Charles H. Shattuck Papers, 1929, 1937-92
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Brief Description: Papers of Charles Harlen Shattuck, professor of English (1945-79), including correspondence (1944-92) and subject file (1929, 1946-91) concerning theater research and publication, teaching, Shakespeare associations, foundation grants, dissertations, placement of graduates, the UIUC English Department, and campus literary journal "Accent" (1942-79). The series includes promptbooks (1942-77), playbills (1947-88), publications (1938, 1948-87), reviews (1958-76), and research notes and copies relating to his work on William Macready, Edwin Booth, Bertolt Brecht (1949-76), American stage history (1974-88), and Shakespeare promptbooks (1960-66). Correspondents include Kerker Quinn, James F. Powers (1942-77), and Eudora Welty (1942-79).
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Record Series Number: 15/7/39
Created by: Shattuck, Charles Harlan (1910-1992)
Volume: 24.33 cubic feet
Acquired: 09/18/1986. 9/18/1986; 11/20/92; 1/11/93; 1/24/05
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by correspondent/subject.
Biographical Note for Shattuck, Charles Harlan (1910-1992) : Charles Harlan Shattuck (1910-1992) received his B.A. (1932), M.A. (1934), and Ph.D (1938) from the University of Illinois, and served as a member of UIUC's English Department faculty from 1934 until his retirement in 1979.  An internationally known expert in theater history, particularly the staging of Shakespeare's plays, he published widely on various related topics, winning the George Freedley Memorial Award in 1969 for his book "The Hamlet of Edwin Booth," and again in 1987 for the second volume of his "Shakespeare on the American Stage" (for which he also received the Barnard Hewitt Award for outstanding research in theater history).  Dr. Shattuck co-founded and served as the co-editor of the magazine "Accent:  A Quarterly of New Literature" from 1940 to 1960, directed many University Theatre productions, and served as the president of the Shakespeare Association of America in 1979-80.  Other achievements include two Guggenheim Fellowships (1961 and 1968), four Folger Library Fellowships (1959, 1961, 1974, and 1978), and two UIUC Center for Advanced Study Fellowships (1961 and 1966).  Following his retirement from UIUC, Dr. Shattuck served as Visiting Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Subject Index
American Society for Theatre Research
Brecht, Bertolt
Creative Writing
English Department
Faculty Papers
Folger Library
Ford Foundation
Globe Playhouse
Guggenheim Foundation
Indiana University
International Shakespeare Association
Literary Criticism
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare Association of America
Shaw. George B
Theatre Department
Theatre Library Association
University of Tennessee
University Theatre
Vassar College
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: 1/24/05 accession: English Library/ Kathleen Kluegel  Donation