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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 140-140.6

Charles Bowden prompt books


Prompt books of plays directed by American author and Broadway producer Charles Bowden.


  • Creation: 1956-1961

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.75 linear feet (7 volumes)

Includes seven prompt books of productions directed by Charles Bowden, Peter Glenville, and Frank Corsaro. Prompt books include mimeograph or typescript copies with manuscript annotations of Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence,The chalk garden by Enid Bagnold,Fallen angels by Noel Coward, Hotel Paradiso by Georges Feydeau, The night of the iguana by Tennessee Williams, Nina by André Roussin, andSeason of choice by Nathaniel Banks.

Biographical / Historical

Bowden was an American author and Broadway producer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-261. Gift of Mr. Charles Bowden, 230 West 41st Street, Suite 1504, New York, New York 10036; received: 1965 March.

Bowden, Charles. Charles Bowden prompt books, 1956-1961: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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