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American Shakespeare Center Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0371

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 65 Shakespeare plays, additional plays by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Molière; 12 Beta videotapes and audiocassettes; 26 cast scrapbooks with photographs; correspondence between Ralph Cohen and James Warren, founders of American Shakespeare Center, Hank Dobin, Washington and Lee University Dean (2005-2012), and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Shakespeare Center.


  • Creation: Inclusive 1987- ongoing
  • Creation: Majority of material found within Bulk 1987-1995

Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions apply: no reproductions of DVDs are allowed. The archives are governed by the rules of the Actor's Equity Association.

Conditions Governing Access

Blue sheet prepared by Edna Milliner (11/4/2011)

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express was formed in 1988 with a small cast of actors; originally a touring company, they use the theatrical methods of Shakespeare's time.


13 Linear Feet (75 plays, 175 DVDs, and 700 photographs)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is shelved near the rest of our theatre playbill collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the American Shakespeare Center, 2011.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA