Alan Schneider Papers, 1929-1980

Summary Information

Title: Alan Schneider Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1980

  • Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984
Call Number: U.S. Mss 57AN; Audio 448A; Audio 916A

Quantity: 82.0 cubic feet (109 archives boxes, 38 records center cartons, 1 volume, 1 package) and 17 tape recordings

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Alan Schneider, a theatrical director who has been associated with the work of Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and other prominent modern playwrights. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to plays which Schneider directed or considered for direction, from director's scripts, production notes, correspondence, and contracts to playbills and clippings. Represented are productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, on television, and by various regional and student theatrical groups. Also relating to professional activities are subject files on international travel as a theater student, his association with numerous professional organizations, and his consultation for the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Theatre Communications Group. On tape is a 1966 interview which expresses views on the American stage. A group of writings include published articles and essays, radio scripts written for the Office of War Information and other federal agencies during World War II, and unpublished writings and plays. Among the noteworthy correspondents are Richard Aldrich, Robert C. Gard, Julie Harris, Garson Kanin, Walter F. Kerr, Harold B. McCarty, Joseph Papp, Gregory Peck, and David Susskind.

Language: English

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