Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

STRAWN MSS.

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Inventory

I. Opera translations

  • Debussy, Pelléas and Mélisande . Trial work made in 1977, but not performed by Indiana University.
Box 1
  • folder 1: piano-vocal score with English written in
  • folder 2: English libretto
  • folder 3: notes, correspondence, etc.
  • Gluck , Orpheus and Eurydice . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in 1992.
Box 1
  • folder 4: piano-vocal score with English written in
  • folder 5: English libretto
  • folder 6: notes, documents, etc.
  • Gounod, Faust . Commissioned by Indiana University, but not performed.
Box 1
  • folder 7: piano-vocal score with English written in
  • folder 8: English libretto
  • folder 9: notes, correspondence, etc.
  • Malipiero , Capricci di Callot . 1976.
Box 1
  • folder 10: piano-vocal score with English written in
  • folder 11-12: 2 copies of unmarked piano-vocal, Milan: Zerboni, 1942.
  • Massanet , Manon . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in 1980.
Box 1
  • folder 13: piano-vocal with English entered
  • folder 14: English libretto
  • folder 15: correspondence
  • folder 16: worksheets
  • Mozart, La Finta Giardiniera . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in Bloomington and in New York in 1991.
Box 1
  • folder 17: notes, documents, etc.
  • folder 18: piano-vocal with English entered
  • folder 19: IU cuts and laser printed libretto
  • Mussorgsky, Boris Gudunov . Sample made for Ross Allen and Bryan Balkwill of Indiana University in 1978.
Box 1
  • folder 20: correspondence, notes, etc.
  • Orrego -Salas, El Rey pobre . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in 1990.
Box 1
  • folder 21: notes, documents, etc.
  • folder 22: piano-vocal with English entered
  • folder 23: English libretto
  • Rameau, Castor & Pollus . Act II, scenes 1-4. Made for Indiana University Opera Directors' Workshop, Oct. 20, 1985.
Box 1
  • folder 24: notes, English libretto, etc.
  • Rameau, Dardenes
Box 1
  • folder 25: piano-vocal score with English entered
  • Ravel, L'Enfant et les sortilèges . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in 1984
Box 1
  • folder 26: piano-vocal with English entered
  • folder 27: English libretto (draft)
  • folder 28: libretto (final)
  • Ravel, L'Heure espagnole . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed with L'Enfant et les sortilèges in 1984
Box 2
  • folder 1: piano-vocal score with English written in
  • folder 2: libretto, notes, draft
  • folder 3: English libretto, later draft
  • folder 4: libretto, final
  • folder 5: correspondence, documents, etc.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Night Before Christmas . Commissioned by Indiana University, performed in 1979. Translation prepared with Peteris Silins.
Box 2
  • folders 6-7: piano-vocal score
  • folder 8: English libretto
  • folder 9: correspondence, literal translation of Act III, 1977-1997
  • folder 10: notes, etc.
  • folder 11: printed - reviews, programs, etc.

II. Translations of and relating to Francis Ponge

Box 2
  • folder 12: Strawn - Ponge correspondence, et al., re: translations, 1959-1998
  • folder 13: Ponge, Le Parti pris des choses. Photocopy of original French publication; "Siding with things," translation by Richard R. Strawn. T.D., 49p.
  • folder 14: Ponge bibliography, notes, etc.
  • folders 15-21: Ponge/Black Swan project. texts, translations, notes, correspondence etc., concerning a possible publication by Black Swan Press of book by and about Francis Ponge and by Philippe Verdier and R. Strawn

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