Play scripts for A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad , 1958-[c.1988]
MS. Bennett 135
Scripts for stage plays of A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad performed as a double bill as Single Spies at the Royal National Theatre, London on 1 Dec. 1988. For television scripts of An Englishman Abroad see MS. Bennett 128. For television scripts of A Question of Attribution please see MS. Bennett 137 and 138.
- (fols. 1-40) Bundle of research papers including newspaper cuttings and photocopied documents from various art historical sources, Hansard and obituaries, originals dating from 1958-83.
- (fols. 41-75) Bundle of notes and newspaper cuttings regarding art history, plus related letters and postcards titled "Spy Stories", dating from 1987-1988.
- (fols. 76-134) Bundle of notes and dialogue titled "Titian. Notes etc for final draft / used", undated.
- (fols. 135-212) Bundle of photocopies of Titian paintings, cut up and stuck back together to make images used in play.
- (fols. 213-258) Typed play script of A Question of Attribution titled "Original MS. Sep.-Oct. 1987", annotated by Alan Bennett.
- (fols. 259-283) Typed play script of An Englishman Abroad titled "Spy Stories (provisional title)", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett
- (fols. 284-348) Typed play scripts of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies and titled "Complete but without alterations", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Script for An Englishman Abroad is same as above but with more annotation.
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