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Finding Aid for the Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Publications, 1936-1939
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Radio Scripts

Abstract: Federal Theatre Radio Division (A project of the Works Progress Administration)

Scope and Content Note

  • Box 1: 25 scripts
  • Box 2: 12 scripts
Box 1

A capella in bronze. no.30 [Richard Milburn]. November 28, 1938.

Box 1

Dramatic fragments. no.14 [Domestic tie-up]. April 10, 1937.

Box 1

Drums [by James Boyd] episode 9. July 6, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.1 [Volpone]. November 1, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.2 [Duchess of Malfi]. November 15, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.3 [Philaster]. November 22, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.4 [A new way to pay old debts]. November 29, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.5 [Tamburlaine the Great]. December 6, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.6 [The silent woman]. December 13, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.7 [Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay]. December 20, 1938.

Box 1

Elizabethan theatre. no.8 [The shoemaker's holiday]. December 27, 1938.

Box 1

Immortals of science: George W. Carver. n.d.

Box 1

Immortals of science: no.13 [Madame Curie]. n.d.

Box 1

Immortals of science: no.32 [Robert Koch]. February 1, 1938.

Box 1

Immortals of science: no.35 [Alexander Graham Bell]. February 22, 1938.

Box 1

Immortals of science: no.54 [What time is it]. July 6, 1938.

Box 1

King Arthur & his knights, no.1. May 1, 1939.

Box 1

King Arthur & his knights, no.2. May 8, 1939.

Box 1

King Arthur & his knights, no.3. May 15, 1939.

Box 1

Living portraits from the Bible. no.1 [Queen Esther]. n.d.

Box 1

Living portraits from the Bible. no.4 [Sarah]. n.d.

Box 1

Living portraits from the Bible. no.10 [Shunammite woman]. March 21, 1937.

Box 1

Living portraits from the Bible. no.37 [Solomon and the maid of Shunem]. October 3, no year.

Box 1

Living portraits from the Bible. no.59 [Daniel: Prince of Judah]. March 6, 1938.

Box 1

Master builder, by Henrik Ibsen. June 13, 1937.

Box 2

The popular theatre. no.15 [How perfectly shocking]. March 27, 1937.

Box 2

The popular theatre. no.18 [Mountain music]. April 10, 1937.

Box 2

The popular theatre. no.33 [Romeo and Juliet]. July 24, 1937.

Box 2

The popular theatre. no.59 [O'Riley is my name]. January 22, 1938.

Box 2

The popular theatre. no.77 [Highway to glory]. June 4, 1938.

Box 2

The sad shepherd. n.d.

Box 2

Their greatest story. no.2 [Surprise for the boys]. November 5, 1938.

Box 2

Their greatest story. no.3 [Christ in concrete]. November 12, 1938.

Box 2

They walked with beauty. no.7 [Goya]. n.d.

Box 2

They walked with beauty. no.26 [Jonathan Swift]. November 7, 1938.

Box 2

Turning points in famous lives. no.41 [Chic Sale]. September 18, 1937.

Box 2

Turning points in famous lives. no.31 [Leeuwenhoek]. July 10, 1937.

 

Plays

Abstract: Federal Theatre Project. Works Progress Administration

Scope and Content Note

  • Box 2: 8 plays
  • Box 3: 8 plays
  • Box 4: 6 plays
Box 2

The advent and nativity of Christ. 1937.

Box 2

Arent, Arthur. Triple A plowed under. 1936.

Box 2

Blum, Edwin Harvey. The kickback. n.d.

Box 2

Coventry Mircle play. 1937.

Box 2

Coventry Mircle play. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon).
Box 2

Fagan, J.B. And so to bed. n.d.

Box 2

The farce of Monsieur Pierre Patelin, or The mutton trial. n.d.

Box 2

The farce of the worthy Master Pierre Patelin, the lawyer. n.d.

Box 3

Gerstenberg, Alice. Alice in wonderland. n.d.

Box 3

Giacosa, Giuseppe. Like falling leaves. n.d.

Box 3

Green, Howard J. and Raymond Leslie Goldman. The people's choice. n.d.

Box 3

Huxley, Aldous. The world of light. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon).
Box 3

Murphy, Grace. Kaminao: the story of Damien. n.d.

Box 3

Romains, Jules. Donogoo, translated by Gilbert Seldes. n.d.

Box 3

Savage, George. See how they run. n.d.

Box 3

Savage, George. See how they run. Revised edition #2. n.d.

Box 4

The second shepherds' play, [adapted] by Harold Whitehall. n.d.

Box 4

Taylor, Tom. Our American cousin. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 4

Totheroh, Dan and George O'Neil. Mother lode. n.d.

Box 4

Van Dyke, Philip [adapter] The twilight of the theatre, by H.R. Lenormand. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 4

Wilder, Thornton. Pullman car Hiawatha. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon).
Box 4

Unidentified play: title page missing. n.d.

Box 4

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of plays: A-G.

 

Synopses of Plays

Box 5

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of plays: H-Z.

 

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of Plays

Physical Description: 14 vol.:
Box 6

Anglo-Jewish plays. 1938.

Box 6

Anti-war plays. 1937.

Box 6

Anti-war plays, foreign and Anglo-Jewish. 1937.

Box 6

Anti-war plays, royalty list.

Box 6

Catalogue of full-length plays. n.d.

Box 6

Catholic plays. Part I. 1937.

Box 6

Catholic plays. Parts 2 and 3. 1938.

Box 6

Children's plays, Christmas. Part 1 (non-royalty). 1936.

Box 6

Easter plays. 1937.

Box 6

Early American plays. Part 1. n.d.

Box 6

Full-length plays. Part 2. 1936.

Box 6

Halloween; Thanksgiving; Plymouth Days. n.d.

Box 6

Health--Safety--Humane children's plays. 1936.

Box 6

Holiday musical plays. Part 1. 1937.

Box 7

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of plays:

Physical Description: 13 vol.
Box 7

Holiday musical plays. Part 2. 1938.

Box 7

Holiday plays for children: orchestrations. n.d.

Box 7

Irish plays. 1938.

Box 7

Jewish plays and pageants. 1937.

Box 7

Juvenile operettas. Part 1. 1938.

Box 7

Juvenile operettas. Part 2. 1938.

Box 7

Marionette plays. 1936.

Box 7

Marionettes: origin and development. n.d.

Box 7

Monologues. 1938.

Box 7

Musical comedies. Part 1. 1938.

Box 7

Musical plays. 1937.

Box 7

Musical plays. [list]. n.d.

Box 7

Musical plays. Supplement to former list of same title. 1936.

Box 8

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of plays:

Physical Description: 17 vol.
Box 8

Negro plays. 1938.

Box 8

Negro plays. A suggested list. 1938.

Box 8

New Testament plays. 1938.

Box 8

Old Testament plays. 1938.

Box 8

One-act plays: non-royalty. Part 1. 1936.

Box 8

One-act plays: royalty. Part 1. 1937.

Box 8

Operettas. Part 1. 1938.

Box 8

Operettas for high schools: orchestrations. n.d.

Box 8

Operettas for children: orchestrations. n.d.

Box 8

Operettas for adults: orchestrations. n.d.

Box 8

Patriotic holiday plays. Part 1. 1937.

Box 8

Patriotic holiday plays. Part 2. 1937.

Box 8

Puppet theatre plays. 1938.

Box 8

Puppeteer's guide, by Ralph Chesse and Amy Creasy. n.d.

Box 8

Rural plays. Part 1. 1937.

Box 8

Rural plays. Part 2. 1937.

Box 8

Rural plays. Part 3. 1937.

Box 9

Federal Theatre Project. Synopses of plays:

Physical Description: 9 vol.
Box 9

Russian plays. n.d.

Box 9

Spanish plays, old and new. 1937.

Box 9

Theatre technique. no.1. Make-up. 1937.

Box 9

Theatre technique. no.2. Costume. 1937.

Box 9

Theatre technique. no.3. Puppets and masks. 1937.

Box 9

Vaudeville sketches: non-royalty. Part 1. 1937.

Box 9

Vaudeville sketches: royalty. Part 1. 1937.

Box 9

Vaudeville sketches: royalty. Part 2. 1937.

Box 9

Yiddish anti-war plays. 1937.

 

Folk-Songs and Ballads

Physical Description: 3 vol.:
Box 9

Folk-songs of America. 1938.

Box 9

Folk tunes from Mississippi. 1937.

Box 9

Traditional ballads mainly from West Virginia. 1939.

 

Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 8 vol.:
Box 9

Prelude to swing. Monday, June 12, 1939.

Physical Description: ca. 80 leaves. Includes costume sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Production bulletin. An offering of the Modern Dance Unit & Negro Choral Group. Presented by the Federal Theatre Project of Pennsylvania. William A. Williams, State Director. Opened Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.