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GUIDE TO THE ORSON WELLES MATERIALS IN THE LILLY LIBRARY


WELLES MSS.

THEATRE, 1936-1947 (Box 5, f. 14-Box 7, f. 22)



Filed by production and arranged chronologically by date of first performance. There is also a group of general Mercury Theatre materials that files before the first Mercury Theatre production. Correspondence pertaining to each production is filed chronologically in the Correspondence section.



Box 5:

folders 14-15: Macbeth (Apr. 14, 1936). Scripts
See also Photographs

folder 16: Horse Eats Hat (Sept. 26, 1936). Script
See also Photographs


folders 17-18: Doctor Faustus (Jan. 8, 1937). Scripts, publicity, miscellaneous materials
See also Photographs


folders 19-22: The Cradle Will Rock (June 16, 1937). Scripts, production and publicity
materials. Includes set design planned for original production
See also Photographs; Oversize 2


folders 23-31: Mercury Theatre - General. Legal, financial, and promotional materials.
Includes script for The Duchess of Malfi
See also Oversize 3


folders 32-34: Julius Caesar (Nov. 11, 1937). Scripts, publicity, miscellaneous materials
See also Photographs; Oversize 4, 5


Box 6:

folders 1-2: Shoemakers' Holiday (Jan. 1, 1938). Scripts, publicity, miscellaneous materials
See also Photographs


folders 3-7: Heartbreak House (Apr. 29, 1938). Scripts, publicity, miscellaneous materials

See also Photographs


folders 8-11: Too Much Johnson (Aug. 16, 1938). Scripts and miscellaneous materials
See also Photographs


folders 12-15: Danton's Death (Nov. 2, 1938). Scripts, production and publicity materials
See also Photographs; Oversize 6, 7

folders 16-19: Five Kings (Feb. 27, 1939). Scripts


folders 20-24: Five Kings. Production, research, and publicity materials. Includes preliminary sketches of set designs
See also Photographs; Oversize 8


folders 25-26: Green Goddess (ca. June, 1939). Scripts and production materials.
See also Photographs


folders 27-28: Native Son (ca. Mar., 1941). Script, publicity, miscellaneous materials
See also Photographs


Box 7:


folder 1: Mercury Wonder Show (1942). Jokes and comedy routines
See also: Photographs


folder 2: Symphony: The Airborne (Apr. 1, 1946). Printed program

folders 3-5: Around the World (1946). Scripts


folder 6: Around the World. Production materials


folders 7-8: Around the World. Legal materials. Includes contracts for Alvin Cole and Cole
Porter


folders 9-12: Around the World
Financial, research, and publicity materials
See also Photographs; Oversize 9, 10


Box 7


folders 13-14: Macbeth (1947). Scripts, financial and publicity materials


folders 15-16: Emily Brady (Unproduced as of 1947). Scripts


folder 17: King Lear (Unproduced as of 1947). Script


folder 18: Marching Song (Unproduced as of 1947). Script. Includes sketches and instructions for set designs


folder 19-20: Moby Dick (Unproduced as of 1947). Scripts


folder 21: Untitled play (Unproduced as of 1947). Script



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