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Tom Allen Comedy of the Dead script

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 65, Placement: 08, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 279

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the script is for "The Comedy of the Dead" (La Comedia de los Muertos), written by José Cid Pérez and transcribed into English by John P. Dyson.  There is an inscription inside the front cover from Perez to Professor Robert Lowe.


  • 1967

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Information

José Cid Pérez was a famous Cuban playwright who married Dolores Martí de Cid in 1939. The couple left Cuba in 1960 and came to the United States. Both were professors at Purdue University and dedicated their careers to the studies of Latin American theater. Among his most famous plays are Hombres de dos Mundos, Cadenas de amor, and La Comedia de lor Muertos.


0.05 Cubic Feet (Collection is housed in one folder within a letter-size manuscript communal box.)

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Tom Allen, July 11, 2013.
Tom Allen Comedy of the Dead script
Jennifer Sdunzik
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States