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MS Thr 118.1

Alfred, William, 1922-1999. William Alfred papers concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter, 1946-1947: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 118.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Alfred, William, 1922-1999.
Title: William Alfred papers concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter,
Date(s): 1946-1947 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescripts of and notes concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter by American playwright and professor at Harvard University William Alfred.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*64M-161. Gift of Mr. William Alfred, 31 Athens Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1965 February.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Alfred Papers Concerning Adaptations of Agamemnon and The Scarlet Letter,1946-1947 (MS Thr 118.1). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred was an American playwright and the Lawrence Lowell professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

Typescripts of and notes concerning Alfred's adaptations of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter. The typescript adaptation of Agamemnon has manuscript annotations in the hand of Archibald MacLeish.

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