Subseries 2.5
Derivative works, 1984-2005
Box 89 (folder 31) - Box 91; OP1; BV 1

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains typescripts of derivative works including screenplays and musicals adapted from Alice Walker's novels and short stories. Of particular interest are the Walker's screenplay for The Color Purple and the screenplay by Menno Meyjes, which was ultimately used for the film.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by title of original work.

The Color Purple
Box Folder Content
89 31 The Color Purple: Screenplay by Alice Walker, typescript draft [includes correspondence to Steven Spielberg], April 13, 1984
89 32 Watch for Me in the Sunset or The Color Purple by Alice Walker typescript draft with annotations, June 15, 1984
90 1 Watch for Me in the Sunset or The Color Purple by Alice Walker, typescript draft [bound with a synopsis of the novel], June 15, 1984
90 2 Moon Song by Menno Meyjes, typescript draft (Screenplay for The Color Purple), April 12, 1985 The Color Purple), April 12, 1985
90 3 Moon Song by Menno Meyjes, typescript draft (screenplay for The Color Purple), April 26, 1985 The Color Purple), April 26, 1985
90 4 Moon Song by Menno Meyjes, typescript draft, (screenplay for The Color Purple), May 31, 1985 The Color Purple), May 31, 1985
BV1 The Color Purple: Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, typescript draft, May 31, 1985
90 5 The Color Purple: Screenplay, revisions, 1985
90 6 The Color Purple Spanish radio translation, undated
90 7 "Purple Clouds Always Seem Kinda Hazy" typescript adaptation of The Color Purple, undated
90 8 The Color Purple Musical by Marsha Norman, typescript with annotations, November 2005
90 9 The Color Purple Musical songs by Scott Saunders, December 2, 2002
OP1 10 The Color Purple Libretto page proofs
Meridian
91 1 Meridian stage play by Cindy Artiste, typescript, undated
91 2 Meridian stage play by Keli Garrett, typescript, undated
91 3 Meridian film correspondence typescript, 1991
The Third Life of Grange Copeland
91 4 The Third Life of Grange Copeland: Screenplay by Stanley Williams, May 28, 1985
91 5 The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Cynthia Liu and Donna Parish with related correspondence, undated
To Hell With Dying
91 6 To Hell With Dying: A Teleplay by Alice Walker and Robert Allen, typescript draft, February 21, 1990
91 7 To Hell With Dying: A Teleplay by Alice Walker and Robert Allen, typescript draft, June 7, 1990
91 8 To Hell With Dying: A Teleplay by Alice Walker and Robert Allen typescript drafts with correspondence, [1990]
By the Light of My Father's Smile
91 9 By the Light of My Father's Smilefilm treatment by Deepa Mehta typescript, undated
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