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University of Waterloo. Special Collections & Archives John Herbert fonds
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Plays

Series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of plays by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Short Stories

Series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of short stories by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Essays

Series consists of essays written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Poetry

Series consists of poetry written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from John Herbert Brundage and includes letters written by him and published in newspapers. John Herbert has annotated much of the correspondence.

Herbert, John

About John Herbert

Series consists of materials about John Herbert, primarily clippings.

Herbert, John

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of John Herbert, his personal and professional life.

Herbert, John

Garret Theatre

Series consists of materials relating to John Herbert's Garret Theatre.

Herbert, John

Biographical

Series consists of biographical materials relating to John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Plays

Series consists of typescripts and manuscripts of plays written by John Herbert between 1964 to 1997, many of them with notes and corrections. There are also unfinished and first drafts of plays.

Herbert, John

Short Stories and Novels.

Series consists of typescripts and manuscripts of short stories and novels written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Poems

Series consists of manuscript and typescripts of poems written by John Herbert between 1953 and 2000. The series is divided into files for each individual poem and they are arranged chronologically.

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Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence between John Herbert and others regarding his plays and the production of the film "Fortune and men's eyes". The correspondence date from 1967 to 2000. There are also two coloured photographs with two of the letters.

Herbert, John

Correspondence : Published

Series consists of items of correspondence between John Herbert and others that have been published.

Herbert, John

Programs

Series consists of programs for plays.

Herbert, John

Biographical

Series consists of biographical information on John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Publications

Series consists of publications published by John Herbert or by his Coutyard Studio Press.

Herbert, John

Felice.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 58 p.; manuscript 2nd draft, 70 p. (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

A ruby fell.

File contains manuscript 22 p.; Letter to Ray Lawler, 2 drafts.; ts. (1 carbon).
Date and Place From: Feb. 26,1963 To Lawlor, Roy, Theatre-in-the -Dell From Herbert, John

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Private club.

File contains manuscript 34 p.; typescript photocopy 17 p.

Herbert, John

A household God.

File contains typescript photocopy, 11 p.; notebook of further drafts, sketches etc., 1962

Herbert, John

Lady of the Camellias.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 35 p.; typescript final draft (annotated), 50 p. (original and photocopy); production notes.

Herbert, John

Slaves and masters.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 29 p.; typescript (carbon) 2nd draft, 5 p. (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscripts, 1st draft, 5 notebooks labelled "early work on script" and dated 1964. Working titles included "Sin, soul and stone" and "Christmas concert."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains typescript 52 p. with title: "Christmas concert," dated 1964. Note on t.p.: "First draft (Fortune and men's eyes)."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains Stencils of scripts for Stratford Festival Workshop Production, 1965. Oversized.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscript 4 p., 1966. Note on envelope: "Prison: in answer to questions from the director to the author." Written to Mitchell Nestor in New York, director of the first professional production of the play.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscript "Life in prison," 3 p., 1966; typescript "Life in prison", 2p., 1966. This document was composed at the request of Mitchell Nestor.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains typescript photocopy, entitled "Fortune and men's eyes: a play in two acts," first New York rehearsal copy, 1966. John Herbert's copy, annotated and with insertions. Missing

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscript 1966, 7 p. Note on envelope: "Rehearsal notes . . . for Actors' Studio (N.Y.) Production."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscript "Rehearsal notes . . . made during rehearsals for workshop production at The Little Room N.Y.C.," 1966, 12 p.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscript 74 p. Note on envelope: "Playscript rewrites . . . for the New York production of the play," 1966.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains typescript photocopy, "Aux yeux des hommes," French translation by Rene Dionne, 115 p., 1969.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains typescript photocopy, with title "The Sal Mineo production of Fortune and men's eyes." Note on envelope: "slightly revised version . . . for the 1969 Broadway production, second professional New York production of the play."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains manuscripts, two notebooks containing John Herbert's rehearsal notes for the Paris Théatre Athénée Production in 1971.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes.

File contains typescript photocopy of the French translation of "Fortune and men's eyes," 1970, prepared by Alain Brunet for Théatre Athénée productions in Paris in 1971-1972, 75 p. Note on t.p.: "Final decision of French title for play was 'Hommes'." Includes letter about the translation from Ellen Neuwald, John Herbert's agent.
Date and Place From: Sept. 16, 1970 To Herbert, John From Neuwald, Ellen

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes : film.

File contains typescript 132 p. (104 numbered pages with many insertions) with title "Fortune and men's eyes (file): screenplay by John Herbert." Note on envelope: "First draft of the filmscript with some revisions made during 1968."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes : film.

File contains Ms. and graphics, photocopies, 8 p. (3 copies) of part of the the "picture board" for the film version of "Fortune and men's eyes", 1969.

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes : film.

File contains typescript photocopy with ms. annotations, 130 p. (124 numbered pages with insertions) of the final draft screenplay of "Fortune and men's eyes," May, 1969, annotated with final revisions made in 1970. Note on t.p.: "Revised filmscript, 'Fortune and men's eyes,' September & October, 1970."

Herbert, John

Fortune and men's eyes : film.

File contains manuscript photocopy, 5 p., consisting of a rewrite of a scene between Mona and Queenie," dated November 1970.

Herbert, John

Close friends.

File contains manuscript 18 p.; letter of agreement re: "Close Friends" with Ken Gass.; manuscript 11 p., with title "New opening for one-act play 'Close Friends'."
Date and Place From: June 26, 1970 To Gass, Ken From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

Men's room.

File contains manuscript 22 p., first draft. Later re-titled 'Beer Room' for performance in 1974 and publication in 1976.

Herbert, John

Children of the wind.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 47 p. in one spiral notebook (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

Born of Medusa's blood.

File contains typescript 29 p., Act I.; manuscript photocopy, 66 p., Acts II and III. Note on envelope: "First draft of complete play."

Herbert, John

The dinosaurs.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, photocopy, 47 p.; ms. 21 p., with note: "Preparation material."

Herbert, John

Beer room.

File contains typescript photocopy, 11 p.: 1971 revision of 1966 play with title "Men's room.",

Herbert, John

The great shmaltz.

File contains manuscript 65 p., photocopy, with note on t.p.: "Acts I and II: director's copy " ; manuscript photocopy, 22 p. with note on t.p.: "Song sheets and costumes: director's copy."

Herbert, John

The token star.

File contains ms. and typescript 98 p. in total, some originals, some photocopies, some with annotations.

Herbert, John

Bad girl.

File contains manuscript 31 p.; manuscript 20 p. Includes original ms. written in a note pad and a hand-written copy by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Life's like that.

File contains manuscript 3 p. (original and photocopy). Note on p. 1: "Early story, unfinished."

Herbert, John

Lonely lady.

File contains manuscript 3 p. (original and photocopy). Note on envelope: "Early short story (unfinished)."

Herbert, John

Career crazed.

File contains manuscript 9 p. (original and photocopy) of a short story (illustrations and text) written under the name Jan Reading. Includes a letter to publisher dated Aug. 4, 1950, returned to John Herbert with the ms. Note on envelope: "Early short story (unfinished)."
Date and Place From: Aug. 4, 1950 To First Love Magazine From Herbert, John** Additional signatories: Reading, Jan, pseudonym

Herbert, John

Be good.

File contains typescript photocopy, 4 p. Original title: "Goodbye, beauty."

Herbert, John

On realism in art.

File contains manuscript 8 [i.e. 9] p. (original and photocopy); photocopy of a rejection letter from Atlantic Monthly.
Date and Place From: 1960 To Herbert, John From Atlantic Monthly editor

Herbert, John

The good city.

File contains typescript photocopy, 4 p.; published version "The City" in Fortune News, (Nov. 1974): 12, 23.

Herbert, John

Not your humble servant, Sir!.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 11 p. with cover letter, 1966, to Village Voice; manuscript 2nd draft, 13 p. Note by John Herbert: "Later published in Onion."
Date and Place From: 1966 To Village Voice From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

The struggle to become a playwright in Canada.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 7 p.; manuscript 2nd draft with title "Save the great whooping crane", 10 p. with cover letter Jan. 21, 1965 to Village Voice. Published as "Tepid theatre in a cold climate" in Village Voice, 1967.
Date and Place From: 1965 January 21 To Village Voice From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

The Cuban sailor.

File contains typescript (carbon), 5 p. Published in Onion 1 (Oct. 15-31, 1975): 1-2; also published in Stage Voices, ed. Geraldine Anthony, 1977.

Herbert, John

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