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Cassette Tape 20 Side A --Andre Bay Letters / The Member of the Wedding Translation

Identifier

MC298-5-1-014a

Title

Cassette Tape 20 Side A --Andre Bay Letters / The Member of the Wedding Translation

Date

1951, 1958

Language

English, French

Transcription

Margaret Sullivan begins the tape by saying "This concerns the translation by Andre Bay of the play of The Member of the Wedding which was planned in correspondence of June of 1958. The final letter, which I have copied elsewhere in French . . . a rough draft is given here of three, four pages and there's a note at the top that says "Dictated, we think, by Carson to Marielle Bancou for Andre Bay. Evidently this proposed translation, the idea for it went back many years for there is first of all an initial letter in French from Andre Bay which is undated". She continues with the undated letter, translating it into English. In it Andre Bay regrets not seeing Carson on her last trip to Paris comments on the success of The Member of the Wedding, and thinks that a production in France would be as successful. He suggests that Ethel Waters come to Paris for the production. (Sullivan comments that the top half of the letter is torn off)

May 17, 1951 letter, also in French, from Andre Bay in which he mentions getting an option to do her piece for a translation first and a production in Paris after that. He says that he will have his agent contact her producer. He was spoken of it to John L. [Brown?] and he is also enthusiastic about it

Original Format

cassette tape

Duration

00:19:23

Files

MC298-5-1-014a_streaming.mp3
MC298-5-1-014a_AssetFront.JPG

Citation

“Cassette Tape 20 Side A --Andre Bay Letters / The Member of the Wedding Translation,” Columbus State University Archives, accessed November 20, 2019, http://digitalarchives.columbusstate.edu/items/show/1932.

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