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Series VII: Teaching Materials and Students' Work, 1971-2005, inclusive


1.25 Linear Feet in 3 manuscript boxes.

Scope and Content

This series consists of students' handwritten, typewritten, or mimeographed scenarios; scripts for plays and playlets; stories; and poems. In addition, the series includes flyers, correspondence, exercise instructions, participant lists, play notes, and drawings that pertain to, or that arose from, Irene Fornés' teaching and playwriting workshops. She briefly taught elementary school students, but the bulk of her students were college students and adults who were emerging playwrights. Because Fornés' method for teaching plays included close collaboration, a number of these scripts were co-written by several different students as well as with Fornés herself (Meche is one clear example). In addition to those who received formal instruction from Fornés through workshops, lectures or classes, the series also includes materials from informal "students" of hers who may never have been enrolled in any of the courses she taught--aspiring playwrights whom she seems to have mentored or for whose work she seems to have provided criticism.

Colloquia and Speaking Engagements, 1993-1994, 2002, undated, inclusive

Box: 28, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Davidson College, 1991-1992, 2001, inclusive

Box: 28, Folder: 2-3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[From a Writers in the Schools Program]--Student Writings, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1971-1972

Box: 28, Folder: 4-10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

INTAR Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory, 1982-1983

Box: 28, Folder: 11-15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Miscellaneous Student Work, Assignment Outlines, Course Evaluations, undated

Box: 28, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Content

Includes a story by American writer Harriet Sohmers Zwerling.

"Recommendations for My Students" (Handwritten Drafts), undated

Box: 29, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Students' Plays--Scripts and Notes, 1981-2005, undated, inclusive

Box: 29, Folder: 2-6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Box: 30, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Unidentified Play--Scripts, Partial Script, and Script Fragments (Possibly by Students), 2003-2004, undated, inclusive

Box: 30, Folder: 2-3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Workshops, 1982-2003, inclusive

Box: 30, Folder: 4-11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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