Collection Number: PN2635.W56

Collection Title: French Playbills, 1920-1967

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Size 2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 111 items)
Abstract William Leon Wiley (1903-1993), author of books on theater in France, was professor of romance languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with breaks for a doctorate and World War II, from 1925 to the end of his career in 1969. The collection consists of playbills for plays presented in France between 1920 and 1967, that were collected by William Leon Wiley.
Language French
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in French Playbills, 1920-1967 (#PN2635.W56), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Acquired as a gift from William Leon Wiley, date unknown
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William Leon Wiley (1903-1993), author of books on theater in France, was professor of romance languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with breaks for a doctorate and World War II, from 1925 to the end of his career in 1969.

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The collection comprises playbills for plays presented in France between 1920 and 1967, that were collected by William Leon Wiley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor of Romance Languages professor, 1925-1969.

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111 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by title of play.

Box 1

Andromaque (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

AngÈle (Club de la Qualite, undated) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Antigone, L'enterrement (ThÉâtre de L'Atelier AndrÉ Barsacq, 1948-1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Bajazet (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

BÉrÉnice (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1957) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le Bouquet, Le Malade Imaginaire (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1957) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Britannicus, Les Plaideurs (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 1937) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Britannicus (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Un Caprice, Menteur (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1959) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

ChorÉgie (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1963) (Enclosed in a booklet about the ComÉdie FranÇaise) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Cid (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1951) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Cinna (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1965 ) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le Coin Tranquille (ThÉâtre Michel, 1953-1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Colombe (ThÉâtre de L'Atelier AndrÉ Barsacq, 1950-1951) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

La Conjuration d'Amboise (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 192?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (ThÉâtre National de l'OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Cor de Groot playing Ouverture d'Oberon by Weber, 5e Symphonie en si bÉmol by Schubert, 2e Concerto en si bÉmol by Brahms and the Ouverture des Maîtres Chanteurs by Wagner (Grande Salle Pleyel, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Corneille, monographie Étabie par Sylvie Chevalley (Paris: ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1965), 64 p. (2 c.) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Cycle Beethoven: PromÉthÉe, Concerto no. 3 en ut mineur, Symphonie no. 2 en rÉ (Concerts Pasdeloup) (Grande Salle Pleyel, 1948-1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Cyrano de Bergerac (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le Demi-Monde (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1957) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le DÉpit Amoureux, L'Avare (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Aux Deux Colombes (ThÉâtre Des Varietes, 195?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Dom Juan (AthÉnÉe ThÉâtre Louis Jouvet, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Le Double Inconstance, Le Premier Venu (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 193?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

L'École des Femmes (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1965) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

En Attendant Godot (ThÉâtre de France, 1960-1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Enfants de Coeur (ThÉâtre de L'Ambigu, 1960) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

L'Éternelle prÉsence; Louison; L'ecole des maris (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1930) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

L'État de SiÉge (ThÉâtre Marigny, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Facheux, SÉrÉnade (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, undated) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Fantasio, Arlequin poli par L'Amour (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, undated) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Fausses Confidences (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Faust, La Damnation de Faust, Samson & Dalila, Aîda, La LÉgende de saint-Christophe (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1920) (AcadÉmie Nationale de Musique et de Danse, 1920, no. 40) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Femmes Savantes (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Feu la MÈre de Madame (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Fille de Madame Angot (ThÉâtre Lyrique de la GaitÉ, 1920-1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

George Dandin (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Gigi (ThÉâtre du Palais Royal, 1965) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Grands GarÇons; Les Plaideurs; L'Amiral (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1931) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

HÉlÈne (ThÉâtre de la Madeleine, 1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Huis-Clos (ThÉâtre Edouard VII, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

L'intrigue Épistolaire; Les Épreuves (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, undated) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Istar (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1957) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Jean de la Lune (ThÉâtre du Palais Royal, 1967) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Joyeux Chagrins (ThÉâtre Edouard VII, 195?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

LakmÉ (ThÉâtre de OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

LakmÉ (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra Comique, 1965) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 1

Box 2

Louise (ThÉâtre National de l'OpÉra Comique, 1920) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

LucrÈce Borgia (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Madame Butterfly (OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Madame Sans=Gêne (ThÉâtre De La Porte Saint-Martin, 1920-1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Les Mal-AimÉs (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Manon (ThÉâtre National de l'OpÉra Comique, 1920) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Manon (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra Comique, 1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Mariage de Figaro (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1946) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Mariage de Figaro (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Marino Faliero (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 192?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Mille Francs de RÉcompense (ThÉâtre de l'Ambigu, 1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Misanthrope (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1930) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Misanthrope (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Misanthrope, Le Mariage ForcÉ (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Misanthrope, La CommÈre (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1967) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

MoliÈre: monographie Établie par Sylvie Chevalley (Paris: ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1963), 2 copies #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Neveu de Rameau (ThÉâtre de la MichodiÈre, 1964) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Noël-noël (ThÉâtre de dix heures, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Les Noces de Figaro (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra Comique, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Nous irons à Valparaiso (ThÉâtre des Ambassadeurs, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

L'Occasion ; M. De Pourceaugnac (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Oncle Vania (ThÉâtre du Vieux-Colombier, 1961-1962) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le Pain de MÉnage, Le Gendre de M. Poirier (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Parents Terribles (ThÉâtre du Gymnase, 194?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

La Parisienne (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1951) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Patate (ThÉâtre Saint-Georges, 1961) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

La Peine Capitale (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PellÉas et MÉlisande (OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PellÉas et MÉlisande (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra Comique, 1954) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

La Petite Hutte Novveavtes (ThÉâtre des NouveautÉs, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PhÈdre (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1930) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PhÈdre (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1951) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Polyeucte Martyr (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PompÉe (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1963) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

PrÉjugÉ a la mode (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 192?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Prince Travesti, L'Épreuve (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Les Quatre TempÉraments, But, Arcades (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1964-1965) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

La Reine Morte (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1959) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Rigoletto ; CoppÉlia; Hamlet; Faust; La Valkyrie; Thaîs (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1921) (AcadÉmie Nationale de Musique et de Danse, 1921, no.5) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Rigoletto (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Rigoletto (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1967) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Rodogune (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1967) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Roi D'ys (OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Ruy Blas (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1938) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Ruy Blas, monographie Établie par Sylvie Chevalley (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1960) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Ruy Blas (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1963) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

SacrÉs Fantômes! (ThÉâtre du Vieux-Colombier, 196?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Salade (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Salade, La Mort du Cygne, Lucifer (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra,1949) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Samson et Dalila, Guillaume Tell, Thaîs, Faust, Les Huguenots (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1920) (AcadÉmie Nationale de Musique et de Danse, 1920, no.37) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Samson et Dalila (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Sexe Faible (AthÉnÉe ThÉâtre Louis-Jouvet, 1960) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Symphonie No. 40 en sol mineur/Mozart; Concerto Opus 77/Brahms; Daphnis et ChloÉ/Ravel (ThÉâtre des Champs-ElysÉes, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Tartuffe (ComÉdie FranÇaise, 1948) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Thaîs, Les Huguenots, Faust, Samson & Dalila Suite de Danses, RomÉo & Juliette (ThÉâtre National de L'OpÉra, 1920) (AcadÉmie Nationale de Musique et de Danse, 1920, no. 41) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

ThÉ et Sympathie (ThÉâtre de Paris, 195?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Le ThÉâtre Nouveau : Paris, Firenze, 1961 (ThÉâtre Nouveau, 1961), brochure #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Venceslas, Louison (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 192?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Vie de Bohême (OpÉra Comique, 1921) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Les Yeux de l'Autre, Faust 48, Le Rire de Rosalba, Heureux PÈres (ThÉâtre du Grand Guignol, 195?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

Zaîre (ThÉâtre National de L'OdÉon, 192?) #PN2635.W56, Series: "French Playbills, 1920-1967." Box 2

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