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WELLES MSS.

(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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