Guide to the Papers of Ron Elisha


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Manuscript Name Papers of Ron Elisha 
Manuscript Number MSS 138
Last Updated May 2020
Extent 11 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Drafts, notes, notebooks, reviews, newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs concerning Elisha's plays

 

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection relates to the literary works of Ron Elisha. It is primarily comprised of drafts, notes and manuscripts for his plays, as well as theatre programmes, newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs

Date Range of Content

1979-1991

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Elisha

Ron Elisha was born on 19 December 1951 in Jerusalem, Israel. His family moved to Melbourne in 1953, and in 1975 he graduated from Melbourne University and began working as a general practitioner. His first play, ‘In Duty Bound’ was staged in 1979. Since then Elisha has written dozens of plays, two children’s books and many feature articles and stories for newspapers and magazines. He has won four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards and his plays have been produced across the world

References:
AustLit : Ron Elisha  https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A35590 retrieved 5 May 2020

Australian Plays : Ron Elisha https://australianplays.org/playwright/ASC-3367 retrieved 5 May 2020

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Ron Elisha, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 138, Box [Number], Folder [Number]

Provenance

Check with Curator

Related Material

Further material relating to Ron Elisha is located in the Records of the Australian National Playwrights Conference held by the National Library of Australia at MS 5062

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Ron Elisha, 1951- – Archives

Dramatists, Australian – 20th century

Personal Names

Ron Elisha, 1951-

Occupations

Dramatists

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

‘Still Life’, handwritten manuscript

Folder 2

Play ‘Still Life’, typewritten

Folder 3

‘God the Sun’, handwritten manuscript

Folder 4

Safe House, handwritten and typewritten, annotated manuscript

Folder 5

Newspaper clippings

Handwritten draft of ‘Spokes and Spinnakers’

Miscellaneous notes, handwritten and typewritten, annotated

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘A Play in the Life of a Dramatist’

Folder 6

Handwritten manuscript, theatre programmes and newspaper clippings regarding Two

Folder 7

Photographs, newspaper clippings, theatre programmes regarding Two

Folder 8

Play The Levine Comedy, typewritten

Folder 9

Handwritten draft of The Levine Comedy

Miscellaneous theatre programmes, newspaper clippings and flyers regarding The Levine Comedy

 

Box 2

Folder 10

Newspaper clippings

Folder 11

Typewritten copy of In Duty Bound

Typewritten, annotated copy of In Duty Bound

Folder 12

Photographs, theatre programmes, newspaper clippings regarding In Duty Bound

Folder 13

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Cafe Mozart’ (second draft)

Folder 14

Handwritten and typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Cafe Mozart’

Correspondence 1986-1987

Folder 15

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Cafe Mozart’ (third draft)

Folder 16

Typewritten copy of ‘Cafe Mozart’ (fourth draft)

Folder 17

Handwritten draft and typewritten copy of ‘The Dumont Sisters’

 

Box 3

Folder 18

Untitled play - typewritten, annotated

Folder 19

Typewritten copy of ‘Leviathan’

Folder 20

Handwritten manuscript of ‘Leviathan’

Folder 21

Theatre programmes regarding Einstein

Folder 22

Photographs, handwritten manuscript, chronology and handwritten notes about Albert Einstein, press release for Einstein

Folder 23

Typewritten, annotated copy of Einstein (second draft)

Folder 24

Photographs, theatre programmes, flyers, newspaper clippings regarding Einstein

Folder 25

Handwritten draft and typewritten copy of ‘Powerplay’

 

Box 4

Folder 26

Photographs, theatre programme, newspaper clippings, typewritten annotated copy regarding Pax Americana

Folder 27

Handwritten manuscript of Pax Americana

Folder 28

Handwritten manuscripts and typewritten copies of Episode One  -  ‘A Simple Equation’ and Episode Two – ‘A Modicum of Trust’ of ‘There’s a Lot of it About’

Folder 29

Handwritten manuscript and typewritten copy of ‘Ecumenical Gestures’

Folder 30

Photographs, theatre programmes, flyers, correspondence 1982-1983, miscellaneous papers regarding Pax Americana

Folder 31

Typewritten copy of ‘Hollywood Faust’

Handwritten manuscript of ‘Hollywood Faust’

 

Box 5

Folder 32

Typewritten, annotated copy of Pax Americana

Folder 33

Handwritten manuscript of Pax Americana

Folder 34

Handwritten manuscript of Pax Americana

Folder 35

Typewritten copy of Pax Americana

Folder 36

Typewritten, annotated copy of Pax Americana (third draft)

Folder 37

Handwritten manuscript and typewritten copy of ‘Fertlkopf’s Paradox’

 

Box 6

Folder 38

Handwritten manuscript of ‘Gpopius’

Folder 39

Typewritten, annotated copy of In Duty Bound

Theatre programmes, flyers, correspondence 1979 regarding In Duty Bound

Folder 40

Handwritten manuscript and typewritten, annotated copy of ‘The Pagan’s Progress’

Folder 41

Handwritten notes for ‘Pagan’s Progress’

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘The Pagan’s Progress’; ‘Kane and Abel’; ‘The Crucifixion’

Folder 42

Handwritten manuscript and typewritten copy of ‘W.H.O.’

Folder 43

Handwritten manuscript of ‘Acheron’

Folder 44

Photocopy of handwritten, annotated copy of ‘Acheron’ (third draft)

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘An Empty Space’

Folder 45

Handwritten manuscript of ‘Acheron’ (second draft)

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Acheron’

 

Box 7

Folder 46

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

Folder 47

Typewritten copy of ‘Once Written, Twice Wry’; ‘Loved and Lost’

Folder 48

Typewritten copy of ‘A Dying Art’; ‘Cross Purposes’

Folder 49

Typewritten copy of ‘The Same Again’; ‘The Immaculate Conception’

Typewritten synopsis of ‘The Wood for the Trees’

Folder 50

Typewritten copy of ‘An Act of Faith’; In Duty Bound

Folder 51

Three typewritten copies of ‘Acheron’

Folder 52

Typewritten copy of ‘Acheron’; ‘Mutatis Mutandis’

Reject pages of ‘Kane and Abel’

Rewrite pages of ‘The Crucifixion’

 

Box 8

Folder 53

Two typewritten copies of ‘Acheron’

Folder 54

Typewritten copy of ‘The Wood for the Trees’; ‘Kane and Abel’

Folder 55

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘The Ass That Killed’ (second draft); ‘The Wood For the Trees’ (second draft)

Folder 56

Two typewritten, annotated copies of ‘An Act of Faith’

Folder 57

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Jesse’ (second draft); ‘Kane and Abel’ (second draft)

Folder 58

Photocopies of newspaper clippings which are reviews for In Duty Bound; Safe House; The Levine Comedy; Two; Pax Americana; Einstein

Folder 59

Typewritten, annotated copy of Pax Americana

Folder 60

Typewritten, annotated copy of Two

Folder 61

Typewritten copy of ‘Death Duties’

 

Box 9

Folder 62

Typewritten copy of ‘Death Duties’ (new script from page 45 onwards)

Folder 63

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Death Duties’

Folder 64

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Death Duties’

Folder 65

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Death Duties’ (second draft)

Folder 66

Three typewritten, annotated copies of ‘Death Duties’

Folder 67

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Death Duties’

Folder 68

Typewritten copy of ‘Death Duties’ - final (draft) script

Folder 69

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Impropriety’ - first draft, second version

 

Box 10

Folder 70

Typewritten, annotated copy of Act 1 of ‘Impropriety’ - first draft, second version

Folder 71

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘Impropriety’

Handwritten notes

Folder 72

1991 newspaper clippings of reviews of In Duty Bound; Two; The Levine Comedy

Folder 73

Two typewritten, annotated copies of ‘God’s Will’

Folder 74

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ - first version

Folder 75

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ - second version

Folder 76

Typewritten copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

One page handwritten notes

Folder 77

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

 

Box 11

Folder 78

Typewritten comments on ‘By My Own Authority’

Typewritten copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

Folder 79

Handwritten and typewritten notes and comments on ‘By My Own Authority’

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

Folder 80

Typewritten copy of ‘By My Own Authority’

Folder 81

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ - final draft, October 1991

Folder 82

Typewritten comments on and a typewritten, annotated copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ (final draft)

Folder 83

Typewritten comments on and copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ (second draft)

Folder 84

Typewritten copy of ‘By My Own Authority’ (final draft)

Folder 85

Typewritten, annotated copy of ‘La Bell Epoch’ - first draft (retitled Esterhaz)

Folder 86

Esterhaz:

Photographs

Flyer

Handwritten notes

Typewritten, annotated copy

Newspaper clipping of reviews