The victors : typescripts of Wilder's adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's play Mort sans sepulture, [ca. 1948]

Record ID: 
Accession number: 
MA 6141
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
Gift; Susan L. Burden, S. Carter Burden III, and Flobelle Burden Davis, 2003.
1 item in 4 parts (total ca. 300 p.) ; 27.9 cm.

The play was produced in Greenwich Village, New York, in late 1948 by the New Stages Company.


Several versions of Wilder's adaptation of Sartre's work: (1) carbon typescript on 83 leaves, with a few typed revisions, with envelope; (2) mimeographed typescript of 76 leaves, heavily marked up and revised in pencil and colored pencil on rectos and versos, perhaps by the stage manager or prop master, marked on first blank leaf: "Lamar Caselli c/o New Stages, 159 Bleeker St."; (3-4) two mimeograph copies of typescript, ca. 70 pages each, without revisions or markings.

Housed in: 
Blue cloth drop-spine box (30.2 cm.)
The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.