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Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner Papers

Identifier: UP001725
Abstract Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner wrote a stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, as her master's thesis while earning a Master of Arts degree in English at Wayne State University. After obtaining the stage rights for the novel, the play "To Gleam It Around, To Show My Shine" was first performed in 1983 at Wayne State's Hilberry Theater. Rattner worked as an advocate for African-American literature, particularly the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and...
Dates: 1961 - 1997

Frank G. Tompkins Papers

Identifier: WSP000153
Abstract Frank G. Tompkins was an English professor at Wayne State University and well known for his scintillating wit. His papers document some of his writings, particularly plays.
Dates: Undated

Wayne University Theaters Records

Identifier: WSR000136
Abstract This collection consists of alphabetical listings of plays with each season noted. In addition, there are clippings, programs, news releases, correspondence and annual reports are arranged chronologically by academic year beginning in September, 1925.
Dates: 1910 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1953

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