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MS Thr 213.1

Sterne, Richard L. Richard L. Sterne journal, 1964-1969: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 213.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sterne, Richard L.
Title: Richard L. Sterne journal,
Date(s): 1964-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 volumes (.33 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Journal of Richard L. Sterne concerning British director Sir John Gielgud and British actor Richard Burton, later published as John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-54. Gift of Mr. Richard L. Sterne, 309 West 57th Street, New York, New York; received: 1969 Dec. 15.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard L. Sterne Journal, 1964-1969 (MS Thr 213.1). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sterne was a minor actor in a theatrical production of Hamlet who secretly taped every rehearsal, including private one-to-one sessions between English producer and director Sir John Gielgud and British actor Richard Burton.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript written by Sterne during the rehearsal of Hamlet directed by Gielgud that Sterne later published as John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals. Also includes the second revision of typewritten manuscript with corrections by the publishing editor as well as letter from Sterne to the Harvard Theatre Collection curator Helen Delano Willard and two letters from Gielgud to British actor Richard Burton.

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