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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 683

Paul Green papers concerning the Louisiana Cavalier

Overview

Papers concerning American playwright Paul Green's symphonic drama, Louisiana Cavalier.

Dates

  • 1977-1979

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 box)
Collection includes a typescript photocopy of a rehearsal script and score for the Louisiana Cavalier, advertising fliers, a press kit, photographs of scenes from the drama, programs, and a t-shirt and bumper sticker advertising the play.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Green (1894-1981) was a North Carolina playwright. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1927 play, In Abraham's Bosom. He is also known for creating a new dramatic form that he called "symphonic drama." Inspired by historical events, it incorporated music and pageantry, usually for outdoor performance. The Louisiana Cavalier was one of Green's outdoor play dramas. It was produced by the Louisiana Outdoor Drama Association and opened in the Grand Ecore Ampitheatre at Natches, Louisiana on June 16, 1976 and ran until 1979. This drama focused on Louis Junchereau St. Denis (1676-1744), a French-Canadian soldier and explorer who was most known for his exploration and development of the Louisiana and Texas regions.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Green, Paul, 1894-1981. Paul Green papers concerning the Louisiana Cavalier, 1977-1979: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02163

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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