Patricia Robinson papers
The collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, printed playbills, and writings. The writings consist of plays, poems, copywriting for the local radio station WTMA, guest columns for "The News and Courier", typed and handwritten manuscripts, music and other writings from friends.
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Patricia Anne Colbert Robinson, 1922-1998 (the author earlier requested that her date of birth be listed as 1923), was a Charleston author, playwright, poet and actress. She and her husband Emmett E. Robinson (1914- 1988), Director of the Footlight Players, were leaders in the Charleston theater for three decades. She wrote over fifteen plays. Most of them were produced at the Dock Street Theatre. Her comedies "Syllabub" and "Hiddydoddy" were followed by period pieces that included "The Burning Tide" and collaborative musicals with Mel Marvin, "Rare Fine Towne" and "Jubalee". She wrote seven fiction novels, mostly mysteries. with Charleston as the backdrop. She collaborated with Nancy Stevenson on three of these novels, "Return to Octavia", "A Clearing in the Fog", and "Savage Summer" which were written under the pen names of Daria Macomber and Margaret Duval.
3.0 linear feet
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Materials donated by Jennet Robinson Alterman.
- Actors -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Colbert family
- Dock Street Theatre (Charleston, S.C.)
- Dramatists, American -- 20th century
- Footlight Players (Charleston, S.C.)
- Music -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Robinson family
- Robinson, Patricia, 1923-1998
- clippings (information artifacts)
- manuscripts for publication
- writings (documents)
- Inventory of the Patricia Robinson Papers, 1922-1998
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