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|Title:||Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection|
|Physical Extent:||1 box (0.5 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA|
|Location:||General Special Collections|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||The collection contains promotional materials and articles related to the work of playwright Beth Henley.|
Acquired from various sources
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2011.
Materials may be periodically added to this collection.
Playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley was born in Jackson, Miss. in 1952. Many of her works are set in Mississippi and feature southern characters and themes. Perhaps her best-known play is Crimes of the Heart, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981. Crimes of the Heart also earned Henley a Tony award nomination, and was adapted as a film of the same title in 1986. Her other works include The Wake of Jamey Foster (1983); The Miss Firecracker Contest (1985); The Debutante Ball (1991); Family Week (2000); Ridiculous Fraud (2006); and others.
The collection contains promotional materials and articles related to the work of playwright and screenwriter Beth Henley.
Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Beth Henley Small Manuscripts Collection is open for research.
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Beth Henley Collection (MUM00228), Archives and Special Collections
|Folder 1||Pamphlet: "Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series Presents An Evening with Beth Henley and Lydy Becker Caldwell," 29 March 1983|
|Folder 2||Playbill: "New Stage Theatre presents Broadway’s Smash Hit ‘Crimes of the Heart’ by Beth Henley, Directed by William Partlan, June 1-18, 1983," Jackson, Miss. Two copies.|
|Folder 3||Pamphlet: "Mississippi State University. University Honors Program Presents Beth Henley," 1982|
|Folder 4||Press release: New Stage Theatre. Re: Crimes of the Heart, 1983|
|Folder 5||Studies in American Drama 1945-Present Vol. 3, 1988|
|Scope: Contains Laura Morrow’s “Orality and Identity in night, Mother and Crimes of the Heart," pp. 23-39.|
|Folder 6||Studies in American Drama 1945-Present Vol. 4, 1989|
|Scope: Contains Jean Gagen’s "Most resembling unlikeness, and most unlike resemblance: Beth Henley’s 'Crimes of the Heart' and Chekhov’s 'Three Sisters'." pp. 119-128.|