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General Seeger by Ira Levin Production Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS134
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1961-1962

Records of Light Opera Works

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Identifier: 55/49
Abstract

Light Opera Works is a non-for-profit, professional musical theatre company founded in 1980. In addition to producing three to four shows per year, Light Opera Works puts on annual benefits and concerts. The records of Light Opera Works include contact sheets, marketing, correspondence, press clippings, press releases, stage, set and costume designs, photographic slides, financial ledgers, and audiocassette tapes that relate to the creative and business history of the company.

Dates: 1980-2011

Marshall Mason (1940- ) Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/194
Abstract Marshall W. Mason (born February 24, 1940; B.A., Northwestern University School of Communication, 1961) is an American theater director, educator, and writer. He founded the Circle Repertory Company in New York City and was artistic director of the company for 18 years (1969-1987). He has received many awards over a long career in the theater, among them an Obie Award for Sustained Achievement in 1983 and, in 2016, the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. His papers fill 190...
Dates: 1907-2019; Majority of material found within 1940-2019

Joseph W. Miller (1906-1979) Papers

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Identifier: 52/3
Abstract

The Joe Miller Papers are contained in five boxes and span the years 1924-1979. The collection contains biographical information, materials relating to his early life in Ottumwa, Iowa, and two important events in his Northwestern career: the 25th Waa-Mu show in 1956, and Miller's retirement in 1975. Two scrapbooks complete the collection.

Dates: 1924-1979

Lee Mitchell (1906-1988) Papers

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Identifier: 20/14
Abstract The Lee Mitchell Papers consist of a variety of materials which reflect his activities as an educator, stage designer, author, and director of theater productions. The collection materials related to the plays directed by Mitchell as well as biographical materials. The most comprehensive and significant component of the collection consists of a variety of materials relating to 28 plays which Mitchell directed between 1946 and 1971. The quantity and quality of the notes for each production...
Dates: 1929-1983

Lynne O'Neill Papers

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Identifier: 31/6/132
Abstract

Lynne O’Neill (Elaine Jose Nolan) was a burlesque dancer, model, magazine contributor, and realtor. The collection spans the years 1931 through 2000. and consists of biographical and professional documents, fan mail, publications, photographs, and artifacts.

Dates: 1938-2000

Paul Sills and Viola Spolin Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS198
Abstract

Paul Sills and Viola Spolin Oral History Collection is a project to collect oral histories documenting improvisational theatre, particularly in the Chicago region.

Dates: 2020 - 2021

Records of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta

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Identifier: 31/6/36
Abstract The series is made up of the surviving records of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta fraternity. Most of the records date from the period 1960-1973. Included are budgetary and financial records; rosters of fraternity chapters and of Alpha Chapter officers; procedural guides and handbooks; clippings; a few copies of constitutions and bylaws; a small amount of correspondence; materials relating to chapter-sponsored projects, musical revues and performances; and records pertaining to chapter...
Dates: 1912-1980, and undated

Records of the Piven Theatre Workshop

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Identifier: 55/53
Abstract

The Piven Theatre Workshop, a theatre educational center and professional theatre company in Evanston, Illinois, was founded by Joyce and Byrne Piven. The Records include the Piven Theatre Company’s production and events files, photographs, teaching materials, public relations material, Joyce Piven’s subject files, audiovisual recordings, project grant files, and posters.

Dates: 1977-2013

Records of the Practical Theatre Company

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Identifier: 55/47
Abstract The Practical Theatre Company (PTC) was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose motto was “Art is Good”, is notable for the fact that the entire cast of its 1982 improvisational comedy revue, “The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee” (Brad Hall, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus,...
Dates: 1979 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989; Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2012

Claudia Webster Robinson Papers

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Identifier: 20/50
Abstract Claudia Webster Robinson was an Instructor in Dramatic Production at Northwestern University from 1944 to 1952. During her years at Northwestern, Robinson directed many productions. She was known for her unusual and obscure choices for theatrical productions, and of their excellence. The Claudia Webster Robinson papers are housed in three boxes and date from 1939 to 1987. The papers are comprised of class notes, syllabi, exams, and student papers. Scripts, notes, and sheet music from...
Dates: 1939-1967

School of Speech Theatre Department Department Files

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Identifier: 20/21
Abstract

This series is comprised of the administrative records of the Theatre Department of Northwestern University's School of Speech. The series, mainly comprised of departmental correspondence and a few subject files, spans the years from 1950 through 1977.

Dates: 1950-1977

Walter Bernard Scott (1906-1980) Papers

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Identifier: 20/29
Abstract

Teacher, critic, and parodist Walter B. Scott taught Dramatic Literature in Northwestern's School of Speech (now the School of Communication) from 1939-1976. His Papers document his life, teaching career, and writings. A highlight of the collection is Scott's engagement with a vibrant group of colleagues.

Dates: 1906-2002

Records of the "Shakespeare and the Public" Conference

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Identifier: 11/3/11/17
Abstract This series, filling one box and spanning the years 1974-1977, consists of the records of the “Shakespeare and the Public” Conference, including correspondence, transcriptions of speeches, reports, printed Conference materials, news clippings, and financial records. The records document Conference planning, programming, expenses, and publicity. Also included are records pertaining to the concluding banquet, a reception given by the Oxford University Press in honor of Samuel Schoenbaum,...
Dates: 1974-1977

David Shepherd (1924-2018) Papers

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Identifier: MS199
Abstract

The David Shepherd (1924-2018) Papers consists of 36 boxes and 24.1 gigabytes of born-digital files containing materials related to his work in improvisational theater.

Dates: 1934 - 2019

Anne H. Thurman (1919-) Papers

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Identifier: 20/44
Abstract The Anne H. Thurman taught in the Evanston, Illinois public schools. She served on the faculty of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Thurman took an active and varied role over many years in the promotion of drama in Evanston schools and in the Children's Theatre of Evanston. Thurman lectured part-time at Northwestern in 1968–1969 and joined the regular faculty in 1971 as an associate professor of dramatic production. She attained the rank of professor in 1975. The Anne H. Thurman...
Dates: 1925-1987

University Theatre Production Photographs

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Identifier: 20/48
Abstract

This series is comprised of photographs from University Theatre productions from the period 1928-2003. Formats include negatives (bxes 1-6), prints (bxes 7-12), oversize prints (bxes 13-15), and slides (bxes 16-27).

Dates: 1928-2003

University Theatre Production Records

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Identifier: 20/20
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. Reports without production numbers appended are interfiled chronologically within the series. These records correspond to the University Theatre Prompt Books...
Dates: 1934-1955

University Theatre Prompt Books

 Collection
Identifier: 20/7
Abstract

The prompt books for theatrical productions of Northwestern University's School of Speech include scripts for University Theatre productions, annotated for use by the prompter, along with sketches of the staging and other notes. Bound prompt books include most of the productions from number 50 (1933) through number 320 (1957).

Dates: 1933-1984

University Theatre/Theatre and Interpretation Center/Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts Programs and Schedules

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Identifier: 20/77
Abstract

The University Theatre Program collection consists of newspaper clippings, press releases, ticket stubs, flyers, schedules, and programs for productions by Northwestern University, at its Theatre and Interpretation Center, or at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.

Dates: 1925 - 2019

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Daily news (New York, N.Y. : 1920) 1
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DuVivier, David, 1911-1994 1
Dublin Gate Theatre 1
Dussault, Nancy 1
Edwards, Hilton, 1903-1982 1
Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987 1
Galati, Frank 1
Godfrey, E. Drexel (Edwin Drexel), 1921-1981 1
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Graff, Gerald 1
Harnick, Sheldon 1
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Heston, Lilla, 1927-1984 1
Horton, Donald H., 1908-1992 1
Johnson, Virgil C. 1
Kissel, Howard 1
Krause, Alvina, -1981 1
Larson, Mark (Mark Allen) 1
Laughtrack (Comedy group) 1
Lee, Charlotte I. 1
Levin, Ira, 1929-2007 1
Levin, Ira, 1929-2007. General Seeger 1
Light Opera Works (Theater company) 1
Mac Liammóir, Micheál, 1899-1978 1
Machan, Katharyn Howd, 1952- 1
Mason, Marshall W. 1
Mearns, Hughes, 1875-1965 1
Miller, Joseph Willard, 1906-1979 1
Mitchell, Lee, 1906-1988 1
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Alumni and alumnae 1
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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Communication 1
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O'Neill, Lynne, 1918-2010 1
Phi Beta. Alpha Chapter (Northwestern University) 1
Piven Theatre Workshop 1
Practical Theatre Company 1
Robinson, Claudia Webster 1
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 1
Schoenbaum, S. (Samuel), 1927-1996 1
Scott, Elizabeth Franklin, 1906-2002 1
Scott, George C., 1927-1999 1
Scott, W. B. (Walter Bernard), 1906-1980 1
Second City (Theater company) 1
Shakespeare and the Public Conference (1975 : Evanston, Ill.) 1
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 1
Shepherd, David, 1924-2018 1
Sills, Aretha Amelia 1
Sills, Paul, 1927-2008 1
Speech Communication Association. Interpretation Division 1
Spolin, Viola 1
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1
Theatre 65 1
Thurman, Anne H. 1
Van Zelst, Louann 1
Ward, Donald B., 1919-1994 1
Ward, Vera Bantz, 1922-2014 1
Ward, Winifred, 1884-1975 1
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