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Gerald A. Freedman papers, 1945-1995

Freedman, Gerald A., 1927-

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  • Papers of Gerald A. Freedman, a director of plays, operas and musicals. Contains theater files including scripts and prompt books, playbills, reviews, notes, designs, scores, production files, correspondence and photographs including production stills. Materials document Freedman's work on numerous productions and as a composer for the Acting Company (New York City), New York Shakespeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre (Stratford, Connecticut), the San Francisco Opera, and numerous other companies. The productions include Bells are Ringing, America’s Sweetheart, Peer Gynt, West Side Story, The Robber Bridegroom, many Shakespeare plays including Love’s Labor’s Lost, and many other productions. Also includes biographical information, contracts, and personal correspondence.


  • Placed on deposit by Gerald Freedman, New York, N.Y., and by Fannie Freedman, Lorain, Ohio, 1976.
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