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Documents

  1. Oscar Hammerstein II’s Early Scenario for Carousel (4 pp.; as transcribed in the Appendix)
  2. Source: Oscar Hammerstein II Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Document-1 Page-1.pdf

    Document-1 Page-2.pdf

    Document-1 Page-3.pdf

    Document-1 Page-4.pdf


  3. Draft script for Carousel (dated January 9, 1945):
    1. Interlude between act 2, scenes 3–4 (which later became “Louise’s Ballet”)
    2. Act 2, scene 4, first page (part): first version of the scene for Billy Bigelow with Mr. and Mrs. God (“He” and “She”)

    Source: Oscar Hammerstein II Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Document-2a.pdf

    Document-2b.pdf


  4. Playbill for Carousel, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, March 22–24, 1945 (extract). Note the position of the “Interlude” (the Ballet) between act 2, scenes 3 (Billy Bigelow dies in his and Julie’s room) and 4 (in Mr. and Mrs. God’s sitting room); compare Documents 2(a) and (b).
  5. Source: Rouben Mamoulian Papers, box 102, folder 4, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

    Document-3.pdf


  6. Playbill for Carousel, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, week beginning March 27, 1945 (extract). The former act 2, scene 4 is now scene 3 (with “He” and “She” [i.e., Mr. and Mrs. God] still in the cast list), followed by the Ballet on the beach. By the New York opening, act 2, scene 3 was reworked to include the Starkeeper (played by Russell Collins, who was Mr. God in New Haven and Boston).
  7. Source: Rouben Mamoulian Papers, box 102, folder 4, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

    Document-4.pdf



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