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Photograph of a scene from the Oxford University Dramatic Society production of Richard II

 Single Item
MS. 16094

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Photograph of a later (perhaps final) scene in the Oxford University Dramatic Society's 1936 production of Richard II, produced by John Gielgud and featuring visiting actors Vivien Leigh and Florence Kahn.


  • Creation: 1936


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by the shelfmark MS. 16094].

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MS. 16094

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16094


Photograph of the Oxford University Dramatic Society production of Richard II, 1936

Biographical / Historical

The Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) has produced and supported student theatre and drama on a university-wide basis since 1885. For a history of the society see OUDS: a centenary history of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1885-1985 by Humphrey Carpenter, Oxford University Press, 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Patricia Phillips, 2019 (originally belonged to OUDS actor Alan Phillips, University College, 1934-1937).

Related Materials

The papers of the Oxford Student Dramatic Society (and other Oxford student drama groups) can be found at Dep. a. 65, Dep. c. 976-988; G.A.Oxon b. 8*/1-3; MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 284-286; MS. Eng. a. 2034, MS. Digital 26. Programmes, posters and flyers of Oxford student drama productions can be found within the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, including the programme for this production of Richard II.

Photograph from an Oxford Student Dramatic Society production of Richard II
Finding aid prepared by Charlotte McKillop-Mash
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom