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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1858

Joseph D. Everingham additional papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop productions


Contains scripts to plays by various dramatists which were produced by the M.I.T. Dramashop under the direction of Joseph D. Everingham.


  • Creation: 1956-1979

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Collection is open for research.

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains Everingham’s scripts for adaptations of the following works at the M.I.T. Dramashop: Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson; The Alchemist by Ben Jonson (1958-1959 and 1975-1976); Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (1979-1980); The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan; The Country Wife by William Wycherly (1956-1957); Nighttown, a City and a Search by Padraic Colum (1970-1971); The Way of the World by William Congreve (1964-1965); The People by unidentified author; Drums in the Night by Berthold Brecht (1968-1969); Henrico IV by Luigi Pirandello (1959-1960); The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorki; and The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen (1963-1964).

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Everingham (Harvard, B.A., 1949, M.A., 1950) was a member of the Brattle Theatre Co. (1948-1952), director of drama and professor of English at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and director and publicity manager for the Loeb Summer Theatre (1960- ).


This collection has not been processed, and is loosely organized in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2006MT-56r (HTC 92-93.132). Gift of Robert Scanlan of Loeb Drama Center, 1992 September 29.

Related Materials

For additional materials on Joseph D. Everingham and the M.I.T. Dramashop, see: Joseph D. Everingham papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop Productions, 1956-1981 (MS Tht 1822) and Joseph D. Everingham Stage Adaptations, 1967 (MS Thr 212). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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Processed by Betts Coup, 2018 October.

Everingham, Joseph D. Joseph D. Everingham additional papers relating to M.I.T. Dramashop productions, 1956-1979 (MS Thr 1858): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 October 03
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