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Container Title
U.S. Mss 165AN
Part 1 (U.S. Mss 165AN): Original Collection, 1955-1976
Physical Description: 6.4 cubic feet (16 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note

The original collection of the Gerald Freedman Papers, 1955-1976, is organized into the following series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Contracts, Opera, Television, Theater, and Miscellaneous.

The file of Biographical Information contains a résumé listing Freedman's professional activities, clippings, and a biographical sketch prepared for a playbill.

The Correspondence is composed of a general file which includes letters from Joseph Papp and Jerry McNeely; a file concerning the American College Theatre Festival; and a file containing the correspondence of Alvina Krause, Freedman's acting teacher. Correspondence relating to specific productions is filed by production title, under other series.

A folder of Contracts concern his directorial activity from 1957 to 1973. The file is incomplete and does not include all the productions he directed in that period.

The Opera series includes some scripts, reviews, notes, designs, and correspondence dealing with Freedman's operatic work throughout the country from 1971 to 1975. Among the productions are Beatrix Cenci, Die Fledermaus, Orfeo, and the Passion According to St. Matthew.

The Television materials include scripts and production information for a number of projects, including the Adams Family Chronicles, Antigone, and Hot L Baltimore. There are also some reviews of Celebrity Playhouse, which he directed very early in his career, and research materials and a proposal for a television opera.

The Theater file, the largest series in the collection, is arranged alphabetically by title and includes varying numbers of scripts, reviews, notes, designs, casting information, and musical scores for the numerous productions with which Freedman was associated, including those for the New York Shakespeare Festival. The two projects on which he collaborated with John Morris are also included. Take One Step is represented by several variant scripts as well as other materials which delineate the evolution of a show which was first presented as a children's theater piece, passed through stages as a film script, and eventually became a television project. Also included is their other collaboration, “How Green Was My Valley,” which resulted in a Broadway show entitled A Time for Singing. The documentation for this production includes: a number of complete script revisions and many fragments showing the creative process from research to the final script; production-oriented materials relating to casting, rehearsal schedules, budgets, and financing; programs; reviews; and correspondence.

The Miscellaneous file includes materials about Freedman's involvement with a Concord Fabrics Inc. fashion show, an Israeli bond drive, plus papers dealing with the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Series: Biographical Information
Box   1
Folder   1
Résumés, clippings, biographical sketch for playbill, 1956-1976
Series: Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   2
General correspondence, 1957-1974
Box   1
Folder   3
American College Theatre Festival, 1971-1974
Box   1
Folder   4
Krause, Alvina, 1956-1972
Series: Contracts
Box   1
Folder   5
Business contracts, 1958-1973
Series: Opera
Ariadne auf Naxos / by Richard Strauss (Juilliard Theatre, New York, 1974 April)
Box   1
Folder   6
Production notes, reviews, 1974
Box   1
Folder   7-8
Libretto and score
Beatrix Cenci / by William Shand, Alberto Girri, Alberto Ginastera (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1971 Fall)
Box   1
Folder   9
Three scripts, Spanish and English, undated
Box   1
Folder   10
Prompt script, Spanish and English, undated
Box   1
Folder   11
Production notes, correspondence, 1971-1974
Box   2
Folder   1
Reviews, 1971
Box   2
Folder   2
Music, undated
Box   16
Folder   1
Score, 1971
Death in Venice / by Benjamin Britten (Curran Theatre, San Francisco, 1975 Spring)
Box   2
Folder   3
Production notes, 1974-1975
Box   2
Folder   4
Reviews, 1973-1975
Die Fledermaus / by Johann Strauss, Ruth and Thomas Martin (New York State Theatre, New York, 1974 Fall)
Box   2
Folder   5
Designs, undated
Box   2
Folder   6
Score and libretto, undated
Box   2
Folder   7
Reviews, miscellaneous, 1974
Idomeneo / by Wolfgang Mozart (New York State Theatre, New York, 1974; Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1974)
Box   2
Folder   8
Libretto design, production notes, 1969-1974
Box   2
Folder   9
Reviews, correspondence, 1974
L'Incoronazione Di Poppea / by Claudio Monteverdi (New York State Theatre, New York, 1973 Fall)
Box   2
Folder   10
Correspondence, production notes, reviews, 1973
L'Incoronazione Di Poppea (Caramoor Festival, Katonah, New York, 1972)
Box   2
Folder   11
Production notes, 1972
Naked Carmen (project not done)
Box   3
Folder   1
Synopsis, production notes, 1971, undated
Orfeo / by Claudio Monterverdi (Curran Theatre, San Francisco, 1972)
Box   3
Folder   2
Correspondence, script, 1971-1972
Box   3
Folder   3
Production notes, reviews, 1972
Passion According to St. Matthew / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Curran Theatre, San Francisco, 1973)
Box   3
Folder   4
Clippings, reviews, 1972-1973
Sambo / by Ron Steward and Neal Tate (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York, 1969 December)
Box   3
Folder   5
Reviews, 1969
Series: Television
Adams Family Chronicles (WNET-TV for PBS), 1975-1976
“Adams: First Family”
Box   3
Folder   6
Draft script for episode 3, 1973 May 10
Box   3
Folder   7
Two revised drafts for episode 4, 1973 May 18, 20
Box   3
Folder   8
Production notes for episodes 3 and 4, 1973 April 15, September 12
Celebrity Playhouse (Syndicated, Screen Gems Productions), 1956
Box   3
Folder   9
Reviews, 1955.
Hot L Baltimore (1975, ABC)
Box   3
Folder   10
Two first draft scripts, two second draft scripts, 1975
Box   3
Folder   11
Final draft, revisions, staff listings, 1975
Playhouse New York (PBS), 1972
Antigone / by Jean Anouilh
Box   3
Folder   12
Script, production notes, 1972
Box   4
Folder   1
Designs, undated
“Television Opera” (WGBH-TV project)
Box   4
Folder   2
Ideas, proposals, correspondence, 1969-1970
Box   4
Folder   3
Background and research, 1969-1970
Series: Theater
Alice
Box   4
Folder   4
Casting, production notes, 1970-1971
All's Well That Ends Well (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1966 June 15)
Box   4
Folder   5
Cast list, 1966 Summer
An American Millionaire / by Murray Schisgal (Circle In the Square Joseph E. Levine Theatre, New York, 1973 Fall)
Box   4
Folder   6
Casting, production notes, 1973-1974
Box   4
Folder   7
Script revisions, 1974 Winter
Box   4
Folder   8
Revised script, 1974
As You Like It (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1963 August 11)
Box   4
Folder   9
Casting, production notes, reviews, 1963
The Au Pair Man / by Hugh Leonard (Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York, 1973 December)
Box   4
Folder   10
Two scripts, revisions, 1973
Box   4
Folder   11
Designs, production notes, reviews, correspondence, 1973
Bells Are Ringing / by Betty Comden, Adolph Green (London Coliseum, London, 1957)
Box   5
Folder   1
Music, reviews, 1957
Cities in Bezique (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York, 1969 January 4)
Box   5
Folder   2
Production notes, reviews, 1968-1969
The Clandestine Marriage / by David Garrick
Box   5
Folder   3
Script, undated
Colette (Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York, 1970)
Box   5
Folder   4
Casting notes, reviews, 1970
The Comedy of Errors (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1967 June 7)
Box   5
Folder   5
Designs, production notes, 1967
Box   5
Folder   6
Reviews, clippings, 1967
The Creation of the World and Other Business (Shubert Theatre, New York, 1972)
Box   5
Folder   7
Production notes, 1972
Box   5
Folder   8
Script, by Author Miller, undated
Box   5
Folder   9
Revised script, undated
Box   5
Folder   10
Script revisions, undated
Box   5
Folder   11
Reviews, 1972
The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis (Players Theatre, New York, 1965)
Box   5
Folder   12
Floor plan, 1965 February
Box   6
Folder   1
Scripts, reviews, 1965
Dodsworth / by Sidney Howard (project not done)
Box   6
Folder   2
Script, synopsis, notes, 1962 April
Ergo / by Jakov Lind (New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, New York, 1968 March 3)
Box   6
Folder   3
Script, 1968
Box   6
Folder   4
Casting, production notes, annotated script, reviews, 1968
Electra / by Sophocles (New York Shakespeare Festival, Mobile Theatre, New York, 1969 August 5)
Box   6
Folder   5
Script, notes, 1964, 1969
The Gay Life / by Fay and Michael Kanin, Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz (Shubert Theatre, New York, 1961 November 18)
Box   6
Folder   6
Revised rehearsal script, 1961 August 28
Box   6
Folder   7
Reviews, 1961
Gypsy / by Arthur Laurents, Jules Styne, Stephen Sondheim (Broadway Theatre, New York, 1959 May 21)
Box   6
Folder   8
Script, undated
Hair / by Jerome Ragni, James Rado, Galt MacDermot (New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, New York, 1967 October 17)
Box   6
Folder   9
Script, 1966
Box   7
Folder   1
Rehearsal script, 1967
Box   7
Folder   2
Production notes, 1967
Box   7
Folder   3
Reviews, 1967
Hamlet (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1972)
Box   7
Folder   4
Correspondence with Stacy Keach regarding character analysis of Hamlet, 1971 September-December
Box   7
Folder   5
Casting, production notes, 1972 May
Box   7
Folder   6
Reviews, correspondence, 1972 June-July
Hank Cinq /by Nat Joseph and David Palmer (project not done)
Box   8
Folder   1
Script, notes, undated
Box   8
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1972 July 31-1973 January 11
Henry IV Parts I and II (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1968 June 11)
Box   8
Folder   3
Casting, production notes, undated
Box   8
Folder   4
Production notes, undated
Box   8
Folder   5
Reviews, 1968
“How Green Was My Valley”
Note: “I Remember, My Love,” working title; A Time for Singing, production title / by Gerald Freedman and John Morris (Broadway Theatre, New York, 1966 May 21)
Box   8
Folder   6
First draft script; script, “I Remember, My Love,” 1963
Box   8
Folder   7
Script, “I Remember, My Love,” undated
Box   8
Folder   8
Revised script, “I Remember, My Love,” 1964 January; revised script, “How Green Was My Valley,” 1965 October
Box   8
Folder   9
Script, “How Green Was My Valley,” 1965 February 10
Box   9
Folder   1
Script, “A Time for Singing,” 1965 October 20
Box   9
Folder   2
Script, “A Time for Singing,” 1966 May; lyric sheets, “How Green Was My Valley,” , 1962 November 28
Box   9
Folder   3
Production notes, 1966
Box   9
Folder   4
Casting notes, playbills, reviews, 1964-1966
Box   9
Folder   5
Financial materials, correspondence, 1962-1969
Box   9
Folder   6
Prospectus, partnership contracts, 1965-1966
Box   10
Folder   1-4
Notes, script fragments and revisions, 1962-1966
The Incomparable Max / by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Royale Theatre, New York, 1971)
Box   10
Folder   5
Rehearsal script, 1971 September 13
Box   11
Folder   1
Script, undated
Box   11
Folder   2
Casting, production notes, 1971
Box   11
Folder   3
Reviews, clippings, 1971
Invitation to a Beheading (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York, 1969)
Box   11
Folder   4
Reviews, 1969
Iphigenia / by Doug Dyer and Peter Link (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York, 1971)
Box   11
Folder   5
Revised script, 1971 October 28
Box   11
Folder   6
Revised script, 1971 November 27
Box  
Folder   7
Revised script, script fragments, 1971 December
Box   11
Folder   8
Two revised scripts, 1971
Box   11
Folder   9
Revised script, 1971
Box   11
Folder   10
Production notes, music and lyrics, script fragments, undated
“I Remember, My Love” (see “How Green Was My Valley”)
King Lear (New York Shakespeare Festival, Beaumont Theatre, New York, 1968 November 7)
Box   11
Folder   11
Casting, production notes, correspondence, 1968
The Little Foxes / by Lillian Hellman (Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1975)
Box   11
Folder   12
Production notes, correspondence, 1975 June
Box   11
Folder   13
Reviews, 1975 June
Love's Labor's Lost (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York, 1965)
Box   11
Folder   14
Reviews, notes, 1965 June-July
Love's Labor's Lost (touring company, City Center Acting Company, 1974)
Box   11
Folder   15
Production notes, reviews, 1974
Macbird / by Barbara Garson (Village Gate Theatre, New York, 1967 February 22)
Box   12
Folder   1
Reviews, 1967 January-February
Mack and Mabel / by Michael Steward and Jerry Herman
Box   12
Folder   2
Act I draft, 1972 November; revised draft, , 1972 May
Milliken Breakfast Show (Hotel Astor, New York, 1963; Waldorf-Astoria, New York, 1964)
Box   12
Folder   3
Casting, programs, 1963, 1964
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail / by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Arena Stage Theatre, Washington, D.C., 1970)
Box   12
Folder   4
Script, 1970 June
Box   12
Folder   5
Script, 1970 October
Box   `12
Folder   6
Casting, production notes, reviews, 1970
Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad / by Arthur Kopit (Phoenix Theatre, New York, 1962 February 26)
Box   12
Folder   7
Script, review, 1962
On the Town (Carnegie Hall Playhouse, New York, 1959)
Box   12
Folder   8
Reviews, 1959
The Owl Answers and A Beast's Story (New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York, 1969 January 4)
Box   12
Folder   9
Casting, production notes, 1968-1969
Peer Gynt / by Henrik Ibsen (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacourt Theatre, New York, 1969 July 15)
Box   12
Folder   10
Production notes, designs, reviews, 1969 Summer
Box   12
Folder   11
Script excerpts: comparative translations
Box   12
Folder   12
Rehearsal script, 1969
Box   12
Folder   13
Revised rehearsal script, 1969
Richard III (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacourt Theatre, New York, 1966 August 9)
Box   13
Folder   1
Casting, production notes, reviews, 1966
The Robber Bridegroom / by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman (Harkness Theatre, New York, 1975)
Box   13
Folder   2
Reviews, 1975
Room Service / by John Murray and Allen Boretz (Juilliard)
Box   13
Folder   3
Cast list, undated
Rosemary and The Alligators / by Molly Kazan (York Playhouse, New York, 1960 November 15)
Box   13
Folder   4
Reviews, 1960-1961
School for Scandal / by Richard Sheridan (touring company, Juilliard Acting Company, 1972)
Box   13
Folder   5
Casting, reviews, miscellaneous, 1971-1972
Sing to Me Through Open Windows / by Arthur Kopit
Box   13
Folder   6
Two scripts, undated
Box   13
Folder   7
Scores, notes, undated
Six Characters in Search of an Author and The Rules of The Game / by Luigi Pirandello
Box   13
Folder   8
Scripts, undated
Soon / by Joe Kookoolis and Scott Fagen
Box   13
Folder   9
Casting, script, miscellaneous
Souvenir / by George Axelrod and Peter Viertel (Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975)
Box   13
Folder   10
Early script, 1975
Box   13
Folder   11
Revised script, 1975 October
Box   13
Folder   12
Two revised scripts, 1975 Fall
Box   13
Folder   13
Casting, reviews, 1975
Box   13
Folder   14
Production notes, designs, 1975
Take One Step (The New Pied Piper) / by Gerald Freedman and John Morris (New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival Mobile Theatre, New York, 1968)
Box   14
Folder   1
Nine screenplay drafts and revisions, 1968-1970
Box   14
Folder   2
Research, synopsis, notes, music, 1968-1970
Box   14
Folder   3
Television script, outlines and drafts, 1968-1970
Box   14
Folder   4
Two stage scripts, revised, and final script, 1974
The Taming of the Shrew (New York Shakespeare Festival, Belvedere Lakes Theatre, New York, 1960)
Box   14
Folder   5
Casting, production notes, reviews, 1960 Summer
The Tempest (New York, 1962 July 6)
Box   14
Folder   6
Casting, reviews, 1962 July
A Time for Singing (see “How Green Was My Valley”)
Timon of Athens (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacourt Theatre, Central Park, New York, 1971)
Box   14
Folder   7
Casting, production notes, reviews, 1971
Titus Andronicus (New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacourt Theatre, New York, 1967 August 2)
Box   14
Folder   8
Casting, production notes, designs, reviews, 1967
The Trojan Woman / by F. G. Yerby (project not done)
Box   14
Folder   9
Script, correspondence, 1970 May-1971 May
Trovarsi / by Luigi Pirandello (project not done)
Box   14
Folder   10
Program, review, undated
West Side Story / by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim (New York City Center, New York, 1964 April 8)
Box   14
Folder   11
Reviews, miscellaneous, 1964 Spring
Series: Miscellaneous File
Box   15
Folder   1
Concord Fabrics Inc. fashion show, 1966
Box   15
Folder   2
Israeli bond benefit, (Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1955)
New York Shakespeare Festival
Box   15
Folder   3
Grant proposal to the National Council on the Arts, 1966
Box   15
Folder   4
Miscellaneous, 1966-1972
Box   15
Folder   5
Theater and TV reviews and programs, circa 1955-1974
Box   15
Folder   6
Ticket stubs, miscellany, 1967-1969
Box   15
Folder   7
Writings regarding “Film writing,” undated
M88-153
Part 2 (M88-153): Additions, 1962-1986
Physical Description: 5.0 cubic feet (4 records center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box) and photographs 
Scope and Content Note: Additions, 1962-1986, of theater files containing playbills, clippings, scripts, reviews, notes, designs, scores, production information, correspondence, materials relating to casting, and production stills. Materials document Freedman's work on numerous productions and as a composer for the Acting Company (New York City), New York Shakespeare Festival, the American Shakespeare [Festival] Theatre (Stratford, Connecticut), the San Francisco Opera, and numerous other companies.
Box   1
Folder   1
Margery Kempe
Box   1
Folder   2-3
Polly, Mac, and Mr. Mordecai
Box   1
Folder   4-12
The Robber Bridegroom
The Acting Company
Box   1
Folder   13
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   14
Staff lists, schedules, auditions, etc.
Box   1
Folder   15
Reviews, articles, etc.
Box   1
Folder   16-17
The Acting Company in Repertory
Box   1
Folder   18
Camino Real
Box   6
Folder   2
Oversize material
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   1
Folder   19-24
Chapeau
Box   1
Folder   25
Duchess of Malfi
Box   1
Folder   26
Love's Labour Lost
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   1
Folder   27-28
The Robber Bridegroom
American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut
Box   1
Folder   29
Contract, 1978 March 29
Box   1
Folder   30
Casting, 1979
Box   1
Folder   31
Miscellaneous, 1979
Box   1
Folder   32
Director's statement, etc.
Box   1
Folder   33
Resignation, 1980 February 18
Box   1
Folder   34-35
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   36
Clippings
Box   1
Folder   37
1979 Season
Box   1
Folder   38
Reviews
Box   1
Folder   39
Reviews, 1979
Box   1
Folder   40
Casting notes
Box   1
Folder   41
Budget statements
Box   1
Folder   42
Sample of audience survey
Box   2
Folder   1-6
Twelfth Night
Box   2
Folder   7-10
The Tempest
Box   2
Folder   11-13
Julius Caesar
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
New York Shakespeare Festival
Box   2
Folder   14
1964
Box   2
Folder   15
Hamlet
Box   2
Folder   16
As You Like It
Box   2
Folder   17
A Comedy of Errors
Box   2
Folder   18
The Au Pair Man
Box   2
Folder   19
The Tempest
Box   2
Folder   20
Electra
Box   2
Folder   21
Taming of the Shrew
Box   2
Folder   22
Henry IV Parts I and II
Box   2
Folder   23
Take One Step
Box   2
Folder   24
Hasty Pudding
Box   2
Folder   25
St. Matthew Passion
Box   2
Folder   26
Beatrix Cenci
Box   2
Folder   27
Bells Are Ringing
Box   2
Folder   28
On the Town
Box   2
Folder   29
Otello, Tucson
Box   2
Folder   30
Peer Gynt
Box   2
Folder   31
Poppea
Box   2
Folder   32
Rosemary
Box   2
Folder   33-34
Northwestern University Gala, television
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   2
Folder   35
West Side Story
Box   2
Folder   36
West Side Story revival
Box   2
Folder   37
West Side Story, Paris
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   2
Folder   38
Gooney Bird preview
Box   2
Folder   39-41
The Graduate unproduced musical
Box   2
Folder   42
Beverly Sills television gala
Box   2
Folder   43-45
Quasimodo unproduced musical
Box   2
Folder   46-50
The Grand Tour Broadway
Box   2
Folder   51-52
Jewish Vaudeville/2nd Avenue Rag, new play Phoenix Theatre
Box   3
Folder   1-7
Angle of Repose, San Francisco Opera
Box   6
Folder   3
Oversize material
Box   3
Folder   8
Mrs. Warren's Profession
Box   3
Folder   9-10
Sarava pre-Broadway
Box   3
Folder   11
Ice-Travaganza
Box   3
Folder   12
The Incomparable Max
Box   3
Folder   13
The Creation of the World and Other Business
Box   3
Folder   14
The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis
Box   3
Folder   15-16
Die Fledermaus
Box   3
Folder   17
The Gay Life
Box   3
Folder   18
Gypsy
Box   3
Folder   19
Hair
Box   3
Folder   20
Television
Box   3
Folder   21-47
Mahalia
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   3
Folder   48
Naughty Marietta
Box   3
Folder   49
Oh, Kay!
Box   3
Folder   50
Casting for Gay Life, The Day the Whores Came Out..., and Milliken show
Box   3
Folder   51
Miscellaneous
America's Sweetheart
Box   4
Folder   1-5
General
Box   4
Folder   6
Miami, 1984-1985
Box   4
Folder   7-9
Hartford, Connecticut, 1985
Box   4
Folder   10-13
Northwestern University, 1983
Box   6
Folder   8
Oversize material
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   4
Folder   14
Katya Kabanova, San Francisco Opera, 1983
Box   6
Folder   5
Oversize material
Box   4
Folder   15
The Skin of Our Teeth, The Acting Company, JFK Center, 1984
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   4
Folder   16
The Show Off, Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey, 1984
Box   4
Folder   17
The Normal Heart
Box   4
Folder   18
Lucia de Lammermoor, Miami Opera, 1983-1984
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   4
Folder   19-21
Nabucco, San Francisco Opera, 1982
Box   6
Folder   6
Oversize material
WCFTR Stills Archive  
Photographs
Box   4
Folder   22
La Boheme, San Francisco Opera, 1986
Box   4
Folder   23-24
Colette, New York, 1970
Box   4
Folder   25
The Song of Norway, New York City Opera, 1981
Box   4
Folder   26
Death and Taxes script, 1982
Box   4
Folder   27-29
Gone with Hardy or Cuckoo Waltz scripts
Box   4
Folder   30-31
Take One Step scripts
Box   4
Folder   32
Prince of Central Park West synopsis, 1984
Box   4
Folder   33
American Portraits, Baltimore Opera, 1985
Box   6
Folder   7
Oversize material
Box   4
Folder   34
Cry of Clytemnestra, San Francisco Opera, 1981
Box   4
Folder   35
Great Lakes Theatre Festival
St. Matthew Passion
Box   5
Folder   1
Annotated score
Box   5
Folder   2-3
Minnesota Opera, 1976-1977
Box   5
Folder   4-5
San Francisco Opera, 1972-1973
Box   6
Folder   4
Oversize materials (production unknown)
Box   5
Folder   6-10
The Sound of Music, Australia, 1982
Box   5
Folder   11-13
A Time for Singing, 1962-1966
Box   5
Folder   14
L'Italiana in Algeri, Miami Opera, 1984-1985
Box   6
Folder   1
Miscellaneous oversize materials
M2008-055
Part 3 (M2008-055): Additions, 1945-1995
Physical Description: 6.6 cubic feet (17 archives boxes) and 1.0 cubic foot of photographs (2 archives boxes and 1 flat box) 
Scope and Content Note: Additions, 1945-1995, personal and business correspondence, play scripts and prompt scripts, stage-play and television production files; and photographs, including portraits, snapshots, and scene stills and production stills of plays directed by Mr. Freedman.
Series: Biographical
Box   1
Folder   1
Résumés, clippings on career, Who's Who and theatrical encyclopedia entries on Gerald Freedman, press releases
Box   1
Folder   2
Address book
Series: Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1945-1951
Note: Mostly to and from family and friends, but with some letters dealing with the Valley Players, Holyoke, Massachusetts, and Gerald Freedman's employment there (playbills, press releases and form letters of the Valley Players originally associated with the correspondence have been filed separately in Box 3, Folder 14).
Box   3
Folder   4-7
General correspondence, 1971-1973, 1975-1980, 1984
Box   2
Folder   1-2
General correspondence (continued)
Box   2
Folder   3
Personal correspondence, 1961-1988, , undated
Box   2
Folder   4
Letters from family, 1976-1977
Box   2
Folder   4
Gerald Freedman related draft documents, 1945-1948
Box   2
Folder   5
Letters to and from Mrs. Fannie Freedman, Gerald Freedman's mother
Note: Also includes obituaries on her death on September 28, 1979, and letters of condolence.
Box   2
Folder   6
Letters from notable correspondents
Note: Includes Julie Andrews, Deborah Kerr, Joseph Papp, Jerome Robbins, Beverly Sills, Jan Skotnicki, and Jean Stapleton.
Series: General
American College Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Box   2
Folder   7
Correspondence, schedules, and playbills for venues attended during tours, 1975-1983
Note: Also includes transcripts of comments on productions at the venues by Freedman.
American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut
Box   2
Folder   8
Correspondence list, 1983
Harold Clurman
Box   2
Folder   9
Essays by Harold Clurman: photocopies
Box   2
Folder   9
“Soviet Diary”: typescript
Box   2
Folder   9
Correspondence between Freedman and Clurman, 1975
Contracts
Box   2
Folder   10
Various productions directed by Freedman
Great Lakes Theater Festival
Box   2
Folder   11
Clippings, playbills and correspondence, 1984-1987
Box   3
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1986
Box   3
Folder   2-3
Casting lists, 1986-1987
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theater Arts
Box   3
Folder   4
Correspondence, 1974-1977
Note: With John Mitchell about Freedman's teaching at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts (later part of the Northwood Institute Arts Program).
Juilliard School
Box   3
Folder   5
Correspondence, lecture notes, regarding courses on directing, 1972-1974
Note: Lectures involved the topic “Acting Style,” and the plays Room Service and Six Characters in Search of an Author.
Alvina Krause
Box   3
Folder   6
“The Playhouse, Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, 100 Productions”: pamphlet, 1956
Box   3
Folder   7
Letters from and about Alvina Krause
Box   3
Folder   7
Studies of Krause in Northwestern University publications
Box   3
Folder   7
Obituaries and eulogies, 1982 January
Box   3
Folder   7
Receipt and release for a legacy to Freedman under Krause's will
Box   3
Folder   7
Playbills for dedication of Krause Theater at Northwestern
National Opera Institute and Central Opera Service
Box   3
Folder   8
Flyers and correspondence
Note: Especially about a Central Opera Service conference in Toronto, October 1979, at which Freedman made a presentation on “New Directions for Opera Interpretation.”
New York Shakespeare Festival
Box   3
Folder   9
Report and correspondence, circa 1964
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University Theatre, 1947-1950
Note: Plays featuring Freedman as an actor and set designer.
Box   3
Folder   10
Clippings and playbills, 1948
Note: For Antigone, by Sophocles (November-December 1948), Dream Girl, by Elmer Rice (October 1948) and Volpone, by Ben Jonson (December 1947 and July 1948).
Box   3
Folder   11
Playbill for the “Waa-Mu Show of 1950”
Alumni Awards, 1975 April 26
Box   3
Folder   12
Brochure and award
Proposals for new media production and studies programs, 1983
Box   3
Folder   13
Schedules, rundowns, for 1980 campus television narrowcasts
Box   3
Folder   13
Letter from Roy V. Wood, regarding proposal, 1983 September 28
The Valley Players, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1950
Box   3
Folder   14
Playbills, form letters, press release announcing Freedman's appointment as set designer
Note: Also includes a few script pages and drafts of lyrics.
Series: Projects: Theater
Note: Productions directed by Freedman, unless noted otherwise or unidentified.
Photographs have been separated and described in the Photographs series, and are arranged by production.
The Alligators / play by Molly Kazan
Unidentified production
Box   3
Folder   15
Script: copy with corrections, undated
America's Sweetheart: musical / book by John Weidman and Alfred Uhry, music by Robert Waldman, lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Huntington Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, 1985
Box   3
Folder   16
Death and Taxes: play script with production notes, after 1982 August 25
Box   3
Folder   17
America's Sweetheart: play script copy, 1983 December
Box   4
Folder   1
America's Sweetheart: play script copy, circa 1984
Box   4
Folder   2
America's Sweetheart: typed draft, undated
Note: With undated letter from Steve R.
Box   4
Folder   3
Notes and correspondence, 1983-1985
Box   4
Folder   4
Play script: copy with corrections, and playbill, 1984
As You Like It / play by William Shakespeare
Equity Library Theatre Inc., 1952
Box   4
Folder   5
Prompt script, production notes, copy for playbill and letters from Sefton Darr and Alvina Kraus
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1963
Box   4
Folder   6
Prompt book
Box   4
Folder   7
Prompt script
The Au Pair Man / play by Hugh Leonard
New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973-1974
Box   4
Folder   8
Prompt script, including cast, crew and prop lists, and light plots
A Beast's Story / play by Adrienne Kennedy
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Note: As half of a double-bill with The Owl Answers, end Cities in Bezique.
Box   4
Folder   9
Play script: copy with corrections, undated
Bells Are Ringing: musical / book and lyrics by Betty Comdon and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne
Shubert Theatre and Alvin Theatre, New York, directed by Jerome Robbins, assistant director Gerald Freedman, 1956-1959
Box   5
Folder   1
Book: typescript carbon-copy, undated
Note: Includes schedules, lists of numbers, orchestral forces. Also includes prop list for “The Merry Widow.”
Box   5
Folder   2
Director's notes, telegrams, clippings
Box   5
Folder   3
Prompt script: typescript carbon-copy with scene dividers
Blood Wedding / play by Federico García Lorca
Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988 October 7-22
Box   5
Folder   4
Congratulatory correspondence and clippings
La Bohème / opera by Giacomo Puccini
San Francisco Opera, 1986
Box   5
Folder   5
Libretto: copy with cuts marked, playbill, chorus breakdown, cast list, supers list, props lists, director's notes, correspondence
Brigadoon: musical / book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
New York City Opera, 1986
Box   5
Folder   6
Book, congratulatory cards from cast, clippings, playbill, scene plot, schedules, contact sheets, prop lists, lighting cue sheets, playbill for original production, correspondence, clippings
Camino Real / play by Tennessee Williams
National Theatre, New York City, directed by Elia Kazan, produced by Cheryl Crawford, 1953 March-May
Box   5
Folder   7-9
Tennessee Williams's notes on the play: copy, prompt script, and production notes
Box   5
Folder   7-9
Tennessee Williams, American Blues: copy, including “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real,” signed by Cheryl Crawford
Colette / play by Elinor Jones, adapted from book by Robert Phelps, Earthly Paradise
Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York City, 1970
Box   5
Folder   10
Typescript: photocopy, revised 1969 December
Box   6
Folder   1
Typescript: copy with corrections, revised 1970 February 28
The Comedy of Errors / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1967
Box   6
Folder   2
Prompt book
Coriolanus / play by William Shakespeare
Various productions
Box   6
Folder   3
Notes, clippings, and playbills
A Critic and His Wife / play by John Ford Noonan
Reading at the John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1989 March 28
Box   6
Folder   4
Correspondence, playbill, and play script
Eminent Domain / play by Percy Granger
McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey, and Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981 January-February
Box   6
Folder   5
Agreement between the McCarter Theatre and Freedman, 1980 November 5
Box   6
Folder   5
Stage plans and set designs, 1980 November
Box   6
Folder   5
Clippings, notes, play script: copy
The Gay Life: musical / book by Fay and Michael Kanin, lyrics by Howard Dietz, music by Arthur Schwartz, adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's play Anatol
Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1961 November 1961
Box   6
Folder   6
“The Affairs of Anatol” play script: copy, undated
Note: Marked “Property of Howard Dietz.”
Box   6
Folder   7
Script: annotated copy, 1960 October 14, revised 1961 January 17
Box   6
Folder   8
Director's notes, schedules, scene plot, memos from authors
Gone with Hardy, a Cuckoo Waltz / play by David Allen
Westbeth Theatre Center, New York City, 1984 March
Box   6
Folder   9
Typescript: copy, revised 1983 March 23
Box   6
Folder   10
Directors notes, script revises, script: copy
Box   17
Folder   1
Casting notes and correspondence, music and lyrics, director's notes and research, clippings on first production in Newcastle, England, schedules, contact lists, costume plot and prop list, sound effects plot, post-production correspondence with David Allen
The Grand Tour / musical, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on S.N. Behrman's adaptation of Franz Werfel's play, Jacobowsky and the Colonel
Palace Theatre, New York City, 1979 January
Box   7
Folder   1
Play script: copy with corrections, rehearsal draft, 1978 September 11
Gypsy: musical / book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Broadway Theatre, New York City, Gerald Freedman assistant to the director, Jerome Robbins, 1959 May 21-1960 July 9
Box   7
Folder   2
Score: selections, script: revised, and rehearsal notes, 1959
Box   7
Folder   3
Script: copy with corrections and inserts
Hair: musical / book and lyrics by Jerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot
Unidentified production
Box   17
Folder   2
Script: copy, copyright 1966
Happy Hunting: musical / book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, lyrics by Matt Dubey, music by Harold Karr
Valley Forge Music Fair, 1958 June 9-21
Box   7
Folder   4
Playbill and clipping
Home Is the Sailor (Os Velhos Marinheiros ou o Capitão de Longo Curso) / novel by Jorge Amado, 1961, English translation, 1964
Unidentified production
Box   7
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1986
Note: Regarding rights with a view to a stage musical version of the novel.
L'Incoronazione di Poppeia / opera by Claudio Monteverdi
New York City Opera, 1973
Box   7
Folder   6
Scene plot
Invitation to a Beheading / play by Vladimir Nabokov
New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, 1969
Box   7
Folder   7
Play script: photocopy of typescript with annotations
Note: Marked “Closest thing to a prompt script (now).”
Jenùfa / opera by Leos Janáček
Juilliard American Opera Center, New York City, 1978
Box   7
Folder   8
Correspondence with set designer Josef Svoboda and conductor Peter Adler
Box   7
Folder   8
Scene plot, lighting notes, schedules, cast list, director's notes, and clippings
Julius Caesar / play by William Shakespeare
American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut, 1979
Box   7
Folder   9-10
Prompt book with set designs, cast list and breakdown
King Lear / play by William Shakespeare
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1968 November-1969 February
Box   7
Folder   11
Playbill
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / opera by Dmitri Shostakovich
San Francisco Opera, 1981
Box   7
Folder   12
Libretto, breakdowns, props lists, scene plots, research photocopies and clippings, playbill, clippings of reviews
San Francisco Opera, 1988
Box   8
Folder   1
Correspondence, production calendar, short score of Scene 3, schedules, staff assignments, chorus notes scenes in Act III, playbill
Love's Labor's Lost / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1965 July
Box   8
Folder   2-3
Production book, with cast and staff credits, sketch of set design, play script with director's notes, music for “When daisies and violets blue ...,” sound cue sheets, property list, light cue sheets
Box   8
Folder   4
Prompt Book
City Center Acting Company, 1975-1976
Box   8
Folder   5
“Directing Love's Labor's Lost” / by Gerald Freedman
Box   8
Folder   5
Play script: annotated copy, undated
New York Shakespeare Festival, Newman Theatre, New York, 1989 January-March
Box   8
Folder   6
Cue schedule and staging notes
Measure for Measure / play by William Shakespeare
New Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California, 1981
Box   8
Folder   7
Clippings
The Merry Widow: operetta / music by Franz Lehar
Colonie Musical Theatre, undated
Box   17
Folder   3
Playbill, undated
The Milliken Breakfast Show
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, Grand Ballroom, staged by Gerald Freeman, 1964 May 25-June 12
Box   8
Folder   8
Playbill
Much Ado About Nothing / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1988
Box   9
Folder   1
Blocking book, research, production notes
Naughty Marietta: operetta / music by Victor Herbert, book and lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
New York City Opera production, State Theater, New York City, directed by Gerald Freedman and Theodor Pappas, 1978
Box   9
Folder   2
Book and score as adapted by Frederick S. Roffman, notes, prop lists, cast lists, and set designs
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad / play by Arthur Kopit
Phoenix Theatre, New York City, directed by Jerome Robbins, 1962 February
Box   9
Folder   3
Play script: copy, revised 1962 November 29
The Ohio State Murders / play by Adrienne Kennedy
Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, undated
Box   9
Folder   4
Play script
On the Town: musical / book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Alfred Green, music by Leonard Bernstein
Carnegie Hall Playhouse, New York City, 1958 December
Box   9
Folder   5
Clippings
The Owl Answers / play by Adrienne Kennedy
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Note: As half of a double-bill (with A Beast's Story) end Cities of Bezique.
Box   9
Folder   6
Play script: copy with annotations for lighting and music cues, undated
Peer Gynt / play by Henrik Ibsen
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Box   9
Folder   7
“Freedman Edition” annotated and rearranged text of a translation of the play, version III, 1969 March 28
Box   9
Folder   8
Play text: photocopy
Box   9
Folder   9-10
Prompt book: annotated copy
Box   10
Folder   1
Lyrics and music
Peter Pepper: proposed musical film / book by Ira Wallach, music by John Morris, lyrics by Gerald Freedman
Note: See also Take One Step.
Unidentified production
Box   10
Folder   2
Drafts of screenplay, lyrics and music, correspondence, 1970
Post Mortem / play by Lynn Parker
Unidentified production
Box   10
Folder   3
Play script: annotated photocopy, undated
The Postman Always Rings Twice / opera by Stephen Paulus, based on the novel by James M. Cain
Greater Miami Opera, Miami, Florida, 1988 March
Box   10
Folder   4
Props lists, contact sheet, light cues, research clippings; playbill, clippings of reviews, and congratulatory cards
Quasimodo: musical / book by Anthony Scully, lyrics by Hal Hackady, music by Larry Grossman, based on Notre Dame de Paris, by Victor Hugo
Unidentified production
Box   10
Folder   5
Script: second draft, and notes, 1977 September 15
Box   10
Folder   6
Script: third draft, and notes, 1978 May 10
Richard III, play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1966 Summer
Box   10
Folder   7
Prompt Book: annotated play script of Penguin Books edition
The Robber Bridegroom: opera / book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry, music by Robert Waldman, adapted from the novel by Eudora Welty
Harkness Theater, New York City, 1975 October 7-18
Box   10
Folder   8
Play script: photocopy typescript first draft
Box   10
Folder   9
Play script: photocopy typescript second first draft
“Robbins Project”/”Poppa Piece”
Unidentified production
Box   11
Folder   1-2
Drafts and notes for a project titled “Poppa,” 1976-1991
Box   11
Folder   3
Drafts for a project titled “Jerry Robbins Project,” 1990-1991
Box   11
Folder   4
Director's notes, correspondence regarding casting and scheduling, rehearsal schedules, 1990-1991
Romeo and Juliet / play by William Shakespeare
Unidentified production, SUNY Purchase, 1983
Box   11
Folder   5
Correspondence and director's notes
Rosemary / play by Molly Kazan
York Theatre, New York City, 1960 December
Box   11
Folder   6
Play script: copy, undated
Box   11
Folder   7
Play script: annotated and revised copy
Run for the Money: musical / book and lyrics by Gerald Freedman?
Unidentified production
Box   11
Folder   8
Play script with lyrics: draft
The Saint Matthew Passion / oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Semi-staged performance, San Francisco Opera, 1973 and 1976
Box   11
Folder   9-11
Stage plan, notes, cast, schedules, properties list, annotated score
The Saintliness of Margery Kempe / play by John Wulp
York Theatre, New York City, 1959
Note: First production.
Box   12
Folder   1
Letter from John Wulp, 1972 July 13
Box   12
Folder   1
Director's notes on Act Three: photocopy; play script: copy, undated
The School for Scandal / play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
APA Phoenix Production, Juilliard Theater Center, City Center Acting Company Group I production, directed by Ellis Raab, 1966-1967
Box   12
Folder   2
Play script: cut version, part 1
Box   12
Folder   3
Play script, part 2
Lyceum Theatre, City Center Acting Company revival, 1995 November-December
Box   12
Folder   4
Letter of agreement
Second Avenue Rag / play by Allan Knee
Unidentified production
Box   12
Folder   5
Play script: copy, undated
Box   12
Folder   6
“Jewish Vaudeville” play script: copy, undated
Sing to Me through Open Windows / play by Arthur Kopit
Players Theatre, New York City, 1965 March
Note: As half of a double bill with The Day the Whores Came Out to Play.
Box   12
Folder   7
Play script: annotated copy, revised 1961 December 7
Song of Norway: musical / music by Edvard Grieg, book by Milton Lazarus, musical adaptation and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
New York City Opera Production, Lincoln Center, 1981 September
Box   12
Folder   8
Book: copy
Soon: musical / music by Joseph M. Kookoolis and Scott Fagan, lyrics by Scott Fagan
Ritz Theatre, New York City, with additional staging by Gerald Freedman, 1971 January
Box   12
Folder   9
Clippings
The Sound of Music: musical / book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III, music by Richard Rodgers
Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia, 1983
Box   12
Folder   10
Clippings
South Pacific: musical / music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New York City Opera, State Theater, New York City, 1987 March
Box   13
Folder   1
Production history and book
Box   13
Folder   2
Correspondence, director's notes, casting, props list, and schedules
Box   13
Folder   3
Clippings and congratulatory telegrams
Take One Step!: musical / book by Gerald Freedman, lyrics by Gerald Freedman and John Morris, music by John Morris
Note: See also Peter Pepper.
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1968
Box   13
Folder   4
Play script: typed, undated
Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, 1986
Box   13
Folder   5
Drafts, notes, correspondence, copyright registration form, 1985
Box   13
Folder   5
Drafts, 1968
Screenplay version, undated
Box   13
Folder   6
Screenplay: photocopy, including storyboard illustrations, undated
The Taming of the Shrew / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1960
Box   13
Folder   7
Script: annotated
The Tempest / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1962 Summer
Box   13
Folder   8
Prompt book and music: annotated, Pelican Shakespeare edition
Box   14
Folder   1
Prompt book: copy annotated, Pelican Shakespeare edition
American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut, 1979
Box   14
Folder   2
Prompt book, rehearsal schedule and production notes
Box   14
Folder   2
Director's notes
A Time for Singing / adaptation as a musical of Richard Llewellyn's novel How Green Was My Valley, book and lyrics by Gerald Freedman and John Morris, music by John Morris
Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1966 May-June
Box   14
Folder   3
“I Remember, My Love”: copy of play script, revised 1964 December 22
Box   14
Folder   4
“How Green Was My Valley”: copy of play script, 1965 February 10
Box   14
Folder   5
“A Time for Singing”: copy of play script, 1965 October 20
Box   14
Folder   6
“A Time for Singing”: rehearsal notes, J. Wishy, 1966
Box   14
Folder   6
Director's memos to cast and crew, and letters to Gerald Freedman on the production from Joseph Wishy, 1966
Box   14
Folder   7
Schedules, clippings, playbill, production correspondence, 1965
Unidentified production, circa 1991
Box   14
Folder   8
Play script: copy, revised 1991
Various productions
Box   15
Folder   1
Correspondence
Unidentified German language production
Box   15
Folder   2
“Wie grün war mein Tal einst”: book, German translation and revision by Johannes Felsenstein, 1978 September
Box   15
Folder   3
“Wie grün war mein Tal einst”: score
Box   15
Folder   4
“A Time for Singing, Felsenstein”: correspondence and agreements with Johannes Felsenstein, 1978-1981
Box   17
Folder   4
Correspondence with Johannes Felsenstein, 1981-1983
Titus Andronicus / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1967
Box   15
Folder   5
Prompt book: annotated play script
La Tragédie de Carmen / opera by Georges Bizet
Bouffes du Nord, Paris, directed by Peter Brook, 1981
Box   15
Folder   6
Playbill and clippings
West Side Story: musical / book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein
Unidentified production
Box   15
Folder   7
Play script: copy of typescript, undated
Box   15
Folder   8
Play script: copy, undated
Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, directed by Jerome Robbins, assistant to the director Gerald Freedman, 1957 September
Box   15
Folder   9
Play script: copy, undated
Box   15
Folder   9
Original drawing of Gerald Freedman: signed, 1957 September 2
Box   15
Folder   9
Music cue list, revised script pages, staff and cast lists
Box   16
Folder   1
Play script: copy with revisions, undated
Box   16
Folder   2
Play script: copy with lighting cues, undated
Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1958
Box   16
Folder   3
Clippings and playbill
Series: Projects: Television
A Muse of Fire: A Shakespeare Gala, 1980
Note: Proposed television program and potential series to be produced by WNET Thirteen/The Educational Broadcasting Corporation, for which Freedman served as proposal consultant.
Box   16
Folder   4
Contracts, contact list, casting notes, drafts of presentations on Shakespeare, proposal brochure
The Way They Were, a Northwestern University Television Special, distributed by Paramount Television, produced by Bob Banner and Gerald Freedman, recorded 1980 October
Box   16
Folder   5
Script: final draft, 1980 September 26
Box   16
Folder   6-8
Production files, scheduling, cast list, staff list, rundown, script
Unidentified projects
Box   16
Folder   9
Notes and sketches for various film or television scripts, undated
Note: Originally in folder labeled “Rainbow on My Shoulder.”
Series: Photographs
Gerald Freedman
Box   18
Folder   1
Portraits
Box   20
Folder   1
Oversize prints
Box   19
Folder   21
Negatives
Box   18
Folder   2
Snapshots of Freedman, relatives and friends
Note: Includes Edward Albee and Deborah Kerr.
Box   18
Folder   3
Slides
Note: Includes James Jones and Colleen Dewhurst.
Box   18
Folder   5
George Cukor, Judy Holliday, Stacy Keach, Alvina Krause, and Charlotte Rae
Box   18
Folder   6
Directing
Box   18
Folder   7
Acting appearances and stage designs
Box   18
Folder   8
Scene and production stills
Projects: Theater
Ariadne auf Naxos / opera by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss
Unidentified production
Box   18
Folder   9
Contact sheets and enlargement order list
As You Like It / play by William Shakespeare
Equity Library Theatre Inc., 1952
Box   18
Folder   10
Scene stills
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1963
Box   18
Folder   11
Scene stills
The Au Pair Man / play by Hugh Leonard
New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973-1974
Box   18
Folder   12
Scene still
Il Ballo delle ingrate / opera by Claudio Monteverdi
San Francisco Opera, 1981
Note: In double bill with The Cry of Clytemnestra.
Box   18
Folder   13
Scene stills
A Beast's Story / play by Adrienne Kennedy
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Note: As half of a double-bill with The Owl Answers, end Cities in Bezique.
Box   18
Folder   14
Scene stills
Bells Are Ringing: musical / book and lyrics by Betty Comdon and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne
Shubert Theatre and Alvin Theatre, New York, directed by Jerome Robbins, assistant director Gerald Freedman, 1956-1959
Box   18
Folder   15
Scene stills
Black Electra / play adapted from Sophocles
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Box   18
Folder   16
Scene still
Brigadoon: musical / book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
New York City Opera, 1986
Box   18
Folder   17
Scene mockups
Colette / play by Elinor Jones, adapted from book by Robert Phelps, Earthly Paradise
Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York City, 1970
Box   18
Folder   18
Scene stills
The Comedy of Errors / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1967
Box   18
Folder   19
Scene still
The Cry of Clytemnestra / opera by John Eaton
San Francisco Opera, 1981
Note: In double bill with Il Ballo delle ingrate.
Box   18
Folder   20
Set design still
Electra / play by Sophocles
Note: See also Black Electra.
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1964
Box   18
Folder   21
Scene stills
Ergo / play by Jakov Lind
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1968
Box   18
Folder   22
Scene stills of Jack Hollander and Gerald Freedman
Gone with Hardy, a Cuckoo Waltz / play by David Allen
Westbeth Theatre Center, New York City, 1984 March
Box   18
Folder   23
Casting portraits of Kathleen Doyle and Michael O'Connor
Box   18
Folder   23
Stills of O'Connor as Stan
Hasty Pudding Theatricals review, Harvard University
Unidentified productions, 1940s
Box   18
Folder   24
Scene stills
Idomeneo / opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1974 May
Box   18
Folder   25
Scene stills by Richard Braaten
Box   18
Folder   25
Contact sheets, 1974 May 18-19
Invitation to a Beheading / play by Vladimir Nabokov
New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, 1969
Box   18
Folder   26
Scene stills
Jenùfa / opera by Leos Janáček
Juilliard American Opera Center, New York City, 1978
Box   18
Folder   27
Stage mockups
King Lear / play by William Shakespeare
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1968 November-1969 February
Box   18
Folder   28
Scene stills
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / opera by Dmitri Shostakovich
San Francisco Opera, 1981
Box   18
Folder   29
Scene stills, before 1982 July 15
San Francisco Opera, 1988
Box   18
Folder   30
Snapshots
Love's Labor's Lost / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1965 July
Box   19
Folder   1
Scene stills
Box   19
Folder   1
Production still of Freedman directing
Lucia di Lammermoor / opera by Gaetano Donizetti
Unidentified production
Box   19
Folder   2
Scene stills, before 1984 March 4
Box   20
Folder   2
Scene stills, oversize, before 1984 March 4
Macbird! / play by Barbara Garson
Village Gate (Upstairs), directed by Roy Levine, 1967 February
Box   19
Folder   3
Scene stills
Orfeo / opera by Claudio Montiverdi
San Francisco Opera, 1972
Box   19
Folder   4
Scene stills, before 1975 January 11
The Owl Answers / play by Adrienne Kennedy
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Note: As half of a double-bill (with A Beast's Story) end Cities of Bezique.
Box   19
Folder   5
Scene stills
Peer Gynt / play by Henrik Ibsen
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1969
Box   19
Folder   6
Scene stills
Richard III, play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1966 Summer
Box   19
Folder   7
Scene stills
The Saint Matthew Passion / oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Semi-staged performance, San Francisco Opera, 1973 and 1976
Box   19
Folder   8
Scene stills
Box   19
Folder   9
Slides and transparencies
South Pacific: musical / music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New York City Opera, State Theater, New York City, 1987 March
Box   19
Folder   10
Stills of mockups of stage settings, 1986 November
Souvenir / play by George Axelrod and Peter Viertel
Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, California, 1975
Box   19
Folder   11
Contact sheets
Take One Step!: musical / book by Gerald Freedman, lyrics by Gerald Freedman and John Morris, music by John Morris
Note: See also Peter Pepper.
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1968
Box   19
Folder   12
Production stills of Freedman with others, including Ethel Martin and John Morris
The Taming of the Shrew / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1960
Box   19
Folder   13
Scene stills
The Tempest / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1962 Summer
Box   19
Folder   15
Scene stills
Box   20
Folder   3
Picture of Paul Stevens and Kathy Widdoes
Unidentified production
Box   19
Folder   14
Contact sheets
A Time for Singing / adaptation as a musical of Richard Llewellyn's novel How Green Was My Valley, book and lyrics by Gerald Freedman and John Morris, music by John Morris
Unidentified German language production
Box   19
Folder   16
John Morris and Freedman during rehearsal, general rehearsal shots, contact sheets
Titus Andronicus / play by William Shakespeare
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1967
Box   19
Folder   17
Rehearsal
Twelfth Night / play by William Shakespeare
American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut, 1976
Box   19
Folder   18
Contact sheets
Unidentified
Box   19
Folder   19
From various shows, prints and contact sheets
Projects: Television
ABC Stage 67
Episode 23: I'm Getting Married: musical / book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Jules Styne, directed by Gerald Freedman, broadcast 1967 March 16
Box   19
Folder   20
Stills showing Freedman directing Ann Bancroft and Dick Shawm
The Way They Were
Northwestern University, 1980
Box   18
Folder   4
Freedman with others