Guide to the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Records

The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
© 2006
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Records

Collection number: UA 41

The University Library

University Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Date Completed:
August 2006
Encoded by:
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shakespeare Santa Cruz records
Dates: 1981-2001
Collection number: UA 41
Creator: Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Collection Size: 16 boxes

13 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. University Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection consists of prompt books, stage manager's workbooks, call sheets, performance receipts, costume information, posters and video tapes of interviews, and performances.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection open for research.
Boxes 1-7 - VHS tapes are restricted and unavailable for use

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Shakespeare Santa Cruz records. UA 41. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to University Archives in 1992.

Organization History

It was Audrey Stanley's 1975 production of The Winter's Tale that caught the eye of UCSC Dean of Humanities and renowned Shakespearean scholar, Cesar Lombardi Barber, who first suggested the possibility of a Santa Cruz festival.
Barber's death early in 1981 prompted UCSC sociology professor Dane Archer to write then Chancellor Robert Sinsheimer, proposing a Santa Cruz Shakespeare festival to honor Barber's memory, draw attention to the campus, and provide a medium where often-strained town-gown relations could improve. By late 1980 a group of UCSC people and community members had already come together as Shakespeare Santa Cruz and in early 1981, a proposal was submitted by Kristin Bolder-Froid, suggesting a 1982 summer festival with two plays, King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with seminars, workshops and films. Chancellor Sinsheimer approved the plan and gave the fledgling company a start-up grant. Shakespeare Santa Cruz was on its way. Karen Shinseimer, the founding board president, along with Audrey Stanley, Cleo Barber and Stella Kahrs, worked at generating community support and developed a Board of Directors that would represent the community as "Co-producers" of the festival.
Now in its the 25th season (2006), Shakespeare Santa Cruz has earned a national reputation for producing innovative, intelligent Shakespeare productions and other classics. It is a professional resident theater that draws on the intellectual resources of the University of California, Santa Cruz and an international network of professional artists. Shakespeare Santa Cruz is committed to linking the best of contemporary scholarship with the highest artistic standards of production and the exciting possibilites of repertory performance. It serves as a vital resource to the greater Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas.
The out-reach program, Shakespeare to Go was started by Shakespeare Santa Cruz eighteen years ago in collaboration with the UCSC Theater Arts Department. Each year, a Theater Arts faculty member casts and directs a 50 minute version of one of the plays that Shakespeare Santa Cruz will be presenting in the summer festival. The winter quarter is spent rehearsing the play with the UCSC student actors and the spring quarter is spent touring Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties performing for school audiences.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of prompt books, stage manager's workbooks, call sheets, performance receipts, costume information, posters and video tapes of interviews, and performances from 1981-2009.
A second accural remains unprocessed. For more information please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The VHS tapes are Restricted.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz--Archives
Drama festivals--California--Santa
Stanley, Audrey Eunice
Gamel, Mary-Kay
Whitworth, Paul
Scheie, Danny
University of California, Santa Cruz--Focused Research Activity in Shakespeare
University of California, Santa Cruz--Theater Arts

Other Finding Aids

MS 108 Santa Cruz County Theatre collection, 1974-1982

Container List

Box 1-7

VHS tapes - RESTRICTED 1988-1995 n.d.

box-folder 8:1-4

A Doll's House 1992

box-folder 8:1

Production book, pt.1 "Cues-Daily Call" 1992

box-folder 8:2

Production book, pt.2 "Production notes-Sound" 1992

box-folder 8:3

Costume sketches 1992

box-folder 8:4

A Life in the Theatre - cue book 1986

box-folder 8:5-8, 9:1

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1991

box-folder 8:5

A Midsummer Night's Dream, prompt book 1982

box-folder 8:6

A Midsummer Night's Dream, production book 1982

box-folder 8:7

Costumes 1991

box-folder 8:8

Part 1 "Contacts - Act 3:1" 1991

box-folder 9:1

Part 2 "Act 4:1 - Notes" 1991

box-folder 9:2-4

Amadeus 1990

box-folder 9:2

Prompt book 1990

box-folder 9:3

Stage manager's workbook 1990

box-folder 9:4

ASM lines 1990

box-folder 9:5

Julius Caesar - prompt book 1988

box-folder 10:1

King Henry IV, Part One - prompt book 1984

box-folder 10:2

King Lear - prompt book, cue script 1982

box-folder 10:3

King Richard II - prompt book 1986

box-folder 10:4-6

Love's Labour's Lost 1989

box-folder 10:4

Pt.1 "Company List - Set" 1989

box-folder 10:5

Pt.2 "Props - Miscellaneous notes" 1989

box-folder 10:6

Set Drawings 1989

box-folder 11:1-3

Macbeth 1992

box-folder 11:1

Production script 1992

box-folder 11:2

Production book, pt.1 "Schedule - Rules" 1992

box-folder 11:3

Production book, pt.2 "Rehearsal reports - Information" 1992

box-folder 11:4-5, 12:1-2

Measure for Measure 1991

box-folder 11:4

Rehearsal book, pt.1 "Act I-Act V" 1991

box-folder 11:5

Rehearsal book, pt.2 "Line note forms - Preset" 1991

box-folder 12:1

Production book 1991

box-folder 12:2

Prompt book 1991

box-folder 12:3

Much Ado About Nothing - Prompt book 1987

box-folder 12:4-5

Once in a Lifetime 1989

box-folder 12:4

Pt.1 "Lifetime - Scheduling" 1989

box-folder 12:5

Pt.2 "Props - Love's Labors Lost" 1989

box-folder 13:1-2

Othello 1990

box-folder 13:1

Pt. 1 "Running sheets - Act III" 1990

box-folder 13:2

Pt. 2 "Act III - Slip sheets" 1990

box-folder 13:3-5

Our Town 1981

box-folder 13:3

Prompt book, Act 1 - Act 2 1981

box-folder 13:4

Prompt book, Act 3 - Understudy information 1981

box-folder 13:5

Costumes 1981

box-folder 14:1-2

Romeo and Juliet 1989

box-folder 14:1

Pt. 1 "Rehersal schedules - Production Calendar" 1989

box-folder 14:2

Pt. 2 "Costumes - Daily Bard" 1989

box-folder 14:3

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - prompt book 1985

box-folder 14:4-5, 15:1

Taming of the Shrew 1992

box-folder 15:1

Prompt script 1992

box-folder 14:5

Production book, pt.1 "Contact sheets - Daily notes" 1992

box-folder 14:4

Production book, pt.2 "Performance reports - Running sheets" 1992

box-folder 15:2

The Tempest - prompt book, budgets, schedules 1984

box-folder 15:3

Titus Andronicus - prompt book 1988

box-folder 15:4-7

Waiting for Godot 1991

box-folder 15:4

Call sheets, performance receipts 1991

box-folder 15:5

Pt. 1 "Crew calendar - Act I" 1991

box-folder 15:6

Pt. 2 "Act 2 - Miscellaneous" 1991

box-folder 15:7

Costumes 1991

box-folder 16

Posters - archival set 1982-2001