Larry Schecker playbills and pamphlets collection 1970s-1999

Larry Schecker C0295


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Contact Information:

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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Schecker, Larry
Title Larry Schecker playbills and pamphlets collection
Date 1970s-1999
Physical Characteristics .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract Playbills and brochures, mainly for Washington, DC area institutions, collected by Larry Schecker.
Identification: C0295
Language English

Historical note

Washington, DC and the surrounding region is home to numerous major theatre companies and performance venues that have themselves played major roles in American history. Some, such as Ford's Theatre and the National Theatre, have histories dating back to the 19th century, while others, such as the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, date from the second half of the 20th century.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains playbills from shows at a variety of Washington, D.C. performance venues, including the National Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Wolf Trap, and the Kennedy Center, as well as other smaller DC area institutions. Many of the productions starred famous actors, such as Ian McKellan, Jane Seymour, and Tim Curry in "Amadeus" at the National Theatre circa 1980. It also contains playbills from shows in other cities such as New York and Chicago (interesting productions include "Othello" at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer in 1981), as well as exhibition brochures from DC and Boston museums.

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Arrangement

Playbills and brochures are arranged by theatre company, venue, or region.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Larry Schecker playbills and pamphlets collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.).
New National Theatre (Organization: Washington, D.C.).

Subjects:

Theater--Washington (D.C.)

Document Types

Theatre programs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Larry Schecker playbills and pamphlets collection, #C0295, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Larry Schecker on November 11, 2016.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Liz Beckman in December 2016. EAD markup completed by Liz Beckman in December 2016.

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Contents List

Playbills and pamphlets 1970s-1999
Box Folder
1 1 Kennedy Center playbills, 1978-1987
2 Kennedy Center playbills, 1978-1999
3 Kennedy Center playbills, 1983-1991
4 National Theatre playbills, 1978-1999
5 Wolf Trap/Filene Center season brochures/playbills, 1981-1986
Box Folder
2 1 DC area theatre playbills, 1970s-1989
2 Non-DC area playbills, 1970s-1980s
3 Museum exhibition brochures, circa 1983-1987
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