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Subseries 2.3
Other writings, 1951-2004
Boxes 111-114, OP2

Scope and Content Note

The susbseries consists of typescript and manuscript miscellaneous prose works of Athony Hecht from 1951-2004 including translations, interviews, edited works, music, and performances. Drafts of Hecht's major translation effort, Seven Against Thebes (1973) are present as are materials both drafts and proofs relating to an important interview with Philip Hoy (1999). Also present are materials relating to a small number of musical compositions for which Hecht wrote the text (1951-1983) and a small group of public performances in which Hecht was involved (1943-2000).

Arrangement Note

Arranged into five areas: Translations; Interviews; Edited works; Music; and Performances.

Translations
Box Folder Content
111 1 "The Bells," from the French of Appolinaire, TS
111 2 "The Braggadocio of the Drunken Sailor," by Max Jacobs, TS
111 3 Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke/ The Ballad of the Love and Death of Standard Bearer Rilke, TS 1
111 4 "The Fountain," by Charles Baudelaire, TS
111 5 Four poems by Charles Baudelaire, TS ["Je te done ces vers...," "Spleen," "Dellum," "Cats"]
111 6 "Lagoon," by Joseph Brodsky, MS, TS drafts, undated
111 7 Oedipus at Kolonos, unpublished, alternate version, incomplete, TS
111 8 Oedipus at Kolonus, unpublished, Chorus: "What is unwisdom but the lusting after," TS
111 9 Oedipus at Kolonus, Chorus: "Whoever wants a more than moderate share," MSS
111 10 Oedipus at Kolonus, final draft, TS with TLS
111 11 Oedipus at Kolonus, footnotes, TS
111 12 Oedipus at Kolonus, glossary, photocopy draft
111 13 Oedipus at Kolonus, MS drafts 1
111 14 Oedipus at Kolonus, MS drafts 2
111 15 Oedipus at Kolonus, MS drafts, various
111 16 Oedipus at Kolonus, TS 1
111 17 Oedipus at Kolonus, TS 2
111 18 Oedipus at Kolonus, TS 3
111 19 Oedipus at Kolonus, introduction, TS
111 20 Oedipus at Kolonus, "A Note on the Cast," photocopy draft
111 21 Oedipus at Kolonus, partial manuscript draft, TS
111 22 Oedipus at Kolonus, related correspondence
112 1 "Poem upon the Lisbon Disaster," by Voltaire, galley proofs
112 2 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft of title page, fourteen pages of text and notes, MS
112 3 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft, MS
112 4 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, Draft 1, TS
112 5 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, photocopy of draft 1, TS
112 6 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, photocopy of draft 1 TS (without introduction, corrections)
112 7 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, photocopy of draft TS with staging directions [incomplete]
112 8 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft 2, TS
112 9 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft 3, TS
112 10 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft, TS [1 of 2]
112 11 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, draft, TS [2 of 2]
112 12 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, final draft, TS with TLS
112 13 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, proofs, corrected
112 14 Seven Against Thebes, 1973, related materials
112 15 "Tacitus, Dialogus de Oratioribus, 9-10 (modified), TS"
112 16 Untitled poem from Pierre de Ronsard, corrected TS and copy
112 17 Miscellaneous: Various translations from published works, copies
Interviews
113 1 "Plimpton Tape", transcript of interview with Alan Tate, Anthony Hecht, TS, carbon copy, correspondence, circa 1965
113 2 Anthony Hecht interviewed by Gh. Florescu "for the reader and lover of Romanian poetry," October 1984, questions, TS
113 3 "The Art of Poetry XXXX: Anthony Hecht," J.D. McClatchy, The Paris Review, 108, Fall 1988, TS draft
113 4 "The Art of Poetry XXXX: Anthony Hecht," J.D. McClatchy, The Paris Review, 108, Fall 1988, TS draft, correspondence
113 5 "Robert Lowell", a film produced by the New York Center for Visual History, 1995, interview questions TS, interview schedule, correspondence113
113 7 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: answers. Draft1, 8TS [incomplete]
113 8 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: answers, Draft 2, TS
113 9 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: Draft A, TS
113 10 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: Draft B, TS
113 11 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: Draft C, TS
113 12 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: inserts and additions, TS
113 13 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: bibliography
113 14 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: cover proofs
113 15 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: cover proofs for paperback edition
113 16 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: partial proofs
113 17 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: final proofs
113 18 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: "Anthony Hecht in Interview with Philip Hoy" (extracts from an earlier version of the interview featured in this book), Stand, New Series, 1:1, March 1999, proof
113 19 Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy, 1999: correspondence
113 20 "The Life of a Poet: An Interview with Anthony Hech", interview with Bruce Cole for Humanities magazine, 2004, TS with TLS
Edited Works
114 1 The Essential Herbert, 1987, introduction, drafts 1, 2 TS
114 2 The Essential Herbert, 1987, i
114 3 The Essential Herbert, 1987, title list, drafts 1, 2 TS
Music
114 4 "How Pale the World," words by Anthony Hecht, score by Ned Rorem, 5with related material
114 5 Untitled "Song," Anthony Hecht/Marcabru
114 6 "A Springtide Anthem for St. James' Fair," with correspondence
OP2 3 "A Choir of Starlings," serenata for four voices and ten instruments, text by Anthony Hecht, score by Leo Smit, circa 1951
114 7 "Cantata Sketches," score, 1952
114 8 "More Light," composition for voice and string quartet, music by Poundie Burnstein, text abridged from poem by Hecht, bound photocopy, 1979
114 9 "A Love for Four Voices: Homage to Franz Joseph Hyden," MS drafts [1 of 2], circa 1983
114 10 "A Love for Four Voices: Homage to Franz Joseph Hyden," MS drafts [2 of 2], circa 1983
114 11 "A Love for Four Voices: Homage to Franz Joseph Hyden," proofs, 1983
Performances
114 12 We're Rushed, Army Specialized Training Unit, Northfield High School, Northfield, Minnesota, program, December 18, 1943
114 13 "The Mad Tea Party," TS of Hecht's part as Mad Hatter, Bard College
114 14 Reading, April 12, 1977, related materials
114 15 An Evening of Literature and Music, 1979-1984
114 16 Williamsburg/ College of William and Mary Writer's Festival, March 21-?, 1984
114 17 Light Verse, reading at the Library of Congress, December 13, 1988, poem title list and photocopies of poems
114 18 World Poetry Festival, Harbourfront Reading Series, Toronto, April 6-11, 1992
114 19 New York Public Library, April 18, 1990
114 20 Key West Literary Seminar, January 7-10, 1993
114 21 "Shakespeare and the Poets," Unterberg Poetry Center The Voice of Literature, January, 2000
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