Alan Schneider Papers

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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
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Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Alan Schneider Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0103
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Languages: English
Physical Description: 58.0 Linear feet (99 archives boxes, 7 record cartons, 12 card file boxes, 12 flat boxes, 3 map case folders, and 1 film)
Date (inclusive): 1937 - 2001
Abstract: Papers of Alan Schneider, a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; and correspondence. Correspondence includes letters between Schneider and other actors, writers and directors, including Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Zelda Fichandler, William Saroyan, and Tennessee Williams. There are no original letters between Schneider and Samuel Beckett in the papers, though the collection includes a small amount of their photocopied correspondence.
Creator: Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1986-2015.

Restrictions

Director's prompt books for Waiting for Godot (1957) and Endgame (1958), and original typescripts by Samuel Beckett in box 74 are restricted for preservation. Photocopies are available as surrogates. Requests to view originals must be approved by the SC&A program director.

OFF-SITE STORAGE

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF SOME MATERIALS. Boxes 1-83, 115-118 (SC&A). Boxes 84-114 (Annex).

Restrictions

Original sound recordings in the collection are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.

Preferred Citation

Alan Schneider Papers, MSS 0103. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Biography

Alan Schneider was born Abram Leopoldovich Schneider on December 12, 1917, in Kharkov, Russia. When the Russian Revolution spread to Kharkov, the Schneiders immigrated to the United States in 1923. His parents, Leo Victor Schneider and Rebecka Malkin Schneider, were both physicians specializing in tuberculosis. They later practiced together at the Maryland State Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Sabillasville, Maryland. Schneider attended high school in Baltimore and began staging productions at summer camp. Schneider entered Johns Hopkins University and studied physics for one year, then transferred to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to major in political science and literature. He was an award-winning member of the student debate team and president of the college drama group. In 1939 he was awarded a B.A. degree magna cum laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Returning to Baltimore, Schneider worked as a radio announcer and as a speech writer for Postmaster General James A. Farley. He won a fellowship to Cornell University to study drama and received a master's degree in 1941.
During the period 1941-1952, Schneider taught in the Speech and Theater Department of the Catholic University of America. He directed a wide range of contemporary and classical plays, including JIM DANDY in 1941, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE CHERRY ORCHARD. At Catholic University, Walter Kerr was Schneider's colleague. During the war years, Schneider worked at the U.S. Office of War Information, where he produced a film promoting War Bonds sales, and he also served with the Public Health Service and the Treasury Department. In 1944 Schneider performed in a Broadway production, playing a G.I. in Maxwell Anderson's STORM OPERATION.
In these years he established the pattern that would continue throughout his directing career: alternating academic productions with commercial assignments. Schneider joined the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., during its formative years in the late 1940s. Working with Zelda Fichandler, he directed such works as THE GLASS MENAGERIE (1951), DESIRE UNDER ELMS (1952) and THE COUNTRY GIRL (1953) at Arena Stage. In 1953 he directed THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER on Broadway and ANASTASIA the following year.
In 1956 Schneider began a lifelong association with Samuel Beckett, directing the first U.S. production of WAITING FOR GODOT at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, starring Bert Lahr. The play was heavily criticized and misunderstood at the time, labeled "atheistic and communistic" by critics. Schneider persevered in bringing Beckett's work to the American public. All subsequent American premieres of Beckett's plays were directed by Schneider.
Schneider also established a long association with Edward Albee, directing THE AMERICAN DREAM in 1961 and the award-winning WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in 1963. Schneider also staged Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE, THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE, TINY ALICE, and others. Schneider worked closely with Harold Pinter, directing several of his plays, including THE DUMBWAITER, THE COLLECTION, and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. As a proponent of innovative theater and new talent, Schneider staged a wide range of dramatic works, including those by Robert Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Weller and Thornton Wilder.
In 1964 Schneider directed FILM, a movie written by Beckett and starring Buster Keaton. Beckett visited the U.S. to supervise the production and worked closely with Schneider to create this award-winning film.
Throughout his career as a director, Schneider was committed to teaching and directing student productions. He served as assistant professor of speech and drama at the Catholic University of America from 1941 to 1952 and as professor of theatre arts at Boston University from 1972 to 1979. Schneider was the director of the Juilliard School Theatre Center from 1975 to 1979. From 1979 until his death in 1984, he was professor of drama and head of the graduate directing department at the University of California, San Diego.
Schneider received numerous awards during his career as a director. In 1949 he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Grant for the study of European theater. Later, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the study of open stage and a Ford Foundation Director's Grant for work in regional theater. In 1963 he received the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for his direction of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, the Village Voice Off-Broadway (Obie) Award for directing THE DUMBWAITER and THE COLLECTION and the Washington (D.C.) Board of Trade Award "for outstanding contribution to professional community theater in the nation's capital as production director of Arena Stage."

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers of Alan Schneider, a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; sound recordings; photographs; and correspondence. Correspondence includes letters between Schneider and other actors, writers and directors, including Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Zelda Fichandler, William Saroyan, and Tennessee Williams. There are no original letters between Schneider and Samuel Beckett in the papers, though the collection includes a small amount of their photocopied correspondence. The collection was processed in four major stages, and is arranged in 29 series.
Accessions Processed in 1991
Arranged in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) PRODUCTIONS, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) TEACHING, 6) WRITINGS, 7) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 8) PHOTOGRAPHS, 9) SOUND RECORDINGS, and 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Accession Processed in 1997
Includes Franklin Heller's editorial files related to Alan Schneider's autobiography, Entrances (1986), as well as recordings of conversations between Heller and Schneider, tapes of radio broadcasts about Schneider, and additional biographical material.
Arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 13) MISCELLANEOUS, and 14) AUDIOCASSETTES.
Accessions Processed in 2003
Includes material produced after Schneider's death in 1984, such as correspondence by Eugenie Schneider regarding plays dedicated to the memory of her husband, papers on the Beckett Project, Alan Schneider conference materials (1990), and Schneider's autobiography.
Arranged in eight series: 15) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 16) CORRESPONDENCE, 17) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 18) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 19) PHOTOGRAPHS, 20) SCRAPBOOKS, 21) AUDIOCASSETTES, and 22) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Accessions Processed in 2015
Arranged in seven series: 23) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 24) CORRESPONDENCE, 25) PRODUCTIONS, 26) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 27) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 28) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 29) AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Albee, Edward, 1928- -- Correspondence
Anderson, Robert, 1917-2009 -- Correspondence
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989, En attendant Godot. English. Prompt book
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989, Happy days. Prompt book
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989, Krapp's last tape. Prompt book
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Correspondence
Bentley, Eric, 1916- -- Correspondence
Cronyn, Hume -- Correspondence
Fichandler, Zelda, 1924- -- Correspondence
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 -- Correspondence
Heller, Franklin -- Correspondence
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981, Jim Dandy. Prompt book
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 -- Correspondence
Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984 -- Archives
Weller, Michael, 1942-
Promptbooks
Theater -- Production and direction -- History
Theater -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching
Theatrical producers and directors -- Biography

 

Accessions Processed in 1991

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Includes newspaper and magazine articles about Schneider published during the years 1957 to 1984. Many articles relate to Schneider's work with Samuel Beckett, and are a good source of biographical information about both men.
Box 1, Folder 1-3

Articles about Schneider

Box 1, Folder 4

Articles on Schneider and Beckett

Box 1, Folder 5

Biographical statement

Box 1, Folder 6

Curriculum Vitae

Box 1, Folder 7

List of plays directed by Schneider

Box 1, Folder 8

List of publications 1944 - 1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Obituaries 1984

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Includes individual files and collected correspondence containing letters exchanged by Schneider and his theater colleagues. Absent from the collection is original correspondence between Schneider and Samuel Beckett, though there is a small amount of photocopied letters exchanged between them. The Beckett correspondence file contains copies of the letter of condolence written at the time of Schneider's father's death and the last letter Schneider wrote to Beckett. A small amount of correspondence (photocopied) from Beckett is filed with Grove Press correspondence, and in the Production files for Film (1964). Correspondence relating to specific productions may also be filed in the PRODUCTIONS series.
A) General: Individual correspondence arranged alphabetically. Noteworthy correspondents include: Edward Albee, 1961-1964; Robert Anderson, 1956-1967; Hume Cronyn, 1970-1984; Zelda Fichandler, 1952-1959 (photocopies); John Gielgud, 1966-1971; William Saroyan, 1941 (photocopies); and Tennessee Williams, 1952.
B) Collected Correspondence: Includes scrapbooks of letters assembled by Schneider, including notes and letters from Harold Clurman, Edith Evans, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, John Gielgud, George Grizzard, Elia Kazan, Joshua Logan, Lawrence Olivier, Geraldine Page, Harold Pinter, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, and Tennessee Williams. This subseries also contains letters of congratulations and thanks collected by Schneider and a file of letters of condolence written at Schneider's death. One such letter, from Harold Pinter, is of special interest.
 

General

Box 1, Folder 10

Acting Company 1983 - 1985

Box 1, Folder 11

Actors' Equity Association 1981 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 12

Adams, Mason 1963 - 1972

Box 1, Folder 13

Albee, Edward 1961 - 1983

Box 1, Folder 14

Anderson, Robert 1956 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 15

Anthony, Joseph 1979

Box 1, Folder 16

A Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 17

Bair, Deirdre 1971 - 1977

Box 1, Folder 18

Ballet, Arthur 1965 - 1980

Box 1, Folder 19

Barnes, Harry and Betsey 1970 - 1977

Box 1, Folder 20

Barney, Jay 1970

Box 1, Folder 21

Beary, John 1974

Box 1, Folder 22

Beckett, Samuel 1963 - 1984

Box 1, Folder 23

Bentley, Eric 1948 - 1984

Box 1, Folder 24

Blitzstein, Marc 1963

Box 1, Folder 25

Bracken, Eddie 1978

Box 2, Folder 1

British Broadcasting Corporation 1965

Box 2, Folder 2

Brown, Pat 1981

Box 2, Folder 3

Brown, Spencer Curtis 1960

Box 2, Folder 4

Brynn, Susan 1982

Box 2, Folder 5

B Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 6

Cameron, Kenneth 1967 - 1968

Box 2, Folder 7

Cares, Robert 1965

Box 2, Folder 8

Carter, James Earl 1980

Box 2, Folder 9

Cates, Gilbert 1967 - 1968

Box 2, Folder 10

Catholic University 1971

Box 2, Folder 11

Chevigny, Bell 1965 - 1968

Box 2, Folder 12

Ciulei, Liviu 1975 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 13

Coe, Dick 1963

Box 2, Folder 14

Cogdill, Jack 1972

Box 2, Folder 15

Cohn, Ruby 1972 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 16

Cole, Edward 1965

Box 2, Folder 17

College of Notre Dame of Maryland 1963

Box 2, Folder 18

Columbia University 1978

Box 2, Folder 19

Corrigan, Mary 1982

Box 2, Folder 20

Cronyn, Hume 1970 - 1984

Box 2, Folder 21

C Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 22

Davis, Donald George 1956 - 1966

Box 2, Folder 23

Deist, Warren 1948

Box 2, Folder 24

Denis, Reid Marsh

Box 2, Folder 25

Devine, George 1956 - 1966

Box 2, Folder 26

Diamond, David 1964 - 1978

Box 2, Folder 27

Dillon, Melinda 1984

Box 2, Folder 28

Distler, Antonie 1964

Box 2, Folder 29

Driver, Tom 1961

Box 2, Folder 30

Drummond, Alexander 1940

Box 2, Folder 31

D Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 32

Edison, Irving 1973

Box 2, Folder 33

Eldridge, Carey 1947

Box 2, Folder 34

Etrog, Sorel 1972

Box 2, Folder 35

Evans, Dina Rees 1943 - 1950

Box 2, Folder 36

EVERGREEN REVIEW 1969

Box 2, Folder 37

Evergreen Theater 1964 - 1974

Box 2, Folder 38

E Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 39

Fehsenfeld, Martha 1975 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 40

Fernsworth, Lawrence 1963

Box 2, Folder 41

Ferrer, Jose 1978

Box 2, Folder 42

Fichandler, Zelda 1953 - 1959

Box 2, Folder 43

Fields, Sidney 1982

Box 2, Folder 44

Finkelstein, Lawrence 1969

Box 2, Folder 45

F Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 46

Garfein, Jack 1984

Box 2, Folder 47

Geist, Kenneth

Box 2, Folder 48

Gerland, Hazel 1970

Box 2, Folder 49

Gibson, Bill 1971 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 50

Gielgud, John 1966 - 1971

Box 2, Folder 51

Glover, William 1980

Box 2, Folder 52

Gordon, John 1973

Box 2, Folder 53

Gottfried, Martin 1970

Box 2, Folder 54

Grant, Katie 1980

Box 2, Folder 55

Greenberg, Avner 1957

Box 2, Folder 56

Grove Press 1958 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 57

Guest, Jean 1959 - 1965

Box 2, Folder 58

Guinness, Alec 1982

Box 2, Folder 59

G Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 60

Hall, Peter 1978 - 1979

Box 2, Folder 61

Harper, Thomas 1966

Box 2, Folder 62

Hartke, Gilbert V 1954

Box 2, Folder 63

Harvey, Lawrence E 1962

Box 3, Folder 1

Hayes, Helen

Box 3, Folder 2

Heller, Franklin 1979 - 1984

Box 3, Folder 3

Hobgood, Burnet 1975

Box 3, Folder 4

Hoffman, Dustin 1980

Box 3, Folder 5

Hudson, Lewis 1978

Box 3, Folder 6

Huerta, Jorge 1983

Box 3, Folder 7

Hughter, Ames 1968

Box 3, Folder 8

Hungerford, Helen 1967

Box 3, Folder 9

Hunt, Bill 1969

Box 3, Folder 10

Husbands, Harold 1946 - 1947

Box 3, Folder 11

H Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 12

Indiana University 1980 - 1981

Box 3, Folder 13

Irving, Jules 1970 - 1972

Box 3, Folder 14

I Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 15

Jeffry, Alix

Box 3, Folder 16

Jenkins, Paul and Suzanne 1981 - 1985

Box 3, Folder 17

Jenning, Penny

Box 3, Folder 18

Jensby, Wesley 1965

Box 3, Folder 19

John, Mary 1962 - 1979

Box 3, Folder 20

Jones, James Earl 1978

Box 3, Folder 21

Jones, Preston 1974 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 22

Juilliard School 1947 - 1984

Box 3, Folder 23

J Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 24

Kaleen, Ted 1968

Box 3, Folder 25

Kamlot, Robert 1967

Box 3, Folder 26

Karchener, Andrea 1979 - 1981

Box 3, Folder 27

Kazan, Elia 1948 - 1952

Box 3, Folder 28

Kennebeck, Edwin 1979 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 29

King, Bruce 1979

Box 3, Folder 30

Knowlson, Jim 1971 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 31

Kolatch, Myron 1963

Box 3, Folder 32

Kuszak, Jerome 1969

Box 3, Folder 33

K Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 34

Labeille, Daniel 1970 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 35

Lahr, John 1964 - 1969

Box 3, Folder 36

Larkin, Francis 1966

Box 3, Folder 37

Law, Alma 1980

Box 3, Folder 38

Le Gallienne, Eva

Box 3, Folder 39

Leiser, Erwin 1967

Box 3, Folder 40

Leontovich, Eugenie 1966 - 1980

Box 3, Folder 41

Locklair, Wriston 1978

Box 3, Folder 42

L Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 43

MacLeish, Archibald 1981

Box 3, Folder 44

Mamet, David 1979

Box 3, Folder 45

Mathon, Benjamin D 1983

Box 3, Folder 46

Miller, Arthur 1956

Box 3, Folder 47

Milwaukee Repertory Theater 1962 - 1967

Box 4, Folder 1

Molinari, Mario 1974

Box 4, Folder 2

Morgenstern, Julie 1982

Box 4, Folder 3

Myerberg, Michael 1964

Box 4, Folder 4

M Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 5

New York Shakespeare Festival 1982

Box 4, Folder 6

NEW YORK TIMES 1973 - 1981

Box 4, Folder 7

Nichols, Harold 1981

Box 4, Folder 8

N Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 9

O Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 10

Papp, Joseph 1966 - 1982

Box 4, Folder 11

Parsons, Estelle

Box 4, Folder 12

Pickles, Christine 1959

Box 4, Folder 13

Pinget, Robert 1959

Box 4, Folder 14

Pinter, Harold 1983

Box 4, Folder 15

P Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 16

Reavey, Jean 1961 - 1976

Box 4, Folder 17

Redgrave, Michael 1976

Box 4, Folder 18

Ritman, Billy

Box 4, Folder 19

Rockefeller Foundation 1947

Box 4, Folder 20

Rockefeller, John 1978 - 1979

Box 4, Folder 21

Ross, Patricia Kerr 1972 - 1981

Box 4, Folder 22

Russell, John 1978

Box 4, Folder 23

R Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 24

Salz, Jonah 1982 - 1983

Box 4, Folder 25

Saroyan, William 1941

Box 4, Folder 26

Shain, Irving 1984

Box 4, Folder 27

Shaw, Irwin 1966

Box 4, Folder 28

Simon, Neil

Box 4, Folder 29

Stevens, Roger 1981

Box 4, Folder 30

Stieff, Frederick Phillip 1933

Box 4, Folder 31

Swann, Caroline 1962

Box 4, Folder 32

S Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 33

Tandy, Jessica 1974

Box 4, Folder 34

Theatre Communications Group 1983 - 1984

Box 4, Folder 35

THEATRE QUARTERLY 1975 - 1976

Box 4, Folder 36

Tuttle, Day 1947

Box 4, Folder 37

T Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 38

University of California, General 1981

Box 4, Folder 39

University of California, Drama Department 1982 - 1984

Box 4, Folder 40

University of Minnesota 1963 - 1965

Box 4, Folder 41

University of Wisconsin 1983 - 1984

Box 4, Folder 42

Ustinov, Peter 1957

Box 4, Folder 43

Vogel, Alison 1971

Box 4, Folder 44

U-V Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 45

Walker, Alan 1973

Box 4, Folder 46

Warner, Francis 1967 - 1968

Box 4, Folder 47

Warrilow, David 1981 - 1982

Box 4, Folder 48

Weaver, Andrew 1939 - 1947

Box 4, Folder 49

Whaley, Russell 1964

Box 4, Folder 50

Wheatley, Tom 1970 - 1980

Box 4, Folder 51

White, Ruth

Box 4, Folder 52

Whitelaw, Billie 1981 - 1983

Box 5, Folder 1

Wiesel, Elie 1984

Box 5, Folder 2

Wilder, Thornton 1956 - 1975

Box 5, Folder 3

Williams, Tennessee 1952 - 1964

Box 5, Folder 4

Wilson, Lanford 1974 - 1981

Box 5, Folder 5

Wilson, Stella Adler 1976 - 1983

Box 5, Folder 6

Wood, Audrey 1949 - 1980

Box 5, Folder 7

Woodman, William 1980

Box 5, Folder 8

Woodward, Joanne 1968

Box 5, Folder 9

Worth, Irene 1966 - 1979

Box 5, Folder 10

Wright, Charles 1965

Box 5, Folder 11

W Miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 12

Yeaton, Kelly 1941 - 1980

Box 5, Folder 13

Zeisler, Peter 1979 - 1981

Box 5, Folder 14

Zesch, Lindy 1980 - 1981

Box 5, Folder 15

Y-Z Miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 16

Unidentified

 

Collected Correspondence

Box 5, Folder 17

Congratulations on birth of daughter Viveca 1955

 

Correspondence scrapbooks

Box 5, Folder 18

1938 - 1949

Box 5, Folder 19

1950 - 1959

Box 5, Folder 20

1960 - 1969

Box 5, Folder 21

1970 - 1972

Box 6, Folder 1-2

1973 - 1983

Box 6, Folder 3

Letters of condolence 1984

 

Letters of congratulations and thanks

Box 6, Folder 4

1947 - 1959

Box 6, Folder 5

1960 - 1969

Box 6, Folder 6

1970 - 1971

Box 6, Folder 7

1980 - 1984

Box 6, Folder 8

Letters of recommendation for A. Schneider 1933 - 1950

Box 6, Folder 9

Telegrams, Special 1951 - 1963

 

PRODUCTIONS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) PRODUCTIONS: Extensive documentation of numerous productions directed by Schneider, collected over the course of his career. Materials include cast sheets, correspondence, contracts, director's prompt books, notes, photos, playbills, programs, sets and scene designs. Of special value are the director's prompt books, which contain notes by Schneider on theme, character, movement, and line readings. Prompt books for premiere productions of Beckett plays provide insight into Schneider's analysis and interpretation of these works. Correspondence between Schneider and authors, producers and others may be found in the production materials of individual plays. Arranged by year and by individual production title.
 

SQUARING THE CIRCLE (by Valentin Katayev), University of Wisconsin 1938

Box 6, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 6, Folder 11

Review

Box 6, Folder 12

NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY (by Betty Smith and Robert Finch), Cornell University - Photographs 1940

 

JIM DANDY (by William Saroyan), Catholic University 1941

Box 6, Folder 13

Correspondence with William Saroyan 1941

Box 6, Folder 14

Director's prompt book

Box 7, Folder 1

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 2

Playbills and programs

Box 7, Folder 3

ATHALIAH (by Jean Racine), Catholic University - Photographs 1941

Box 7, Folder 4

COUNT ME IN (by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady), Catholic University - Program 1942

 

CHILD'S PLAY (by Jacques Blanchard), Catholic University 1942

Box 7, Folder 5

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 6

Playbills and programs

 

ROMANCERS (by Edmond Rostand), Catholic University 1943

Box 7, Folder 7

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 8

Program

 

STORM OPERATION (by Maxwell Anderson), Belasco Theatre 1944

Box 7, Folder 9

Photographs of Alan Schneider

Box 7, Folder 10

Reviews and articles

 

DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF (by Moliere), Catholic University 1944

Box 7, Folder 11

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 12

Program

 

LUTE SONG (by Koa-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Catholic University 1944

Box 7, Folder 13

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 14

Program

Box 7, Folder 15

Review

 

TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY (by Paul Claudel), Catholic University 1945

Box 7, Folder 16

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 17

Program

 

IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (by Oscar Wilde), Catholic University 1945

Box 7, Folder 18

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 19

Program

 

ELECTRA (by Sophocles), Catholic University 1945

Box 7, Folder 20

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 21

Program

 

THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY GOES (by James Finchley, Jean Kerr, Joan O'Byrne), Catholic University 1946

Box 7, Folder 22

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 23

Program

 

STATE OCCASION (by Clinch Calkins), Catholic University 1946

Box 7, Folder 24

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 25

Program

 

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland 1947

Box 7, Folder 26

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 27

Playbills and programs

 

SING OUT, SWEET LAND (by Walter Kerr), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland 1947

Box 8, Folder 1

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 2

Playbills and programs

Box 8, Folder 3

Review

Box 8, Folder 4

LONG GOODBYE (by Tennessee Williams), Theatre Inc., New York - Photographs 1947

 

LONG WAY FROM HOME (by Maxim Gorki, adaptation by R. Goodman and W. Carroll), Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York 1948

Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence and miscellaneous production materials 1948

Box 8, Folder 6

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 7

Program

Box 8, Folder 8

Scenic designs and sets by Leo Kerz

Box 8, Folder 9

MAKE A STATUE LAUGH (by Arnold Shulman), American Theatre Wing, New York - Playbills and programs 1948

Box 8, Folder 10

LUTE SONG (by Kao-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Playbills and programs 1948

 

RELUCTANT LADY (by Maurice Valency), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland 1948

Box 8, Folder 11

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 12

Program

Box 8, Folder 13

TAMING OF THE SHREW (by William Shakespeare), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Program 1948

Box 8, Folder 14

VICTORS (by Jean-Paul Sartre, adaptation by Thornton Wilder), New Stages, New York - Correspondence 1948

 

MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Dartington Hall, England 1949

Box 8, Folder 15

Correspondence and program 1949

Box 8, Folder 16

Photographs

Oversize FB-138, Folder 2

Poster

 

REAL MCCOY (by John Finch), Catholic University 1949

Box 8, Folder 17

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 18

Program

Box 8, Folder 19

Scenic designs and sets by Jo Mielziner

Box 8, Folder 20

Telegram

 

OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), Catholic University 1950

Box 8, Folder 21

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 8, Folder 22

Program

Box 8, Folder 23

Reviews

Box 8, Folder 24

Telegram

Box 8, Folder 25

BORN YESTERDAY (by Garson Kanin), Cape Playhouse, Dennis, Massachusetts - Program 1950

Box 8, Folder 26

OVER TWENTY-ONE (by Ruth Gordon), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts - Program 1950

 

POST ROAD (by Wilbur Daniel Steele and Norman Mitchell), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts 1950

Box 8, Folder 27

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 28

Program

Box 8, Folder 29

MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Playbills and programs 1950

 

MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (by Jean Giraudoux, adaptation by Maurice Valency), Catholic University 1950

Box 8, Folder 30

Correspondence 1950

Box 8, Folder 31

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 32

Program

Box 8, Folder 33

OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Review 1951

 

GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1951

Box 8, Folder 34

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 35

Program

 

PRIMROSE PATH (by Robert Buckner and Walter Hart), Playhouse Theatre, Houston 1951

Box 8, Folder 36

Photographs

Box 8, Folder 37

Program

Box 8, Folder 38

Reviews

Box 8, Folder 39

Telegram

 

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Catholic University 1951

Box 9, Folder 1

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 2

Program

 

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Thornton Wilder), Neighborhood Playhouse, New York 1952

Box 9, Folder 3

Correspondence 1952

Box 9, Folder 4

Director's notes

Box 9, Folder 5

Musical score

Box 9, Folder 6

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 7

Program

 

MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University 1952

Box 9, Folder 8

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 9

Playbills and programs

 

HASTY HEART (by John Patrick), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1952

Box 9, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 11

Playbills and programs

Box 9, Folder 12

Reviews and articles

 

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (by Eugene O'Neill), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1952

Box 9, Folder 13

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 14

Playbills and programs

 

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), Catholic University 1952

Box 9, Folder 15

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 16

Playbills and programs

Box 9, Folder 17

Reviews

 

LADY PRECIOUS STREAM (by S.I. Hsiung), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1952

Box 9, Folder 18

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 19

Playbills and programs

Box 9, Folder 20

Review

 

ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1953

Box 9, Folder 21

Correspondence with Robert Anderson 1953

Box 9, Folder 22

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 23

Program

Box 9, Folder 24

Scenic designs

 

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1953

Box 9, Folder 25

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 26

Program

 

HIDE AND SEEK (by Arnold Sundgaard), The Neighborhood Playhouse, New York 1953

Box 9, Folder 27

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 28

Program

 

COUNTRY GIRL (by Clifford Odets), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1953

Box 9, Folder 29

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 30

Review

 

MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1953

Box 9, Folder 31

Program

Box 9, Folder 32

Review

Box 9, Folder 33

HAPPY JOURNEY (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C - Playbills and programs 1953

Box 9, Folder 34

MISER (by Moliere), Catholic University - Programs 1953

 

OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University 1953

Box 9, Folder 35

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 36

Program

 

BAD ANGEL (by Joel Hammil), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1953

Box 9, Folder 37

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 38

Playbills and programs

 

REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER (by Liam O'Brian), Coronet Theatre, New York 1953

Box 9, Folder 39

Photographs

Box 9, Folder 40

Program

Box 9, Folder 41

Review

 

SUMMER AND SMOKE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1954

Box 9, Folder 42

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 1

Program

Box 10, Folder 2

Reviews and articles

 

ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Coronet Theatre, New York 1954

Box 10, Folder 3

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 10, Folder 4

Program

Box 10, Folder 5

Review

Box 10, Folder 6

Telegram

 

ANASTASIA (by Guy Bolton), Lyceum Theatre, New York 1954

Box 10, Folder 7

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 8

Playbills and programs

Box 10, Folder 9

Review

Box 10, Folder 10

Sketches by Boris Tumarui

 

TONIGHT IN SAMARKAND (by Jacques Deval and Lorenzo Semple), Morosco Theatre, New York 1955

Box 10, Folder 11

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 12

Program

 

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder) 1955

Box 10, Folder 13

Miscellaneous production materials, Theatre S. Bernhardt, Paris

Box 10, Folder 14

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 15

Playbills and program

Box 10, Folder 16

Photographs, ANTA Theatre, New York

Box 10, Folder 17

Review

Box 10, Folder 18

Telegram

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami 1956

Box 10, Folder 19

Arbitration, Schneider vs. Myerberg

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence 1955 - 1956

Box 11, Folder 2

Director's notebook

Box 11, Folder 3

Director's notes

Box 11, Folder 4-5

Director's prompt book (photocopy)

Box 11, Folder 6

Director's prompt book, original

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Oversize MC-034-03

Floor plans

Box 11, Folder 7

Notes re: production

Box 11, Folder 8

Photographs (Xerox copies)

Box 11, Folder 9

Programs and publicity materials

Box 11, Folder 10

Prop list, electrical cue sheet, cast list reviews

Box 11, Folder 11

Miami Production

Box 11, Folder 12

New York Production

Box 11, Folder 13

Text of play and article re: history of play in THEATRE ARTS MAGAZINE (1956)

 

LITTLE GLASS CLOCK (by Hugh Mills), Golden Theatre 1956

Box 11, Folder 14

Photographs

Box 11, Folder 15

Program

 

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (by Horton Foote), The Arts Theatre Club, London 1956

Box 11, Folder 16

Photographs

Box 11, Folder 17

Playbills and programs

Box 11, Folder 18

Prop list

 

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (by Arthur Miller), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1956

Box 11, Folder 19

Photographs

Box 11, Folder 20

Program

Box 11, Folder 21

Review

 

GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), The New York City Center 1956

Box 11, Folder 22

Photographs

Box 11, Folder 23

Program

Box 11, Folder 24

Review

Box 11, Folder 25

OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), NBC Television Production - Photographs 1956

 

ENCHANTED (by Jean Giraudoux), Boston University 1957

Box 11, Folder 26

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 11, Folder 27

Program

Box 11, Folder 28

Review

 

CIRCUS OF DR. LAO (by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck and Nathaniel Benchley), Edgewater Beach Playhouse, Chicago 1957

Box 12, Folder 1

Photographs

Box 12, Folder 2

Playbills and programs

Box 12, Folder 3

MISS LONELYHEARTS (by Howard Teichmann), Music Box Theatre, New York - Playbills and photographs 1957

Box 12, Folder 4

LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (by James Lee), CBS Television - Telegram 1957

 

ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1958

Box 12, Folder 5

Casting notes

Box 12, Folder 6

Contracts

Box 12, Folder 7

General correspondence 1957 - 1959

Box 12, Folder 8

Correspondence with Samuel Beckett (transcripts) 1955 - 1958

Box 12, Folder 9

Correspondence with Lucy Kroll 1957 - 1959

Box 12, Folder 10

Director's notes

Box 12, Folder 11

Director's prompt book, original

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 12, Folder 12

Director's prompt book (photocopy)

Box 12, Folder 13

Financial report

Box 12, Folder 14

Light cue sheets

Box 12, Folder 15

Photographs

Box 12, Folder 16

Programs and publicity materials

Box 12, Folder 17

Reviews

Box 12, Folder 18

Royalty statements from Grove Press 1958 - 1962

Box 12, Folder 19

Sound cue sheets

 

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1958

Box 12, Folder 20

Photographs

Box 12, Folder 21

Program

 

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA, HAPPY JOURNEY and THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER (by Thornton Wilder) 1958

Box 12, Folder 22

Photographs

Box 12, Folder 23

Playbills and programs

Box 12, Folder 24

Reviews

 

DESERTERS (by Thaddeus Vane), England tour 1958

Box 12, Folder 25

Playbills and programs

Box 12, Folder 26

Review

Box 12, Folder 27

YEARS BETWEEN, CBS Television Production - Photographs 1958

 

KATAKI (by Shimon Wincelberg), Ambassador Theatre, New York 1959

Box 12, Folder 28

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 12, Folder 29

Playbills and programs

Box 12, Folder 30

Review

 

EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON (by John Osborne), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1959

Box 12, Folder 31

Photographs

Box 13, Folder 1

Program

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Alley Theatre, Houston 1959

Box 13, Folder 2

Correspondence

Box 13, Folder 3

Director's notes

Box 13, Folder 4

Photographs

Box 13, Folder 5

Playbills and programs

Box 13, Folder 6

Reviews

 

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Players Theatre, New York 1959

Box 13, Folder 7

Program

Box 13, Folder 8

Review

 

CLANDESTINE ON THE MORNING LINE (by Josh Greenfeld), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1959

Box 13, Folder 9

Photographs

Box 13, Folder 10

Program

Box 13, Folder 11

SECRET FREEDOM (by Archibald MacLeish), NBC Television - Photographs 1959

 

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1960

Box 13, Folder 12

Photographs

Box 13, Folder 13

Program

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Provincetown Playhouse, New York 1960

Box 13, Folder 14

General correspondence 1957 - 1961

Box 13, Folder 15

Correspondence with Harry Lee Brown 1959 - 1964

Box 13, Folder 16

Correspondence with Lucy Kroll Agency 1960

Box 13, Folder 17

Correspondence re: television production 1960

Box 13, Folder 18

Director's prompt book

Box 13, Folder 19

Photographs

Box 13, Folder 20

Programs

Box 13, Folder 21

Reviews

Box 13, Folder 22

Scripts, annotated by A.S

Box 13, Folder 23

Scripts, annotated in EVERGREEN REVIEW

 

DETECTIVE STORY (by Sidney Kingsley), Boston University 1960

Box 13, Folder 24

Program

Box 13, Folder 25

Review

 

TWO FOR THE SEESAW (by William Gibson), Royal Ponciana Playhouse, Palm Beach 1960

Box 13, Folder 26

Program

Box 13, Folder 27

Telegrams

 

TWELVE ANGRY MEN (by Reginald Rose), Bucks County Playhouse 1960

Box 13, Folder 28

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 13, Folder 29

Program

Box 13, Folder 30

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder) - Program 1960

 

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (by William Shakespeare), N.Y. Shakespeare Festival 1960

Box 13, Folder 31

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 13, Folder 32

Playbills and programs

Box 13, Folder 33

Reviews and articles

 

RAPE OF THE BELT (by Benn W. Levy), Wilbur Theatre, Boston 1960

Box 13, Folder 34

Playbills and programs

Box 13, Folder 35

Telegram

 

TWINKLING OF AN EYE (by H.W. Wright and Guy Andros), Actor's Workshop, San Francisco 1961

Box 13, Folder 36

Playbills and programs

Box 13, Folder 37

Review

 

AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), York Playhouse, New York 1961

Box 13, Folder 38

Director's prompt book

Box 14, Folder 1

Playbills, programs, photograph

Box 14, Folder 2

Reviews and articles

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1961

Box 14, Folder 3

Contract

Box 14, Folder 4

Program and review

 

UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), The Goodman Theatre, Chicago 1961

Box 14, Folder 5

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 6

Program

 

BALD SOPRANO and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Eugene Ionesco and Thornton Wilder), Hofstra College 1961

Box 14, Folder 7

Photographs re: BALD SOPRANO

Box 14, Folder 8

Playbills and programs

Box 14, Folder 9

Review

 

CHAIRS, LOTTERY and DOCK BRIEF (by Eugene Ionesco, Shirley Jackson, and John Mortimer), University of Wisconsin 1961

Box 14, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 11

Program

 

HAPPY DAYS (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1961

Box 14, Folder 12

Article by George Reavey

Box 14, Folder 13

Award from the VILLAGE VOICE

Box 14, Folder 14

Caricature drawing from NEW YORK TIMES

Box 14, Folder 15

Contract

Box 14, Folder 16

Correspondence 1961 - 1963

Box 14, Folder 17

Director's prompt book

Box 14, Folder 18

List of references in script to other literary works

Box 14, Folder 19

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 20

Production notes, miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 21

Program

Box 14, Folder 22

Reviews

Box 14, Folder 23

Royalty statements 1963 - 1964

Box 14, Folder 24

Script, annotated by unknown

 

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (by Bertolt Brecht), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1961

Box 14, Folder 25

Photographs and postcards

Box 14, Folder 26

Program

Box 14, Folder 27

AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Photographs and proofs 1961

Box 14, Folder 28

AMERICAN DREAM and WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE? (by Edward Albee and John Mortimer) - Reviews and articles 1961

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), PBS Television Production 1961

Box 14, Folder 29

Correspondence 1960 - 1961

Box 14, Folder 30

Director's prompt book

Box 14, Folder 31

Financial statement

Box 14, Folder 32

Reviews and articles

 

ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theater, New York 1962

Box 14, Folder 33

Correspondence 1962

Box 14, Folder 34

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 35

Reviews

Box 14, Folder 36

AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs 1962

Box 14, Folder 37

BURNING OF THE LEPERS (by Wallace Hamilton), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Playbills and programs 1962

 

UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1962

Box 14, Folder 38

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 39

Playbills and programs

Box 14, Folder 40

TIME OF YOUR LIFE (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Program 1962

 

MAN'S A MAN (by Bertolt Brecht, adaptation by Gerhard Millhaus), Stanford University 1962

Box 14, Folder 41

Photographs

Box 14, Folder 42

Playbills and programs

 

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York 1962

Box 14, Folder 43

Audition materials and resumes

Box 14, Folder 44

Contracts

Box 15, Folder 1

General correspondence 1962

Box 15, Folder 2

Business correspondence 1962

Box 15, Folder 3

Director's notes 1962

Box 15, Folder 4-5

Financial materials

Box 15, Folder 6

Notes

Box 15, Folder 7

Photographs

Box 15, Folder 8

Playbills and programs

Box 15, Folder 9

Reviews and articles

Box 15, Folder 10

Schedules

Box 15, Folder 11-12

Script

 

DUMBWAITER and THE COLLECTION (by Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1962

Box 16, Folder 2

Director's notes

Box 16, Folder 3

Director's prompt book

Box 16, Folder 4-6

Photographs

Box 16, Folder 7

Playbill, annotated

Box 16, Folder 8

Program

Box 16, Folder 9

Review

Box 16, Folder 10

Telegram

Box 16, Folder 11

ALL THE WAY HOME (by Tad Mosel), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Program 1963

 

OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1963

Box 16, Folder 12

Photographs

Box 16, Folder 13

Program

Box 16, Folder 14

Telegram

 

THREEPENNY OPERA (by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1963

Box 16, Folder 15

Photographs

Box 16, Folder 16

Program

Box 16, Folder 17

Review

Box 16, Folder 18

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (by Edward Albee), Colonial Theatre, Boston - Playbills and programs 1963

 

BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE (by Edward Albee), Martin Beck Theatre, New York 1963

Box 16, Folder 19-20

Director's prompt book

Box 16, Folder 21

Photographs, production

Box 17, Folder 1

Photographs, rehearsals

Box 17, Folder 2

Playbills and programs

Box 17, Folder 3

Reviews 1964

 

PLAY AND THE LOVER (by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1964

Box 17, Folder 4

Attendance records and rehearsal schedule

Box 17, Folder 5

Contract and royalty statement

Box 17, Folder 6

Correspondence 1963 - 1964

Box 17, Folder 7

Director's prompt book

Box 17, Folder 8

Lightning and stage directions re: PLAY

Box 17, Folder 9

Photographs re: LOVER

Box 17, Folder 10

Photographs re: PLAY

Box 17, Folder 11

Programs

Box 17, Folder 12

Reviews

Box 17, Folder 13

Script of PLAY

 

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (by Edward Albee), Piccadilly Theatre, London 1964

Box 17, Folder 14

General correspondence 1962 - 1965

Box 17, Folder 15

Business correspondence 1962 - 1965

Box 17, Folder 16

Personal correspondence 1964

Box 17, Folder 17

Correspondence with Warner Brothers re: film 1964 - 1965

Box 17, Folder 18

Director's notes

Box 18, Folder 1-2

Financial materials

Box 18, Folder 3

Legal materials

Box 18, Folder 4

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 18, Folder 5

Notes

Box 18, Folder 6

Playbills and programs

Box 18, Folder 7

Scenic designs and sets with director's notes

Box 18, Folder 8

Script changes for British program

Box 18, Folder 9

AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York - Program 1964

 

GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis 1964

Box 18, Folder 10

Photographs and postcards

Box 18, Folder 11

Program

 

TINY ALICE (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York 1964

Box 18, Folder 12

Correspondence 1964

Box 18, Folder 13-15

Director's prompt book

Box 18, Folder 16

Notes

Box 18, Folder 17

Photographs

Box 18, Folder 18

Playbills and programs

Box 19, Folder 1

Reviews and articles

Box 19, Folder 2

Speech by Edward Albee for a news conference

 

FILM (by Samuel Beckett), Evergreen Theatre Productions 1964

Box 19, Folder 3

Articles

Box 19, Folder 4

Awards

Box 19, Folder 5

Budget

Box 19, Folder 6

Casting notes

Box 19, Folder 7

Contract, agreement between A. Schneider and Evergreen Theatre Inc. 1961 - 1964

Box 19, Folder 8

Miscellaneous correspondence 1964 - 1965

Box 19, Folder 9

Correspondence with Samuel Beckett 1964

Box 19, Folder 10

Correspondence with Sydney Myers 1963 - 1964

Box 19, Folder 11

Director's prompt book

Box 19, Folder 12

Original manuscript for shooting script

Box 19, Folder 13

Photographs of production

Box 19, Folder 14

Photographs used in production, including tintypes

Box 19, Folder 15

Possible locations - List and photos

Box 19, Folder 16

Production notes, including Beckett's comments

Box 19, Folder 17

Scripts, by Beckett, Ionesco and Pinter

Box 19, Folder 18

Preliminary shooting scripts, annotated by A.S

Box 19, Folder 19

Shooting scripts, annotated by A.S. May 1963

Box 19, Folder 20

Shooting scripts, second version

Box 19, Folder 21

Untitled script May 1963

Oversize FB-138, Folder 15

Set design

Box 19, Folder 22

Shooting schedule

Box 19, Folder 23

Staff, crew list, costumes and prop list

 

DO NOT PASS GO (by Charles Nolte), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1965

Box 19, Folder 24

Photographs

Box 19, Folder 25

Playbills and programs

Box 19, Folder 26

Review

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE and ZOO STORY (by Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee), S. Village Theatre, New York 1965

Box 19, Folder 27

Correspondence

Box 19, Folder 28

Financial records

Box 19, Folder 29

Programs

Box 19, Folder 30

Reviews

 

HAPPY DAYS (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1965

Box 19, Folder 31

Attendance records

Box 19, Folder 32

General correspondence 1963 - 1965

Box 19, Folder 33

Correspondence re: set and props 1965

Box 19, Folder 34

Program

Box 20, Folder 1

Reviews

 

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE (by Joe Orton), Lyceum Theatre, New York 1965

Box 20, Folder 2

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 20, Folder 3

Playbills and programs

 

HERAKLES (by Archibald MacLeish), University of Michigan 1965

Box 20, Folder 4

Photographs, playbills and programs

Box 20, Folder 5

Review

 

ACT WITHOUT WORDS II (by Samuel Beckett), PBS Television Production 1965

Box 20, Folder 6

Contracts

Box 20, Folder 7

Correspondence

Box 20, Folder 8

Shot scripts, set plan

 

MALCOLM (by Edward Albee), Shubert Theatre, New York 1966

Box 20, Folder 9-10

Director's prompt book

Box 20, Folder 11

Photographs

Box 20, Folder 12

Playbills and programs

Box 20, Folder 13

Reviews and articles

 

SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY (by Tennessee Williams), Longacre Theatre, New York 1966

Box 20, Folder 14

Photographs

Box 20, Folder 15

Program

Box 20, Folder 16

Scenic designs and sets

 

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv 1966

Box 20, Folder 17

Notes on rehearsals

Box 20, Folder 18

Photographic proofs

Box 20, Folder 19

Program

Box 20, Folder 20

Review

 

DELICATE BALANCE (by Edward Albee), Martin Beck Theatre, New York 1966

Box 20, Folder 21

Director's notes

Box 20, Folder 22

Original typescript by Edward Albee

Box 20, Folder 23

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 21, Folder 1

Playbills and programs

Box 21, Folder 2

Reviews and articles

 

EH JOE (by Samuel Beckett), PBS Television Production 1966

Box 21, Folder 3

Correspondence 1965 - 1966

Box 21, Folder 4

Director's prompt book

Box 21, Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes

Box 21, Folder 6

Photographs

Box 21, Folder 7

Reviews and press release

Box 21, Folder 8

Script

Box 21, Folder 9

Set designs, original and other

 

YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING (by Robert Anderson) 1967

Box 21, Folder 10

General correspondence 1967

Box 21, Folder 11-12

Correspondence with Robert Anderson 1967 - 1971

Box 21, Folder 13

Director's notes, notes to actors

Box 21, Folder 14-15

Photographs

Box 21, Folder 16

Playbills and programs

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Playbills and programs

Box 22, Folder 3

Review

Box 22, Folder 4

Scenic designs and sets by Ed Wittstein

Box 22, Folder 5

Telegram

 

BIRTHDAY PARTY (by Harold Pinter), Booth Theatre, New York 1967

Box 22, Folder 6

Correspondence

Box 22, Folder 7

Director's notes

Box 22, Folder 8

Director's prompt book

Box 22, Folder 9

Photographs

Box 22, Folder 10

Program

Box 22, Folder 11

Review

Oversize FB-138, Folder 18

Set designs - Oversize

Box 22, Folder 12

Set designs - With photos

 

I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER (by Robert Anderson), Longacre Theatre, New York 1968

Box 22, Folder 13

Correspondence 1968

Box 22, Folder 14

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 22, Folder 15

Program

Box 22, Folder 16

Review

Box 22, Folder 17

Scenic designs and sets

 

YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING (by Robert Anderson) 1968

Box 22, Folder 18

Correspondence with Imogene Coca 1968

Box 22, Folder 19

Itinerary

Box 22, Folder 20

Programs

Box 23, Folder 1

Programs

Box 23, Folder 2-3

Reviews

 

BOX, QUOTATIONS FORM CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, HAPPY DAYS (by Edward Albee and Samuel Beckett), Billy Rose Theatre, New York 1968

Box 23, Folder 4

Director's notes and tape plan re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 23, Folder 5

Director's notes re: HAPPY DAYS

Box 23, Folder 6

Director's prompt book, re: BOX and QUOTATIONS

Box 23, Folder 7

Photographs, re: BOX and QUOTATIONS

Box 23, Folder 8

Photographs, re: HAPPY DAYS

Box 23, Folder 9

Playbills and programs, re: BOX, QUOTATIONS

Box 23, Folder 10

Playbills and programs, re: HAPPY DAYS

Box 23, Folder 11

Playbills and programs, re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 23, Folder 12

Prop list, re: HAPPY DAYS

Box 23, Folder 13

Reviews, re: BOX, QUOTATIONS

Box 23, Folder 14

Reviews, re: HAPPY DAYS

Box 23, Folder 15

Reviews, re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

 

WATERING PLACE (by Lyle Kessler), Music Box Theatre, New York 1969

Box 23, Folder 16

Photographs

Box 23, Folder 17

Playbill and program

 

GINGHAM DOG (by Lanford Wilson), John Golden Theatre, New York 1969

Box 23, Folder 18

Program

Box 23, Folder 19

Review

 

LA STRADA (by Charles Peck and Lionel Bart), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York 1969

Box 24, Folder 1

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 24, Folder 2

Playbills and photographs

Box 24, Folder 3

Reviews

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Paul M. Heller Production 1969

Box 24, Folder 4

Contract

Box 24, Folder 5

Correspondence 1969

Box 24, Folder 6

Director's notes

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett) 1969

Box 24, Folder 7

Contracts, not produced

Box 24, Folder 8

Correspondence 1969

Box 24, Folder 9

Notes

 

BLOOD RED ROSES (by John Lewin and Michael Valenti), John Golden Theatre, New York 1970

Box 24, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 24, Folder 11

Playbills and programs

Box 24, Folder 12

INQUEST (by Donald Free), Music Box Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs 1970

 

MAQUETTES (by Francis Warner), Oxford University 1970

Box 24, Folder 13

Correspondence 1970

Box 24, Folder 14

Director's notes

Box 24, Folder 15

Photographs and telegram

Box 24, Folder 16

Programs

Box 24, Folder 17

Reviews

 

SAVED (by Edward Bond), Chelsea Theatre Center, New York 1970

Box 24, Folder 18

Photographs

Box 24, Folder 19

Program

Box 24, Folder 20

Review

 

BREATH, COME AND GO, MAQUETTES (by Samuel Beckett and Francis Warner), Vogel Hall, Toronto 1971

Box 24, Folder 21

Director's notes

Box 24, Folder 22

Director's prompt book

Box 24, Folder 23

Programs and playbills

Box 24, Folder 24

Reviews

Box 24, Folder 25

Script, photocopy re: COME AND GO

 

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (by Joe Orton), University of Wisconsin 1971

Box 24, Folder 26

Photographs and proof sheets

Box 24, Folder 27

Review

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York 1971

Box 24, Folder 28

Article by A. Schneider for the NEW YORK TIMES

Box 24, Folder 29

Correspondence 1970 - 1971

Box 24, Folder 30

Director's notes

Box 25, Folder 1

Director's prompt book

Box 25, Folder 2

Financial statements

Box 25, Folder 3

Miscellaneous materials

Box 25, Folder 4

Notes by A. Schneider and Barry Arnold

Box 25, Folder 5-6

Photographs

Box 25, Folder 7

Playbills and programs

Box 25, Folder 8

Production notes

Box 25, Folder 9

Publicity materials

Box 25, Folder 10

Reviews

 

MOONCHILDREN (by Michael Weller), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1971

Box 25, Folder 11

Photographs and postcard

Box 25, Folder 12

Program

Box 25, Folder 13

Review

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Television production 1971

Box 25, Folder 14

Camera directions, annotated

Box 25, Folder 15

Cast list and rehearsal schedule

Box 25, Folder 16

Correspondence 1971

Box 25, Folder 17

Director's notes

Box 25, Folder 18

Photographs

Box 25, Folder 19

Rehearsal notes

Box 25, Folder 20

Script, annotated by A.S

Box 25, Folder 21

Shooting log

Box 25, Folder 22

Shooting script

 

SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW (by Lorraine Hansberry), Longacre Theatre, New York 1971

Box 25, Folder 23

Photographs

Box 25, Folder 24

Playbills and programs

Box 25, Folder 25

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Princeton University - Program 1972

Box 26, Folder 1

MOONCHILDREN (by Michael Weller), Royale Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs 1972

 

UPTIGHT (by Gunter Grass), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1972

Box 26, Folder 2

Photographs

Box 26, Folder 3

Playbills and programs

Box 26, Folder 4

Scenic designs and sets by Santo Loquasto

 

FOURSOME (by E.A. Whitehead), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1972

Box 26, Folder 5

Photographs

Box 26, Folder 6

Playbills and programs

 

NOT I, HAPPY DAYS, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, ACT WITHOUT WORDS II (by Samuel Beckett), Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, New York 1972

Box 26, Folder 7

Contract and related correspondence 1972

Box 26, Folder 8

General correspondence 1972 - 1973

Box 26, Folder 9

Correspondence, re: ACT WITHOUT WORDS 1972

Box 26, Folder 10

Correspondence, re: HAPPY DAYS (including ephemera) 1972

Box 26, Folder 11

Correspondence, re: NOT I 1972

Box 26, Folder 12

Correspondence with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy 1972 - 1974

Box 26, Folder 13

Correspondence with Jules Irving 1972

Box 26, Folder 14

Director's notes, general

Box 26, Folder 15

Director's notes, in notebook

Box 26, Folder 16

Director's notes, re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 26, Folder 17

Director's prompt book for NOT I

Box 26, Folder 18

Expenses

Box 26, Folder 19

Notes, by Hume Cronyn, re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 26, Folder 20

Notes, re: character "Winnie" in HAPPY DAYS

Box 26, Folder 21

Photographs, ACT WITHOUT WORDS I

Box 26, Folder 22

Photographs, HAPPY DAYS

Box 26, Folder 23

Photographs, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 26, Folder 24

Photographs, NOT I

Box 26, Folder 25

Production notes re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 26, Folder 26

Program

Box 26, Folder 27

Reviews and articles, re: NOT I

Box 26, Folder 28

Reviews and articles, re: NOT I and KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 26, Folder 29

Reviews and publicity materials

Box 26, Folder 30

Royalty and box office statements

Box 26, Folder 31

Schedules and technical matters

Box 26, Folder 32

Scripts for NOT I

Box 26, Folder 33

Set designs and director's notes for ACT WITHOUT WORDS II

Box 26, Folder 34

Working script for Jessica Tandy in HAPPY DAYS

 

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1972

Box 27, Folder 1

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 2

Program

 

ENEMIES (by Maxim Gorki), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1972

Box 27, Folder 3

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 27, Folder 4

Photographs of production

Box 27, Folder 5

Photographs used for scenic designs and sets

Box 27, Folder 6

Playbills and programs

 

LOVE SUICIDE AT SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (by Romulus Linney), Boston University 1973

Box 27, Folder 7

Playbills and programs

Box 27, Folder 8

Program, autographed

Box 27, Folder 9

Script

 

JABBERWOOCK (by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee), Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City 1973

Box 27, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 11

Playbills and programs

 

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, NOT I (by Samuel Beckett), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1973

Box 27, Folder 12

Photographs, re: KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 27, Folder 13

Playbills and programs

 

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Russian Tour 1973

Box 27, Folder 14

Correspondence re: Moscow Production 1973

Box 27, Folder 15

Photographic slides

Box 27, Folder 16

Playbills and programs

Box 27, Folder 17

Program in Russian

Box 27, Folder 18

Proposal for Moscow Production

Box 27, Folder 19

Reviews of Moscow Production

 

TOM (by Alexander Buzo), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1973

Box 27, Folder 20

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 21

Playbills and programs

 

MADNESS OF GOD (by Elie Wiesel), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1974

Box 27, Folder 22

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 23

Playbills and programs

Box 27, Folder 24

Review

 

MARAT/SADE (by Peter Weiss), State University of New York, Purchase 1974

Box 27, Folder 25

Playbills and programs

Box 27, Folder 26

Review

Box 27, Folder 27

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), film version (not produced) - Correspondence 1974

Box 27, Folder 28

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), Boston University - Playbills and programs 1975

 

LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA (by Preston Jones), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1975

Box 27, Folder 29

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 30

Playbills and programs

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Stanford University 1975

Box 27, Folder 31

Correspondence 1975

Oversize FB-138, Folder 19

Light design and ground plan

Box 27, Folder 32

Photographs

Box 27, Folder 33

Playbills and programs

Box 27, Folder 34

Reviews

Box 27, Folder 35

MADNESS OF GOD (by Elie Wiesel), Lyceum Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs 1976

Box 27, Folder 36

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Program 1976

 

TEXAS TRILOGY (by Preston Jones) 1976

Box 27, Folder 37

Programs, rehearsal schedule, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Box 27, Folder 38

Reviews

Box 27, Folder 39

Playbills and programs, Broadhurst Theatre, New York

Box 27, Folder 40

Photographs, combined productions

Box 28, Folder 1

Reviews

 

PLAY, FOOTFALLS, THAT TIME (by Samuel Beckett), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. 1976

Box 28, Folder 2

Correspondence 1975 - 1977

Box 28, Folder 3

Director's notes

Box 28, Folder 4

Program and publicity

Box 28, Folder 5

Reviews

Box 28, Folder 6

Script

Box 28, Folder 7

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Juilliard Theatre Center, New York - Playbills, programs, reviews 1977

Box 28, Folder 8

AMERICAN DREAM AND ACT WITHOUT WORDS II (by Edward Albee and Samuel Beckett), Juilliard Theatre Center, New York - Director's prompt books 1977

 

PLAY, FOOTFALLS, THAT TIME (by Samuel Beckett), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York 1977

Box 28, Folder 9

Correspondence and contracts, re: PLAY 1977

Box 28, Folder 10

Playbills and programs 1977

Box 28, Folder 11

Review

Box 28, Folder 12

Script and director's notes, re: PLAY

 

MOTHER COURAGE (by Bertolt Brecht), American Place Theatre, New York 1978

Box 28, Folder 13

Playbills and programs

Box 28, Folder 14

Review

Box 28, Folder 15

Script

 

ANTIGONE (by Jean Anouilh), The Acting Company, touring 1978

Box 28, Folder 16

Playbills and programs

Box 28, Folder 17

Review

 

LOOSE ENDS (by Michael Weller) 1979

Box 28, Folder 18

Director's prompt book, Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Box 28, Folder 19

Playbills and programs

Box 29, Folder 1-3

Director's prompt book, Circle in the Square, New York 1979

Box 29, Folder 4

Review

Box 29, Folder 5

GREAT AMERICAN QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL (by Louis Phillips), University of California, San Diego - Program 1979

Box 29, Folder 6

LAST OF THE MARX BROTHERS' WRITERS (by Louis Phillips), University of California, San Diego - Script 1979

 

LADY FROM DUBUQUE (by Edward Albee), Morosco Theatre, New York 1980

Box 29, Folder 7

Audition materials and resumes

Box 29, Folder 8

Contracts

Box 29, Folder 9

General correspondence 1980

Box 29, Folder 10

Correspondence, opening night 1980

Box 29, Folder 11

Director's prompt book

Box 29, Folder 12

Director's notes

Box 29, Folder 13

Financial materials

Box 29, Folder 14

Playbills and programs

Box 29, Folder 15

Reviews and articles

Box 30, Folder 1

Scripts

Box 30, Folder 2

Telegrams

Box 30, Folder 3

HAPPY JOURNEY, PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA, THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER (by Thornton Wilder), University of California, San Diego - Playbills and programs 1980

 

ROCKABY (by Samuel Beckett), various locations 1981

Box 30, Folder 4

Agreement with State University of New York 1981

Box 30, Folder 5

Correspondence 1979 - 1981

Box 30, Folder 6

Designs for chair

Oversize FB-138, Folder 22

Designs for chair - oversized

Box 30, Folder 7

Director's notes

Box 30, Folder 8

Photographs

Box 30, Folder 9

Playbills and programs

Box 30, Folder 10

Press releases

Box 30, Folder 11

Reviews and articles

Box 30, Folder 12

Scripts (one script annotated by Schneider)

Oversize FB-138, Folder 22

Set design

Box 30, Folder 13

Travel and expenses

 

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), The Acting Company, Public Theatre, New York 1981

Box 30, Folder 14

Correspondence 1981

Box 30, Folder 15

Photographs

Box 30, Folder 16

Playbills and programs

Box 30, Folder 17

Reviews and articles

Box 30, Folder 18

Reviews and publicity materials

Box 30, Folder 19

Schedules, other production materials

Oversize FB-138, Folder 21

Set design, annotated by Schneider, and costume designs

 

OHIO IMPROMPTU (by Samuel Beckett), Ohio State University 1981

Box 30, Folder 20

Audition materials and resumes

Box 30, Folder 21

Contracts

Box 30, Folder 22

General correspondence 1981

Box 30, Folder 23

Personal correspondence

Box 30, Folder 24

Director's notes

Box 30, Folder 25

Financial materials

Box 30, Folder 26

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 30, Folder 27

Photographs

Box 30, Folder 28

Playbills and programs

Box 30, Folder 29

Reviews and articles

Box 30, Folder 30

Scenic designs and sets

Box 30, Folder 31

Scripts, Xerox of Beckett holograph

 

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis 1981

Box 30, Folder 32

Photographs

Box 30, Folder 33

Playbills and photographs

Box 30, Folder 34

Reviews

Box 30, Folder 35

PLAY AND OTHER PLAYS (by Samuel Beckett), The Acting Company, New York - Program 1982

 

ROCKABY (by Samuel Beckett), National Theatre, London 1982

Box 31, Folder 1

Correspondence 1982

Box 31, Folder 2

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 31, Folder 3

Programs and playbills

Box 31, Folder 4

Reviews and articles

Box 31, Folder 5

Scripts

 

OHIO IMPROMPTU (by Samuel Beckett), Goodman Theatre, Chicago 1983

Box 31, Folder 6

Correspondence 1983

Box 31, Folder 7

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 31, Folder 8

Playbills and programs

Box 31, Folder 9

Reviews and articles

 

PIECES OF EIGHT (by various authors), University of California, San Diego 1983

Box 31, Folder 10

Artwork 1983

Oversize FB-138, Folder 23

Artwork, oversized

Box 31, Folder 11

Director's prompt book

Box 31, Folder 12

Essay (TSS by Schneider)

Box 31, Folder 13

Photographs

Box 31, Folder 14

Programs

Box 31, Folder 15

Scripts, annotated, re: THE BLACK AND THE WHITE and LAST TO GO

Box 31, Folder 16

Scripts, Xerox copy of Beckett's transcript of COME AND GO

 

PLAY, FOOTFALLS, THAT TIME (by Samuel Beckett), American Place Theatre, New York 1983

Box 31, Folder 17

Correspondence 1983

Box 31, Folder 18

Director's notes

Oversize FB-138, Folder 25

Floor plan

Box 31, Folder 19

Photographs

Box 31, Folder 20

Playbills and programs

Box 31, Folder 21

Reviews and articles

Box 31, Folder 22

Scenic designs and sets

Oversize FB-138, Folder 25

Scenic designs and set, oversized

Box 31, Folder 23

Schedules

Box 31, Folder 24

Scripts and prop list

 

OHIO IMPROMPTU, CATASTROPHE, WHAT WHERE (by Samuel Beckett), H. Clurman Theatre, New York 1983

Box 31, Folder 25

Casting materials

Box 31, Folder 26

Contract sheet

Box 31, Folder 27

Contracts 1903 - 1983

Box 31, Folder 28

Correspondence 1983

Box 31, Folder 29

Director's notes

Box 31, Folder 30

Director's prompt book

Box 31, Folder 31

Financial materials

Box 31, Folder 32

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 31, Folder 33

Note on production written by A. Schneider

Box 31, Folder 34

Original working script of CATASTROPHE

Box 32, Folder 1

Photographs, CATASTROPHE and WHAT WHERE

Box 32, Folder 2

Photographs, OHIO IMPROMPTU

Box 32, Folder 3

Playbills and programs

Box 32, Folder 4

Reviews and articles

Box 32, Folder 5

Scripts, CATASTROPHE

Box 32, Folder 6

Scripts

 

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), University of California, San Diego 1983

Box 32, Folder 7

Director's prompt book

Box 32, Folder 8

Playbill

Box 32, Folder 9

Reviews and articles

 

PIECES OF EIGHT (by various authors), The Acting Company, Public Theatre, New York 1984

Box 32, Folder 10

Director's prompt book

Box 32, Folder 11

Photographs re: COME AND GO

Box 32, Folder 12

Playbills and programs

Box 32, Folder 13

Reviews

 

ROCKABY, FOOTFALLS, ENOUGH (by Samuel Beckett), Harold Clurman Theatre, New York 1984

Box 32, Folder 14

Cast list, travel schedule

Box 32, Folder 15

Correspondence 1984

Box 32, Folder 16

Director's notes

Box 33, Folder 1

Director's prompt book

Oversize FB-138, Folder 26

Floor plan - Rockaby

Box 33, Folder 2

Permission to videotape performance

Box 33, Folder 3

Programs

Box 33, Folder 4

Reviews

Box 33, Folder 5

ROCKABY, OHIO IMPROMPTU, CATASTROPHE (by Samuel Beckett), M. Taper Forum, Los Angeles - Reviews and programs 1984

 

VICTORIA STATION, ONE FOR THE ROAD, A KIND OF ALASKA (by Harold Pinter), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York 1984

Box 33, Folder 6

Audition materials

Box 33, Folder 7

Contract, program

Box 33, Folder 8

Correspondence 1984

Box 33, Folder 9

Director's notes, general

Box 33, Folder 10

Director's notes, re: casting

Box 33, Folder 11

Director's prompt book for VICTORIA STATION

Box 33, Folder 12

Miscellaneous production materials

Box 33, Folder 13

Programs

Box 33, Folder 14

Reviews and articles

Oversize FB-138, Folder 27

Scenic designs and sets

Box 33, Folder 15

Script 1984

 

WAR AT HOME (by James Duff), Hampstead Theatre, London 1984

Box 33, Folder 16

Contract

Box 33, Folder 17

Correspondence 1982 - 1984

Box 33, Folder 18

Director's prompt book, part I

Box 34, Folder 1

Director's prompt book, part II

Box 34, Folder 2

Director's notes

Box 34, Folder 3

Miscellaneous

Box 34, Folder 4

Program

Box 34, Folder 5

Reviews and articles

Box 34, Folder 6

Scripts, annotated

Box 34, Folder 7

Scripts, revised version

Box 34, Folder 8

Scripts, rewritten portions

Oversize FB-138, Folder 28

Set designs, floor plans

 

FROM ITS BEGINNING TO ITS END, various productions undated

Box 34, Folder 9

Scripts

Oversize FB-137, Folder 2

Photographs

 

Miscellaneous production materials - Beckett plays, various productions

Box 34, Folder 10

Correspondence 1963 - 1983

Box 34, Folder 11

Photographs, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

Box 34, Folder 12

Casting notes, WAITING FOR GODOT

Box 34, Folder 13

Photographs, WAITING FOR GODOT

Box 34, Folder 14

Photographic slides

Box 34, Folder 15

Scenic design undated

 

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) SUBJECT FILES: A variety of materials collected by Schneider, including autographed playbills, posters, a scrapbook of reviews, the covers of original director's prompt books and materials about Samuel Beckett. The Beckett materials include notes by Schneider on his visits with Beckett and a photocopy of the notebook kept by Beckett as director of the 1975 production of Waiting for Godot.
Box 34, Folder 16

Address book

Box 35, Folder 1

Autographed playbills

 

Beckett materials

 

Berlin Production of WAITING FOR GODOT, directed by Samuel Beckett

Box 35, Folder 2

Beckett's notebook (photocopy) 1975

Box 35, Folder 3

Reviews, program

Box 35, Folder 4

List of references to Beckett compiled by Schneider 1957

Box 35, Folder 5

Notes by Schneider on visits with Beckett

Box 35, Folder 6

Original sketch of Beckett by Avigdor Arikha

Box 35, Folder 7

Reviews of MURPHY and MALONE DIES collected by Schneider 1956 - 1957

Box 35, Folder 8

Samuel Beckett Theatre (Oxford) - Publicity materials and photograph

Box 35, Folder 9

Collection of humorous materials

Box 35, Folder 10

First day cover of Shakespeare stamp

Box 35, Folder 11

Ithaca Festival and Center for the Arts - Material collected by Schneider

Box 35, Folder 12

Memorabilia from University of Wisconsin 1937 - 1939

Box 35, Folder 13

News clippings collected by Schneider 1934 - 1966

Oversize FB-136, Folder 1

Notecards on miscellaneous subjects

Box 35, Folder 14

Notes and ephemera re: Thornton Wilder

 

Posters

Oversize MC-034-04

Edward Albee - Note from Albee on verso

Oversize MC-034-04

Paris production of ENDGAME 1957

Oversize FB-138, Folder 16

Prize certificate from Tours Film Festival, for FILM 1966

Oversize FB-139, Folder 1

Prompt book covers from Premiere Productions of AMERICAN DREAM, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, ENDGAME, HAPPY DAYS, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, TINY ALICE, and WAITING FOR GODOT

Box 35, Folder 15

Scrapbook of reviews collected by Schneider

 

Symposia and conferences

Box 35, Folder 16

Beckett exhibition, University of Reading 1971

Box 35, Folder 17

Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin 1971

Box 35, Folder 18

Joyce-Beckett Symposium, York University 1974

Box 36, Folder 1

Beckett Symposium, University of North Carolina 1974

Box 36, Folder 2

Beckett Festival, New York University 1978

Box 36, Folder 3

Theatre Symposium, Warsaw 1980

Box 36, Folder 4

Samuel Beckett Symposium, Ohio State University 1981

Box 36, Folder 5

Festival d'Automne a Paris 1981

Box 36, Folder 6

Telephone book

 

TEACHING

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) TEACHING: Lecture notes and outlines, student compositions, annotated scripts of student productions, and other materials gathered by Schneider in his role as professor of drama and theater at the Catholic University of America, the Juilliard School and UC San Diego. Materials date from 1941 to 1984 and are arranged chronologically.
 

1941-1952: Catholic University of America

Box 36, Folder 7

Acting Class: Theory, Principle, Characterization

 

Contemporary Drama

Box 36, Folder 8-9

Lecture notes

Box 37, Folder 1

Lecture notes

Box 37, Folder 2

Reading list

Box 37, Folder 3

Directing Class - Lecture outlines

Box 37, Folder 4

FROM NATURALISM TO EXPRESSIONISM - Lecture notes

 

History of Drama

Box 37, Folder 5

Notes

Box 37, Folder 6

Outline

Box 37, Folder 7

Lectures on Acting - Outlines and notes

 

Lectures on Directing

Box 37, Folder 8

Advanced play directing

Box 37, Folder 9

CAVEAT DIRECTOR

Box 37, Folder 10

TRUTH VS. STYLE

Box 38, Folder 1-2

Russian Drama and Theatre - Parts I-II

Box 38, Folder 3

THEATRE, ART AND CIVILIZATION - Lecture notes

Box 38, Folder 4

Walter Kerr's playwriting class - Lecture notes and outline

Box 38, Folder 5

City College of New York - Speech 318, The Plays of Beckett 1974

Box 38, Folder 6

Stanford University - Beckett seminar materials 1975

 

Juilliard School 1975-1979

Box 38, Folder 7

Notes on THE CHERRY ORCHARD

Box 38, Folder 8

Photographs of students and productions

Oversize FB-137, Folder 1

Photographs of students and productions - oversized

Box 38, Folder 9

Script, FAITH HEALER (annotated)

Box 38, Folder 10

VISUAL ASPECTS OF BECKETT'S WORKS

Box 38, Folder 11

New York University - Dramaturgy and Performance 1979

 

UC San Diego 1979-1984

Box 38, Folder 12

Beckett program for drama students

Box 38, Folder 13

Directing notes, miscellaneous

Box 38, Folder 14

Drama course evaluations

Box 38, Folder 15

Lecture and directing notes, miscellaneous

Box 39, Folder 1

Master of Arts in Drama - Term papers

Box 39, Folder 2

Master of Arts in Theatre - Syllabus, notes

Box 39, Folder 3

Theatre of Private Lives

Box 39, Folder 4

Miscellaneous teaching materials

 

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 6) WRITINGS: Essays and articles written by Schneider, in addition to interviews and speeches (including speeches written by Schneider for Postmaster General James Farley). The early essays include the topics of World War II and experimental theater, while the speeches touch themes of the avant-garde and the future of American theater. Correspondence and manuscripts for Schneider's autobiography, Entrances, are extensive.
Arranged chronologically within three subseries: A) Essays, Articles, and General Writings, B) Speeches, C) Interviews.
 

Essays, Articles, and General Writings

Box 39, Folder 5

Short stories published in THE DAILY CARDINAL 1937 - 1939

Box 39, Folder 6

Essays on theatre 1937 - 1941

Box 39, Folder 7

Plays for radio 1938 - 1942

Box 39, Folder 8

Articles on American theatre in student publications 1939

Box 39, Folder 9

Short stories 1939

Box 39, Folder 10

STUDY OF THEATRE DIRECTION 1940

Box 39, Folder 11

Addresses delivered by Postmaster General James Farley 1940 - 1941

Box 39, Folder 12

WE SHALL NOT SLEEP 1941

Box 39, Folder 13

World War II diary 1941 - 1942

Box 40, Folder 1

HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE IN THE VICTORY CORPS PROGRAM 1942

Box 40, Folder 2

Wartime writings on theatre 1943 - 1944

Box 40, Folder 3

ONE THEATRE in National Theatre Conference Bulletin 1944

Box 40, Folder 4

QUESTION FOR THE DAY (poem) 1944

Box 40, Folder 5

Soviet-American theatre essays 1945

Box 40, Folder 6

CAPITAL EXPERIMENT 1945

Box 40, Folder 7

THEATRE GROWS IN BROOKLAND, D.C. 1945

Box 40, Folder 8

Essays on regional and international theatre 1946 - 1949

Box 40, Folder 9

NON-COMMERCIAL THEATRE 1946

Box 40, Folder 10

RETURN TO ACTION: THEATRE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1947

Box 40, Folder 11

STRAW HAT THEATRE 1948

Box 40, Folder 12

NEEDED: A NEW KIND OF THEATRE BUILDING 1948

Box 40, Folder 13

Articles re: theatre 1950 - 1973

Box 40, Folder 14

Letters to the editor 1952 - 1956

Box 40, Folder 15

IN ENGLAND (article in PLAYERS MAGAZINE) 1953

Box 40, Folder 16

Articles in THE NEW YORK TIMES 1954 - 1977

Box 40, Folder 17

NEW YORK SEASON - LONG SEASON'S JOURNEY INTO NOT MUCH 1957

Box 40, Folder 18

TALE OF TWO CITIES 1957

Box 40, Folder 19

Off-Broadway: An Infinite Capacity for Almost Anything 1958

 

WAITING FOR BECKETT

Box 40, Folder 20

MSS, TSS, reprints 1958

Box 40, Folder 21

Correspondence re: reprints 1966 - 1980

Box 40, Folder 22

WHY SO AFRAID? 1962

Box 40, Folder 23

Theatre reviews in THE NEW LEADER 1962 - 1963

Box 41, Folder 1

EUROPE'S LESSON FOR BROADWAY 1963

Box 41, Folder 2

DIRECTORS ON DIRECTING 1964

Box 41, Folder 3

AFFRONT AND LINCOLN CENTER 1964

Box 41, Folder 4

LAUGHTER AMONG THE RUINS 1965

Box 41, Folder 5

Statement about Samuel Beckett for the SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE 1965

Box 41, Folder 6

IDEA OF FESTIVAL THEATRE IN ITHACA 1965 - 1967

Box 41, Folder 7

REGIONAL THEATRE VS. BROADWAY 1967

Box 41, Folder 8

FILMING "FILM" 1969

Box 41, Folder 9

Letter to the editor of EVERGREEN in response to John Lahr 1969

Box 41, Folder 10

Tribute to Ruth White 1969

Box 41, Folder 11

LONG, LONG WAIT FOR GODOT 1971

Box 41, Folder 12

THEATRE: DOES IT EXIST? in ART IN SOCIETY 1971

Box 41, Folder 13

DIRECTOR AS DOGSBODY in THEATRE QUARTERLY 1973

Box 41, Folder 14

HUME'S FIRST TAPE AND RELATED MATTERS 1973

Box 41, Folder 15

REPORT ON THREE WEEKS IN MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD - Cultural exchange program 1973

Box 41, Folder 16

HAPPY JOURNEY TO MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD 1973

Box 41, Folder 17

Articles re: Theatre 1973

Box 41, Folder 18

THEATRE AS A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO LIFE 1973

Box 41, Folder 19

Article in DGA ACTION 1975

Box 41, Folder 20

CUTTING THROUGH RED TAPE TO ASCEND "MT. FUJI" 1975

 

WORKING WITH BECKETT

Box 41, Folder 21

Manuscripts 1975

Box 41, Folder 22

Reprints 1976

Box 41, Folder 23

Typescripts, part I 1975

Box 42, Folder 1

Typescripts, part II 1975

Box 42, Folder 2

TEXAS TRILOGY STORY 1976

Box 42, Folder 3-4

BECKETT AT SEVENTY, ALAN AT SIXTY - Manuscript, typescript 1976 - 1977

Box 42, Folder 5

Article in The NEW YORK THEATRE REVIEW 1978

Box 42, Folder 6

Tribute to Harold Clurman 1980

Box 42, Folder 7-8

Book on Samuel Beckett - Photocopies of contributors' articles 1980

 

ENTRANCES

Box 42, Folder 9

Book credits 1984

Box 42, Folder 10

General correspondence 1971 - 1984

Box 42, Folder 11

Correspondence with Frank Heller 1981 - 1984

Box 42, Folder 12

Manuscripts, editing copy, annotated, part I 1984

Box 43, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts, editing copy, annotated, parts II-III 1984

Box 43, Folder 3

Material dated 1983

Box 43, Folder 4

Notebook 1984

Box 43, Folder 5

Notes, typescripts 1984

Box 43, Folder 6

Miscellaneous materials 1984

Box 43, Folder 7-9

Notes for book, parts I-III 1984

Box 44, Folder 1

Notes for book, part IV 1984

Box 44, Folder 2

Notes on visits with Samuel Beckett 1972 - 1984

Box 44, Folder 3-6

Typescript, annotated 1984

Box 44, Folder 7

THINGS TO COME TO 1984

Box 44, Folder 8

ANOTHER PART OF THE ELEPHANT

Box 44, Folder 9

CARE AND FEEDING OF PLAYWRIGHTS

Box 44, Folder 10

ESSAY ON BECKETT

Box 44, Folder 11

MOTHER COURAGE

Box 44, Folder 12

NOTHING EASIER

Box 45, Folder 1

ON PLAY AND OTHER PLAYS

Box 45, Folder 2

Poems

Box 45, Folder 3

SECOND CITY, D.C.

Box 45, Folder 4

SO WHAT DO YOU REALLY DO, MR. DIRECTOR?

Box 45, Folder 5

YOUNG MEN

Box 45, Folder 6

Miscellaneous writings

 

Speeches

Box 45, Folder 7

ONE THEATRE, Social Construction Conference 1941

Box 45, Folder 8

NOT SILENT IS GOLDEN, Catholic University 1944

Box 45, Folder 9

Radio Speeches for WQQW, Washington, D.C. 1947

Box 45, Folder 10

MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE 1949

Box 45, Folder 11

Miscellaneous speeches - Notes and outlines 1960 - 1975

Box 45, Folder 12

THEATRE IN TRANSITION 1960 - 1962

Box 45, Folder 13

ORGANIZED CHAOS, Iowa City 1961

Box 45, Folder 14

BROADWAY SEESAW, Indiana University 1961

Box 45, Folder 15

THEATRE IN TRANSITION, University of Wisconsin 1961

Box 45, Folder 16

AGE OF REVOLUTION -- SOMETHING IS UP, Hofstra University 1962

Box 45, Folder 17

BROADWAY PROCESS 1962

Box 45, Folder 18

FUTURE OF AVANT-GARDE THEATRE IN AMERICA, Bucknell University 1962

Box 45, Folder 19

THEATRE OF THE ABSURD, Adelphi University 1962

Box 45, Folder 20

DIRECTOR AND THE THEATRE IN TRANSITION 1963

Box 45, Folder 21

WHO'S AFRAID OF BROADWAY, University of Texas 1963

Box 45, Folder 22

ARTS AND EXISTENCE 1964

Box 45, Folder 23

REGIONAL THEATRE PROBLEMS, Florida 1964

Box 45, Folder 24

SEARCH FOR A THEATRE, 555 Club 1964

Box 45, Folder 25

ESSENCE OF MAN AND THE ARTS 1964

Box 45, Folder 26

THEATRE IN TRANSITION, Kalamazoo College 1965

Box 45, Folder 27

PERILS OF PROPHECY, Yale University 1965

Box 46, Folder 1

THEATRE IN CHANGING SOCIETY, Valparaiso University 1967

Box 46, Folder 2

WHO'S AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE, University of Missouri 1967

Box 46, Folder 3

THEATRE ANYONE? 1968

Box 46, Folder 4

THEATRE: DOES IT EXIST? 1969

Box 46, Folder 5

ARENA THEATRE 1970

Box 46, Folder 6

GOOD AND BAD THINGS IN AMERICAN THEATRE 1970

Box 46, Folder 7

Lectures from Salzburg Seminar 1970

Box 46, Folder 8

THEATRE: DOES IT EXIST? 1970

Box 46, Folder 9

Miscellaneous speeches - Title pages 1970 - 1978

Box 46, Folder 10

THEATRE MARCHES ON 1971

Box 46, Folder 11

PROFESSIONAL LOOKS AT UNIVERSITY THEATRE, University of Wisconsin 1971

Box 46, Folder 12

EUROPEAN THEATRE 1972

Box 46, Folder 13

FUTURE OF AMERICAN THEATRE 1972

Box 46, Folder 15

WAITING FOR BECKETT, University of Missouri, Kansas City 1973

Box 46, Folder 16

Commencement address, Hofstra University 1974

Box 46, Folder 17

Directing colloquium speech, Southern Methodist University 1974

Box 46, Folder 18

THEATRICAL ENDS AND THEATRICAL MEANS, West Virginia University 1975

Box 46, Folder 19

THEATRE IN TRANSITION 1976

Box 47, Folder 1

36 DRAMATIC SITUATIONS, Cornell University 1941 - 1977

Box 47, Folder 2

FROM REALISM TO REALITY, Smithsonian Institution 1977

Box 47, Folder 3

WORLD OF DIRECTOR, Williams College 1977

Box 47, Folder 4

NEW DRAMATISTS 1978

Box 47, Folder 5

THEATRE IN TRANSITION 1978

Box 47, Folder 6

ACTOR-DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP 1978

Box 47, Folder 7

Speech for Ibsen Symposium, Pratt Institute 1978

Box 47, Folder 8

Speech for induction into Honor Society, New York High School of Performing Arts 1978

Box 47, Folder 9

THEATRE ADVANCING, American Theatre Association, New Orleans 1978

Box 47, Folder 10

AMERICAN THEATRE 1979

Box 47, Folder 11

HOW NOT TO DIRECT A PLAY 1979

Box 47, Folder 12

LETTER FROM RUSSIA 1979

Box 47, Folder 13

W. McNeil Lowry speeches, Wharton Theatre Award 1980-1981

General note

Includes ephemera from the event, and related correspondence with Lowry.
Box 47, Folder 14

REALITY/REALISM IN THE THEATRE 1980

Box 47, Folder 15

NATURE OF THE THEATRE 1980

Box 47, Folder 16

THEATRICAL ENDS AND MEANS 1981

Box 47, Folder 17

THEATRE: DOES IT EXIST? 1981

Box 47, Folder 18

THEATRE IN TRANSITION, Trinity University 1981

Box 47, Folder 19

RECENT TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATRE, The American Center, Tokyo 1982

Box 47, Folder 20

ESSENCE OF EXISTENCE SEEN IN THE ARTS 1984

Box 47, Folder 21

AVANT-GARDE TODAY

Box 47, Folder 22

Speech for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy

Box 47, Folder 23

Theatre speech

Box 47, Folder 24

Miscellaneous speeches

 

Interviews

Box 48, Folder 1

VILLAGE VOICE (by Jerry Tallmer) 1962

Box 48, Folder 2

REALITY IS NOT ENOUGH (by Richard Schechner) 1965

Box 48, Folder 3

SPEAKING FREELY, NBC news 1970

Box 48, Folder 4

ALAN SCHNEIDER, CAMPUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (by Robert Jorge) 1971

Box 48, Folder 5

Southeastern Massachusetts University (by Alex Hawkins) 1974

Box 48, Folder 6

Miscellaneous interviews 1974 - 1978

Box 48, Folder 7

DIRECTOR ALAN SCHNEIDER ON THEATRE (by Steven Stosny) 1975

Box 48, Folder 8

ARTS IN AMERICA, for Voice of America 1979

Box 48, Folder 9

BELL TELEPHONE MAGAZINE 1981

Box 48, Folder 10

INTERVIEW WITH ALAN SCHNEIDER (by Parks)

 

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 7) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: Scripts, short stories and essays written by a variety of authors including Samuel Beckett. Contains a good collection of Beckett scripts (four annotated by the author), including French and English versions of Mercier et Camier. Numerous essays about Beckett are filed under "Beckett Book."
Box 48, Folder 11

Anderson, Robert, THE KISSING WAS ALWAYS THE BEST

Box 48, Folder 12

Arikha, Avigdor, THE NORTH

 

Beckett, Samuel

Box 48, Folder 13

BEGINNING TO END

Box 48, Folder 14

CATASTROPHE

Box 48, Folder 15

EH, JOE

Box 48, Folder 16

ELEUTHERIA

Box 48, Folder 17

FIRST LOVE

Box 48, Folder 18

FOOTFALLS - Photocopies of MSS and TSS annotated by author

Box 48, Folder 19

IMAGINATION DEAD IMAGINE

Box 48, Folder 20

LOST ONES

 

MERCIER AND CAMIER

Box 48, Folder 21

Typescripts, carbon copy, in French

Box 48, Folder 22

Typescripts, photocopy, in English

Box 48, Folder 23

NACHT UND TRAUME

Box 48, Folder 24

NOT I

Box 49, Folder 1

OHIO IMPROMPTU

Box 49, Folder 2

PLAY

Box 49, Folder 3

QUAD

Box 49, Folder 4

RADIO I AND II, THEATRE I AND II

Box 49, Folder 5

STILL - Photocopy of annotated text

Box 49, Folder 6

THAT TIME - Photocopy of TSS annotated by author

Box 49, Folder 7

WHAT WHERE

Box 49, Folder 8

WORSTWARD HO

Box 49, Folder 9

Bishop, Tom, BECKETT ANTHOLOGY

Box 49, Folder 10

Fehsenfeld, Martha, HAPPY DAYS REHEARSAL ACCOUNT

Box 49, Folder 11

Foote, Horton, THE NIGHT SEASONS

Box 49, Folder 12

Gontarski, Stanley, writings on Beckett

Box 49, Folder 13

Libera, Antoni, SAMUEL BECKETT: "THAT TIME"

Box 49, Folder 14

Lindsay, Howard, A NEW DRAMATISTS CRAFT

Box 49, Folder 15

Markson, John W., The Plays of Edward Albee

Box 49, Folder 16

Marowitz, Charles, ARTAUD AT RODEZ

Box 49, Folder 17

McMillan, Dougald and Martha Fehsenfeld, essays on Beckett's work

Box 49, Folder 18

Miller, Arthur, A NEW DRAMATISTS CRAFT DISCUSSION

Box 49, Folder 19

Moliere, THE MISER. George Kernodle, translator

Box 49, Folder 20

Pinter, Harold, ONE FOR THE ROAD

Box 49, Folder 21

Quintero, Jose, proposed book on directing

Box 49, Folder 22

Reeve, F.D., WHO THEY WERE

Box 50, Folder 1

Saroyan, William, JIM DANDY

Box 50, Folder 2

Scott, Duncan, LIGHT PLAY

Box 50, Folder 3

Selwerth, Ralph, THE APPEAL FOR SAMUEL BECKETT

Box 50, Folder 4

Stein, Joseph, BEFORE THE DAWN

Box 50, Folder 5

Tabori, George, BRECHT ON BRECHT

Box 50, Folder 6

Unidentified, PLAY and FIVE ANOTHER

Box 50, Folder 7-10

Various authors, Beckett book

Box 51, Folder 1

Various authors, Beckett book

Box 51, Folder 2

Student essays

Box 51, Folder 3

Warner, Francis, LYING FIGURES (with correspondence)

Box 51, Folder 4

Weller, Michael, THE GREATEST LITTLE SHOW ON EARTH

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 8) PHOTOGRAPHS: Images of Schneider, Beckett, various actors, and productions not directed by Schneider. Schneider is photographed with Beckett, Albee, Pinter, Miller and others. Many of the actors' photographs are autographed.
Box 51, Folder 5-6

Actors, various

Box 51, Folder 7

Arena Stage - Facilities, personnel

Box 51, Folder 8

Beckett, Samuel

Box 51, Folder 9

Beckett Festival, Paris - Contact sheets 1981

 

Catholic University

Box 51, Folder 10

Actors and productions

Box 51, Folder 11

Productions not directed by Schneider

Box 52, Folder 1

Cornell University - Student productions

Box 52, Folder 2

Dartington Hall, England

Box 52, Folder 3

Hartke, Gilbert (Catholic University)

Box 52, Folder 4

Ithaca Festival Center for Performing Arts

Box 52, Folder 5

Olivier, Laurence

 

Productions (not directed by Schneider)

Box 52, Folder 6

British Theatre

Box 52, Folder 7

Canadian Theatre

Box 52, Folder 8

DAWN IS QUIET

Box 52, Folder 9

ENDGAME (Foreign Productions)

Box 52, Folder 10

HOUSE OF ATREUS

Box 52, Folder 11

INHERIT THE WIND

Box 52, Folder 12

A KIND OF ALASKA

Box 52, Folder 13

THE PRICE

Box 52, Folder 14

Russian Theater

Box 52, Folder 15

Spanish, Greek Theatre

Box 52, Folder 16

TARTUFFE

Box 52, Folder 17

Various productions

Box 52, Folder 18

Resumes and photographs of aspiring actors

 

Schneider, Alan

Box 52, Folder 19

As actor in various productions

Box 52, Folder 20

With others: actors, various

Box 52, Folder 21

With Albee, Edward

Box 52, Folder 22

With Beckett, Samuel

Box 52, Folder 23

Group photos

Box 52, Folder 24

With Miller, Arthur

Box 52, Folder 25

With Pinter, Harold

Box 52, Folder 26

Solo

Box 53, Folder 1

Theater facilities, various

Box 53, Folder 2

Theater in the Round (collected by Schneider)

Box 53, Folder 3

University of Wisconsin - Student productions

 

SOUND RECORDINGS

Restrictions

Original sound recordings are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 9) SOUND RECORDINGS: Includes recordings of lectures and oral presentations by Harold Pinter, Lee Strasberg, Arthur Miller, and others, in addition to tapes of productions and music. Arranged in four subseries: A) Lectures and Oral Presentations, B) Productions and Musical Performances, C) Disc Formats, ca. 1960-1970, and D) Reel-to-Reel.
 

Lectures and Oral Presentations

Box 54, Folder 1

Arrabal, Fernando, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE THEATRE 1969

Box 54, Folder 2

Baxendahl, Lee, BRECHT'S BRECHT undated

Box 54, Folder 3

Chaikin, Joseph, WBAI poetry reading undated

Box 54, Folder 4

Charlston, Rondi, ANTHEA, HAVEN'T WE MET, SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES undated

Box 54, Folder 5

Galitch, Alexander undated

Box 54, Folder 6

Gielgud, John, at Actor's Studio 1959

Box 54, Folder 7

Graham, Martha, American Assembly Conference on Performing Arts undated

Box 54, Folder 8

Guthrie, Tyrone, On direction undated

Box 54, Folder 9

Hansson, Bo, LORD OF THE RINGS, and ATTIC THOUGHT undated

Box 54, Folder 10

Jones, Robert, TOWARD A NEW THEATRE undated

Box 55, Folder 1

MacGowran, Jack, SPEAKING BECKETT undated

Box 55, Folder 2

Maisie - Unidentified undated

Box 55, Folder 3

Miller, Arthur 1979

Box 55, Folder 4

O'Brian, Jack and Alan Schneider 1976

Box 55, Folder 5

Okudzhava, Bulat, MELODIA undated

Box 55, Folder 6

Pinter, Harold, Talks on theatre undated

 

Schneider, Alan

Box 55, Folder 8

ENEMIES, and SENIOR FAREWELL 1957 - 1973

Box 55, Folder 7

FOCUS ON ALAN SCHNEIDER: THE FAMED BROADWAY DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS CAREER AND HIS ART undated

Box 55, Folder 9

Shakespeare, William, HIS INFINITE VARIETY: A SHAKESPEAREAN ANTHOLOGY undated

Box 55, Folder 10

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, Readings undated

 

Strasberg, Lee

Box 55, Folder 11

Actor's Studio discussions 1963

Box 56, Folder 1

Director's Unit discussion 1961

Box 56, Folder 2

ON BRECHT undated

Box 56, Folder 3

Talks on Litvanov 1965

Box 56, Folder 4

Suzuki, MOVEMENT undated

Box 56, Folder 5

Tandy, Jessica and Hume Cronyn, Honored by the Lotos Club undated

Box 56, Folder 6

Valentine and Valentina - Untitled undated

Box 56, Folder 7

Vertinsky - Untitled

Box 56, Folder 8

Zavadsky, DIALOGUE WITH ALAN SCHNEIDER 1973

 

Productions and Musical Performances

Box 57, Folder 1

ALL STRANGE AWAY, Samuel Beckett 1983

Box 57, Folder 2

ALL THAT FALL, Samuel Beckett undated

Box 57, Folder 3

AMAHL, THE LESSON, THE FOX 1958 - 1959

Box 57, Folder 4

BEDTIME STORY, YOUNG MARRIEDS PLAY MONOPOPLY 1963

Box 57, Folder 5

BIRTHDAY PARTY, WELCOME TO THE CITY 1961

Box 57, Folder 6

BLOOD RED ROSES, CAROLINA SEASONS, ROCK TOCCATA, ROYAL COPENHAGEN, UP TIGHT undated

Box 57, Folder 7

EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, PRINCESS AND THE PEA Read by Eva Le Gallienne

Box 57, Folder 8

English Theatre undated

Box 57, Folder 9

FOLLSPLAY, Toby Tate undated

Box 57, Folder 10

IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST undated

Box 57, Folder 11

Japanese Flute, Kabuki undated

Box 57, Folder 12

JIM DANDY, Sound cues undated

Box 57, Folder 13

Mahogony, Director's unit undated

Box 58, Folder 1

MALONE DIES undated

Box 58, Folder 2

MERCHANT OF VENICE and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW undated

Box 58, Folder 3

NO COWARD SOUL: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRONTES undated

Box 58, Folder 4

OUT ON A LIMB undated

Box 58, Folder 5

PAK IS STILL ALIVE, Director's Unit 1961

Box 58, Folder 6

PERICLES, Acting Company 1983

Box 58, Folder 7

ROCKABY, Samuel Beckett 1981

Box 58, Folder 8

Shulman Play Performances undated

Box 58, Folder 9

STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER undated

Box 58, Folder 10

LA STRADA undated

Box 58, Folder 11

TEXAS TRILOGY undated

Box 58, Folder 12

THREE SISTERS undated

 

Disc Formats, ca. 1960-1970

Box 59, Folder 1

JULES ET JIM

Box 59, Folder 2

Kovacs, Kati

Box 59, Folder 3

MERE COURAGE

Box 59, Folder 4

Murena, Tony

Box 59, Folder 5

MUTTER COURAGE

Box 59, Folder 6

Russian music, various

Box 59, Folder 7

Sincron

Box 59, Folder 8

LA STRADA

Box 59, Folder 9

TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE

 

Reel-to-Reel

 

Productions

Box 60, Folder 1

ALL THAT FALL, BOX MAO BOX undated

Box 60, Folder 2

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Box 60, Folder 3

Chalk Circle Songs and Brecht Rehearsal undated

Box 60, Folder 4

THE CHERRY ORCHARD 1966

Box 60, Folder 5

EH JOE undated

Box 60, Folder 6

ENDGAME undated

Box 60, Folder 7

FOOTLIFTER undated

Box 60, Folder 8

Fontaine, Frank undated

Box 60, Folder 9

HOSTAGES undated

Box 61, Folder 1

MOONCHILDREN

Box 61, Folder 2

NOT I undated

Box 61, Folder 3

RUX SOUL undated

Box 61, Folder 4

LA STRADA

Box 61, Folder 5

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL undated

Box 61, Folder 6

THAT TIME 1976

Box 61, Folder 7

TINY ALICE 1965

Box 61, Folder 8

TOM 1973

Box 61, Folder 9

YELLOW BIRD undated

Box 61, Folder 10

Unidentified presentation undated

 

Musical Recordings

Box 61, Folder 11

BLOOD OF AN ENGLISHMAN undated

Box 61, Folder 12

COCO, song from undated

Box 61, Folder 13

Heroic music undated

Box 61, Folder 14

Pauken and Trompeten undated

Box 61, Folder 15

Peaslee, Richard, Songs of Love and War

Box 61, Folder 16

Russian music undated

Box 61, Folder 17

Suzuki undated

Box 61, Folder 18

TIGER RAG undated

Box 61, Folder 19

Miscellaneous music

 

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES: Contains original items with high acid content which have been photocopied and segregated at the end of the collection.
Box 62, Folder 1

Materials from boxes 1-4

Box 62, Folder 2

Materials from boxes 5-6

Box 62, Folder 3

Materials from boxes 7-11

Box 62, Folder 4

Materials from boxes 12-13

Box 62, Folder 5

Materials from boxes 14-16

Box 62, Folder 6

Materials from boxes 17-18

Box 62, Folder 7

Materials from boxes 19-22

Box 62, Folder 8

Materials from boxes 23-33

Box 63, Folder 1

Materials from boxes 34-36

Box 63, Folder 2

Materials from boxes 37 Folder 1 and 2

Box 63, Folder 3

Materials from boxes 37 Folder 6

Box 63, Folder 4

Materials from boxes 37 Folder 6-9

Box 63, Folder 5

Materials from boxes 38-39

Box 63, Folder 6

Materials from boxes 40

Box 63, Folder 7

Materials from boxes 41

 

Accession Processed in 1997

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 11) CORRESPONDENCE: Consists primarily of letters between Franklin Heller and people connected to the publication of Entrances between 1975 and 1988. Also includes correspondence between Franklin Heller and Alan Schneider spanning the years 1975-1984. Of particular interest is a copy of a letter written by Samuel Beckett to Alan Schneider in 1956 from Paris. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 64, Folder 1

Beckett, Samuel - Photocopy 1953

Box 64, Folder 2

Cline, Jerome Z. 1984

Box 64, Folder 3

Kalb, Jonathon 1986

Box 64, Folder 4

Kennebeck, Ed 1984

Box 64, Folder 5

Pickening Press 1986

Box 64, Folder 6

Pieperbrink, Gary 1986

Box 64, Folder 7

Schneider, Alan to Franklin Heller 1975 - 1984

Box 64, Folder 8

Schneider, Jean - Draft proposal, An (Inter) national conference the legacy of Alan Schneider

Box 64, Folder 9

Viking Penguin, Inc. 1979 - 1988

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Articles written by Schneider, biographical information copied from reference books, obituaries, and photographs, dating from 1976-1984. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

Articles by Schneider

Box 64, Folder 10

Miscellaneous 1976 - 1979

Box 64, Folder 11

Things to Come - AMERICAN THEATRE, V. 1, No. 1 1984

Box 64, Folder 12

Who's Afraid? - AMERICAN THEATRE, V. 2, No. 11 1984

Box 64, Folder 13

Biographical information 1961 - 1979

 

Obituaries

Box 64, Folder 14

Miscellaneous 1984

Box 64, Folder 15

Remembering Alan Schneider - AMERICAN THEATRE, V. 1, No. 4 1984

 

Photographs

Box 64, Folder 16

Alan Schneider circa 1983

Box 64, Folder 17

Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider 1982

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 13) MISCELLANEOUS: Contains items related to Alan Schneider's book Entrances, such as royalty statements, book reviews, drafts of the foreword written by Edward Albee, and the contract with Viking Press. Of particular interest is Schneider's original proposal for the book. These items span the years 1980-1987 and are arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

ENTRANCES

Box 64, Folder 18

Book reviews 1961 - 1986

Box 64, Folder 19

Except published in NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE - Correspondence text and contracts 1985

Box 64, Folder 20

Foreword by Edward Albee 1985

Box 64, Folder 21

Permission request for photographs 1984 - 1985

Box 64, Folder 22

Proposal for book, original 1979

Box 64, Folder 23

Royalty statements and accounts 1986

Box 64, Folder 24

Schneider poster - Costs

Box 64, Folder 25

Viking Press contract information 1980 - 1987

 

AUDIOCASSETTES

Restrictions

Original sound recordings are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 14) AUDIOCASSETTES: Recordings of telephone conversations between Heller and Franklin in July and August of 1983. The two discuss the purpose of the autobiography both from Schneider's perspective and from that of the editors of Viking Books. Also includes a commentary by Adrianne Rich of The New York Times on Entrances, and a recording of a memorial to Schneider done by National Public Radio in 1984.
Box 65, Folder 1

Heller, Franklin and Alan Schneider - Telephone conversations

Box 65, Folder 2

National Public Radio - Obituary 1984

Box 65, Folder 3

Rich, Adrian - Review of ENTRANCES 1986

 

Accessions Processed in 2003

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 15) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Articles about Schneider and Beckett, biographical statements, clippings about Schneider, high school memorabilia, and teaching contracts with the Catholic University. Additional materials includes the 1990 Alan Schneider Conference papers and the Alan Schneider Distinguished Directors Fund (1995).
Box 66, Folder 1

Address books 1960 - 1983

 

Alan Schneider Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison March 8-11, 1990

Box 66, Folder 2

"Draft Proposal: An (Inter) National Conference on the Legacy of Alan Schneider" and correspondence

Box 66, Folder 3

Typescripts of conference papers: "Beckett and Schneider: The Rest is Ibsen," by Marty Fehsenfeld; "Another Truth," by J. M. Small; "Mentor to the Second Power," by J. V. Thorne; and "The Habit of Theatre," by M. Weller. Includes flyers and correspondence

Box 66, Folder 4

Alan Schneider Distinguished Directors Fund. Julliard Drama Division. Programs with announcement 1995

 

Articles about Schneider

Box 66, Folder 5

1954 - 1983

Box 66, Folder 6

1984 - 1986

Box 66, Folder 7

Articles about Schneider and Beckett 1976 - 1981

Box 66, Folder 8

Articles which mention Schneider 1984 - 2001

Box 66, Folder 9

Biographical statements - Drafts 1939 - 1980

Box 66, Folder 10

Biographical statements in publications 1964 - 1973

Box 66, Folder 11

Catholic University teaching contract 1950 - 1951

Box 66, Folder 12

Curriculum vitae

Box 66, Folder 13

"Did You Happen to See - - - Dr. Rebecka S. Schneider?" Newspaper article about Alan Schneider's mother by Eileen Etten undated

Box 67, Folder 1

Forest Park High School varsity sweater letter "F" and class year '35 emblem

Box 67, Folder 2

Inspirational quotes and clippings

Box 67, Folder 3

Russian trip - Newspaper clippings 1973

Box 67, Folder 4

United States Civil Service Commission application 1941

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 16) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) Alan Schneider and B) Eugenie Schneider.
A) Alan Schneider: Includes letters (1951-1981) from Zelda Fichandler of the Arena Stage, as well as Schneider's letters to the Ford Foundation from 1962-1974 which detail activities of his many theatre productions.
B) Eugenie Schneider: Includes letters regarding Alan Schneider's correspondence with Samuel Beckett, the Beckett Project, and plays dedicated to the memory of Alan Schneider, dating from 1984 to 2002.
 

Alan Schneider

Box 67, Folder 5

A-Z - Miscellaneous

 

Arena Stage (Zelda Fichandler, stage manager)

Box 67, Folder 6

1951 - 1957

Box 67, Folder 7

1958 - 1962

Box 67, Folder 8

1963 - 1981

Box 67, Folder 9

Undated

Box 67, Folder 10

Bermont, Hubert 1974

Box 67, Folder 11

Ford Foundation. Division of Humanities and the Arts (W. McNeil Lowry, vice president) - Includes clipping 1962 - 1974

Box 67, Folder 12

Kroll, Lucy (agent) 1951 - 1959

Box 68, Folder 1

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) 1979 - 1983

Box 68, Folder 2

University of California, San Diego 1979 - 1982

Box 68, Folder 3

Warner, Selma 1972 - 1979

Box 68, Folder 4

Wood, Audrey (agent) 1948 - 1956

Box 68, Folder 5

Yale University 1966 - 1976

Box 68, Folder 6

Unidentified correspondents

 

Eugenie Schneider

Box 68, Folder 7

A-Z - Miscellaneous

Box 68, Folder 8

Beckett, Edward 2000

Box 68, Folder 9

Beckett, Samuel - Photocopies 1984 - 1985

Box 68, Folder 10

Dick, Paul - Includes programs for plays dedicated to the memory of Alan Schneider [1990?]

Box 68, Folder 11

Fichandler, Zelda 1997

General note

See also Series 2A: Arena Stage.
Box 68, Folder 12

Gehman, Geoff 1985 - 1989

Box 68, Folder 13

Global Village Video Resource Center 1989 - 1993

Box 68, Folder 14

Heller, Franklin 1985 - 1990

Box 68, Folder 15

Hobgood, Burnet M. 1996

Box 68, Folder 16

Knowlson, Jim 1988 - 1994

Box 68, Folder 17

Konecni, Vladimir J. 1987 - 1989

Box 68, Folder 18

Pennebaker Associates, Inc. 1988

Box 68, Folder 19

Shelton, Lew 1991 - 1992

Box 68, Folder 20

Skloot, Robert 1988

Box 68, Folder 21

Smith, Phil 1986

Box 68, Folder 22

Sotheby's - Includes consignment agreement and May 1990 newsletter 1990 - 1996

Box 69, Folder 1

Theatre Communications Group, Inc. 1987 - 1997

Box 69, Folder 2

Tuttle, Day and Lauralee 1986

Box 69, Folder 3

Universite Charles de Gaulle (Catharina Wulf, guest editor) 1994

Box 69, Folder 4

University of California, Los Angeles 1990

Box 69, Folder 5

University of Texas, Austin. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (Carlton Lake, executive curator) 1990

Box 69, Folder 6

Unidentified correspondents

 

WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 17) WRITINGS BY ALAN SCHNEIDER. Arranged in six subseries: A) Journals, B) Cornell University Term Papers and Notes, C) Essays and Reviews, D) Theatre Post-Production Notes, E) Lectures and Talks, and F) Interviews.
A) Journals: Primarily travel journals from Schneider's trips to Europe, but also contains notebooks and notes on loose notepad paper regarding acting and theatre productions. Arranged chronologically, 1956-1982.
B) Cornell University Term Papers and Notes
C) Essays and Reviews: Professional writings by Schneider, such as newspaper and magazine articles, essay drafts, an original typescript of the autobiography Entrances, theatre reviews, "Water logs" for the production You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running, and notes. Arranged chronologically, 1944-1999.
D) Theatre Post-Production Notes: Notes by Schneider and others, clippings, and programs. Arranged chronologically.
E) Lectures and Talks: Includes a list of lectures given by Schneider, notes and brochures. Sound recordings of some lectures are located in Series 21B: Audiocassettes. Arranged chronologically, 1969-1981.
F) Interviews: Transcripts of interviews with Alan Schneider, spanning the years 1966-1978. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, clippings, and photocopies of published interviews. Sound recordings of selected interviews are located in Series 21A: Audiocassettes. Arranged chronologically.
 

Journals

Box 69, Folder 7

London Theatre 1956

Box 69, Folder 8

Journal: A Trip to Beckett 1957 October 3-8

Box 69, Folder 9

Handwritten entries on loose notepad paper, originals and photocopies 1964 - 1966

Box 69, Folder 10

Trip to Israel 1966

Box 69, Folder 11

Water log: YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING. Cover title "How's Your Old Proscenium Arch" 1966 - 1967

Box 69, Folder 12

Extra: Water log - Notebook 1967 - 1968

Box 69, Folder 13

E. Europe 1969

Box 69, Folder 14

Trip to Europe (1970 Summer), Godot journal (1971) with loose notecards, notes and notepad

Box 69, Folder 15

Friends in U.S.S.R. 1973 May and October

Box 70, Folder 1

A. L. - Handwritten notes 1975 August 20

Box 70, Folder 2

Notepad - Includes address book 1979

Box 70, Folder 3

My Life in the Westchester Medical Center 1982 June 20 - July 10

Box 70, Folder 4

Acting - Notes and exercises undated

 

Cornell University Term Papers and Notes

Box 70, Folder 5

Aesthetic Attitude 1940

Box 70, Folder 6

Contents of Aristotle's "Poetics" 1940

Box 70, Folder 7

Notes on the Meininger and Some Dissidents 1940

Box 70, Folder 8

Study of Acting 1940

Box 70, Folder 9

Theory of the Theatre 1940

Box 70, Folder 10

Blight of the Dramatists 1941

Box 70, Folder 11

Class notes [1941?]

Box 70, Folder 12

Concerning Tragedy - Two drafts 1941

Box 70, Folder 13

Theatre Bound and Unbound 1941

Box 70, Folder 14

Conditions Favorable to Illusions [and] The Importance of the Audience by Lorenz Kjerbuhl-Peterson 1940 - 1941

Box 70, Folder 15

De Fouquieres on THE ART OF THE MISE ON SCENE 1940 - 1941

Box 70, Folder 16

Punch and Judy by Maurice Baring 1940 - 1941

Box 70, Folder 17

Unidentified titles 1940 - 1941

 

Essays and Reviews

Box 70, Folder 18

Study of the Recent Soviet Theatre. John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship application 1944

Box 70, Folder 19

Caveat Director! Being a Few Revealing Comments on His Much Misunderstood Role 1946

Box 70, Folder 20

NEW LEADER - Theatre Reviews. "A Brecht's a Brecht"; "An Ending and Some Beginnings"; "A Man for this Season?"; "The Redcoats Have Landed"; "Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?"; "All That Glitters, Etc."; "Politics by Other Means"; "Hooray for A. P. A."; "Postscript from Moscow"; "A Season for All Men?"; "Brecht upon Brecht"; "Besieged, Bothered and Bewilded"; "Some of My Best Friends Are Critics"; "The Shattered Menagerie"; "Women and Children First"; "The Hollow Crowns"; "Three to Go." Typescripts 1962 - 1963

Box 70, Folder 21

Foreword for ACTING IS BELIEVING by Charles McGaw 1965

Box 70, Folder 22

Letter to the drama editor, NEW YORK TIMES 1965

Box 70, Folder 23

Nothing in Our Theatre... For NEW YORK TIMES - Draft 1967

Box 70, Folder 24

Let's Be Beastly to the British - Newspaper article May 21, 1967

 

Water log 1967 - 1968

Box 70, Folder 25-26

Typescript first draft. "...a detailed day-by-day account of how a Broadway production is done. The show is YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING"

Box 71, Folder 1-2

Typescript second draft. "...a day-by-day account of a Broadway production, YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING, one of the top hits of the 1967-1968 season"

Box 71, Folder 3

Regional Theatre: A Critical Evaluation - Photocopy. HOUSTON CHRONICLE November 26, 1968

Box 71, Folder 4

Ideas for writings - Handwritten notes 1970 - 1980

Box 71, Folder 5

Happy Journey to Leningrad and Moscow - Typescript October, 1973

Box 71, Folder 6

Letter to the Editor - Typescript with correction 1973

Box 71, Folder 7

Maybe You Can Go Home Again - Typescript and photocopied pages 1973

Box 71, Folder 8

Magnifying Glass to Life (Part two of a series on the theatre in Moscow and Leningrad) - Typescript 1973

Box 71, Folder 9

Open Letter to Our Soviet Friends (and Others) - Photocopies and printed text 1973

Box 71, Folder 10

They Loved Us in Leningrad (and Moscow) - and Vice Versa - Typescripts and photocopies 1973

Box 71, Folder 11

Behind the Iron (Theatre) Curtain - Published in EVERGREEN 1974

Box 71, Folder 12

Cutting Through Red Tape to Ascend Mt. Fuji - Draft 1975

Box 71, Folder 13

TV Madness - Drafts 1975

Box 71, Folder 14

Wilder in Washington - Draft. For NEW YORK TIMES July, 1975

Box 71, Folder 15

Ashes and Sparks: My Life in the American Theatre. National Endowment for the Humanities application cover sheet 1980

Box 71, Folder 16

Looking Ahead - Typescript 1980 - 1983

Box 71, Folder 17

Edith Skinner - Typescript September 4, 1981

Box 71, Folder 18

Ode to Graduating Yalie - Typescript May 24, 1981

Box 71, Folder 19

Introduction to Michael Weller's FIVE PLAYS - Photocopy of typescript 1982

Box 71, Folder 20

Introduction: The Whaddaya-Call-It Theatre - Typescript. In THEATRE PROFILES, volume 5 1982

 

Theatre: Does It Exist?

Box 71, Folder 21-22

Theatre: Does It Exist? - Original manuscript of a book undated

Box 71, Folder 23

Correspondence 1971 - 1981

 

ENTRANCES: AN AMERICAN DIRECTOR'S STORY (1986)

Box 71, Folder 24

Notes under the title "The Memoirs of Alan Schneider: My Death in Art"

Box 71, Folder 25

Original typescript, annotated

Box 72, Folder 1-2

Original typescript, annotated

Box 72, Folder 3-4

Computer printout

Box 72, Folder 5

Permission from Beckett

Box 72, Folder 6

Miscellaneous - Includes clippings

Oversize FB-371, Folder 3

Poster

Box 72, Folder 7

NO AUTHOR BETTER SERVED: THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL BECKETT AND... Typescripts and newspaper clippings 1998 - 1999

Box 72, Folder 8

8th Day - Handwritten notes undated

Box 72, Folder 9

Bertolt Brecht, dead just over five years, already a legend... Photocopies of typescript and handwritten notes undated

Box 72, Folder 10

Note on Play and Playwright undated

Box 72, Folder 11

Prologue - Handwritten and typescript verse undated

Box 72, Folder 12

Regional Theatre - Article for THE TIMES undated

Box 72, Folder 13

Russian Theatre Wages War - Draft undated

Box 72, Folder 14

SHOCK OF RECOGNITION, I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, FOOTSTEPS OF DOVES, I'M HERBERT - Director's notes undated

Box 72, Folder 15

Trouble [?] - Handwritten text undated

Box 72, Folder 16

Miscellaneous notes - Handwritten addresses, names, telephone numbers, jottings. Typescript bit of grocery items undated

 

Theatre Post-Productions Notes

Box 72, Folder 17

Lists of plays directed by Schneider undated

Box 72, Folder 18

File organization charts undated

Box 72, Folder 19

LONG GOODBYE - Program 1947

Box 72, Folder 20

DEMONSTRATION '48 - Program 1948

Box 72, Folder 21

MIRACLE ON 44TH STREET 1948

Box 73, Folder 1

ALL SUMMER LONG 1953

Box 73, Folder 2

REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER 1953

Box 73, Folder 3

ANASTASIA 1954

Box 73, Folder 4

SKIN OF OUR TEETH - Includes clipping and THEATRE DES NATIONS magazine, March - June 1960, with mention of the 1955 production

Box 73, Folder 5

TONIGHT IN SAMARKAND 1955

Box 73, Folder 6

GLASS MENAGERIE 1956

Box 73, Folder 7

LITTLE GLASS CLOCK 1956

Box 73, Folder 8

OEDIPUS THE KING 1956

Box 73, Folder 9

WAITING FOR GODOT 1956

Box 73, Folder 10

LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON 1957

Box 73, Folder 11

MISS LONELYHEARTS 1957

Box 73, Folder 12

DESERTERS 1958

Box 73, Folder 13

ENDGAME - Includes black-and-white photographs 1958

Box 73, Folder 14

KATAKI 1959

Box 73, Folder 15

SECRET FREEDOM 1959

Box 73, Folder 16

WAITING FOR GODOT, Texas 1959

Box 73, Folder 17

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE and ZOO STORY - Contains programs 1960

Box 73, Folder 18

MEASURE FOR MEASURE 1960

Box 73, Folder 19

HAPPY DAYS 1961

Box 73, Folder 20

WAITING FOR GODOT 1961

Box 73, Folder 21

ENDGAME 1962

Box 73, Folder 22

PINTER PLAYS November, 1962

Box 73, Folder 23

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF 1962

Box 73, Folder 24

BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE 1963

Box 73, Folder 25

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Boston and London 1963 - 1964

Box 73, Folder 26

FILM 1964

Box 73, Folder 27

TINY ALICE 1964

Box 73, Folder 28

DO NOT PASS GO 1965

Box 73, Folder 29

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE and ZOO STORY - Includes program 1965

Box 73, Folder 30

DELICATE BALANCE - Includes flyer 1966

Box 73, Folder 31

MALCOLM 1966

Box 73, Folder 32

BIRTHDAY PARTY 1967

Box 73, Folder 33

YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING 1967

Box 73, Folder 34

BOX, QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, HAPPY DAYS 1968

Box 73, Folder 35

I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER 1968

Box 73, Folder 36

MOONCHILDREN - Contains notes to Schneider ca. 1971

 

FOURSOME

Box 73, Folder 37

Contains notes to Schneider ca. 1972

Box 73, Folder 38

Zelda Fichandler's notes to Schneider ca. 1972

Box 73, Folder 39

NOT I, HAPPY DAYS, KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, ACT WITHOUT WORDS I - Includes advertisement 1972

 

OUR TOWN

Box 73, Folder 40

Contains notes to Schneider ca. 1972

Box 73, Folder 41

Zelda Fichandler's notes to Schneider ca. 1972

Box 73, Folder 42

PLAY, FOOTFALLS, THAT TIME 1977

Box 73, Folder 43

LOOSE ENDS - Contains journal entries on the production by unidentified author 1979

Box 73, Folder 44

OUR TOWN - Contains handwritten cast lists [1983?]

Box 73, Folder 45

LONDON FIASCO undated

Box 73, Folder 46

Unidentified director's notes

 

Lectures and Talks

Box 73, Folder 47

List of lectures given by Alan Schneider giving state and institution undated

Box 73, Folder 48

Few words from the President-Elect undated

Box 73, Folder 49

Organized Chaos: The Broadway Process - State University College at Oneonta Festival brochure May 3, 1969

Box 73, Folder 50

Success is a Journey, Not a Destination - Notes for a talk given to Hastings High School Honors Society 1969

Box 73, Folder 51

British Theatre in Transition: London, Stratford, Edinburgh - Brochure, course description, and reading lists for University of California, Berkeley Extension course August 11 - September 3, 1977

Box 73, Folder 52

Williams College - Introduction for Alan Schneider November 15, 1977

Box 73, Folder 53

Theatre in Transition - Brochure May 3, 1978

Box 73, Folder 54

Guthrie Theatre - Handwritten notes July 11, 1981

Box 73, Folder 55

Speaking of Theatre... Hudson River Museum series - Brochure undated

Box 73, Folder 56

Talk undated

 

Interviews

 

Cornell Program in Oral History

Box 73, Folder 57

Correspondence 1966 - 1970

Box 73, Folder 58

Transcripts from interviews by Marian Hodges 1966 - 1967

General note

See also, Series 7A: Audiocassette Recordings, box 76, folders 3-7.
Box 73, Folder 59-60

Transcripts from interviews by David Smith, with annotations by unidentified 1969

Box 74, Folder 1

Alan Schneider on Actor-Training - Interview by Robert Jorge. Photocopy of EDUCATIONAL THEATRE JOURNA July 31, 1971

Box 74, Folder 2

Conversation with Alan Schneider: On Soviet, Polish and American Theatre, edited by Bela Kiralyfalvi - Photocopy with handwritten annotations [1973?]

Box 74, Folder 3

Alan Schneider Talks about Russian Theatre, interview by Richard Lebherz - Newspaper clipping November 23, 1973

Box 74, Folder 4

Report on Russia - Handwritten notes for Boston University February 13, 1974

Box 74, Folder 5

Director's Responsibility to the Play - "Critics' Roundtable" in the NEW YORK THEATRE review. Ira Bilowit, moderator and Jerome Lawrence, Wilford Leach, Robert Lee, Alan Schneider, and Allan Wallach November, 1978

Box 74, Folder 6

Interview with Alan Schneider. Transcript of interview by Sonny Hoffer [?], Long Island University - Photocopy undated

 

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 18) WRITINGS BY OTHERS: Arranged alphabetically by author, includes four Beckett scripts annotated by the author.
Box 74, Folder 7

Albee, Edward. "Die Zoo-Geschichte" undated

Box 74, Folder 8

Articles about Beckett 1988 - 1998

 

Beckett, Samuel

Box 74, Folder 9

COME AND GO: DRAMATICULE - Typescript and handwritten note 1967

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 74, Folder 10

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE - Typescript 1959

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 74, Folder 11

Miscellaneous materials 1956 - 1996

Box 74, Folder 12

PLAY: A PLAY IN ONE ACT - Typescripts with annotations

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 74, Folder 13

THAT TIME - Typescript 1976

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 74, Folder 14

WAITING FOR GODOT. Grove Press, New York. Title page inscribed "Thornton Wilder's re-translation of Godot for Alan Schneider, 1955" November - December, 1954

Box 74, Folder 15

Carrier, Michael J. ALAN SCHNEIDER: A PLAYWRIGHTS DIRECTOR - Photocopy December 1, 1980

Box 74, Folder 16

Hayes, Helen. Commencement Address, the Julliard School - Typescript June 3, 1977

Box 74, Folder 17

Shelton, Lewis E. "Alan Schneider's Direction of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?" - Photocopy Fall 1991

Box 74, Folder 18

Suzuki, Tadashi. "The Chekhov - A Paradise Lost: Visions and Visitations of a Young Girl" - Photocopy undated

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 19) PHOTOGRAPHS. Arranged in three subseries: A) Alan Schneider, B) Alan Schneider with Others, and C) Theatre Productions.
 

Alan Schneider

Box 74, Folder 19

Lists of photographs obtained from Eugenie Schneider - Typescript. Includes information sheets for three Arena Stage photographs 1984 - 1985

Box 74, Folder 20

Formal and informal black-and-white portraits. Includes contact sheets 1950 - 1980

Box 74, Folder 21

Schneider directing and speaking 1960 - 1980

 

Alan Schneider with Others

Box 74, Folder 22

Schneider, Edward Albee and others. Includes Place des Arts Theatre, Montreal, Canada 1960 - 1970

Box 74, Folder 23

Schneider, Samuel Beckett and others 1960 - 1982

Box 74, Folder 24

Schneider and Zelda Fichandler 1950 - 1960

Box 74, Folder 25

Schneider with John Gielgud, Thornton Wilder and unidentified others 1950 - 1960

 

Theatre Productions

Box 74, Folder 26

ALL SUMMER LONG

Box 74, Folder 27

AMERICAN DREAM

Box 74, Folder 28

ANASTASIA

Box 74, Folder 29

BALLAD OF SAD CAFE

Box 74, Folder 30

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Box 75, Folder 1

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Oversize FB-371, Folder 2

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE 1961

Box 75, Folder 2

DELICATE BALANCE

Box 75, Folder 3

DUMBWAITER

Box 75, Folder 4

ENDGAME

Box 75, Folder 5

MACBETH

Box 75, Folder 6

REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER 1953

Box 75, Folder 7

SKIN OF OUR TEETH 1955

Box 75, Folder 8

SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY 1966

Box 75, Folder 9

ST. JOAN

Box 75, Folder 10

SUMMER AND SMOKE 1954

Box 75, Folder 11

TINY ALICE

Box 75, Folder 12

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Box 75, Folder 13

UNCLE VANYA 1962

Box 75, Folder 14

WAITING FOR GODOT - Photocopy of photograph 1956

Box 75, Folder 15

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1964

 

SCRAPBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 20) SCRAPBOOKS: Memorabilia, clippings, photographs, notes, programs, and correspondence complied by Schneider over the years 1938-1980. Arranged in chronological order, the scrapbooks are typically themed around theater productions. The end of the series includes additional scrapbooks added to the collection in 2008.
Oversize FB-365, Folder 1

Published 1938 - 1977

General note

Newspaper clippings of articles by Schneider and articles by others about Schneider. Includes black-and-white photographs and drawings of scenes and sets.
Oversize FB-365, Folder 2

Cornell University Theatre and Catholic University of America. Speech and Drama Department 1940 - 1946

General note

Newspaper clippings and programs for productions. Includes correspondence.
Oversize FB-366, Folder 1

Catholic University of America. Speech and Drama Department 1941 - 1944

General note

Newspaper clippings and programs for productions. Includes correspondence.
Oversize FB-367, Folder 1

Regional 1947 - 1975

General note

Newspaper clippings and programs with reviews of regional theatre productions.
Oversize FB-367, Folder 2

Arena Stage, Washington, D. C. 1952 - 1953

General note

Newspaper clippings from local papers with announcements and reviews of productions. Includes telegrams, October 20, 1953.
Oversize FB-368, Folder 1

Pennypacker, Etc. 1953 - 1955

General note

Newspaper clippings and magazine articles with reviews of productions of THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Includes programs, ticket stubs and reviews for THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, with notes to Schneider from Helen Hayes and Mary Martin.
Oversize FB-368, Folder 2

Anastasia to Kataki 1954 - 1960

General note

Newspaper clippings with reviews of various productions in local and regional papers. Includes programs.
Oversize FB-369, Folder 1

Bountiful Trip 1956

General note

July 4 - September 15. Newspaper clippings from London and regional papers and programs from productions of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.
Oversize FB-369, Folder 2

Summer to Moon Children 1959 - 1972

General note

Newspaper clippings and magazine articles with reviews of productions. Includes programs and correspondence.
Oversize FB-370, Folder 1

Dream and Woolf 1961 - 1965

General note

Newspaper clippings from New York and regional papers, magazine articles with reviews of productions of Albee's AMERICAN DREAM and WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. Includes black-and-white photograph of Schneider.
Oversize FB-370, Folder 2

Ballad and Alice 1963 - 1980

General note

Newspaper clippings from New York and regional papers, magazine articles with reviews of productions of Albee's BALLAD OF SAD CAFE and TINY ALICE.
Oversize FB-371, Folder 1

Ithaca Festival 1965 - 1966

General note

Newspaper clippings from the ITHACA JOURNAL and other papers on plans for site and festival. Articles by Schneider and others. Includes loose material.
 

Scrapbooks Processed in 2008

Box 81, Folder 1

1948

Box 81, Folder 2

1955-1959

Box 81, Folder 3

1960-1965

Box 81, Folder 4

1962-1968

Box 81, Folder 5

Beckett's "Film" and other plays 1965-1976

Box 81, Folder 6

1967-1968

Box 81, Folder 7

1967-1968

Box 81, Folder 8

1968

Box 82, Folder 1

"La Strada" 1969

Box 82, Folder 2

"Waiting for Godot" 1971

Box 82, Folder 3

1972-1973

Box 82, Folder 4

Clippings on Beckett 1972-1973

Box 82, Folder 5

1973-1976

Box 82, Folder 6

"Madness of God" 1974-1975

Box 82, Folder 7

1976

Box 82, Folder 8

1976-1981

Box 83, Folder 1

1977-1983

Box 83, Folder 2

"Loose Ends" 1979

Box 83, Folder 3

UC San Diego clippings 1979-1983

Box 83, Folder 4

"The Lady From Dubuque" 1980

Box 83, Folder 5

1981

Box 83, Folder 6

1983

Box 83, Folder 7

"The War At Home" 1983

Box 83, Folder 8

1983-1984

 

AUDIOCASSETTES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 21) AUDIOCASSETTES. Arranged in four subseries: A) Interviews with Schneider, B) Lectures and Talks, C) Theatre Productions, and D) Miscellaneous.
A) Interviews with Schneider: Formal and informal interviews, including NBC News with Edward Newman and New York radio talk show "In the Critic Circle." Also includes one-on-one interviews conducted by Marion Hodges, Sheila Hickey and Alix Jeffery. Transcripts from interviews by Marion Hodges are located in Series 17F) Writings by Alan Schneider. Arranged alphabetically by name of the person or organization leading the interview.
B) Lectures and Talks: Audiorecordings of a 1973 and 1975 class lecture series, and formal and informal addresses by Schneider. Arranged alphabetically by title of talk or institution where the talk was presented.
C) Theatre Productions: Soundrecordings of the Director's Unit and discussions regarding theatre productions. Also includes two audiocassette recordings of My Life in Art. Arranged alphabetically by title.
D) Miscellaneous: Recordings on subjects not directly related to Alan Schneider and his works.

Restrictions

Original sound recordings are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.
 

Interviews with Alan Schneider

Box 76, Folder 1-2

Hickey, Sheila - Regarding "The Family in Theatre" and "Virginia Woolf" June 22, 1979

Box 76, Folder 3

Hodges, Marion - "Cornell Oral History" April 22, 1966

General note

On side 1 only, Tape 1. See also Series 3F: Interviews, box 73, folder 58. On side 2: WBAI dub of "Brecht's Brecht" by Lee Baxendahl, Tape 2 of 2. For "Brecht's Brecht," see also, Series 9A: Sound Recordings, box 54, folder 2.
Box 76, Folder 4-5

Hodges, Marion - "Cornell Oral History" October 4, 1966

Box 76, Folder 6-7

Hodges, Marion - "Cornell Oral History" July 27, 1967

Box 76, Folder 8

Jeffery, Alix - Regarding Schneider's career in theatre 1984

General note

February 22 and March 7. Recorded backstage at the Markinson Hall Theatre.
Box 76, Folder 9

NBC News - Interview by Edward Newman undated

Box 76, Folder 10

New York Radio 710/WOR - "In the Critic Circle" - Interview by Jack O'Brian undated

Box 76, Folder 11-12

UWEX Radio Hall, Madison, WI - "Perspectives on Directing: Meet Alan Schneider" March 21 & 28, 1983

 

Lectures and Talks

 

Class Lecture Series

Box 76, Folder 13

"Organized Chaos," regarding commercial theater October 25, 1973

Box 76, Folder 14-16

"Regional Theater" October 26, 1973

Box 76, Folder 17

"Regional Theatre" [continued?] October 29, 1973

Box 76, Folder 18

"Playwrights" October 30, 1973

Box 77, Folder 1

"Playwrights" October 30, 1973

Box 77, Folder 2

Final wrap-up October 31, 1973

Box 77, Folder 3

Informal talk at Raibles undated

Box 77, Folder 4

Litvanov at Actor's Studio February 26, 1965

General note

See also, Series 9A: Sound Recordings, box 56, folder 3.
Box 77, Folder 5

Long Beach June 24, 1975

Box 77, Folder 6-7

Long Beach June 25 & 30, 1975

Box 77, Folder 8-9

Long Beach July 1, 1975

Box 77, Folder 10-11

Long Beach July 2, 1975

Box 77, Folder 12-13

Long Beach July 3, 1975

Box 77, Folder 14-15

New Directions in Theatre February 18, 1963

Box 77, Folder 16

On the American Theatre, Lincoln Center undated

General note

"Discusses A Delicate Balance, Albee's Audience" and "A Rock Through the Window," Part 1 and Part 2.
Box 77, Folder 17

Schenectady Civic Playhouse September 11, 1965

Box 78, Folder 1

Schenectady Civic Playhouse September 11, 1965

Box 78, Folder 2

Syracuse July 12, 1962

Box 78, Folder 3

Theatre Doesn't Exist - At Minnesota University June 1969

Box 78, Folder 4

Theatre in Transition - At University of Wisconsin-Madison July 13, 1961

General note

See also, SERIES 6B: Speeches, box 45, folder 15.
Box 78, Folder 5-6

Theatre in Transition January 22, 1967

Box 78, Folder 7

Theatre of the Absurd IX undated

General note

Reel 1 of 2. See also, Series 6B: Speeches, box 45, folder 19.
Box 78, Folder 8

Waiting for Beckett - Address by Alan Schneider at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Cockefair Chair Annual Meeting August 13, 1973

General note

See also, Series 6B: Speeches, box 46, folder 15.
Box 78, Folder 9

Weissman, Philip and Alan Schneider - "Psychiatry and Theatre" undated

Box 78, Folder 10-11

Unidentified lecture recordings

 

Theatre Productions

Box 78, Folder 12

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE - Tape 2 undated

General note

See also, Series 9D: Reel-to-Reel Format Recordings, box 60, folder 2.
Box 78, Folder 13

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE - Director's Unit June 4, 1961

Box 78, Folder 14

DUMBWAITER - Director's Unit. On side 2: "Discussion, Lee Strasberg" May 18, 1961

Box 78, Folder 15

MY LIFE IN ART undated

Box 78, Folder 16

MY LIFE IN ART, (SORT OF) - Notes undated

Box 78, Folder 17-18

SKIN OF OUR TEETH undated

Box 79, Folder 1-2

SKIN OF OUR TEETH - Mary Martin and Helen Hayes undated

Box 79, Folder 3

YANKEE INGENUITY undated

Box 79, Folder 4

YOUNG MARRIEDS PLAY MONOPOLY May 30, 1963

Box 79, Folder 5

Unidentified production meeting conversation October 1955

 

Miscellaneous

Box 79, Folder 6-7

American Theater - Lecture by an unidentified instructor undated

Box 79, Folder 8

Beckett, Samuel - WFMT-FM program undated

Box 79, Folder 9

Classical music

Box 79, Folder 10

Davie, Donald - "What Where" undated

Box 79, Folder 11

Dick, Paul - "Ghost Sonata, Music and Lyrics" undated

Box 79, Folder 12

Katchen, Julius. The London Symphony Orchestra

Box 79, Folder 13

Nicholas Nickleby. Original television soundtrack

Box 79, Folder 14

Popular music, miscellaneous recordings

Box 79, Folder 15

Schneider, Vicky regarding admissions to FIDM, Los Angeles - Recorded phone conversation

 

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 22) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES: Contains original items from the collection which have high levels of acid content. These papers have been photocopied and segregated at the end of the collection.
Box 80, Folder 1

Materials from boxes 66-67

Box 80, Folder 2

Materials from boxes 68-70

Box 80, Folder 3

Materials from box 71

Box 80, Folder 4

Materials from box 72

Box 80, Folder 5

Materials from boxes 73-74

 

Accessions Processed in 2015

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 23) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Appointment books, curriculum vitae and biographical notes, awards and certificates, and memorial materials.
 

Appointment books

Box 84, Folder 1

1966, 1967

Box 84, Folder 2

1969, 1970

Box 84, Folder 3

1972, 1975

Box 84, Folder 4

1976, 1977

Box 84, Folder 5

1978

Oversize FB-138, Folder 8-9

Awards and certificates 1930-1935, 1957, 1985

Box 84, Folder 6

Obituaries

Box 84, Folder 7

Curriculum vitae & biographical note circa 1978

Box 84, Folder 8

Expense and memo books 1973-1977

Box 84, Folder 9

Honorary Awards undated

General note

University of Wisconsin Chapter of National Collegiate Players; Lehigh University, the Mustard and Cheese Dramatic Club.
Box 84, Folder 10

Honorary Degrees given in Alan Schneider's name

Box 84, Folder 11

Journal 1958

Box 84, Folder 12

Membership cards, passport and business card

Box 84, Folder 13

Memorial at UC San Diego, ephemera and guest list 1984 May 24

Box 85, Folder 1

Program - The Alan Schneider Career in Text and Pictures 1964

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Contents of Series

SERIES 24) CORRESPONDENCE: Consists primarily of letters from actors and actresses, agents, playwrights, producers and other colleagues connected with Schneider's productions. Letters of note include correspondence with Edward Albee, Thomas and Zelda Fichandler, Tyrone Guthrie and the Guthrie Theater, Margaret Ramsay (Schneider's London theatrical agent), Michael Weller, cards to Jean Schneider from Billie and Robert Whitelaw, and correspondence with Tennessee Williams. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Also included are copies of Schneider's outgoing and professional correspondence during his tenure as professor in UC San Diego's Drama Department.
Box 85, Folder 2

Abatemarco, Tony 1980

Box 85, Folder 3-4

Albee, Edward 1968-1972

General note

With correspondence from others about Albee and Tiny Alice.
Box 85, Folder 5

Albee, Barr, Wilder Productions 1964 - 1971

General note

Includes contracts.
Box 85, Folder 6

Alfred University 1981-1982

Box 85, Folder 7

A Miscellaneous 1980 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 8

The Banff Center, Alberta Canada 1981 - 1982

Box 85, Folder 9

Beary, John (theater director) 1983

Box 85, Folder 10

Berlinger, Bob 1966 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 11

Boston University 1979

Box 85, Folder 12

B Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 13

The Chisholm Foundation 1994 - 1995

Box 85, Folder 14

C Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 15

Deutch, Clare and David 1981 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 16

D Miscellaneous 1978 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 17

E Miscellaneous 1980 - 1982

Box 85, Folder 18

Fichandler, Thomas C. and Zelda 1982, undated

Box 85, Folder 19

Free and Clear 1980-1981

General note

Correspondence with Robert Anderson, Paramount Pictures.
Box 85, Folder 20

F Miscellaneous 1980 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 21

Green, Lynne 1981 - 1982

Box 85, Folder 22

Guthrie, Tyrone and The Guthrie Theater 1952 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 23

G Miscellaneous 1975 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 24

Hastings, Baird (conductor) 1977 - 1980

Box 85, Folder 25

Higgins, Frank 1981 - 1982

Box 85, Folder 26

H Miscellaneous 1976 - 1983

Box 85, Folder 27

International Communication Agency 1979 - 1980

Box 85, Folder 28

I Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 1

Jacobson, Lisa 1981, 1983, undated

Box 86, Folder 2

Johnson, Louisa 1981 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 3

J Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 4

Karawan, Dani 1966 - 1975

Box 86, Folder 5

Kerjan, Liliane 1980 - 1981

Box 86, Folder 6

Kuhlke, William (University of Kansas) 1974

General note

Includes essay on Soviet performing arts.
Box 86, Folder 7

K Miscellaneous 1975 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 8

Laughton, Charles 1957

Box 86, Folder 9

Lindy 1982, undated

Box 86, Folder 10

Leightling, Selma 1982

Box 86, Folder 11

London trip 1967

General note

Correspondence with family and London contacts.
Box 86, Folder 12

L Miscellaneous 1980 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 13

McIlrath, Patricia 1981 - 1983, undated

Box 86, Folder 14

McLain, Michael 1981 - 1982

Box 86, Folder 15

Meigs, Steve 1982

Box 86, Folder 16

M Miscellaneous 1969- 1983

Box 86, Folder 17

National Corporate Theatre Fund (Marie Nugent-Head) 1981 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 18-19

National Endowment for the Arts 1980-1983

Box 86, Folder 20

The Nina Vance Alley Theatre 1980 - 1981

Box 86, Folder 21

N Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 22

O Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 23

Philips, Louis 1979 - 1981

Box 86, Folder 24

P Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 86, Folder 25

Q Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 87, Folder 1-3

Ramsay, Margaret (London agent) 1956-1974

Box 87, Folder 4

Riddell, Richard 1978

Box 87, Folder 5

R Miscellaneous 1980 - 1983

Box 87, Folder 6

Schneider, Alan 1981 - 1983

General note

Outgoing correspondence.
Box 87, Folder 7-8

Schneider, Alan 1971 - 1974

General note

Relating to court case Alan Schneider vs. New York, includes news clippings.
Box 87, Folder 9

Schneider, Jean 1990, 1995

Box 87, Folder 10

Stanford University 1981 - 1983

Box 87, Folder 11

Swann, Caroline 1961 - 1964

General note

Legal correspondence regarding contract for The Pinter Plays.
Box 87, Folder 12

S Miscellaneous 1979 - 1983

Box 87, Folder 13

T Miscellaneous 1981 - 1983

Box 88, Folder 1

Uncle Vanya 1982

General note

Correspondence and casting notes regarding a possible production.
Box 88, Folder 2-3

University of Wisconsin-Madison 1967-1982

Box 88, Folder 4

U Miscellaneous 1965 - 1983

Box 88, Folder 5

V Miscellaneous 1980 - 1983

Box 88, Folder 6

Wax, Emanuel (ACTAC Ltd.) 1962 - 1980

General note

Regarding Harold Pinter Plays.
Box 88, Folder 7

Weller, Michael (Loose Ends) 1971 - 1980

Box 88, Folder 8

Whitelaw, Billie and Robert undated

General note

Includes cards to Jean Schneider.
Box 88, Folder 9

Williams, Tennessee 1965 - 1966

Box 88, Folder 10

W Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 88, Folder 11

X, Y, Z Miscellaneous 1982 - 1983

Box 88, Folder 12-13

Unidentified 1965 - 1983

Box 89, Folder 1-10

Notebook of compiled correspondence 1978 January -1979 June

General note

Professional correspondence, primarily from Schneider.
Box 90, Folder 1-13

UC San Diego 1972-1983

General note

Professional correspondence during Schneider's tenure as professor in the Drama Department
Box 91, Folder 1-6

UC San Diego - Drama Department 1979-1983

General note

Memoranda and activities.
 

PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Scope and Contents of Series

SERIES 25) PRODUCTIONS: Arranged in two subseries: A) Plays and B) Post-Production Files.
A) Plays: Documentation on numerous productions directed by Schneider, collected over the course of his career. Materials include cast sheets, correspondence, contracts, production notes, playbills, programs, scripts, sets and scene designs. Arranged by year and by individual production title.
B) Post-Production Files: Research materials and files on Schneider's stage work and professional involvement with organizations such as The Acting Company, The American College Theatre Festival, Arena Theatre, League of Professional Theatre Training Programs, and the Theatre Communications Group, Inc. Also included are files documenting Schneider's teaching and directing careers at Juilliard and UC San Diego.
 

Plays

Box 91, Folder 7

Anastasia (by Guy Bolton), Lyceum Theatre, New York - Playbill 1954

Oversize FB-138, Folder 3

Waiting for Godot, American Premiere. Drawings for set design 1956

 

Mother Courage (by Bertolt Brecht, version for the American stage by Eric Bentley. Original title Old Mother Guts)

Box 91, Folder 8

Script with edits. Version for the American stage by Eric Bentley. Original title Old Mother Guts 1935

Box 92, Folder 1

Script with song lyrics and edits. Translation by Marc Blitzenstein 1957

Box 92, Folder 2

Measure for Measure 1960

General note

Reviews and photo of cast.
Box 92, Folder 3

The American Dream (by Edward Albee), York Playhouse, New York 1961

General note

Director's notes and correspondence.
Box 92, Folder 4

Uncle Vanya (by Anton Chekhov), Goodman Theatre, Chicago - Script with notes 1961

Box 92, Folder 5

Caucasian Chalk Circle (by Bertolt Brecht), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Script with edits 1961

Oversize FB-138, Folder 10

Happy Days (by Samuel Beckett), poster for McCarter Theatre 1962

Box 92, Folder 6

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York - Playbill 1962

Box 92, Folder 7

Dumbwaiter and The Collection (by Harold Pinter), American Premiere, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fred Miller Theatre 1962

General note

Program, stage layout, notes.
Box 92, Folder 8-9

Dumbwaiter and The Collection (by Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1962

General note

Correspondence, director's notes, production notes, reviews, set designs.
Box 92, Folder 10-11

Ballad of the Sad Café (by Edward Albee), Martin Beck Theatre, New York 1963

General note

Correspondence, director's notes, playbill, script with edits.
Box 92, Folder 12-13

The Lover (by Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York 1964

General note

Contracts, correspondence, and notes.
 

Tiny Alice (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York

Box 93, Folder 1

Contracts and financial correspondence 1964 - 1965

Box 93, Folder 2-3

Correspondence, fliers, set designs 1964

Box 93, Folder 4

Production notes 1964

Box 93, Folder 5

Script 1964

Box 93, Folder 6

The Hothouse (by Harold Pinter), worked on by Schneider 1964

General note

Announcements, correspondence, notes on casting.
Oversize FB-138, Folder 14

Film (by Samuel Beckett), poster for 3rd New York Film Festival 1965

Box 93, Folder 7

Entertaining Mrs. Sloan, by Joe Orton 1964 - 1965

General note

Correspondence regarding the play with William Morris Agency and Chasman Gilbert Productions.
Box 93, Folder 8

Herakles (by Archibald MacLeish), University of Michigan 1965

General note

Director's copy of script and copies of correspondence.
 

Malcolm (by Edward Albee), Shubert Theatre, New York

Box 93, Folder 9

Box office statements, contracts 1965

Box 93, Folder 10

Correspondence, production notes 1965

Box 94, Folder 1

Director's copy of script 1965

Box 94, Folder 2

Playbill 1965

Box 94, Folder 3-4

Production notes 1965

Box 94, Folder 5-6

Script with edits 1965

Box 94, Folder 7

Stage plans and set design 1965

Box 94, Folder 8

Slapstick Tragedy (by Tennessee Williams), Longacre Theatre, New York - Correspondence 1966

 

A Delicate Balance (by Edward Albee), Martin Beck Theatre, New York

Box 95, Folder 1-2

Box office statements 1966

Box 95, Folder 3

Contracts and financial correspondence 1966

Box 95, Folder 4-6

Correspondence with Edward Albee, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn 1966

General note

Includes correspondence with Edward Albee, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and others.
Box 95, Folder 7

Production notes, playbill 1966

Box 95, Folder 8

Production notes, designs, props 1966

Box 95, Folder 9

Script, signed by Schneider for Edward Albee 1966

Box 95, Folder 10

Stage plans and set design 1966

 

You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running 1967

General note

Playbill and reviews.
Oversize FB-138, Folder 4

Oversized playbill, photograph of marquee at Ambassador Theatre 1967

Box 96, Folder 1-2

Playbill and reviews

 

The Birthday Party (by Harold Pinter), Booth Theatre, New York

Box 96, Folder 3

Box office statements 1967

Box 96, Folder 4

Casting 1967

Box 96, Folder 5-6

Correspondence 1967

Oversize MC-034-03

Floor plans 1967

Box 96, Folder 7

Notes 1967

Box 96, Folder 8-9

Box-Mao-Box (by Edward Albee), Buffalo Arena, New York

General note

Correspondence and notes.
Box 97, Folder 1

Box-Mao-Box (by Edward Albee), Spoleto, Italy 1968

General note

Correspondence, notes, programs
Box 97, Folder 2-3

La Strada (by Charles Peck and Lionel Bart), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York

General note

Script with director's edits, and sketches of stage plans.
Box 97, Folder 4

Moonchildren (original title Cancer, by Michael Weller), various productions 1971-1972, 1974, 1980

General note

Playbills, programs, announcements and review
Box 97, Folder 5

Split (by Michael Weller), Juilliard - Script 1976

Box 97, Folder 6

Madness of God (by Elie Wiesel), Lyceum Theatre, New York - Correspondence 1976

Box 97, Folder 7

Mother Courage (by Bertolt Brecht, version for the American stage by Eric Bentley. Original title Old Mother Guts) - Playbill 1978

 

Loose Ends (by Michael Weller), Circle in the Square Theatre, New York

Box 97, Folder 8

Director's notes 1979

Box 97, Folder 9

Financial correspondence 1979

Box 97, Folder 10

Photobook 1979

Box 97, Folder 11

Playbill, publicity 1979

Box 97, Folder 12

Script, third draft with edits 1979

 

The Great American Quiz Show Scandal (by Louis Philips), University of California, San Diego

Box 97, Folder 13

Director's notes and set design 1979

Box 97, Folder 14

Script, annotated with director's notes 1979

Box 98, Folder 1

Script, third draft 1979

 

The Lady From Dubuque (by Edward Albee), Morosco Theatre, New York

Box 98, Folder 2

Contact sheet 1979

Box 98, Folder 3

Correspondence and photos of staging 1979

Box 98, Folder 4

Playbill 1980

Box 98, Folder 5

Reviews 1980

Box 98, Folder 6

Script 1977 - 1979

Box 98, Folder 7

Set design 1979

 

Ruth Draper Revisited (adapted by Alan Levy from The Art of Ruth Draper by Morton Dauwen Zabel), Vienna's English Theater

Box 98, Folder 8

Correspondence 1980

Box 98, Folder 9-10

Scripts, playbills, and production notes 1980

Box 98, Folder 11

Rockaby (by Samuel Beckett) 1981

General note

Photographs of Billie Whitelaw and staging.
Box 98, Folder 12

Our Town (by Thornton Wilder). The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis - Programs and reviews 1981

Oversize FB-138, Folder 24

Play and Other Plays (by Samuel Beckett), The Acting Company - blueprints of the urn's construction 1982

 

Before the Dawn (from A Ladies' Tailor by Aleksandr Borshchagovsky, adaptation by Joseph Stein)

Box 99, Folder 1

Correspondence, director's agreement, notes on casting, prop lists 1980 - 1982

Box FB-138, Folder 29

Scenic designs

Box 99, Folder 2-5

Scripts 1980 - 1982

General note

Includes original story in Russian; director's scripts and other edited versions.
Box 99, Folder 6

Blueprints of stage and set design 1980 - 1982

Box 99, Folder 7

Room Service (by John Murray and Allen Boretz), The Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Theatre Company 1982

General note

Announcements, correspondence, notes on casting, reviews.
 

Anatomy of a Cloud (by Paul Jenkins with Suzanne Donnelly Jenkins), workshopped by Schneider

Box 99, Folder 8

Script with edits 1983

Box 99, Folder 9

Script, notes and concept poster 1983

Box 99, Folder 10

Photography by Geoffrey Clements 1983

Box 99, Folder 11

Our Town (by Thornton Wilder). UC San Diego 1983

General note

Correspondence, director's notes, schedule.
Box 99, Folder 12

Pieces of Eight, UCSD Theatre - Program and production notes 1983

 

Post-Production Files

 

The Acting Company (Schneider, artistic director) 1978 - 1984

Box 99, Folder 13

Board meeting minutes and reports

Box 100, Folder 1-3

Correspondence and memos

Box 100, Folder 4

Schedules

Box 100, Folder 5-7

Actors and actresses

Box 100, Folder 8

American College Theater Festival, University of Santa Clara 1982

General note

Schneider was workshop director.
Box 101, Folder 1-3

Arena Theatre

Box 101, Folder 4-6

Beckett, Samuel - Clippings and research

Box 101, Folder 7

Beckett, Samuel - Proofs

General note

Galley proofs (photocopies) of All Strange Away, Company, Ill Seen Ill Said and Still.
Box 101, Folder 8

Berliner Ensemble and Bertolt Brecht

Box 101, Folder 9

Bond, Edward (playwright) - Articles and correspondence

Box 101, Folder 10

Caucasian Chalk Circle 1964

General note

Program for Guthrie Theatre production with prints of costuming.
Box 101, Folder 11

Central Staging (Theatre in the Round)

Box 102, Folder 1-3

Ciulei, Liviu. Spring Awakening and Leonce and Lena

Box 102, Folder 4

Clurman, Harold (Director)

Oversize FB-138, Folder 6

Come and Go (by Samuel Beckett), drawings for costuming by John David Ridge 1982

Box 102, Folder 5

Design sketches, Cornell University 1941

Box 102, Folder 6

Directors

Box 102, Folder 7

The Guthrie Theatre, The Entertainer, production prepared by Schneider 1983

 

Ithaca Festival Theater

Oversize FB-138, Folder 20

Original plans 1978

Oversize MC-033-03

Blueprints 1978

 

Juilliard

Box 102, Folder 8

Appointment of Schneider as director of Drama 1976 February

General note

Press release, Juilliard New Bulletin and New York Times article.
Box 102, Folder 9

Appointment calendar 1976 - 1977

Box 102, Folder 10

Clive Barnes (drama critic, The New York Post) - Articles and correspondence 1978

Box 102, Folder 11

Richard Benter

Box 102, Folder 12

Bermuda Festival - Program and correspondence 1977 - 1978

Box 102, Folder 13

Production budgets 1976 - 1978

General note

Meeting notes, memos, outlines of budget.
Box 102, Folder 14

Cast lists and notes of Juilliard productions 1974 - 1979

Box 102, Folder 15

Class suggestions

Box 102, Folder 16

Anna Crouse 1977 - 1978

Box 102, Folder 17

David Diamond 1978

Box 103, Folder 1

Drama division

Box 103, Folder 2

Faculty communication re: Drama program 1976-1977

Box 103, Folder 3

John Houseman 1970-1972, undated

General note

Biographical notes, correspondence and photograph.
Box 103, Folder 4

Peter Mennin (President) 1971 - 1979

Box 103, Folder 5

"Opening remarks" - Notes for speech 1976

Box 103, Folder 6

Possible directors - Correspondence 1973, undated

Box 103, Folder 7

Production correspondence

Box 103, Folder 8

Production personnel

Box 103, Folder 9-12

Rehearsal and production schedules 1976 - 1979

Box 103, Folder 13

Report on professional theatre training undated

General note

By John Hirsch, Theodore Hoffman, and Peter Zeisler.
Box 103, Folder 14

Spring Awakening, directed by Liviu Ciulei, produced by Schneider 1973 - 1978

Box 103, Folder 15

Theater floor plans

Box 104, Folder 1

Kazan, Elia (on directing)

General note

Includes correspondence, scrapbook-style clippings, and a copy of Kazan's talk at the American Bookseller's Association conference in 1967.
Box 104, Folder 2-3

League of Professional Theatre Training Programs - Reports and committee meetings

Box 104, Folder 4

Lighting

Oversize FB-138, Folder 11

Mock newspaper headline - presented to Schneider by Edward Albee 1962

Box 104, Folder 5

The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego - Shakespeare Festival program 1965

Box 104, Folder 6

Open stage theatre

Box 104, Folder 7-9

Pamphlets and programs for Schneider productions

Box 104, Folder 10

Harold Pinter

General note

Includes Family Voices and related correspondence about Pinter.
Box 105, Folder 1-2

Playbills and programs - Schneider's early acting and directing

Oversize FB-138, Folder 13

Portrait of Schneider as a young man, oil paint on paper, signed by Wynodsky (?) undated

Box 105, Folder 3

Portraits of Schneider (sketches) 1962-1970

Oversize FB-138, Folder 17

Posters - New York Shakespeare Festival's Measure for Measure and the Clarke College Weekend Theater Study 1960, 1967

Oversize MC-034-04

Posters - Samuel Beckett Festival & Ohio Impromptu 1972, 1981

Oversize FB-138, Folder 12

Oversized portraits (sketches) of Schneider 1973, 1979

Box 105, Folder 4

New Dramatists Craft discussion with Howard Lindsay 1956 January 12

Box 105, Folder 5

Production budgets, various

Box 105, Folder 6

Russian Theatre

General note

Includes typewritten notes on The Cherry Orchard.
Box 105, Folder 7

San Quentin Drama Workshop - In memoriam for Schneider 1984

Box 105, Folder 8-12

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers 1980-1982

General note

Includes correspondence to and about Bill Hunt, regarding directors' pay and other LORT issues.
Box 106, Folder 1-5

Theatre architecture and design

 

Theatre Communications Group. Inc.

Box 106, Folder 6-7

Annual reports and surveys 1978-1983

Box 106, Folder 8

First Alan Schneider Director Award - Press release 1987

Box 106, Folder 9

Conference materials 1980

Box 107, Folder 1-4

Correspondence and newsletters

Box 107, Folder 5

National Symposium welcome address by Schneider 1983 June 3-5

Box 107, Folder 6

Report on Cable Television and the Performing Arts 1981

Box 107, Folder 7

Theater pins and name tags

Box 107, Folder 8

Theatre in the Round (arena theatre)

 

UC San Diego files

Box 107, Folder 9-11

Michael Addison correspondence

Box 107, Folder 12

Advanced directing class 1981

Box 107, Folder 13

American College Theatre Festival, Award for Excellence in the production of "A Wilder Evening" 1981

Box 107, Folder 14

Course materials for American Theatre seminar and Drama 1980 - 1981

Box 107, Folder 15

Drama program 1978 - 1979

Box 107, Folder 16

MFA program graduate recitals

Box 107, Folder 17

Thornton Wilder event 1980

Box 108, Folder 1

Faculty meeting minutes 1979 - 1980

Box 108, Folder 2

Graduate MFA program and teaching assignment notes

Box 108, Folder 3

The New University Theatre (La Jolla Playhouse)

Box 108, Folder 4

Announcement, Opening of the Mandell Weiss Center - Schneider directs Pieces of Eight 1982 - 1983

Box 108, Folder 5

Production committee notes, memos, production unit

Box 108, Folder 6

Production/design correspondence

Box 108, Folder 7

Theatre productions - Pamphlets and programs

Box 108, Folder 8

Undergraduate program 1981 - 1982

Box 108, Folder 9

Weller, Michael (playwright)

 

WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER

Scope and Contents of Series

SERIES 26) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER: Includes essays and articles, notes and pages from his memoir Entrances: An American Director's Journey. Also included are handwritten and typewritten lectures and notes for talks given by Schneider.
Box 108, Folder 10

"The Young Die Young", short story idea c. 1936

Box 108, Folder 11

Arena theater proposal for Columbus, OH circa 1951

Box 108, Folder 12

"Shrinking Arch: The Decline of the Proscenium is Observed in theatres of Western Europe," The New York Times 1954 July 25

Box 108, Folder 13

"The New School Tie or Not Waiting for Godot" - Drafts and correspondence 1956

Box 108, Folder 14

"The Choice Remains" 1968

Box 108, Folder 15

"Thornton Wilder and the Importance of Being Optimistic" 1975 July

Box 108, Folder 16

"What Does a Director Do?" New York Theatre Review 1977

Box 108, Folder 17-22

Memoir manuscript drafts Entrances

Box 109, Folder 1-6

Memoir manuscript drafts Entrances

 

Lectures and Talks

Box 109, Folder 7

Honorary degree acceptance speech, University of Wisconsin

Box 109, Folder 8

Interview - Schneider on Pinter, Channel 13 talk 1967

Box 109, Folder 9

Japan Program talk, "Recent trends in Contemporary American Theater (Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway" 1982

Box 109, Folder 10-11

Programs and announcements for Schneider appearances

 

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Contents of Series

SERIES 27) WRITINGS BY OTHERS: Includes reviews of Schneider's productions and several scripts by prominent playwrights with whom Schneider worked, including Edward Albee, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter and Michael Weller.
 

Reviews

Box 109, Folder 12

"I Can't Go On Alan. I'll Go On." Review by Robert Brustein of No Author Better Served 1999 January

General note

Photocopy of review from The New York Times Book Review, with related correspondence.
Box 109, Folder 13

Reviews for Entrances, An American Director's Journey 1986

Box 109, Folder 14

Albee, Edward. The Man Who had Three Arms 1982

Box 109, Folder 15

Brecht, Bertolt. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, adapted by George Tabori

General note

Script worked on by Schneider.
Box 109, Folder 16

Curran, Leigh. Alterations 1981

General note

Script worked on by Schneider.
Box 110, Folder 1

Gray, Robert. "Directing Penthouse-Style Plays," typescript undated

Box 110, Folder 2

Kellman, Barnet K. "January in the New York Theatre with Alan Schneider" 1967

General note

Signed dedication to Alan Schneider.
Box 110, Folder 3

Lewis, Emory. "Director's Director," from Playfare 1971 May

Box 110, Folder 4

Pinter, Harold. The Compartment (film script) undated

Box 110, Folder 5

Smith, George Alan. "How do you build a theatre?" 1965 July 26

Box 110, Folder 6

Weller, Michael. Split 1976

Box 110, Folder 7

Weller, Michael. Twenty Three Years Later

Box 110, Folder 8

Wharton, John F. "The mythology of ticket selling." Address delivered to the National Theatre Conference 1966 November 25

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 28) PHOTOGRAPHS: Arranged in three subseries: A) Alan Schneider, B) Production Photos, and C) Photobooks.
A) Alan Schneider: Photographs of Schneider acting, directing, and with cast and crew; with prominent writers such as Samuel Beckett and Thornton Wilder; vacation photographs; and several formal portraits.
B) Production Photos: Cast, stage and production photographs of several of Schneider's plays and Samuel Beckett's film entitled Film. Arranged alphabetically by title of production.
C) Photobooks: Bound books of cast and production photographs.
 

Alan Schneider

Box 110, Folder 9

Action shots undated

Box 110, Folder 10

As actor

Box 110, Folder 11

With actors, actresses, playwrights and directors

General note

Arthur Miller, Martin Balsam, Ben Edwards, Cecil Beaton, Eva Gabor, Diane Ladd, Diane Wiest, Angela Lansbury, Billie Whitelaw, Harold Pinter, Robert Anderson, Elia Kazan, Beatrice Straight, Tennessee Williams, B. Livanov, Edward Albee, Sir John Gielgud and others.
Box 110, Folder 12

With cast and crew

Box 110, Folder 13

With Samuel Beckett 1955 - 1982

Box 110, Folder 14

With Thornton Wilder on a ship, New York 1956

Box 110, Folder 15

In Salzburg, Austria for seminar 1970

Box 110, Folder 16

In Devon England, Dartington Hall,

Box 110, Folder 17

In Israel 1966

Box 110, Folder 18

In Japan (Suzuki) 1982 October

Box 110, Folder 19

In Geneva, Switzerland (color slides) circa 1960

Box 110, Folder 20

Ithaca Festival Theater, photos of model undated

Oversize FB-138, Folder 7

Oversized portraits undated

Box 110, Folder 21

Portraits 1963 and undated

Box 110, Folder 22

Miscellaneous

 

Production Photos

Box 110, Folder 23

Stage photographs and clippings - Unbound scrapbook

Box 111, Folder 1

All Summer Long, Arena Stage

Box 111, Folder 2

Anastasia, Broadway production

Box 111, Folder 3

The Big People

General note

Schneider was casting director.
Box 111, Folder 4

Catastrophe

Box 111, Folder 5

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Arena Stage 1961

Box 111, Folder 6

The Cherry Orchard, Arena Stage (?) undated

Box 111, Folder 7

Come and Go

Box 111, Folder 8

Endgame

Box 111, Folder 9

Film (by Samuel Beckett), Schneider with Samuel Beckett working on the set of Film, signed photograph of Buster Keaton

Box 111, Folder 10

Footfalls

Box 111, Folder 11

The Glass Menagerie, Arena and Broadway productions

Box 111, Folder 12

Happy Days

Box 111, Folder 13

The Hasty Heart, Arena Stage 1952

Box 111, Folder 14

I Never Sang for my Father, Longacre Theatre 1968

Box 111, Folder 15

Kataki, Broadway - Ambassador Theatre 1959

Box 111, Folder 16

Krapp's Last Tape, Samuel Beckett Festival, with Hume Cronyn, Lincoln Center 1972

Box 111, Folder 17

Krapp's Last Tape, Arena Stage and other productions 1973

Oversize FB-138, Folder 5

The Lady from Dubuque, Morosco Theater 1980

Box 111, Folder 18

Loose Ends with Kevin Kline (b&w slides) 1979 - 1980

Box 111, Folder 19

Madness of God, (TV) 1974 - 1975

Box 111, Folder 20

Moonchildren, Arena and Broadway productions

Box 111, Folder 21

Ohio Impromptu

Box 111, Folder 22

Our Town, Soviet tour 1973

Box 111, Folder 23

Pennypacker, Broadway production

Box 111, Folder 24

Play

Oversize FB-138, Folder 1

Pullman Car Hiawatha, Child's Play, American Dream and others 1952, 1942, 1965, undated

Box 111, Folder 25

Rockaby

Box 111, Folder 26

The Secret of Freedom, (TV), Mount Holly, NJ 1959

Box 111, Folder 27

Squaring the Circle (Schneider's directorial debut) 1938

Box 111, Folder 28

A Texas Trilogy

Box 111, Folder 29

Waiting for Godot 1956

Box 111, Folder 30

Waiting for Godot, Circle in the Square

Box 111, Folder 31

What Where

Box 111, Folder 32

Edward Albee, cast of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Box 111, Folder 33

You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running 1967

Box 111, Folder 34

Thornton Wilder productions

Box 111, Folder 35

Miscellaneous theater productions

 

Photobooks

Box 111, Folder 36

Burning of the Lepers, Arena Stage 1962

Box 112, Folder 1

Uncle Vanya, Arena Stage 1962

Box 112, Folder 2

Enemies, Arena Stage 1972

Box 112, Folder 3

Madness of God, Arena Stage 1974

Box 112, Folder 4

Play and Footfalls, Arena Stage 1976

Box 112, Folder 5

Texas Trilogy, Kennedy Center 1976

Box 113, Folder 1

Texas Trilogy, Kennedy Center 1976

Box 113, Folder 2

The Cherry Orchard, Juilliard 1977

Box 113, Folder 3-4

Mother Courage, The Acting Company 1977

Box 114, Folder 1

Photographs by Louisa Johnson, including Schneider and production of Mother Courage 1977

Box 114, Folder 2

Antigone, The Acting Company 1978

Box 114, Folder 3

Spring Awakening, directed by Liviu Ciulei, produced by Schneider 1978

Box 114, Folder 4

Rockaby, photobook of Billie Whitelaw 1981

Box 114, Folder 5

The Acting Company, various productions undated

 

AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS

Restrictions

Original sound recordings are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 29) AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS. Arranged by format in three subseries: A) Reel-to-Reels, B) Audiocassettes and Digital Files and C) Film. Reel-to-reels and audiocassettes are further organized by subject and include interviews with Alan Schneider, lectures and talks, and theatre productions. The film is a 16mm reel of an interview with Alan Schneider in Palm Beach, promoting Krapp's Last Tape.
 

Reel-to-Reels

 

Interviews with Alan Schneider

Box 115, Folder 1-3

Cornell University Oral History, parts 1-3 1966-1967

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply

General note

Recorded in three parts on April 22 and October 4 in 1966, and July 27, 1967. An audiocassette recording of part 1 is available in Box 118.
Box 115, Folder 4

Guthrie on directing undated

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 5

Voice of America interview 1973 April 19

General note

Gorki and USSR, Spotlight # 302. "Enemies" - Alan Schneider, Arena Stage.

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 6

Waiting for Godot - WBAI Interview 1973 February 17

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 7

Zavadsky dialog with Schneider at University of Indiana 1973 November

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
 

Lectures and talks

Box 115, Folder 8

Brecht's Brecht with Lee Baxendahl WBAI Dub undated

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 9-10

Caucasian Chalk Circle and Lee Strasberg discussion, parts 1-2 1961 May 25, June 1

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 11

Cornell University speech 1955 October

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 12

Lee Strasberg talk, and Aiken and Betts Part II December 10, and undated

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 13

Lee Strasberg, "Young Marrieds Play Monopoly" 1963 May 23, 30

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 14

Lee Strasberg, Vasily Livanov, General 1965

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 15

MacGowran speaking Samuel Beckett undated

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 16

Milwaukee "The Theatre in Transition", University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 1961 July 13

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 17

Minnesota University talk 1969 June

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 18

Mustard and Cheese Banquet 1961

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 19

New Directions in Theatre 1963 February 18

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 20-21

"On the American Theatre" and A Rock through the Window, Parts 1-2

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 22-23

Robert E. Jones - "Towards a New Theatre"

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 24

Schenectady Civic Playhouse 1965 September 11

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 25

Senior Farewell Forest Park High School 1957

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 26

Señor Fernando Arrabal, Tufts University talk

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 27-28

Syracuse University lecture WAER 1962 July 12

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 29

The Theatre of the Absurd (Directing), University of Chicago

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 30-31

The Theatre of the Absurd IX

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 115, Folder 32

"Theatre in Transition" lecture 1967 January 22

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 1-3

Yale University speech to student body 1965

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
 

Theatre Productions

Oversize LP-003, Folder 5

All that Fall, radio play by Samuel Beckett

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 4

The Lesson and The Fox by Arthur Miller 1958

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 5

Bedtime Story, director John Hancock and discussion with Lee Strasberg 1963 May

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 6

Dumbwaiter, by Harold Pinter, director Herb Dufine, discussion with Lee Strasberg 1961 May

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 7

Japanese Flute, Kabuki, Arthur Miller

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 8

Mahagonny, by Bertolt Brecht 1964 December

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 9-10

Malone Dies, by Samuel Beckett, Part 1 and 2

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 11

Mao Box Mao, by Edward Albee

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 12

Not I, by Samuel Beckett, with Jessica Tandy

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 13

Pak is Still Alive, by Zieger, director Sy Mottel and Carmen, director Joe Wishy - Director's unit 1961 January

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 14

Scene from unfinished material by Mike Gazzo, affective memory exercise, The Birthday Party and Welcome to the City - Actor's unit 1961 May

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 15

Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Alan Schneider, with Mary Martin and Helen Hayes 1958

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 16

That Time, by Samuel Beckett, with Donald Davis

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 17

The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, and scene with Lady Bracknell, directed by Sir Jogn Gielgud

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
 

Miscellaneous

Box 116, Folder 18

Director's Group (Arnold Shulman's Play Performances)

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 19

Encore Theatre, actors

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 20

Lee Strasberg on Bertolt Brecht

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 21

Lee Stasberg and Sir John Gielgud

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 22

Sir John Gielgud at The Actors Studio 1959 January 23

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 23

"The Director Looks at the University" with Alan Schneider 1971 July 21

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 116, Folder 24-28

University of Missouri, Kansas City, nos. 1-5 1973

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 117, Folder 1-5

Long Beach 1975

General note

Audiocassette version located in Box 77.

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
 

Audiocassettes and Digital Files

 

Interviews with Alan Schneider

Box 118, Folder 1

Hodges, Marion - "Cornell Oral History" 1966 April 22

General note

Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 2

Jack O'Brien Show WOR710 1976 September

General note

Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 3

Jack O'Brien Show WOR710 1982 April

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 118, Folder 4

Jack O'Brien Show WOR710 1983 December

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
 

Lectures and talks

 

Class lecture series

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 118, Folder 5

"Organized Chaos" - Kansas City 1973 October 25

General note

Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 6

"Regional Theatre" 1973 October 29

General note

Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 7

Final wrap-up of class lecture series 1973 October 31

General note

Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 8

Focus on Alan Schneider: The famed Broadway director discusses his career and his art ca. 1970

General note

Theater personalities 18769. Listener copy.
Box 118, Folder 9

"The Director Looks at The University" 1971 July 21

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 118, Folder 10-11

Theatre of the Absurd IX, lecture at University of Chicago

General note

Two audiocassettes (listener copies, parts 1 and 2); recording of reel-to-reel in Box 78, folder 7.
Box 118, Folder 12-13

Yale University, parts 1-2 1965

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 118, Folder 14

Waiting for Beckett - Address by Alan Schneider at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Cockefair Chair Annual Meeting 1973 August 13

General note

Listener copy.
 

Theatre productions

Box 118, Folder 15

Not I, by Samuel Beckett undated

General note

Side 1 only, recording of reel-to-reel in Box 61, folder 2.
 

Miscellaneous

Box 118, Folder 16

UC San Diego memorial service, and NPR interview with Schneider on Beckett 1984 May 24, and undated

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Box 118, Folder 17

Memorial service ca. 1984 May

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