Sam Shepard collection

Container List

Forensic and the Navigators , 1968 28 pp. F1

Typescript (mimeograph), dated "1968," First produced off-off-Broadway at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, December 29, 1967. Title page includes the note "Property of: / Albert Poland." Poland produced two of Shepard's plays The Unseen Hand and Forensic and the Navigators, both at the Astor Place Theater, New York City, 1970.

Back Bog Beast Bait , 1969 49 pp. F2

Typescript (mimeograph), dated "1969," First produced off-Broadway at American Place Theater, April 29, 1971. Title page includes the note: "Property of: /Albert Poland."

Shaved Splits , n.d. 37 pp. F3

Typescript (mimeograph) in wrapper/cover with autograph notes in unknown hand, n.d., First produced off-Broadway at La Mama Experimental Theater Club, July 29, 1970. Title page includes the note: "Return to: / Toby Cole..." Toby Cole is Shepard's agent.

Curse of the Starving Class , 1976 25 pp. F4

Contract signed March 15, 1976, Contract signed by Shepard for the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater production of Curse of the Starving Class.

Curse of the Starving Class , 1977 F5

Program from the Newman Theater, dated "As of December 1, 1977," 1 leaf. For the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater production.

Buried Child , 1978 F6

Showbill program from the Theatre de Lys, New York, dated "December 1978." First produced by The Magic Theater, San Francisco, 1978. Buried Child won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, 1979.

Suicide in B , 1979 F7

Poster dated 1979, 1 leaf. Promotional poster for Magic Theater production of Shepard's play opening "Aug. 3, 1979" in San Francisco. Includes biographical information on Shepard and director Robert Woodruff.