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The feast : playscript

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0972

Content Description

A working script for the performance which consists of 13 actors sitting at a long table. This copy contains the handwritten names of the actors playing each of the parts: Ron Loewinsohn, Ron Padgett, Bob Branaman, Phil Whalen, Joanna McClure, Dave Meltzer, Robert LaVigne, among others. This is artist Robert LaVigne's copy and was performed at The Batman Gallery on Thursday, December 22, 1960. The script was published in Floating Bear in 1961 and in The Mammals in 1972. 14 mimeographed pages including the cover, printed on rectos only, believed to have been written in 1959 or 1960.


  • Creation: 1959-1960


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,


1 item (14 pages)


Consists of one mimeographed typescript of Michael McClure's playscript, "The Feast," which was written in 1959 or 1960.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2014.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 68, F0972: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, January 2016.

Finding aid for The feast : playscript
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2016 January 20
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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