Stanley Elkin Papers, 1955-1995.
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box-folder   55-59/10042-10069  
X. Material towards plays and screenplays. [series]: (ca. 100 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, drafts, sources and other editorial matter toward Elkin's works Art of War, Mudshaw, The Six Year Old Man, Demon Seed, Coffee Room, Saturday, Cup for God, and the Guest [play adapted from Elkin's story].


box-folder   55-57/10042-10052  
X. 1. Art of War . [subseries]: (21 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence from Michael Ritchie (of Miracle Productions), who worked with Elkin to produce the film, Art of War; draft and sources. The film was never made though Ritchie wrote Elkin in 1980 still hoping to produce it.


box-folder   55/10042  
X. 1. a. Correspondence. 1973. (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of letters and notes from Michael Ritchie.


box-folder   55/10043  
X. 1. b. Sources. (6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of xeroxed articles.


box-folder   55-57/10044-10052  
X. 1. c. Drafts.. (10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts, most with extensive revisions, for the screenplay, Art of War


box-folder   57-58/10053-10060  
X. 2. Mudshow . [subseries]: (13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of several drafts for Mudshow, notes, and sources, including a story outline by Michael Ritchie.


box-folder   57/10053  
X. 2. a. Sources (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of story outline, xerox pages of circus material, notes by Michael Ritchie, and letter from him.


box-folder   57/10054  
X. 2. b. Notes   
Scope: Consists of notes.


box-folder   57-58/10055-10060  
X. 2. c. Drafts. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of several drafts of the screenplay for Mudshowin various stages of revision.


box-folder   58-59/10061-10064  
X. 3. Material towards The Six Year Old Man . [subseries]: (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 4 drafts of the play, The Six Year Old Manin various stages of revision.


box-folder   59/10065  
X. 4. Demon Seed . [subseries]: (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 2 sets of draft material of changes Elkin made to the script (written by Robert Jaffe and Roger O. Hirson), an early version of the script, a contract, and a letter from Herbert Nusbaum. Elkin rewrote the dialogue of one character in the script; he was not given writing credit for this work. Material dates from 1976-1977.


box-folder   59/10066  
X. 5. Coffee Room. (1980-1981) [subseries]: (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 4 drafts of radio drama and letters from Howard Gelman of National Public Radio. The drama was produced on NPR's Ear Play.


box-folder   59/10067  
X. 6. Saturday Visit. [subseries]: (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of 1 draft, (1982), of play which was intended as a companion piece for Performance and Reality speech.


box-folder   59/10068  
X. 7. Cup for God. [subseries]: (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of 1 draft, (1954), of the play.


box-folder   59/10069  
X. 8. The Guest. [subseries]: (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of play adapted by Frank Galati from Elkin's story of the same name. The play was performed at Northwestern University.