Rabe, David (1940- )

The David Rabe collection consists of manuscripts, research material, and printed material.

Manuscripts by Rabe in the collection include several stage plays and screenplays. Titles include The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (Viking, 1973); Sticks and Bones (Viking, 1973); In the Boom Boom Room (Knopf, 1975); The Orphan (Samuel French, 1975); Streamers (Knopf, 1977); I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can (Paramount, 1982); It Gave Everybody Something To Do ; Prince of the City ; Goose and Tomtom (Grove Press, 1986); Hurlyburly (Grove Press, 1985); Casualties of War (Columbia, 1989); State of Grace (Orion, 1990); Those the River Keeps (Grove Weidenfeld, 1991); The Bloody Ground, also titled First Blood (unproduced); and Nor the Bones of Birds . Other manuscripts by Rabe include his novel The Recital of the Dog (Grove Press, 1993) and articles and reviews for the New Haven Register Sunday Magazine and Daily Paper . Also present in the collection is a manuscript of Barnet Kellman’s account of the writing and production of The Orphan .

Research material in the collection consists of several pages of notes regarding radical political activity at Villanova University, the draft, the military, and the Vietnam War.

Printed material includes the published versions of articles for the New Haven Daily Register and Sunday Magazine (1969-1970), as well as some book and film reviews for the same paper (1968-1969). Also included is a review of a Villanova University production of Sticks and Bones (ca. 1969) with a copy of Rabe’s response to the review, as well as a review of Streamers (1980).

Notable Figures
1. Rabe, David
Associated Subjects
1. The Vietnam War Subject Guide
2. Dramatists, American
3. American drama -- 20th century