Revels Players Records, 1971-1991
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Brief Description:

Records of the Revels Players, a faculty, staff, and student organization for the performance of Renaissance literary and dramatic works include posters, flyers, programs, announcements, press releases, photographs, news-clippings, scripts, descriptions of selected productions by the founder, and administrative material such as space reservation forms, costume rental receipts, and student organization registration records.

Productions included are: The inaugural 'The Alchemist', 1971; 'The Knight of Burning Pestle', 1972; 'Volpone', 1973; 'Mandragola', 1974; 'A Chaste Maid in Cheapside', 1975; 'An Evening With Moliere', 1976; 'John John, His Wife Tyb, and Sir John the Priest', 1976; 'The Provok'd Wife', 1977; 'The Duchess of Malfi', 1978; 'Wild Oats', 1979; 'The Tempest', 1980; ''Tis Pity She's a Whore', 1981; 'Bartholomew Fair', 1982; 'The Play of Noah', 1984; 'Everyman', 1986; 'Mankind', ca. 1987; 'The Virtuoso', ca. 1988; 'Epicoene', ca. 1989; 'The Devil Is an Ass', ca. 1989-90; 'The Rover', 1990; and 'Fulgens and Lucres'.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/75/43
Created by: The Revel Players
Volume: 0.5
Acquired: 08/01/2007.
Biographical Note for The Revel Players : The Revels Players was founded in 1970 by Michael Shapiro and Marvin Vawter, both faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The mission was to create a student, staff, and faculty organization that would produce early classic drama, and more specifically plays of the English Renaissance. Productions occurred each spring and many of the productions were closely coordinated with the course, English 180: Drama in Production. The Revels Players became an officially recognized student organization allowing it to receive financial assistance in production. Performances have occurred in a variety of venues since the inception of the group including, the Depot, the Quad at UIUC, the Armory Free Theater, the YMCA, and the Wesley Foundation.
Subject Index
English Drama
Shakespeare, William
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Michael Shapiro