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Guide to the Duke Players Records, 1930-1986

Summary

Duke University's Duke Players was founded in February 1931, with the intention of providing students with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theater. Records include production files, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, posters, and scrapbooks.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.31.07.0008
Title
Duke Players records
Date
1930-1986
Creator
Duke University. Duke Players
Extent
10 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Records include production files, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, posters, and scrapbooks. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1986.

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[Identification of item], Duke Players Records, 1930-1986, University Archives, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

After Magritte
Box 1
After the Fall
Box 1
Androcles and the Lion
Box 1
Angel Street
Box 1
Another Part of the Forest
Box 1
Antigone
Box 1
Arms and the Man
Box 1
Arsenic and Old Lace
Box 1
The Ascent of F9
Box 1
As You Like It
Box 1
"The Avant-Garde Theatre of Ionesco"- A Lecture
Box 1
Bad Habits
Box 1
The Balcony
Box 1
The Bald Soprano
Box 1
The Bat
Box 1
The Bear
Box 1
Bell, Book and Candle
Box 1
Birthday Party
Box 1
The Bishop of Mishigasi
Box 1
Blithe Spirit
Box 1
Blood Wedding
Box 1
Born Yesterday
(2 folders)
Box 1
Boy Meets Girl
Box 1
Brecht on Brecht
Box 1
Brief Music
Box 1
The Captive
Box 1
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Box 1
Claudia
Box 1
The Comedy of Errors
Box 1
The Corinthian
(2 folders)
Box 1
The Crucible
Box 1
Dark of the Moon
Box 1
Dear Ruth
Box 1
Death of a Salesman
Box 1
Desire Under the Elms
Box 1
The Double Doors
Box 1
The Drunkard
Box 1
Equus
Box 1
Erasmus
Box 1
Eve of St. Mark
Box 1
Everyman
Box 1
Family Portrait
Box 1
The Fantasticks
Box 1
The Father
Box 1
Feiffer's People
Box 1
Finian's Rainbow
Box 1
Firebugs
Box 1
"Five One-Act Tragedies", Mirage, The Valiant, Four on a Hearth, Bitter Herbs, Theatre of the Soul, 1937
Box 1
The Flies
Box 1
"From Reality"
Box 1
The Front Page
Box 1
Galileo
Box 1
The Gallery
Box 1
The Ghost Train
Box 1
The Glass Menagerie
Box 1
The Glass Slipper
Box 1
God
Box 1
Great Catherine
Box 1
"A Group of Laboratory Productions"
Box 1
Hansel and Gretel
Box 1
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Box 1
Harvey
Box 1
Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Box 1
Heartbreak House
Box 1
Hedda Gabler
Box 1
Henry IV
Box 2
Here We Are
Box 2
Hiawatha
Box 2
The Hostage
Box 2
The Hotel Baltimore
Box 2
Hotel Universe
Box 2
Humpty Dumpty
Box 2
Imaginary Invalid
Box 2
The Importance of Being Earnest
Box 2
The Importance of Being Earnest (#2)
Box 2
Impromptu
Box 2
Infernal Machine
Box 2
The Intellectual Ladies
Box 2
The Interdict
Box 2
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Box 2
J.B.
Box 2
John Loves Mary
Box 2
Journey's End
Box 2
Julius Caesar
Box 2
Key Largo
Box 2
Kind Lady
Box 2
Kiss Me Kate
Box 2
Krapp's Last Tape
Box 2
Ladies in Retirement
Box 2
Ladies of the Jury
Box 2
The Lady's Not for Burning
Box 2
The Late George Apley
Box 2
The Lesson
Box 2
Light Up the Sky
Box 2
The Little Foxes
Box 2
Little Murders
Box 2
A Look Back in Anger
(2 folders)
Box 2
The Lover
Box 2
Love's Labors Lost
Box 2
Lysistrata
Box 2
Macbeth
Box 2
The Madwoman of Chaillot
Box 2
The Maids
Box 2
The Male Animal
(2 folders)
Box 2
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Box 2
Marat/Sade
Box 2
Marco Millions
(2 folders)
Box 2
Margin for Error
Box 2
Measure for Measure
Box 2
The Medium
Box 2
The Merchant of Venice
Box 2
"A Mime"
Box 2
Misalliance
Box 2
The Misanthrope
Box 2
The Miser
Box 2
"Miss Julie"
Box 2
Moliere Festival, 1973
Box 2
The Moon is Blue
Box 2
"Mr. Flannery's Ocean"
Box 2
Much Ado About Nothing
Box 2
My Sister Eileen
Box 2
My 3 Angels
Box 2
Night Must Fall
Box 2
The Ninth Guest
Box 2
No Exit
Box 2
No Mother to Guide Her
Box 2
Our Town
Box 2
Othello
Box 2
Past Grand Night
Box 2
Personal Appearance
Box 2
Petticoat Fever
Box 2
A Phoenix Too Frequent
Box 2
Pink Lady
Box 2
The Playboy of the Western World
Box 2
The Pleasure of His Company
(2 folders)
Box 2
"The Private Ear"
Box 2
The Private Life of the Master Race
Box 2
The Provincial Lady
Box 2
Pullman Car
Box 2
Pygmalion
Box 2
Rashomon
Box 2
Reclining Figure
Box 2
Remains to be Seen
(2 folders)
Box 2
Rhinoceros
Box 2
Richard II
Box 2
Right You Are
Box 2
Ring Round the Moon
Box 2
The Roman Kid
Box 3
Room Service
Box 3
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Box 3
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Box 3
The Sandbox
Box 3
"Scenes from Opera"
Box 3
The School for Scandal
(2 folders)
Box 3
The School for Scandal - scenes from
Box 3
The Seagull
Box 3
Shadow and Substance
Box 3
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Box 3
The Skin of Our Teeth
(3 folders)
Box 3
Snafu
Box 3
Snowangel
Box 3
The Song of Bernadette
Box 3
Spreading the News
Box 3
Spring Dance
Box 3
Stage Door
Box 3
Story Theatre
Box 3
A Streetcar Named Desire
(3 folders)
Box 3
A Study in Sin
Box 3
Summer and Smoke
Box 3
The Taming of the Shrew
Box 3
Tango
Box 3
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Box 3
The Tempest
Box 3
Ten Little Indians
Box 3
Ten Nights in a Barroom
Box 3
Therese
Box 3
This Property is Condemned
Box 3
A Thousand Clowns
Box 3
Three Men on a Horse
Box 3
The Threepenny Opera, 1964
Box 3
The Threepenny Opera, 1976
Box 3
The Tiger
Box 3
Tiger at the Gates
Box 3
The Time of Your Life
Box 3
The Torch-Bearers
Box 3
Toys in the Attic
Box 3
Travesties
Box 3
A Triangle in the Square
Box 11
Twelfth Night
Box 3
Twelfth Night-readings
Box 3
The Ugly Duckling
Box 3
Uncle Harry
Box 3
Uncle Vanya
Box 3
Uncommon Women and Others
Box 3
Venus Observed
Box 3
Volpone
Box 3
Waiting for Godot
Box 3
Water Spiders
Box 3
Ways of Life
Box 3
The What-Not
Box 3
What the Butler Saw
Box 3
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Box 3
Wind in the Willows
Box 3
Winterset
Box 3
The Winter's Tale
Box 3
Yes is for a Very Young Man
Box 3
The Youngest
Box 3
The Zoo Story
(2 folders)
Box 3
1934-35 Season
Box 3
1952-53 Season
Box 3
1953-54 Season
Box 3
1970-71 Season
Box 3
1970-71 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1972-73 Season
Box 3
1972-73 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1973-74 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1974-75 Season
Box 3
1974-75 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1975-76 Season
Box 3
1976-77 Season
Box 3
1976-77 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1977-78 Season
Box 3
1977-78 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1978-79 Season
Box 3
1978-79 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1979-80 Season
Box 3
1979-80 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1980-81 Season
Box 3
1980-81 Season News Clippings
Box 3
1981-82 Season
Box 3
1981-82 Season News Clippings
Box 3
Theater Newsletters 1982
Box 3
1982-83 Season
Box 4
1982-83 PSA's
Box 4
1982-83 News Releases
Box 4
1982-83 Season News Clippings
Box 4
1982-83 Publicity Letters
Box 4
1983-84 Season
Box 4
1983-84 Season News Clippings
Box 4
1984-85 Season
Box 4
1984-85 Season News Clippings
Box 4
1985-86 Season
Box 4
Publicity Aids, Guides
Box 4
Scrapbooks, 1930-1933
Box 5
Scrapbooks, 1933-1941
Box 5
Scrapbooks, 1934-46
Box 6
Scrapbooks, 1951-61
Box 6
Scrapbooks, 1971-72
Box 6
Scrapbooks, 1972-73
Box 6
Scrapbooks, 1973-74
Box 7
Scrapbooks, 1974-75
Box 7
Scrapbooks, 1975-76
Box 7
Scrapbooks, 1976-77
Box 7
The Lesson
Box 8
Man of La Mancha
Box 8
[untitled], 1975-1976
Box 8
Dark of the Moon
Box 8
The Imaginary Invalid
Box 8
Importance of Being Earnest, 1959
Box 8
Importance of Being Earnest, 1952
Box 8
Importance of Being Earnest, 1975
Box 8
Intellectual Ladies, 1973
Box 8
The Interdict
Box 8
Jacques Brel, 1974
Box 8
J.B., 1972
Box 8
John Loves Mary
Box 8
Krapp's Last Tape, 1968
Box 8
Ladies in Retirement, 1942
Box 8
The Lady's Not for Burning
Box 8
The Late George Apley, 1948
Box 8
The Lesson, 1968
Box 8
The Little Foxes, 1976
Box 8
Death of a Salesman, 1960
Box 8
Deathwatch, 1973
Box 8
Eve of St. Mark
Box 8
Fresh-Soph Shows, 1975
Box 8
Fresh-Soph Production, 1976
Box 8
Glass Menagerie, 1963
Box 8
The Ghost Train
Box 8
Happy Birthday, Wanda June, 1977
Box 8
Harvey
Box 8
Heartbreak House, 1971
Box 8
Henry IV, 1965
Box 8
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, 1969
Box 8
The Male Animal, 1947
Box 8
The Hostage, 1973
Box 8
Love's Labour's Lost, 1970
Box 8
Lysistrata, 1970
Box 8
Luv, 1971
Box 8
The Madwoman of Chaillot, 1972
Box 8
Macbeth, 1959
Box 8
Unidentified
Box 8
Whiting, B.J.
Box 8
Ceiling Zero
Box 8
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1972
Box 8
Cradle Song
Box 8
The Crucible
Box 8
The Corinthians, 1973
Box 8
Summer Theatre, 1973
Box 8
Marco Millions, 1950
Box 8
Margin for Error
Box 8
Miss Julie
Box 8
My Sister Eileen, 1943
Box 8
My Three Angels
Box 8
Much Ado About Nothing, 1964
Box 8
Night Must Fall, 1938
Box 8
No Exit, 1968
Box 8
Othello, 1950
Box 8
Outward Bound, 1932
Box 8
Birthday Party, 1975
Box 8
Blithe Spirit, 1974
Box 8
Box and Cox
Box 8
The Hostage, 1973
Box 8
Brecht on Brecht, 1969
Box 8
The Balcony, 1970
Box 8
Brief Music
Box 8
School for Scandal, 1966
Box 8
Shadow and Substance, Six Characters in Search of an Author
Box 8
The Skin of Our Teeth
Box 8
Spring Dance
Box 8
Story Theater
Box 8
A Streetcar Named Desire
Box 8
Summer and Smoke
Box 8
Taming of the Shrew
Box 8
Tango, 1970
Box 8
Teahouse of the August Moon, 1957
Box 8
The Tempest, 1972
Box 8
Ten Nights in a Barroom, 1942
Box 8
A Thousand Years Ago, 1933
Box 8
Three Men on A Horse, 1937-1938
Box 8
Three Penny Opera, 1964
Box 8
Three Penny Opera, 1976
Box 8
Tiger at the Gates
Box 8
The Time of Your Life
Box 8
The Torch-Bearers
Box 8
Twelfth Night, 1969
Box 8
Type cast and Water spiders
Box 8
Up Pops the Devil, 1934-1935
Box 8
Volpone
Box 8
Waiting for Godot, 1972
Box 8
Ways of Life and Bishop of Mishigasi, 1977
Box 8
What the Butler Saw, 1975
Box 8
The What-Not and How Could I Not be Among You? 1975
Box 8
Wind in the Willows, 1973
Box 8
Winterset, 1940
Box 8
Zoo Story, 1968
(2 folders)
Box 8
Zoo Story and The American Dream, 1964
Box 8
Zoo Story and Snowangel, 1974
Box 8
Studio Theatre, 1974-1975
Box 8
[loose photographs]
Box 8
Unidentified photographs
Box 8
Various playbills
Box 9
Misc. [flyers, clippings]
Box 9
Zoo Story and Snowangel, 1974
Box 9
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1973
Box 9
Blithe Spirit, 1974
Box 9
1974-1975 Season
Box 9
After the Fall, 1974-1975
Box 9
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris, 1974
Box 9
The Importance of Being Earnest, 1974
Box 9
The What Not and How Could I Not be Among You, 1975
Box 9
What the Butler Saw, 1975
Box 9
1975-1976 Season
Box 9
The Hot L Baltimore
Box 9
1970-1971 Season
Box 9
Lysistrata, 1970
Box 9
1971-1972 Season
Box 9
Moliere's Scenes
Box 9
The Tempest tryout sheets
Box 9
1972-1973 Season
Box 9
Madwoman of Challiot
Box 9
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Box 9
Deathwatrch
Box 9
Fresh-Soph Production, 1976
Box 9
The Little Foxes
Box 9
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, 1977
Box 9
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Box 9
The Intellectual Ladies, 1972
Box 9
Type Cast and Water Spiders
Box 9
Ways of Life and Bishop of Mishigasi
Box 9
Little Murders, 1973
Box 9
Playbills -samples
Box 9
1973-1974 Season
Box 9
Birthday Party
Box 9
Fresh-Soph Shorts, 1975
Box 9
The Magic Flute, 1975
Box 9
The Imaginary Invalid
Box 9
The Interdict
Box 9
Bad Habits
Box 9
Story Theatre
Box 9
The Penny Opera, 1976
Box 9
A Phoenix Too Frequent, 1964
Box 9
Playboy of the Western World
Box 9
The Pleasure of his Company, 1963
Box 9
Private Ear, 1968
Box 9
Rhinoceros, 1971-1972
Box 9
Rhinoceros, 1971
Box 9
Richard II, 1962
Box 9
Right You Are
Box 9
Rasho-mon, 1968
Box 9
Royal Hunt of the Sun, 1970-1971
Box 9
St. Joan
Box 9
The Adding Machine
Box 9
After Dark, 1936-1937
Box 9
After the Fall, 1974
Box 9
The American Dream, 1972
Box 9
Androcles and the Lion, 1934
Box 9
Angel Street, 1948
Box 9
Another Part of the Forest
Box 9
Arms and the Man, 1968
Box 9
Arsenic and Old Lace, 1942
Box 9
The Ascent of F-6
Box 9
Bad Habits, 1976
Box 9
Bell, Book, and Candle
Box 9
The Adding Machine, 1953-1954
Box 9
Reviews
Box 9
After the Fall
Box 9
2 untitled scripts
Box 9
untitled [misc. clippings and photographs]
Box 9
The Medium (Opera), January 1985
Box 10
Romeo and Juliet, February 1986
Box 10
Past Grand Knight, December 1985
Box 10
The Great American Cheese Sandwich, March 1985
Box 10
Clouds, November 1984
Box 10
The Good Woman of Setzuan, October 1984
Box 10
God and the Little Prince, March 1984
Box 10
Exposures Script, Fall 1983
Box 10
Production Notebook, Larry Lang, 1983
Box 10
Exposures, December 1983
Box 10
Grandma Duck is Dead!, August 1983
Box 10
Women in Theater: Speaking Out of Character and Original Sin, March 1983
Box 10
Gallilieo, October 1982
Box 10
Constitution and Bylaws, Stage Manager's Manual, 1984-1985
Box 10
Posters for Misalliance, Comedy of Errors, Uncommon Women and Others, and the Good Woman of Setzuan, 1982 and undated
 

Historical Note

Duke University's Duke Players was founded in February 1931, replacing the defunct Taurian Players, a coed dramatic group established in 1924. The intention of the Duke Players was (and is) to provide students with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theater, including acting, directing, and production. Though established when the Women's College was still in existence, female students joined male students in all areas of production. The Duke Players is completely student run, though it does have a faculty representative.


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Provenance

The Duke Players records were received by the Duke University Archives as multiple transfers between 1977 and 1985, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by: Sara Busija, October 2005

Accessions described in this finding aid: 77-33, 80-59, 84-38, 85-118, 85-119

Boxes 8 and 9 have not been processed.

Accession UA2014-0038 added by Tracy M. Jackson, September 2016.

Accession UA2018.0093 added by Tracy M. Jackson, January 2019.