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Lewis Wapole Library
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment.  
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Long Wharf Theatre is a nonprofit institution in New Haven, Connecticut, a pioneer in the not-for-profit regional theatre movement, the originator of several prominent plays, and a venue where many internationally known actors have appeared.Founded in 1965, the theatre has received numerous awards over the years, including a Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre and Pulitzer Prizes for several of its original plays. The theatre, currently led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Interim Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, is committed to the creation of new works and the reexamination of classic plays.As of 2009, the theatre had recently staged world premieres by Craig Lucas, Paula Vogel, Athol Fugard and Anna Deavere Smith, among others. In addition, some of the nation’s leading actors, including Sam Waterston, Brian Dennehy, Judith Ivey and Anna Deavere Smith, have performed on the theatre’s stages.
Manuscripts and Archives
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University.  Resources include over 1700 collections of personal and family papers and organizational records that document history in various subject areas from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and the Yale University Archives.  All members of the Yale community as well as those outside the university are welcome to use the resources and services of the department.  
OTYC is the undergraduate opera company of Yale University. As a vital part of Yale’s vibrant classical music scene since 1992, the OTYC is noted for its impeccable musical standards and innovative productions.  The mission of the Opera Theatre of Yale College is to provide a forum for operatic education and performance to Yale’s undergraduate population.  The OTYC works in tandem with other Yale University music organizations to foster the performance of classical music on campus. In addition to our Mainstage productions, the OTYC reaches musicians from all walks of Yale life through its popular opera scenes programs, educational outreach trips to New Haven schools, and frequent social events.  
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The Yale College Original Shakespeare Company seeks to perform Shakespeare’s plays in keeping with original Elizabethan rehearsal methods and to fuel appreciation of Shakespeare’s works on Yale’s undergraduate campus. Working from First Folio cue-scripts, actors rehearse as an ensemble and memorize their texts individually, never rehearsing the actual play until the opening performance. Past productions include a cue-script production of Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet.
With the visionary support of Theodore Shen ‘66, the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater was established at Yale in 2006.  A range of courses examines the American musical theater as a significant and evolving art form reflective of American culture, history, mores, and aesthetics.  Most courses are jointly offered by the Department of Music and the Theater Studies Program.  Composition, history, lyric writing, libretto writing, and performance courses complement those in music theory, music history, dramatic theory, and dramatic history.  Shen faculty members are scholars and professional composers, directors, lyricists, librettists, directors, and performers.  The curriculum is administered by Department of Music, with some courses cross-listed by Theater Studies and/or the Yale School of Drama.   
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Teeth Slam Poets, also known as “Teeth,” is the only slam poetry team at Yale. Teeth works to promote appreciation for the slam genre, encourage artistic expression, and foster new artists. The organization’s priority is to increase awareness of slam poetry at Yale. To this end, poets organize and perform in slams (poetry competitions) and showcases (non-competitive poetry shows) on campus. Teeth also hosts slams and workshops in the greater New Haven area, and Teeth’s traveling team competes in slams all over the country.   

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