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Play and radio scripts for The Old Country aka The Long Vacation, 1977-1986

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MS. Bennett 107

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Scripts for stage play and radio play.
  1. (fols. 1-78) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977" and "Final draft and notes", very similar to script in MS. Bennett 105, fols. 453-530.
  2. (fols. 79-93) Letters and postcards from Michael Codron and Alec Guinness regarding the script from 1976-7. Found with above script.
  3. (fols. 94-179) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett . Plus loose sheets with notes on dialogue, possibly from rehearsal[?]
  4. (fols. 180-257) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977" and "Bromley", annotated by unknown hand, possibly Nicholas Bromley, stage manager on 1977 production.
  5. (fols. 258-359) Typed play script, titled "Apr. 1977 [crossed out]", annotated with instructions for type setting. Plus two sheets of notes on conversation about Kim Philby from Jan. 1976.
  6. (fols. 360-423) Photocopy of typed radio script titled The Old Country and titled "Adapted for radio by Walter Hall", undated. Plus letters from BBC regarding copies of script dated 20 Feb. 1984 and 29 Oct. 1986.
  7. (fols. 424-485) Typed radio script titled The Old Country and titled "Mar. 1984. (abridged by Martin Williamson and thereby much improved)."

Dates

  • 1977-1986

Extent

485 Leaves

Conditions Governing Access

Fols. 358-9 are closed.

Shelfmark

MS. Bennett 107

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom