SIUC Theater Collections

Title

SIUC Theater Collections

Subject

Theater; Theaters; Costume; Drama; Actors; Actresses; African Americans in the performing arts; Singers; Operas (Wagner, Richard); Theater programs; Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery; Dramatists; Theater--Production and direction; Dance; Modern dance; Workers' theater; Theater--Political aspects; College theater--Production and direction

Description

Theater collections available online and in the archives of the Special Collections Research Center of Southern Illinois University Carbondale include scene designs, costume renderings, illustrations, production photographs, personal papers, and ephemera.

Creator

Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, Ph.D.

Publisher

Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Items in the SIUC Theater Collections Collection

Set design for The Merry Widow, produced by Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theater, 1980
Set design by Darwin Reid Payne for The Merry Widow, produced by Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theater in 1980.

Scenic model for The Glass Menagerie
Scenic model designed by Darwin Reid Payne for The Glass Menagerie.

List of roles portrayed by Marjorie Lawrence in Paris in 1935
Handwritten list of roles portrayed by Marjorie Lawrence in Paris in 1935, including Salome, Ortrude, and Brünnhilde.

Design by Freddy Wittop for a Marjorie Lawrence gown
Design for a Marjorie Lawrence gown by costume designer Freddy Wittop.

Design by Freddy Wittop for a Marjorie Lawrence gown
Design for a Marjorie Lawrence gown by costume designer Freddy Wittop.

Program cover for Rashomon, 1963
Program cover illustration for a Southern Players production of Rashomon at the Barracks Theater of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1963.

Illustration of Ira Aldridge as Othello from the cover of Theatre Times, 1848
Illustration of Ira Aldridge as Othello from the cover of Theatre Times, April 15, 1848.

Part of a letter to John Howard Lawson from his father, circa 1930
Part of a letter to John Howard Lawson from his father, circa 1930, commenting on the choice of a name for Lawson's daughter and future opportunities for women in politics.

Angela Newman performing in the 1967 Abbey Theatre production of Eugene O'Neill's A Long Days Journey into Night
Black and white photograph of Angela Newman performing in the Abbey Theatre production of Eugene O'Neill's A Long Days Journey into Night, dated June 5, 1967.

Detail from a Unity Theatre program cover for Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle
Detail from a Unity Theatre program cover for Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle.

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