E. Eugene Baldwin Collection

 

Dates: circa 1987
Size: .5 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_EEB
Provenance: Donated by E. Eugene Baldwin in 1987.
Access: No restrictions, though material may be subject to copyright. Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Eugene Baldwin Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Biographical Note

E. Eugene Baldwin originates from downstate Illinois, the location of many of his plays. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, Baldwin’s first play Going Steady (and Other Fables from the Heart) was produced off-Broadway in 1983. His next play Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane was workshopped in the 1987 Play Expo held jointly by the Body Politic and Victory Gardens Theatres. Moonlight was the first play on the mainstage in Body Politic’s 1987-1988 season and was also the first play chosen for taping by the Special Collections Department for the Chicago Theater Collection.

Scope and Content

Collection includes multiple drafts of scripts for Going Steady (and Other Fables of the Heart) and Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane.

Arrangement

Scripts are organized by production.

Related Materials

Victory Gardens Theater Collection:

  • Scripts for Play Expo 1987 June 10-July 19, Artistic Files, Box 10, Folder 3

Container List

Box 1  Folder 1 Going Steady (and Other Fables of the Heart), script; 7th rewrite, heavily annotated with line cutes, additions and changes
 Box 1  Folder 2 Going Steady (and Other Fables of the Heart), script; 10th rewrite, original typescript
Box 1 Folder 3 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; original typescript, undated
Box 1 Folder 4 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; original typescript, undated
Box 1 Folder 5 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; 1st draft, with line cuts and changes
Box 1 Folder 6 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; ‘Version 3 1986’ original typescript
Box 1 Folder 7 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; Play Expo workshop production 1987 June/July
Box 1 Folder 8 Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane, script; mainstage production, Body Politic, 1987 September 17, part original typescript, with cuts and additions, also “The Last of the Cowboys” a companion piece to Moonlight Daring Us to Go Insane

 

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