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Maurice Goldberg (b. Russia, 1881-1949)
Production photograph ("The women of Greece return to their men") for Lysistrata
Ca. 1925
Gelatin silver print

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 194, Lysistrata, 1930-1933, 1947

Summary: This comedy was adapted from Aristophanes by Gilbert Seldes and Bel Geddes. Produced by the Philadelphia Theatre Association (Horace Howard Furness, Jr., and Dorothy Lockhart), it was designed and directed by Geddes. Music was composed by Leo Ornstein, with dance choreography by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. It opened at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia on 12 May 1930 with Fay Bainter, Miriam Hopkins, José Limon, Hope Emerson, Ernest Truex, and Sidney Greenstreet. It opened in New York at the 44th Street Theatre on 9 June 1930 with Blanche Yurka as Lysistrata, running for 252 performances, and at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago on 4 November 1930 with Mrs. Coburn in the cast. It was revived as a prospect for a musical called Lizzy (job 812) in 1958.

A translation of Lysistrata by Jack Lindsay with manuscript notes by Geddes, previously cataloged as folder k 2, is cataloged in the Theatre Arts Library (-Q- PA 3877 L8 1926 HRC-TA).

Hunter Code: DR 27
Hunter Guide: page 67


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Box/Location Folder Description
theater box 65 c 1-13 Costume Sketches --- 140 Sketches.
theater box 65 c 14 Costume Sketches --- List.
flat file d 1 Drawings --- 1 Detail.
theater box 65 e 1-2 Preliminary Sketches --- 83 Settings, 44 properties.
flat file f 1-11 Drawings --- 11 Plans and elevations.
theater box 66 g 1-3 Production Record Books --- Scripts with ms. notes and revisions, action charts.
theater box 67 g 4-5 Production Record Books --- Scripts with ms. notes and revisions, action charts (cont.).
theater box 68 g 6 Production Record Books --- Source notes, production photos, clippings, correspondence 1930.
theater box 68 h 3-4 Photographs --- Women, chorus.
flat file h 5-9 Photographs --- Production stills.
flat file h 10 Photographs --- "The women of Greece return to their men" (Goldberg #17).
theater box 68 h 11 Photographs --- Model by Goldberg.
theater box 68 h 12-13 Photographs --- Production stills.
theater box 68 h 14 Photographs --- Photostats of production stills.
theater box 68 i 1-2 Publicity --- Review clippings 1930.
theater box 69 i 4-5 Publicity --- Review clippings 1930 (cont.)
theater box 69 j 1 Correspondence --- Chicago production 1930-1931.
theater box 69 j 2 Correspondence --- NBG - Gilbert Seldes et al. 1930-1931, 1947.
theater box 69 k 2 Script Sources --- Translation by Winifred A. Hope.
theater box 69 m 1-3 Programs.
rolled storage n 1 Photostats --- Duplicate drawings.
theater box 69 o 1 Contracts. Financial statements 1930. Royalties 1947, 1957.
theater box 69 p 1 Production Specifications --- Rehearsal notes for Chicago production.
theater box 69 r 1 Properties --- List.
flat file r 2-14 Properties --- 13 Drawings.
flat box 1d t 1 Music score photostat.

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