Prompt Books

Robert Downing papers concerning A streetcar named Desire, 1947
Stage manager Robert Downing’s papers include the prompt book for the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

A streetcar named Desire: typescript, 1949-1955
Robert Downing added an introduction to this copy of the prompt script for A Streetcar Named Desire.

Charles Bowden prompt books, 1956-1961
Producer Charles Bowden’s prompt book for the Broadway production of The Night of the Iguana (1961) contains manuscript annotations.

The milk train doesn't stop here anymore: typescript, circa 1953-1974
Marian Seldes played the role of Blackie in the second Broadway production of Milk Train (1964). Her working script contains pages of journal entries written while the play was in rehearsal.

Tennessee Williams typescripts of Slapstick tragedy, 1964-1965
This collection consists of seven typescript mimeographs and one typescript carbon copy of Slapstick Tragedy, including various rehearsal versions and a prompt copy.

Scripts and photographs from the estate of Doris Roberts, 1905-1977
The papers of actress Doris Roberts include a script for the one-act play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1977).