Collection Number: PN2020.D92

Collection Title: American and English Playbills, 1945-2005

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 109 items)
Abstract The collection contains selected American and English playbills representing a larger collection of playbills for plays presented in the United States and England between approximately 1945 and 2005.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in American and English Playbills (#PN2020.D92), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired as a gift from Jed DubÉ, September 22, 2006
Additional Descriptive Resources
Lists of additional playbills not represented by this record are filed in the boxes of playbills.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The collection contains selected American and English playbills representing a larger collection of playbills for plays presented in the United States and England between approximately 1945 and 2005.

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Contents list

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109 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by title of play, then by date.

Box 1

All My Sons (Cornet Theatre, 1947) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Apa-Phoenix (Lyceum Theatre, 1969) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Arcadia (Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Arcadia (Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Arcadia (Paul Green Theatre, 1996) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Arms &the Man (Paul Green Theatre, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Ballad of the Sad CafÉe (Martin Beck Theatre, 1963) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Ballad of a Soldier (Murray Hill Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Battle of Angels (HB Playwrights Foundation, 1966) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Becket (Royale Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Betrayal (Trafalgar Theatre, 1980) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Big Deal(Fine Arts Theatre, 1960) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Birthday Party (The Booth Theatre, 1967) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Blacks (St. Marks Playhouse, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Breathless (Fine Arts Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Bus Stop (Music Box, 1955) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Caesar and Cleopatra (National Theatre, 1950) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Candida (National Theatre, 1952) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Cast a Giant Shadow (Cinema I, 1966) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Claire’s Knee (68th Street Playhouse, 1971) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Chairs (John Golden Theatre, 1998) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Cock-A-Doodle Dandy (single page from unknown place and date) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Complaisant Lover (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Darkness at Noon (Royal Theatre, 1951) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Dead (John F. Kennedy Center, 2000) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Death of a Salesman (Morosco Theatre, 1949) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Deputy (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1964) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Desire Under the Elms (Circle in the Square) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Dubliners (Roundabout Theatre, 1975) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Enemy of the People (The Broadhurst Theatre, 1951) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Equus (Plymouth Theatre, 1974) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Equus (Plymouth Theatre, 1974) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Facts of Life (Beekman Theatre, 1960) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

My Fair Lady (Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1957) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

My Fair Lady (Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Faith Healer (Longacre Theatre, 1979) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Fiddler on the Roof (Imperial Theatre, 1966) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Floating Light Bulb (Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1981) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Glass Menagerie (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1965) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Glass Menagerie (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1965) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Glass Menagerie (Center for Dramatic Art, 2000) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Glengarry, Glen Ross (John Golden Theatre, 1984) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Green Mare (Trans-Lux Normandie Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Hedder Gabler (National Theatre, 1969) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Homecoming (Music Box, 1967) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Hostage (One Sheridan Square, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Iceman Cometh (Circle in the Square Joseph E. Levine Theatre, 1974) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Joe Egg (Longacre Theatre) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Juno (Winter Garden Theatre, 1959) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Juno and the Paycock (Greenwich Mews Theatre) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Krapp’s Last Tape/The Zoo (Players Theatre, 1960) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Look Back in Anger (Lyceum Theatre, 1957) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Look Homeward Angel (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1957) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Luther (St. James Theatre, 1963) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Madwoman of Chaillot (Belasco Theatre, 1949) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Major Barbara (Morosco Theatre, 1957) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Major Barbara (Circle in the Square Theatre, 1980) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Man and Superman: including Don Juan in Hell (Circle in the Square Theatre, 1979) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 1

Box 2

Medea (Royale Theatre, 1948) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Night and Day (Anta Theatre, 1980) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

No Man’s Land (Longacre Theatre, 1976) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

The Odd Couple (The Plymouth Theatre, 1965) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Oh! Calcutta! (Eden Theatre) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Old Times (Billy Rose Theatre, 1972) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Old Vic (New York City Center, 1962) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

One Two Three (Fine Arts Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Play it Again, Sam (Broadhurt Theatre, 1969) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Price (Morosco Theatre, 1968) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Helen Hayes Theatre, 1968) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Proof (Mainstage Theatre, 2002) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Real Inspector Hound; After Magritte (Theatre Four, 1973) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Real Thing (Plymouth Theatre, 1984) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Ring Round the Moon (Martin Beck Theatre, 1950) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Ring Round the Moon (Martin Beck Theatre, 1951) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Rocco and His Brothers (Beekman Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Rose Tattoo (Martin Beck Theatre, 1950) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Rosemary (Beekman Theatre) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Alvin Theatre, 1967) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Baronet Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Seascape (Shubert Theatre, 1975) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

She Stoops to Conquer (New York City Center, 1949) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Sherlock Holmes(Broadhurst Theatre, 1974) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Shot in the Dark (Booth Theatre, 1962) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Six Characters in Search of an Author (Martinique Theatre) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Streetcar Named Desire (Paul Green Theatre, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Sum of Us (Cerry Lane Theatre, 1991) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Sum of Us (Cerry Lane Theatre, 1991) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Bird of Youth (Martin Beck Theatre, 1959) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Three Penny Opera (Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1976) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Three Tall Women (Paul Green Theatre, 1996) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Three Tall Women (Promenade Theatre, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Three Tall Women (Promenade Theatre, 1994) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Tiny Alice (Billy Rose Theatre, 1964) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Tiny Alice (Billy Rose Theatre, 1964) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Touch of the Poet (Helen Hayes Theatre, 1959) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Touch of the Poet (Helen Hayes Theatre, 1978) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Alvin Theatre, 1951) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

True West (Cherry Lane Theatre, 1983) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

True West (Cherry Lane Theatre, 1983) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

The Truth (Paris Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Two Way Stretch (The Guild 50th Theatre, 1961) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Unlikely Heroes: 3 Philip Roth Stories (Plymouth Theatre, 1971) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Vampire Lesbians of Doom (Provincetown Playhouse, 1987) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

West Side Story (Winter Garden, 1957) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

West Side Story (Winter Garden, 1959) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Billy Rose Theatre, 1962) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

You Can Never Tell (Circle in the Square Theatre, 1986) #PN2020.D92, Series: "American and English Playbills, 1945-2005." Box 2

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