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Lawrence Langner papers

Title
Lawrence Langner papers, 1915-1962
Author
Langner, Lawrence, 1890-1962.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 2Offsite
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 3Offsite
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 4Offsite
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 5Offsite
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 6Offsite
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useRequest*T-Mss 1999-009 Box 7Offsite

Details

Additional Authors
Marshall, Armina.
Description
2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scripts.
  • Promptbooks.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Armina Marshall Langner?
Biography (note)
  • Lawrence Langner (1890-1962), playwright, author, and producer, was born in Swansea, South Wales, on May 30, 1890.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
  • Cataloged
Call Number
*T-Mss 1999-009
Author
Langner, Lawrence, 1890-1962.
Title
Lawrence Langner papers, 1915-1962
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The Lawrence Langner Papers include scripts by Langner and others, and speeches, articles and miscellaneous writings by Langner. The collection contains over 30 scripts by Langner, and several adaptations by him. Many of the scripts are annotated, and a few include related material including programs, light plots, and prompt books. Langner's writings and speeches include memorial addresses for Ferenc Molnar and Joan McCracken, seminars on playwriting, and works on the future of the theater, morals in mass media, and some material relating to his interest in inventions and patent law.
Biography
Lawrence Langner (1890-1962), playwright, author, and producer, was born in Swansea, South Wales, on May 30, 1890. He had a long and varied career in the American theater where he began as one of the founders of the Washington Square Players in 1914. In 1919 he founded the Theatre Guild where he supervised over 200 productions. Langner was also founder and chairman of the American Shakespeare Festival. With his wife, Armina Marshall, he owned and operated the Westport (Connecticut) Country Playhouse. In addition to his plays, Langner wrote several books including an autobiography, Magic Curtain. Langner was also involved in patent law and was a founder of the National Inventors Council. This interest is reflected in some of his plays and other writings.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
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Added Author
Marshall, Armina.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1999-009
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