2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Plays. Selections.

  1. American / Century Play Company scripts and business papers, 1894-2006

    approximately 16,000 items. 187 containers. 94.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The American Play Company / Century Play Company was a conglomerate publishing house that represented many of the most prominent American playwrights and dramatists of the 20th century. The scripts and business papers in the collection document numerous aspects of American theater production history, including author representation, show production, publishing, and licensing for television, film, radio, and stock productions. The script library notably includes five working copies of The Glass Menagerie (1944) by Tennessee Williams and early performance drafts of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1921), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), and Strange Interlude (1923). The collection also highlights several unpublished, unproduced works by female playwrights, such as Harriet Ford and Margery Benton Cooke.

  2. George S. Kaufman and Anne Kaufman Schneider papers, circa 1892-1998

    approximately 1,500 items. 10 containers. 6.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    George S. Kaufman was an American playwright, producer, director, drama critic, and humorist. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scripts, and other materials related to his career. His daughter, Anne Kaufman Schneider (b. 1925), remained active in preserving Kaufman's legacy well into the 1990s. Her correspondence related to these efforts and family photographs are also included in the collection.

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