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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 176

Tennessee Williams typescripts of Slapstick tragedy


Several typescript versions of the play Slapstick tragedy by American dramatist Tennessee Williams.


  • 1964-1965

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes seven typescript mimeographs (unsigned) and one typescript carbon (unsigned) copy of Slapstick tragedy, including various rehearsal versions and a prompt copy.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Lanier Williams III (1911-1983), who published as Tennessee Williams, has often been called America's most prominent playwright. He was also a prolific author of essays, poetry, and short stories.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*65M-210. Gift of Charles Bowden, 230 West 41st Street, New York, New York 10036; received: 1966 May 4.

Related Materials

See HOLLIS and OASIS for additional collections of Tennessee Williams papers held by the Houghton Library.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams typescripts of Slapstick tragedy, 1964-1965: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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