowth of her work with Second City, Spolin published...