Typescripts of one-act plays by Margaret Noël-Paton. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • ?1932-?1945, undated. (Creation)


  • 119 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    119 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) 'Ginevra: a legend of old Florence', ?1932 (folio 1). The play is followed by an 'Apologia', notes for the producer and a variant scene (folio 32). (ii) 'Fear no more: a play of the Italian Renaissance' (folio 46). It was published in ‘8 new one-act plavs of 1938’, edited by William Armstrong, (London, 1938). (iii) 'Whom Joy hath overtaken: a scene from the life of Paulinus', undated (folio 71). It is followed by the programme of a production in 1945 (folio 84); (iv) 'Hungarian Rhapsody', annotated 'An episode during the Nazi occupation of Hungary', undated (folio 85); (v) 'A Son for Serbia', undated, preceded by a manuscript note about the historical background (folio 94), and followed (folio 103) by the programme, undated, of a production of this and 'Hungarian Rhapsody'. (vi) 'Conquest', (folio 104). A version of Act I, scenes 1-3 of the three-act play (MS.27467).