Marcus, Frank (1928-1996)
Scope:
The Frank Marcus collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and other items.

Manuscripts by Marcus in the collection include stage plays, screen plays, and teleplays dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Titles (all stage plays except where noted) include the plays Minuet for Stuffed Birds (1949; first produced in London, 1950); Round Dance (1951); A Game of Love (1953); The Lucky Charm (1954); Above Me and the Dinosaurs (1955); Daphne and Apollo (1960); The Window (teleplay, 1962); Cleo: Ten Dialogues (1961-1965, first produced in London, 1965); The Killing of Sister George (1964, first produced in London, 1965, published by Hamish Hamilton and Samuel French); The Glove Puppet (teleplay, 1965); Studies of the Nude (1966, first produced in London, Apr. 1967); The Snow Tiger (screenplay, 1966); Blank Pages (1967; first produced in England, 1972; published by Samuel French, 1973); Christmas Carol (1973, first produced in London that year); and The Ballad of Wilfred II (1976-1977, first produced in London, Sep. 1978).
 
Also present in the collection are reviews and essays from the late 1960s; numerous theater reviews written for the Sunday Telegraph from the 1970s; several book reviews; and other items.

Correspondence in the collection includes several professional letters regarding theater productions in and elsewhere (1950-1969) as well as film and television productions (1953, 1964-1968). Other letters date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Notable correspondents include Richard Burton, Marcel Marceau, Peggy Ashcroft, Denholm Elliot, Hermione Baddeley, Joe Orton, Lawrence Olivier, Robert Aldrich, Joshua Logan, Alan Ayckbourn, Carol Channing, Kenneth Tynan, Peter Daubeny, Albert Finney, Joel Grey, Irene Worth, Terence Rattigan, Rex Harrison, John Lahr, Terence de Vere White, John Mortimer, Joan Plowright, Tony Richardson, Ian McKellen, Tom Stoppard, and Diana Rigg.

Additional material in the collection includes photographs of Marcus and members of his family (1933-1948); Marcus’s birth certificate; his marriage certificate; three of his school reports from the 1940s; programs; printed articles by Marcus; and several canceled checks.
Notable Figures
1. Marcus, Frank
Associated Subjects
1. Criticism Subject Guide