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Guide to the Elizabeth Robins Papers MSS.002


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Collection processed by Janet Evander.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 21, 2022
Description is in English.

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Series VIII: Theater Productions

Scope and Contents note

Series VIII reflects Elizabeth Robins's interest in non-profit theater and Ibsen dramas. With the exception of the acting contracts dating from 1883, when Robins was living in America, and a prompt copy for The King's Pleasure, the materials in this series relate to her theater experiences in England. In addition, there is material relating to the production of Votes for Women!, Robins's suffrage play, published in 1907.

Subseries A: Business Records

Scope and Contents note

Subseries A contains business records from the period when Robins produced and/or acted in such Ibsen plays as Hedda Gabler (1891, 1898), The Master Builder (1893), and Little Eyolf (1896). There are also business accounts and seating charts for the 1897 production of Echegaray's Mariana, which she directed. Some of these plays were produced by the New Century Theatre, which Robins, William Archer, and others formed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 204 Folder : 1 Hedda Gabler 1891, 1898

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 269, Folder 2.

1891 -1898
Box: 204 Folder : 2 Ibsen Performances at the Opera Comique Theatre 1893

General note

See also individual plays.

1893
Box: 204 Folder : 3 Ibsen subscription performances 1894
1894
Box: 204 Folder : 4 Ibsen birthday subscriptions 1898
1898
Box: 204 Folder : 5 Karin (May-June) 1892
1892
Box: 204 Folder : 6 Little Eyolf 1896

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 269, Folder 3.

1896
Box: 204 Folder : 7 Little Eyolf--ticket requests (November) 1896
1896
Box: 204 Folder : 8 Mariana 1897

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 269, Folder 4.

1897
Box: 204 Folder : 9 The Master Builder 1893, 1895

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 269, Folder 5.

1893 -1895
Box: 204 Folder : 10 The Master Builder--set sketches, property list, names of actors suggested for play
Box: 204 Folder : 11 The New Century Theatre 1897, n.d.

Scope and Content

See also Oversize Material, Box 13, Folder 10 and Series II, Boxes 20 and 21: "Wm. Archer."

1897
Box: 204 Folder : 12 Votes for Women--correspondence re: production 1906, 1907
1906 -1907
Box: 204 Folder : 13 Votes for Women--contract for production 1906
1906
Box: 204 Folder : 14 Miscellaneous business records

Subseries B: Prompt Copies and Annotated Typescripts

Scope and Contents note

Subseries B is made up of typescripts and prompt copies of Ibsen and Echegaray plays. Most are annotated by Robins and some contain other annotations: the typescript for Mariana has added corrections by both Henry James and William Archer. There are also a prompt copies of Mrs. Humphry Ward's Eleanor and of Henry James's play, The American, also annotated by Robins.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 205 Folder : 1 The American Printed
Box: 205 Folder : 2 Eleanor (by Mary Augusta Ward) Printed
Box: 205 Folder : 3 Hedda Gabler TS
Box: 205 Folder : 4 Hedda Gabler, "Property of Elizabeth Robins and Marion Lea" TS
Box: 205 Folder : 5 Hedda Gabler Printed
Box: 205 Folder : 6 Hedda Gabler Printed
Box: 205 Folder : 7 John Gabriel Borkman Printed
Box: 205 Folder : 8 The King's Pleasure MS
Box: 205 Folder : 9 Mariana (with corrections by Henry James and William Archer) TS
Box: 205 Folder : 10 Mariana TS
Box: 205 Folder : 11 Mariana TS
Box: 206 Folder : 12 The Master Builder Printed
Box: 206 Folder : 13 The Master Builder Printed
Box: 206 Folder : 14 Queen Mary: Tragedy in 5 Acts TS/Printed
Box: 206 Folder : 15 Rosmersholm (1886) Printed
1896
Box: 206 Folder : 16 Votes for Women TS (bound)
Box: 206 Folder : 17 The Witness (Pauline) TS
1899

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