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Eunice Stoddard papers,

Title
Eunice Stoddard papers, 1913-1938.
Author
Stoddard, Eunice.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1995-002 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1995-002 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1995-002 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1995-002 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
1.2 lf. (4 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Photographs.
  • Programs.
  • Scripts.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Whittelsey, Peregrine
Biography (note)
  • Eunice Stoddard, an actress and dancer, was an original member of the Group Theatre, a company formed in 1931 by Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, and Cheryl Crawford, dedicated to producing Broadway plays which explore social and moral issues, and to developing acting techniques that emphasize emotional realism and psychological depth.
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Call Number
*T-Mss 1995-002
Author
Stoddard, Eunice.
Title
Eunice Stoddard papers, 1913-1938.
Summary
The Eunice Stoddard papers span 1913-1938, with the bulk of the material devoted to her career in theater. The papers consist of correspondence, programs, clippings, scripts, a few photographs, reviews, and some material related to Stoddard's early career in dance. Correspondence is not plentiful, but several key members of the Group Theatre are represented by a letter apiece, and the founding members can be identified in a 1931 group photo which lists names on verso.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Eunice Stoddard, an actress and dancer, was an original member of the Group Theatre, a company formed in 1931 by Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, and Cheryl Crawford, dedicated to producing Broadway plays which explore social and moral issues, and to developing acting techniques that emphasize emotional realism and psychological depth. The offspring of an affluent, culturally connected New York family, Eunice Stoddard briefly attempted a career in dance before switching to acting. In the late 1920's she enrolled in the American Laboratory Theatre, an innovative acting school based on the principles of the Moscow Art Theatre. There she met Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, and Stella Adler. In 1931, Stoddard was invited to join the newly formed Group Theatre in Connecticut to rehearse a role in their first production, Paul Green's THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY. Stoddard had roles in all of the Group's productions for the next two years, and in several others through 1935, including MEN IN WHITE, WAITING FOR LEFTY and TIL THE DAY I DIE. Her association with the Group ended in 1938 with a role in CASEY JONES, after which she left the theater.
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*T-Mss 1995-002
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