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Subseries 2.3
Scripts, 1984-2002
Boxes 51-57

Scope and Content Note

Rushdie has completed or planned adaptations for the stage and screen of many of his novels, and the scripts for those projects are included in this subseries. A large portion of the subseries consists of numerous versions of the script for the film version of Midnight's Children; also present are proposals for a documentary on Harold Shapinsky, a documentary project on Kashmir, script proposals for Shame and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, as well as two plays, Crosstalk and The Exorcist.

Additional drafts and notes for the Midnight's Children, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and The Courter play scripts can be found in the digital files. A detailed list of the files is available by accessing the searchable database and emulated environment on the researcher workstation in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library) reading room.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically; multiple drafts are arranged chronologically by draft where possible.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

The use of personal cameras is not allowed. Researchers are not permitted to copy or download any digital files or applications from the emulated environment or the searchable database on the computer workstation.

Restrictions on Access

Access to digital files is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library).

Box Folder Content
51 1 Argentina, typescript [unpublished] [used as source material for The Satanic Verses] The Satanic Verses]
51 2 Argentina, film proposal, typescript [unpublished] [source material for The Satanic Verses] The Satanic Verses]
51 3 Argentina, notes, typescript [used as source material for The Satanic Verses] The Satanic Verses]
51 4 The Courter, "First Draft," typescript
51 5 Crosstalk, typescript
51 6 "Dichter, Tod und Teufel," Zebra Film Und Fernsehproduktions, typescript
51 7 "The Discovery of Harold Shapinsky," proposal, photocopy of typescript, 18 April 1985 [2 versions]
51 8 The Exorcist: a play for three characters, typescript [2 versions]
51 9 Grimus, typescript
51 10 The Ground Beneath Her Feet, typescript, March 2001 [by Santiago Amigorena, Raoul Ritz, and Salman Rushdie]
51 11 The Ground Beneath Her Feet, typescript, March 2001
51 12 The Ground Beneath Her Feet, "3rd version: rewritten by Salman Rushdie," typescript, March 2001
51 13 The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Gemini Films, typescript
51 14 The Ground Beneath Her Feet, "Some notes on my version of the screenplay," typescript [2 versions]
52 1 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, "Cast Contact Sheet, Production Contacts," typescript
52 2 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, copy of typescript, 3 December 1997
52 3 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, "experimental draft," typescript, 2-3 April 1998 [adapted by TS and DT]
52 4 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, copy of typescript, 20 February 1998 [fragment]
52 5 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, typescript, 14 September 1998 [adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham]
52 6 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, typescript, 14 November 1998 [adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham]
52 7 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, typescript, undated
52 8 In Search of Midnight's Children, "Contacts," typescript, 25 May 1987 and 29 July 1987
52 9 Kashmir, "notes on a project with Antelope Films," typescript [4 copies]
52 10 Kashmir, "preliminary notes for Kashmir project," typescript Kashmir project," typescript
52 11 ["MacPhisto phones Rushdie"] [script for Rushdie's appearance with U2, London, 11 August 1993]
52 12 Midnight's Children, "Part One," "First Draft Script," typescript 27 February 1995
52 13 Midnight's Children, "Part Two," "First Draft Script," typescript
52 14 Midnight's Children, "Part Three," "First Draft Script," typescript
52 15 Midnight's Children, "Part Four," "First Draft Script," typescript
52 16 Midnight's Children, "Part Five," "First Draft Script." typescript
52 17 Midnight's Children, "Part One," typescript [Incomplete draft]
53 1 Midnight's Children, "Part Three," typescript, 10 August 1995 [Incomplete draft]
53 2 Midnight's Children, "Part Three," "draft master scene outline," typescript [August 1995]
53 3 Midnight's Children, "Part Five," "draft master scene outline," typescript
53 4 Midnight's Children, "Part Six," "draft master scene outline," typescript, 29 August [1995]
53 5 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5), October draft," typescript [1 October 1996]
53 6 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5)," typescript, 1 October 1996 [incomplete]
53 7 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5), typescript, 1 October 1996
53 8 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5), typescript, 1 October 1996
53 9 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," typescript, 2 December 1996
53 10 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5)," typescript, [10] December 1996
53 11 Midnight's Children, typescript [12 December 1996] [fragments]
53 12 Midnight's Children, notes, MS and typescript, 13-14 December 1996
53 13 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," typescript [17 December 1996]
54 1 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5)," typescript, 17 December 1996
54 2 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5)," typescript, 17 December 1996
54 3 Midnight's Children, notes, typescript, 20 December 1996
54 4 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5)," typescript, 24 December 1996
54 5 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5)," typescript, 30 December 1996
54 6 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," second draft, typescript, 7 January 1997
54 7 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two," second draft, typescript [7 January 1997]
54 8 Midnight's Children, "Episode 3," second draft, typescript [7 January 1997]
54 9 Midnight's Children, "Episode 4 (rough revision)" second draft, typescript [7 January 1997]
54 10 Midnight's Children, "Episode 5 (rough revision)," second draft, typescript [7 January 1997]
54 11 Midnight's Children, "Second Draft: Episode 1," typescript [19 January 1997]
54 12 Midnight's Children, "Second Draft: Episode 1," typescript [19 January 1997] [Fragments]
54 13 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5), revised screenplay," typescript [19 January 1997]
54 14 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5), revised screenplay," typescript [19 January 1997]
54 15 Midnight's Children, "Second Draft: Episode 4 (of 5)," typescript, 22 January 1997
54 16 Midnight's Children, "Second Draft: Episode 5," typescript, 22 January 1997
54 17 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5)," typescript, 22 January 1997
54 18 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5)," typescript, 22 January 1997
55 1 Midnight's Children, "Breakdown in Story Order," typescript, 24 January 1997
55 2 Midnight's Children, [character breakdown] typescript, 24 January 1997
55 3 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5), chronological version," typescript, 27 January 1997
55 4 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5), Revised screenplay, chronological version," typescript, 29 January 1997
55 5 Midnight's Children, "Revisions to 'Midnight's Children' Screenplay," typescript, 17 February 1997
55 6 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," typescript, 19 February 1997
55 7 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5)," typescript, 19 February 1997
55 8 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5)," typescript, 19 February 1997
55 9 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997
55 10 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997
55 11 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997
55 12 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997
55 13 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997
55 14 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997 [version 2]
55 15 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997 [version 2]
56 1 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997 [version 2]
56 2 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5)," typescript, 31 March 1997 [version 2]
56 3 Midnight's Children, "script revisions: March 1997," typescript, March 1997
56 4 Midnight's Children, "Reading of Episode 1, cast list," typescript, 30 April 1997
56 5 Midnight's Children, "Read through, 5 June 97, cast list," typescript, 5 June 1997
56 6 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5)," typescript, 31 July 1997
56 7 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5), Draft 3B (Intermediate draft)," typescript, 25 September 1997
56 8 Midnight's Children, "Episode One (of 5); Final Script," typescript, 27 November 1997
56 9 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two (of 5); Final Script," typescript, 27 November 1997
56 10 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three (of 5); Final Script," typescript, 27 November 1997
56 11 Midnight's Children, "Episode Four (of 5); Final Script," typescript, 27 November 1997
56 12 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five (of 5); Final Script," typescript, 27 November 1997
56 13 Midnight's Children, screenplay, proofs of dust jacket, [1999]
56 14 Midnight's Children, "TR/SR edit March 2002," typescript, March 2002
56 15 Midnight's Children, typescript, May 2002 [by Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
56 16 Midnight's Children, "May 2002 Draft," typescript, May 2002 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
57 1 Midnight's Children, "May 2002 Draft," typescript, May 2002 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
57 2 Midnight's Children, "May 2002 #draft-two part version," typescript, May 2002 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
57 3 Midnight's Children, typescript, July 2002
57 4 Midnight's Children, "July 2002 (#)draft, Part A," typescript, July 2002 [2 copies]
57 5 Midnight's Children, "July 2002 (#)draft, Part B," typescript, July 2002 [2 copies]
57 6 Midnight's Children, "July 2002 (#)draft," typescript, July 2002 [fragments]
57 7 Midnight's Children, "Rehearsal draft," typescript, November 2002 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
57 8 Midnight's Children, "Rehearsal draft," typescript, November 2002 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple] ["Salman's copy]
58 1 Midnight's Children, "Rehearsal draft," typescript, January 2003 [by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple]
58 2 Midnight's Children, changes to script, typescript, 2003
58 3 Midnight's Children, "Episode Two," typescript [fragments]
58 4 Midnight's Children, "Episode Three," typescript [fragments]
58 5 Midnight's Children, "Episode Five," revisions, corrected typescript
58 6 Midnight's Children, "Readthrough Eps 4 & 5," [cast list] typescript
58 7 Midnight's Children, "script changes," typescript
58 8 Midnight's Children, "Tim and Simon's proposed changes," typescript
58 9 Midnight's Children, typescript [fragments]
58 10 Morning in Manhattan, typescript [fragment] [see also One Morning in Manhattan]
58 11 Morning in New York, typescript, 2002
58 12 "Mr. Kipling and the Bandar-Log: A treatment for a television script," typescript [with notes and fragments]
58 13 "The Napoleon Polka: An idea for a film," typescript [with notes and fragments, also titled "Dirty Hands" and "The Story of a Hand"]
58 14 One Morning in Manhattan, typescript [fragment] [see also Morning in Manhattan]
58 15 The Painter and the Pest, commentary script, typescript
58 16 The Painter and the Pest, interview with Akumal Ramachander ["the pest"], typescript, 7 February 1985 [interview not conducted by Rushdie]
58 17 The Painter and the Pest, interviews with Harold and Kate Shapinski, copy of typescript
58 18 The Painter and the Pest, notes, MS and copy of MS
58 19 [The Riddle of Midnight, casting information] copy of typescript, 1987
58 20 [The Riddle of Midnight, character narratives] manuscript and typescript
58 21 [The Riddle of Midnight, commentary, early draft] typescript
58 22 The Riddle of Midnight, "Commentary script for 'The Riddle of Midnight,'" typescript
58 23 The Riddle of Midnight, "Commentary script for 'The Riddle of Midnight,'" copy of typescript, 1 December 1987
58 24 The Riddle of Midnight, "Draft Script," typescript
58 25 The Riddle of Midnight, "Draft Script," copy of typescript
59 1 The Riddle of Midnight, "Final Script," typescript, January 1988
59 2 Saleem's Story, "Episode One (of 5), Draft 3A," typescript, 15 July 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 3 Saleem's Story, "Episode Two (of 5), Draft 3A," typescript, 15 July 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 4 Saleem's Story, "Episode Three (of 5), Draft 3A," typescript, 15 July 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 5 Saleem's Story, "Episode Four (of 5), Draft 3A," typescript, 15 July 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 6 Saleem's Story, "Episode Five (of 5), Draft 3A," typescript, 15 July 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 7 Saleem's Story, "Episode One (of 5), Draft 3B," typescript, 25 September 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 8 Saleem's Story, "Episode Two (of 5), Draft 3B," typescript, 25 September 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 9 Saleem's Story, "Episode Three (of 5), Draft 3B," typescript, 25 September 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 10 Saleem's Story, "Episode Four (of 5), Draft 3B," typescript, 25 September 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 11 Saleem's Story, "Episode One (of 5), Draft 4," typescript, 1 October 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 12 Saleem's Story, "Episode Two (of 5), Draft 4," typescript, 1 October 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 13 Saleem's Story, "Episode Three (of 5), Draft 4," typescript, 1 October 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 14 Saleem's Story, "Episode Four (of 5), Draft 4," typescript, 1 October 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 15 Saleem's Story, "Episode Five (of 5), Draft 4," typescript, 1 October 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
59 16 Saleem's Story, "Episode One (of 5), Draft 4A," typescript, 12 November 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 1 Saleem's Story, "Episode Two (of 5), Draft 4A," typescript, 12 November 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 2 Saleem's Story, "Episode Three (of 5), Draft 4A," typescript, 12 November 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 3 Saleem's Story, "Episode Four (of 5), Draft 4A," typescript, 12 November 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 4 Saleem's Story, "Episode Five (of 5), Draft 4A," typescript, 12 November 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 5 Saleem's Story, "Cast List," typescript, 5 December 1997
60 6 Saleem's Story, "casting projection," typescript, 29 October 1997
60 7 Saleem's Story, notes on changes to script, copy of MS and typescript, 1997 [see also Midnight's Children scripts]
60 8 Saleem's Story, "Unit List, Sri Lanka shoot," typescript, 4 December 1997
60 9 Shame, "An idea for a film," typescript [3 versions] [fragments]
60 10 Silverland, typescript [fragment, title page only]
60 11 The Silver Land, typescript, 13 November 1984
60 12 The Silver Land, typescript, 15 December 1984
60 13 Untitled play, typescript [unpublished] [2 versions]
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