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J. L. Styan papers


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: J. L. Styan papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1841-2000
Bulk Date(s): 1930-2000
Author: Finding aid prepared by Edith Serkownek
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Edith Serkownek using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2012
Origination: Styan, J. L.
Extent: 9.66 cubic feet (13 boxes= 7 record storage boxes, 4 half size records storage boxes and 2 document cases)
Physical Location: 10th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0139
Abstract: This collection contains documents relating to the family history, education, career and writings of academic theater historian and author J. L. Styan. The bulk of the collection dates from 1930 to 2000. These documents include genealogical and family documents, personal and professional writings, teaching notes, and research.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of J. L. Styan

Teacher, director, author and theater historian, John Louis Styan was born July 6, 1923 in London, England. He attended the University of London where he received an Intermediate BA in Greek, Latin, History and English in 1941. Between 1941 and 1945 Styan served as a lieutenant in the Army's Royal Artillery. He was later graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (1947) and an MA (1949) in English.

Styan began teaching at Falmouth Grammar School in Cornwall and later served as a staff tutor in the Department of Adult Education at the University of Hull in Yorkshire. Styan moved to the United States to teach beginning in 1963. While in the U.S. he held academic appointments in English at the University of Michigan (1965-1974), The University of Pittsburgh (1974-1977) and Northwestern University (1977-1988). In addition to permanent academic posts he also served as a Visiting Professor or Special Lecturer at a number of institutions throughout his career including the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, Northwestern University and Columbia University. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1978) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1983) and also served as the North American Chairman of the Academic Council of the Shakespeare Globe Centre.

Styan authored a number of books on performance and theatrical history including The Elements of Drama (1960), The Dramatic Experience (1965), The Challenge of the Theatre (1972), Modern Drama in Theory and Practice (1981), and The English Stage (1996). Styan also wrote numerous scholarly articles and reviews.

Styan retired to England in 1988. He was married to Constance Roberts in 1945, and they had four children. Styan died July 1, 2002.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents relating to the family history, education, career, and writings of British academic theater historian and author J. L. Styan. The bulk of the collection dates from 1930 to 2000. These documents include genealogical and family documents relating to Styan's own education as well as his military service during World War II. This collection contains information related to Styan's professional writings including related correspondence, book contracts and published articles, as well as Styan's teaching notebooks and theater research files.

Statement of Arrangement

The J. L. Styan papers are divided into series as follows:
Series 1: Personal Files
Series 2: Professional Files
Subseries 2A: Professional Files: Teaching Positions
Subseries 2B: Professional Files: Conferences, Lectures and Guest Faculty Positions
Subseries 2C: Professional Files: Organizations
Subseries 2D: Professional Files: Teaching Materials
Series: 3: Writings
Subseries 3A: Writings: Articles and Reviews
Subseries 3B: Writings: Books
Subseries 3C: Writings: Plays, Poems and Sketches
Series 4: Secondary Sources and Research Files


Separated Material

Please note that books from the personal library of J. L. Styan have been catalogued in KentLINK.

Restrictions on Access

One folder of personal information has been restricted by Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

J. L. Styan papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

J. L. Styan donated his papers to Kent State University's Special Collections and Archives in June of 1996. A small amount of additional material was added at a later date.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Styan, J. L. -- Archives.
Drama -- Study and teaching.
Drama -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Great Britain -- History.
Theater -- History.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Functions:
College teaching.
Authorship.
Occupations:
College teachers.
Authors.
Material Types:
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Instructional materials.
Notebooks.
Photographs.



Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Files, 1841-1997
Scope and Content
This series contains material relating to Styan's family, genealogy, youth, military service during World War II and education. Folders including family documents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, school programs, coursework, scrapbook pages and other related items.
Arrangement
Material is organized by subject and roughly chronologically.
Box 1 / Folder 1
Personal: Restricted biographical information, Undated
Restrictions on Access
This folder has been RESTRICTED and may only be viewed with permission of Special Collections and Archives.
Box 1 / Folder 2
Personal: Biographical information including vita, 1989, 1991 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
Personal: Correspondence, 1953-1996
Box 1 / Folder 4
Personal: Ephemera including newspaper clippings, 1980, 1990, 1993 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 5
Personal: Photographs, 1950-1988
Box 1 / Folder 6
Genealogy: "Ye Styan Chronicles", 1977, 1978, 1995 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 7
Genealogy: "Ye Styan Chronicles" index and family tree, 1997
Box 1 / Folder 8
Family history: Documents, 19th and 20th centuries
Box 1 / Folder 9
Family history, mother and father: Documents, 19th and 20th centuries
Box 1 / Folder 10
Army service including scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1939-1945
Box 1 / Folder 11
Army service including scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1939-1945
Box 1 / Folder 12
Education including school and university reports, programs and correspondence, 1930s
Box 1 / Folder 13
Education including school and university reports, programs and correspondence, 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 14
Education including school and university reports, programs and correspondence, 1940s
Box 1 / Folder 15
Education including school and university reports, programs and correspondence, 1940s

Series 2: Professional Files, 1947-1999

Subseries 2A: Professional Files: Teaching Positions, 1947-1989
Scope and Content
Material includes applications, correspondence, newspaper clippings and institution-related ephemera.
Arrangement
Material is organized chronologically.
Box 2 / Folder 1
Teaching positions: Applications, letters of recommendation for teaching positions and correspondence, 1947-1950
Box 2 / Folder 2
Teaching positions: Falmouth Grammar School, 1949-1950
Box 2 / Folder 3
Teaching positions: University College of Hull, 1950-1966
Box 2 / Folder 4
Teaching positions: University College of Hull, 1950-1966
Box 2 / Folder 5
Teaching positions: University of Michigan, 1963-1974
Box 2 / Folder 6
Teaching positions: University of Michigan, 1963-1974
Box 2 / Folder 7
Teaching positions: University of Michigan, 1963-1974
Box 2 / Folder 8
Teaching positions: University of Michigan, 1963-1974
Box 2 / Folder 9
Teaching positions: University of Michigan, 1963-1974
Box 2 / Folder 10
Teaching positions: University of Pittsburgh, 1973-1977
Box 2 / Folder 11
Teaching positions: University of Pittsburgh, 1973-1977
Box 2 / Folder 12
Teaching positions: Northwestern University, 1976-1989
Box 2 / Folder 13
Teaching positions: Northwestern University, 1976-1989
Box 2 / Folder 14
Teaching positions: Northwestern University, 1976-1989

Subseries 2B: Professional Files: Conferences, Lectures and Guest Faculty Positions, 1975-1999
Scope and Content
Material includes correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and ephemera.
Arrangement
Material organized alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization.
Box 3 / Folder 1
Professional events: Columbia University, visiting professor of English and Comparative Literature, 1982-1983
Box 3 / Folder 2
Professional events: Hendrix College, guest lecturer, 1981
Box 3 / Folder 3
Professional events: Kent State University, Robert Lewis Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Theater Research, 1994-1995
Box 3 / Folder 4
Professional events: Kingston Polytechnic, UK, guest lecturer, 1991
Box 3 / Folder 5
Professional events: Missouri Philological Association, Annual Meeting, presenter, 1988
Box 3 / Folder 6
Professional events: Mount Holyoke, guest lecturer, 1985
Box 3 / Folder 7
Professional events: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Shakespeare, The Globe and the World exhibit, 1980
Box 3 / Folder 8
Professional events: National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1986-1987
Box 3 / Folder 9
Professional events: South Africa theater trip, 1986
Box 3 / Folder 10
Professional events: University of Arkansas, Hamlet Symposium, 1987
Box 3 / Folder 11
Professional events: University of Birmingham, The Shakespeare Institute, 1990
Box 3 / Folder 12
Professional events: University of Kansas, visiting professor, lecturer and additional material, 1975-1988
Box 3 / Folder 13
Professional events: University of Maryland, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, 1986-1988
Box 3 / Folder 14
Professional events: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, guest lecturer, 1988
Box 3 / Folder 15
ProfessionaleEvents: University of Sydney, Australia, guest lecturer, 1983
Box 3 / Folder 16
Professional events: University of Western Ontario, Sign, Signe, Spectacle International Symposium, 1983
Box 3 / Folder 17
Professional events: A World Shakespeare Congress, Shakespeare, a Man of the Theatre, 1981
Box 3 / Folder 18
Professional events: Miscellaneous conferences, lectures and visits, 1980s-1990s

Subseries 2C: Professional Files: Organizations, 1972-1999
Scope and Content
Material includes correspondence, organizational publications and ephemera and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement
Material is organized alphabetically by name of the organization.
Box 4 / Folder 1
Professional organizations: General correspondence, 1980s-1990s
Box 4 / Folder 2
Professional organizations: British Theater Association, 1987-1999
Box 4 / Folder 3
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, 1989 and 1991
Box 4 / Folder 4
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, correspondence and publications, 1972-1979
Box 4 / Folder 5
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, correspondence and publications, 1980-1989
Box 4 / Folder 6
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, correspondence and publications, 1990s
Box 4 / Folder 7
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, Globe 1000 Club, 1991-1995
Box 4 / Folder 8
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, International conferences, Shakespeare's Globe Reborn, 1984
Box 4 / Folder 9
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, International Shakespeare Week, 1987
Box 4 / Folder 10
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, The Rose and Globe theatres, 1989-1993
Box 4 / Folder 11
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, Southwark Globe: Newsletter of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre, Miscellaneous issues 1984-1987 and 1994
Box 4 / Folder 12
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, Southwark Globe plans, 1981-1990
Box 4 / Folder 13
Professional organizations: Shakespeare Globe Center, Sam Wanamaker-related, 1990-1994
Box 4 / Folder 14
Professional organizations: Studies in English Literature journal, 1980s-1990s

Subseries 2D: Professional Files: Teaching Materials, Undated
Scope and Content
Syllabi, handouts and lecture notes created by Styan in teaching his academic English and theater courses. Material includes notes as well as newspaper clippings, articles and ephemera.
Arrangement
Material is organized according to Styan's own numbering system and files and notebook names have been retained in this finding aid.
Processing Information
The majority of Styan's course notes are housed in mini-binders, which have been preserved in their original format.
Box 5 / Folder 1
Teaching binder: Playhouse and staging, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 2
Teaching binder: Practical production, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 3
Teaching binder: Play writing, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 4
Teaching binder: Dramatic analysis, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 5
Teaching binder: Dramatic genres, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 6
Teaching binder: Dramatic styles and conventions, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 7
Teaching binder: Greek theatre, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 8
Teaching binder: Medieval theatre, Undated
Box 5 / Folder 9
Teaching binder: Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 1
Teaching binder: Shakespeare quotes, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 2
Teaching binder: Shakespeare tragedy, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 3
Teaching binder: Shakespeare history, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 4
Teaching binder: Shakespeare comedy, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 5
Teaching binder: Italian and French theatre, 16th-18th century, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 6
Teaching binder: Restoration, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 7
Teaching binder: Ibsen, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 8
Teaching binder: Chekhov, Undated
Box 6 / Folder 9
Teaching binder: Strindberg to Brecht, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 1
Teaching binder: Shaw and Irish theatre, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 2
Teaching binder: Modern verse drama, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 3
Teaching binder: English post-war drama, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 4
Teaching binder: French post-war drama, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 5
Teaching binder: Film, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 6
Teaching binder: Radio and TV, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 7
Teaching binder: Writing, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 8
Teaching binder: Reading public, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 9
Teaching binder: On poetry, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 10
Teaching binder: On literature, Undated
Box 7 / Folder 11
Teaching binder: On fiction, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 1
Teaching binder: 17th-century literature, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 2
Teaching binder: 18th-century literature, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 3
Teaching binder: 19th-century literature, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 4
Teaching binder: 19th-century fiction, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 5
Teaching binder: 20th-century poetry, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 6
Teaching binder: 20th-century fiction, British, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 7
Teaching binder: 20th-century fiction, European and American, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 8
Teaching binder: Education, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 9
Teaching binder: School, Undated
Box 8 / Folder 10
Teaching binder: Adult education, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 1
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Drama, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 2
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Drama, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 3
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Drama, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 4
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Drama, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 5
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Restoration comedy handouts, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 6
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Restoration comedy notes, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 7
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Restoration comedy notes, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 8
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Restoration comedy notes, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 9
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Shakespeare, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 10
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Theory and Modern drama, Undated
Box 9 / Folder 11
Teaching syllabi, notes and handouts: Theory and Modern drama, Undated

Series 3: Writings, 1941-2000

Subseries 4A: Writings: Articles and Reviews, 1953-2000
Scope and Content
Material includes correspondence with publishers, transcripts and articles.
Arrangement
Material is organized chronologically.
Box 10 / Folder 1
Styan, J.L. "Review, Chekhov the dramatist." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. 89/90: 43-44., January-March, 1953
Box 10 / Folder 2
Styan, J.L. "Practical literature." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. 92: 15-18., Autumn 1953
Box 10 / Folder 3
Styan, J.L. "Review, Ibsen's dramatic method." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. 92: 27., Autumn 1953
Box 10 / Folder 4
Styan, J.L. "Too much drama?." The Highway. 48: 72-76., January 1957
Box 10 / Folder 5
Styan, J.L. "Postmortem: The virtues of discussion." ECA News Sheet: 1-3., April 1959
Box 10 / Folder 6
Styan, J.L. "Drama as an art," typed transcript with accompanying correspondence, November 1959
Box 10 / Folder 7
Styan, J.L. "The actor at the foot of Shakespeare." Shakespeare Survey. 12: 56-63., 1959
Box 10 / Folder 8
Styan, J.L. "Architecture of new theatres." Municipal Review. XXXII.373: 32 and 58., January 1961
Box 10 / Folder 9
Styan, J.L. "Television and the tutor." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. XXXIII.6: 12-17., March 1961
Box 10 / Folder 10
Levy, J. "Styanovy Prvky Dramatu." Divaldlo. 2: 59-65 (Article in Czech regarding The Elements of Drama), February 1962
Box 10 / Folder 11
Styan, J.L. "Pilkington and after." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. XXXV.3: 126-133., September 1962
Box 10 / Folder 12
Styan, J.L. "Beckett Ionesco A Ti Druzi." Divaldlo. 10: 22-27. (Article in Czech), December 1963
Box 10 / Folder 13
Styan, J.L. "Tutors and television." Tutors' Bulletin of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. XXXVI.6: 320-324., March 1964
Box 10 / Folder 14
Styan, J.L. "Cruel to whom?." Plays and Players: 116., March 1964
Box 10 / Folder 15
Styan, J.L. "In search of Elizabethan heritage." Plays and Players: 8., March 1964
Box 10 / Folder 16
Styan, J.L. "At the Aldwych." [Plays and Players]: 29., September 1964
Box 10 / Folder 17
Styan, J.L. "Perennial Shakespeare." R.C.H. Magazine: 28-38., December 1964
Box 10 / Folder 18
Styan, J.L. "Review, The Lonely Tower," typed transcript for W.E.A. News with accompanying correspondence, June 1965
Box 10 / Folder 19
Styan, J.L. "Comment on Criticism West of Suez," typed transcript with accompanying correspondence, July 1965
Box 10 / Folder 20
Styan, J.L. "The published play after 1956 I." British Book News. 300: 521-525., August 1965
Box 10 / Folder 21
Styan, J.L. "The published play after 1956 II." British Book News. 301: 601-605., September 1965
Box 10 / Folder 22
Styan, J.L. "Drama as a discipline in the adult group." British Book News. XXXVIII: 145-149., September 1965
Box 10 / Folder 23
Styan, J.L. "Review, Pinter on and off the page." CEA Critic.: 7., January 1968
Box 10 / Folder 24
Styan, J.L. "No play is an island." CEA Critic. XXX.7: 10-11., April 1968
Box 10 / Folder 25
Styan, J.L. "Review, The Lulu plays." Michigan Quarterly Review. VII.2: 146-148., April 1968
Box 10 / Folder 26
Styan, J.L. "Drama and the sensorium." Speech and Drama. 17.2: Offprint., Spring 1968
Box 10 / Folder 27
Styan, J.L. "Review, The Christan tradition in modern British verse drama." Michigan Quarterly Review. VII.4: 289-291., October 1968
Box 10 / Folder 28
Styan, J.L. "Review, The dramatist and the received idea." Modern Language Quarterly. XXIX.4: 483-486., December 1968
Box 10 / Folder 29
Styan, J.L. "The play as a complex event." Genre: 38-54., 1968
Box 10 / Folder 30
Styan, J.L. "The concept of "good theatre"." Educational Theatre Journal. XXI.4: 378-385., December 1969
Box 10 / Folder 31
Styan, J.L. "Review, Macbetth and the players." Educational Theatre Journal. XXI.4: 459-461., December 1969
Box 10 / Folder 32
Styan, J.L.. "Audience manipulation in The playboy of the Western world." Twentieth century interpretations of The playboy of the Western World, a collection of critical essays. Ed. Thomas R. Whitaker. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. 111-116., 1969
Box 10 / Folder 33
Styan, J.L. "Review, The fool and his scepter: A study in clowns and jesters and their audience." Modern Language Quarterly. 31.2: 245-248., June 1970
Box 10 / Folder 34
Styan, J.L. "The idea of a definitive production: Chekhov in and out of period." Comparative Drama. IV.3: 177-196., Fall 1970
Box 10 / Folder 35
Styan, J.L. "Review, Myth and the modern playgoer." CEA Critic. XXXIII.1: 32-34., November 1970
Box 10 / Folder 36
Styan, J.L. "Review, The idiom of drama." Michigan Quarterly Review. X.3: 219-221., Summer 1971
Box 10 / Folder 37
Styan, J.L. "The delicate balance: Audience ambibalence in the comdey of Shakespeare and Chekhov." Costerus: Essays in English and American Language and Literature. 2: 159-184., 1971
Box 10 / Folder 38
Styan, J.L. "Pinter: Penny plain or tuppenny colored." CEA Critic. XXXIV.2: 40., January 1972
Box 10 / Folder 39
Styan, J.L. "Goldsmith's comic skills." Costerus: Essays in English and American Language and Literature. 9: 195-217., December 1973
Box 10 / Folder 40
Styan, J.L. "Direct method Shakespeare." Shakespeare Quarterly. XXV.2: 198-200., Spring 1974
Box 10 / Folder 41
Styan, J.L. "Review, Shakespeare without words and other essays." Comparative Drama. 8.2: 216-218., Summer 1974
Box 10 / Folder 42
Styan, J.L. "Three bites at contemporary drama." CEA Critic. XXXVII.1: 38-39, November 1974
Box 10 / Folder 43
Styan, J.L. "Dramatic literature." Encyclopedia Britannica. 15. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.., 1974
Box 10 / Folder 44
Styan, J.L. "Dramatic gossip, review, The Chekhov play: A new interpretation." CEA Critic. XXXVII.3: 29-30., March 1975
Box 10 / Folder 45
Styan, J.L. "The perceptual critcism of drama." Speech and Drama. 24.3: 2-5., Autumn 1975
Box 10 / Folder 46
Styan, J.L. "Chekhov eviscerated, review, The real Chekhov: An introduction to Chekhov." CEA Critic. XXXVIII.1: 31-32., November 1975
Box 10 / Folder 47
Styan, J.L. "The tragic accent, review, The iceman, the arsonists, and the troubled agent: Tragedy and melodrama on the modern stage." Michigan Quarterly Review. XIV.1: 111-115., Winter 1975
Box 10 / Folder 48
Styan, J.L. "Review, Six dramatists in search of a language: Studies in dramatic language." Modern Drama: 394-395., February 1976
Box 10 / Folder 49
Styan, J.L. "Review, Chekhov, 1860-1904." Comparative Drama. 10.1: 86-88., Spring 1976
Box 10 / Folder 50
Styan, J.L. "Review, The frame structure of Tudor and Stuart drama." SCN: 15., Spring 1976
Box 10 / Folder 51
Styan, J.L. "Playhouse perceptions of Shakespeare: A direction for study." [Shakespeare Newsletter]. XXVI.3: 24., May 1976
Box 10 / Folder 52
Styan, J.L. "Caldwell Cook and the play way with Shakespeare." Exchange. 2.3: 40-46., Summer 1976
Box 10 / Folder 53
Styan, J.L. "Elizabethan open staging William Poel to Tyrone Guthrie." Michigan Quarterly Review. 37.3: 211-220., September 1976
Box 10 / Folder 54
Styan, J.L. "Shakespeare show and tell." Teaching Shakespeare Ideas for the Classroom. 1.1: 1-2., Fall 1976
Box 10 / Folder 55
"Shakespeare's use of his stage." Shakespeare and English history: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Ed. Ronald G. Shafer. [Indiana]: Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 29-44., 1976
Box 10 / Folder 56
Styan, J.L. "Sight and space: the perception of Shakespeare on stage and screen." Educational Theatre Journal. 29.14/15: 18-28., March 1977
Box 10 / Folder 57
Styan, J.L. "A handbook of limited usefulness, review, Shakespeare's playhouse practice: A handbook." Shakespeare Quarterly. 28.2: 266., Spring 1977
Box 10 / Folder 58
Styan, J.L. "Review, Modern Shakespeare offshoots." Comparative Drama. 11.4: 350-353., Winter 1977-1978
Box 10 / Folder 59
Styan, J.L. "Review, Butter's going up: A critical analysis of Harold Pinter's work." Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 77.2: 302-304., April 1978
Box 10 / Folder 60
Styan, J.L. "Psychology in the study of drama: The negative and the positive." College Literature. V.2: 77-93., Spring 1978
Box 10 / Folder 61
Styan, J.L. "Shakespeare and the midwives: Some observations on Shakespeare in performance." Exchange: A Journal of Opinion for the Performing Arts. 4.2: 1-7., Spring-Summer 1978
Box 10 / Folder 62
Styan, J.L. "Review, A life in a wooden O: Memoirs of the theatre." Comparative Drama. 12.3: 271-273., Fall 1978
Box 10 / Folder 63
Styan, J.L. "A performance pedant at Stratford." Shakespeare Newsletter. 34., 1978
Box 10 / Folder 64
Styan, J.L. "A view from the crucible; Or, the compleat playwright." Michigan Quarterly Review. XVIII.3: 509-515., Summer 1979
Box 10 / Folder 65
Styan, J.L. "Review, The masks of Macbeth." Comparative Drama. 13.2: 171-175., Summer 1979
Box 10 / Folder 66
Styan, J.L. "High tide in the London theatre: Some notes on the 1978-79 season." Comparative Drama. 13.3: 252-257., Fall 1979
Box 10 / Folder 67
Styan, J.L.. "Changeable taffeta: Shakespeare's character in performance." Shakespeare: The Theatrical Dimension. Ed. Philip C. McGuire and Ed. David A. Samuelson. New York: AMS Press. 133-147., 1979
Box 10 / Folder 68
Styan, J.L. "Pirandellian theatre games: Spectator as victim." Modern Drama. XXIII.2: 96-101., June 1980
Box 10 / Folder 69
Styan, J.L. "Review, Metafictional characters in modern drama." Modern Drama. XXIII.2: 213-215., June 1980
Box 10 / Folder 70
Peat, Derek. "Teaching through performance: An intervew with J.L. Styan." Shakespeare Quarterly. 31.2: 142-152., Summer 1980
Box 10 / Folder 71
Styan, J.L. "The drama: Reason in madness." Theatre Journal: 371-385., October 1980
Box 10 / Folder 72
Styan, J.L. "Review, Theatre at Statford-upon-Avon: A catalogue-Index to productions of the Shakespeare Memorial/Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1879-1978." Comparative Drama. 15.2: 190-192., Summer 1981
Box 10 / Folder 73
Styan, J.L. "Review, Shakespeare's 'more than words can witness': Essays on visual and nonverbal enactment of the plays." Shakespeare Studies. XIV. 326-332., 1981
Box 10 / Folder 74
Styan, J.L. "Shakespeare's art of manipulating the audience." Shakespeare Newsletter. XXXII.1: 3., February 1982
Box 10 / Folder 75
Styan, J.L. "Why A View from the Bridge went down well in London: The story of a revision." Arthur Miller: New perspectives. Ed. Robert A. Martin. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. 139-147., 1982
Box 10 / Folder 76
Styan, J.L. "Recent studies in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. 22.: 332-369., 1982
Box 10 / Folder 77
Styan, J.L. "Review, Christian ritual and the world of Shakespeare's tragedies." CLIO. 11.2: 189-191., 1982
Box 10 / Folder 78
Styan, J.L. "Review, Drama, dance and music." Comparative Drama. 16.4: 374-376., Winter 1982-1983
Box 10 / Folder 79
Styan, J.L. "Tennessee Williams: America's Chekhov." Tennessee Williams Review: 8-11., Spring 1983
Box 10 / Folder 80
Styan, J.L. "Psychology in the study of drama: The negative and the positive." College Literature. X.3: 251-267., Fall 1983
Box 10 / Folder 81
Styan, J.L. "Review, Dramaturgy of the daemonic: Studies in antigeneric theater from Ruzante to Grimaldi." Comparative Drama. 18.4: 373-374., Winter 1984-1985
Box 10 / Folder 82
Styan, J.L. "Review, Shakespeare the director." Modern Philology. 83.1: 71-73., August 1985
Box 10 / Folder 83
Simpson Stern, Carol. "An interview with J.L. Styan." Literature in Performance. 6.1: 54-71., November 1985
Box 10 / Folder 84
Styan, J.L.. "Chekhov's dramatic technique." A Chekhov companion. Ed. Toby W. Clyman. Westport, Conneticut: Greenwood Press. 107-122., 1985
Box 10 / Folder 85
Styan, J.L. "Review, Elizabethan stage conventions and modern interpreters." Theatre Survey: 197-203., [1985]
Box 10 / Folder 86
Styan, J.L. "Quince's questions and the mystery of the play experience." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism: 3-16., Fall 1986
Box 10 / Folder 87
Styan, J.L. "Foreign research fellows report." Human Sciences Research Council Research Bulletin. 16.9: 32-34., 1986
Box 10 / Folder 88
Styan, J.L. "Review, Shakespeare's analogical scene: Parody as structural syntax."(Unidentified publication): 118-121., [1986]
Box 10 / Folder 89
Styan, J.L. "Review, To analyze delight: A hedonists criticism of Shakespeare." Modern Philology. 84.3: 311-314., February 1987
Box 10 / Folder 90
Styan, J.L. "The discipline of performance criticism." SATJ. 1.2: 4-19., September 1987
Box 10 / Folder 91
Styan, J.L. "On seeing Hamlet in performance." Hamlet Studies. 9.1/2: 9-20., Summer and winter 1987
Box 10 / Folder 92
Styan, J.L. "Understanding Shakespeare in performance." Shakespeare in Southern Africa. 1: 19-29., 1987
Box 10 / Folder 93
Styan, J.L. "Shakespeare's fusion of the arts." Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. V: 10-27., 1988
Box 10 / Folder 94
Styan, J.L. "Review, The actor in history: Studies in Shakespearean stage poetry." CLIO. 19.1: 79-81., Fall 1989
Box 10 / Folder 95
Styan, J.L. "Review, Shakespeare's metrical art." English Language Notes. 27.3: 78-80., March 1990
Box 10 / Folder 96
Styan, J.L.. "In search of the real Shakespeare; or, Shakespeare's shows and shadows." New Issues in the Reconstruction of Shakespeare's Theatre: Proceedings of the Conference Held at the University of Georgia. February 16-18, 1990 . Ed. Franklin J. Hildy. New York: Peter Lang. 185-205., 1990
Box 10 / Folder 97
Styan, J.L. "Review, The absent voice: Narrative comprehension in the theater." Comparative Drama. 25.2: 193-195., Summer 1991
Box 10 / Folder 98
Styan, J.L. "Review, Adolphe Appia, theatre artist." Modern Drama. XXXIV.4: 573-575., December 1991
Box 10 / Folder 99
Styan, J.L. "Review, Sir John Vanbrugh: The playwright as architect." Albion. 24.2: 327-328., Summer 1992
Box 10 / Folder 100
Styan, J.L. "Review, Modern British drama, 1890-1990." Comparative Drama. 26.3: 276-279., Fall 1992
Box 10 / Folder 101
Styan, J.L. "Review, The play of personality in the restoration theatre." Albion. 25.4: 696-697., Winter 1993
Box 10 / Folder 102
Styan, J.L. "Chekhov and American drama in the early twentieth century." American Drama. 4.2: 3-20., Fall 1994
Box 10 / Folder 103
Styan, J.L. "Political cressida in performance." Shakespeare Worldwide. 14/15: 263-266., 1995
Box 10 / Folder 104
Styan, J.L.. "The spirit of the playhouse in restoration comedy." Anglistentag. 1996. Ed. Uwe Boker and Hans Sauer. Dresden: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 15-25., 1997
Box 10 / Folder 105
Styan, J.L.. "The writing assignment: The basic question." Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Roland E. Salomone and Ed. James E. Davis. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. 3-10., 1997
Box 10 / Folder 106
Styan, J.L. "All's well that ends well: On seeing and hearing the opening scene." Connotations. 7.2: 215-218., 1997-1998
Box 10 / Folder 107
Styan, J.L. "Some late reflections on tragedy and its theatrical chemistry." Comparative Drama. 33: 166-176., 1999
Box 10 / Folder 108
Styan, J.L. A series of three articles on Shakespeare's stagecraft, published in Around the Globe , 1999 and 2000

Subseries 4B: Writings: Books, 1959-2000
Scope and Content
Material includes book jackets, contracts, correspondence with publishers, reviews and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement
Material is organized chronologically.
Box 11 / Folder 1
Appreciation of the Play: Contract, 1959
Box 11 / Folder 2
Appreciation of the Play: Correspondence, 1955-1962, 1969 and 1987
Box 11 / Folder 3
Appreciation of the Play: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1960-1966
Box 11 / Folder 4
Elements of Drama: Correspondence, 1963-1986
Box 11 / Folder 5
The Dark Comedy: Book jackets, Circa 1962 and 1968
Box 11 / Folder 6
The Dark Comedy: Contracts, 1961 and 1967
Box 11 / Folder 7
The Dark Comedy: Correspondence, 1959-1978
Box 11 / Folder 8
The Dark Comedy: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1962-1968
Box 11 / Folder 9
The Dramatic Experience: Book jackets, Circa 1962
Box 11 / Folder 10
The Dramatic Experience: Contract, 1961
Box 11 / Folder 11
The Dramatic Experience: Correspondence, 1960-1976
Box 11 / Folder 12
The Dramatic Experience: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1966-1968
Box 11 / Folder 13
Shakespeare's Stagecraft: Book jacket, Circa 1967
Box 11 / Folder 14
Shakespeare's Stagecraft: Contract, 1966
Box 11 / Folder 15
Shakespeare's Stagecraft: Correspondence, 1965-1990
Box 11 / Folder 16
Shakespeare's Stagecraft: Reviews, 1967-1973
Box 11 / Folder 17
Chekhov in Performance: Contract, 1970
Box 11 / Folder 18
Chekhov in Performance: Correspondence, 1968-1978
Box 11 / Folder 19
Chekhov in Performance: Reviews, 1971-1973
Box 11 / Folder 20
Drama, Stage and Audience: Book jacket, Circa 1974
Box 11 / Folder 21
Drama, Stage and Audience: Contract, 1973
Box 11 / Folder 22
Drama, Stage and Audience: Correspondence, 1973-1975
Box 11 / Folder 23
Drama, Stage and Audience: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1975-1978
Box 11 / Folder 24
The Shakespeare Revolution: Contract, 1975
Box 11 / Folder 25
The Shakespeare Revolution: Correspondence, 1970-1983
Box 11 / Folder 26
The Shakespeare Revolution: Reviews, 1977-1978, 1984 and 1986
Box 11 / Folder 27
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 1, 2 and 3: Book jackets, Circa 1977
Box 11 / Folder 28
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 1, 2 and 3: Contract, 1976
Box 11 / Folder 29
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 1, 2 and 3: Correspondence, 1975-1991
Box 11 / Folder 30
Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 1, 2 and 3: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1981-1983
Box 11 / Folder 31
Directors in Perspective: Max Reinhardt: Book jacket, Circa 1982
Box 11 / Folder 32
Directors in Perspective: Max Reinhardt: Contract, 1978
Box 11 / Folder 33
Directors in Perspective: Max Reinhardt: Correspondence, 1978-1989
Box 11 / Folder 34
Directors in Perspective: Max Reinhardt: Reviews and newspaper clippings, 1983-1984
Box 11 / Folder 35
Restoration Comedy in Performance: Book jacket, Circa 1986
Box 11 / Folder 36
Restoration Comedy in Performance: Contract, 1982
Box 11 / Folder 37
Restoration Comedy in Performance: Correspondence, 1982-2000
Box 11 / Folder 38
Restoration Comedy in Performance: Reviews, 1986-1988
Box 11 / Folder 39
Shakespeare in Performance: All's Well That Ends Well: Contract, 1983
Box 11 / Folder 40
Shakespeare in Performance: All's Well That Ends Well: Correspondence, 1978-1984
Box 11 / Folder 41
Shakespeare in Performance: All's Well That Ends Well: Reviews, 1986
Box 11 / Folder 42
The State of Drama Study: Contract, 1983
Box 11 / Folder 43
The State of Drama Study: Correspondence, 1983-1988
Box 11 / Folder 44
The English Stage: Contract, 1995
Box 11 / Folder 45
The English Stage: Correspondence, 1987-2000
Box 11 / Folder 46
The English Stage: Reviews, 1998
Box 11 / Folder 47
Perspectives on Performance, 1998-2000
Box 11 / Folder 48
Drama: A Guide to the Study of Plays, 1998-2000

Subseries 4C: Plays, Poems and Sketches, 1941-1962
Scope and Content
Material includes plays, poems and other examples of Styan's creative unpublished writings.
Arrangement
Material is organized chronologically.
Box 12 / Folder 1
List of unpublished writings, Undated
Box 12 / Folder 2
Poems, Circa 1941-1942
Box 12 / Folder 3
Christina: A Play in three acts and a story of a home front, August 22, 1945
Box 12 / Folder 4
Death and Fantasy: A proposal for an anthology, Circa 1946
Box 12 / Folder 5
Made with My Own Fruit: A one act play, November 9, 1946
Box 12 / Folder 6
The Builders: A short story, 1947
Box 12 / Folder 7
"Words and Experience in Adolescence", December 1947
Box 12 / Folder 8
The Dragon and George: A Christmas pantomime, Circa 1948
Box 12 / Folder 9
"Journey Nowhere," poem, November 22, 1949
Box 12 / Folder 10
The Idealists: A drama in one act, Circa 1949
Box 12 / Folder 11
["Son of a Mermaid"], story, Circa 1949
Box 12 / Folder 12
"Summer school sketches," University of Hull, 1959-1965
Box 12 / Folder 13
The Misogynist and the Cook: A farcical trifle in one act, January 7, 1952
Box 12 / Folder 14
When in Urbino: A play, January 1954
Box 12 / Folder 15
The Beach Party: A play, Circa 1955
Box 12 / Folder 16
Disturbing the Dominoes: A comedy in two acts, 1957
Box 12 / Folder 17
Godot at the Circus, 1962

Series 4: Secondary Sources and Research Files, 1925-1990s
Scope and Content
Secondary sources and research files include articles and newspaper clippings.
Arrangement
Material is organized alphabetically by subject.
Box 13 / Folder 1
Research: Book catalogs, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 2
Research: Anton Chekhov, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 3
Research: T. S. Eliot, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 4
Research: David Hare, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 5
Research: Greek and Roman theater, 1980s
Box 13 / Folder 6
Research: Medieval and Renaissance theater, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 7
Research: Medieval and Renaissance theater revivals, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 8
Research: Moscow Art theater, 1920s and miscellaneous dates
Box 13 / Folder 9
Research: Restoration theater, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 10
Research: Restoration theater: Illustrations, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 11
Research: Royal Shakespeare Company: Postcard illustrations of productions, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 12
Research: Semiotics, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 13
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, 1940s-1960s
Box 13 / Folder 14
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, 1970-1974
Box 13 / Folder 15
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, 1975-1979
Box 13 / Folder 16
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, 1980s
Box 13 / Folder 17
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, 1990s
Box 13 / Folder 18
Research: Shakespeare and Elizabethan theater, Undated
Box 13 / Folder 19
Research: Stratford Festival: Postcard illustrations of productions, 1970s
Box 13 / Folder 20
Research: General theater, Undated