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MS Thr 683

Green, Paul, 1894-1981. Paul Green papers concerning the Louisiana Cavalier, 1977-1979: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 683
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Green, Paul, 1894-1981.
Title: Paul Green papers concerning the Louisiana Cavalier,
Date(s): 1977-1979.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers concerning American playwright Paul Green's symphonic drama, Louisiana Cavalier.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Paul Green Papers Concerning the Louisiana Cavalier, 1977-1979 (MS Thr 683). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

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.

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