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Plays.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Dramatic compositions, arranged for enactment, as by actors on a stage.

Found in 690 Collections and/or Records:

11 letters, 1967-1983, to and copies of two letters, 1970-1971, of W R Aitken

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.8951
Scope and Contents

With inscribed copies of Robert Bain, "James the First of Scotland" (1921), and William Montgomerie, "A Selection of Three Poems" (1965), each with letters, 1921 and 1965, from the authors.

Dates: 1921, 1965-1983

12th-century manuscript of plays by Terence, and part of a grammatical treatise on ‘exigentia’.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.2
Scope and Contents The manuscript includes additions of the 14th century.(i) Terence, `Andria` (folio 1), `Eunuchus` (folio 11), `Heautontimorumenos’ (folio 24 verso), `Adelphoe` (folio 39 verso), `Hecyra` (folio 51 verso), `Phormio` (folio 60). The lines are written as prose. The following lines are missing through loss of leaves; ‘Andria’ 1-74 ‘vitam’, 238 ‘sese’-381 ‘tum’, 973 ‘de’-‘Eunuchus’ 61 ‘belIum’, ‘Hecyra’ 823 ‘planum’ – ‘Phormio’ 3 ‘detenere’. ‘Hecyra’ 201-281 ‘umquam’ (folio 25) are...
Dates: 12th century.

Account book of Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton, with an extract in prose and verse, perhaps from a play, and some memoranda., 1722-1723.

 Item
Identifier: MS.16954
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

No completely logical arrangement of these books is possible, due to multiple use of the same book, to the existence of the same accounts in draft and final form, and to the fact that in his old age Lord Milton repeatedly revised and extracted old accounts. The basic division into ledgers and other books (subdivided by size) goes back to him. Most are in his own hand, a few (in whole or in part) in those of his clerks. Personal, estate, and professional matters are all included.

Dates: 1722-1723.

Adaptation of ‘Philotus’, by the playwright Jack Ronder (born 1924), an anonymous play in Scots verse originally published in 1603.

 File
Identifier: MS.26488
Scope and Contents

The adaptation is a typescript of the 17th century text, with manuscript alterations and stage directions by Jack Ronder.

Dates: [Circa 1953.]

“All's well that Ends well”, a play in the hand of Lady Anna Maria Elliot., 1824.

 Item
Identifier: MS.12833
Scope and Contents From the Series:

As well as material of inherent literary or intellectual interest, the papers in this section, deriving from various members of the family, provide a record of entertainment and leisure in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Dates: 1824.

'As ithers see us', a play for radio, by Robert McLellan, first produced in 1954, about the posthumous edition and biography of Robert Burns., 1954, 1962, undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.26350
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of the play (folio l). The first five pages are missing. (ii) Correspondence with the producer, James Crampsey, with related papers, 1954 (folio 64); (iii) Typescript, with manuscript corrections and additions (folio 80); (iv) Notes (folio l68); (v) Manuscript and typescript of a brief article by Robert McLellan in the ‘Radio Times’, 18 January 1962, written for another broadcast of the play (folio l89).

Dates: 1954, 1962, undated.

Assorted papers of Janet Paisley, including examples of her poetry and plays; with papers relating to her interest in educational and literary workshops and festivals, and the Scots language., 1992-circa 2013.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.14151 Box 1(1)-(14)
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

This is a box list of the papers of Janet Paisley, as received by the Library. No attempt has been made currently to review the order of the papers, to date them or to otherwise interpret them. The aim of the box list is to facilitate access in advance of any fuller arrangement and description.

Dates: 1992-circa 2013.

Assorted papers of Janet Paisley, including examples of her poetry, plays and television drama scripts; with papers relating to her interest in the Scots language, and the history of Scotland., 1987-2011.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.14151 Box 3(1)-(11)
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

This is a box list of the papers of Janet Paisley, as received by the Library. No attempt has been made currently to review the order of the papers, to date them or to otherwise interpret them. The aim of the box list is to facilitate access in advance of any fuller arrangement and description.

Dates: 1987-2011.

Assorted plays., Undated.

 File
Identifier: Acc.10903/66
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Chiefly relating to links with Women's Guilds at home and centenary celebrations, but also with material relevant to the history of Women's Forrign Missions. There is also a large number of play scripts in this accession.

Dates: Undated.

Autograph manuscript of `The fair Unfortunate; or, the Tragedy of Jane Douglas, the Lady Glamis’, an unpublished drama in blank verse by Alexander Campbell, the editor Of ‘Albyn’s Anthology’.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.19.3.22
Scope and Contents

The manuscript is undated, but another hand has added the date 27 November, 1819 (folio 89 verso).

Two sheets of musical accompaniment to songs in the text have been inserted (folios 41, 51).

Tipped in at the front of the volume is a letter, 1821, from the proprietors of Covent Garden Theatre, rejecting the play.

Dates: 1819.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.16
Scope and Contents (i) Letter, 1811, of Alexander Murray, Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh, to Charles Smith, enclosing translation of a letter of Walda Selasse, Ras of Tigre, to George III. (Folio 1).(ii) List of books and manuscripts concerning Egypt. (Folio 2).(iii) `Memoirs of Goldoni`, Part I, Chapters 1-5. Written as autobiography. (Folios 3-50).(iv) ‘Annals and Antiquities of Jedburgh`, Chapter 1. Apparently intended as a sequel to ‘Annals and Antiquities...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.17
Scope and Contents (i) A sketch of Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III. (Folio 1).(ii) `Latter Years of King James the Third of Scotland, A Tragedy in five acts`. The dedication is dated 1827. (Folios 2-104).(iii) `King James the Fourth of Scotland, A Tragedy in five acts`. (Folios 105-207).(iv) `Hab of Hawick or The merry days of James the Vth`, a drama in four acts. Written in 1828. A version in five acts was published as ‘James V or the Warlike Days of Hab o` Hawick’...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.18
Scope and Contents

(i) `Minority of King James the Vth, A Tragedy in five acts.` (Folios 1-122).

(ii) `King James the V of Scots, An Historical Drama in five acts,` with historical notes. (Folios 123-280).

Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.19
Scope and Contents (i) `Thomas the Rhymer or The Earlston Prophecies. A Berwickshire Revel in two acts.` With corrections at the end. (Folios 1-36).(ii) `The Exorcist of Selkirk and Newark, or Widow Wilson of Hawick. A Fairy Revel in two acts`. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 37-83).(iii) `Conspiracy against the Braganzas, or The Duke of Medina Sidonia`s Challenge. ‘An Historical Drama in three acts`. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 84-131).(iv) ‘Beauties of...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.20
Scope and Contents (i) `The Cottagers of Glenburnie, or The Jolly Ensign`, a drama. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 1-43).(ii) `Tam o` Shanter, or Apparition Opera and Orgies`, a drama. The paper is watermarked 1827. (Folios 44-90).(iii) `Should auld acquaintance be forgot, or Commemoration of Robert Burns. A Mask or Opera. 1829`. Two copies, (Folios 91-132, 133-179).(iv) `The Port Patrick Post Coach, or Newton Stewart in Modern Times`, a drama. The paper is...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine., Early 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.5.1.21
Scope and Contents (i) `The Legend of Linlithgow in 1446, or Love by the Lake Side`, a drama. (Folios 1-35.)(ii) `The Heiress of Holyrood and of Stirling Castle. A Melo Drama in three acts `. (Folios 36-74.)(iii) `Wooler Lads in Sporting Geer Against the field both far and near, or Fox hunting for ever`, a drama. (Folios 75-96.)(iv) `The Kilmarnock Cockatrice or The Smugglers of Dean Castle`, a drama. (Folios 97-126.)(v) `Love among the Red Coats or a Trip to...
Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph manuscripts of dramas and other works of Sir David Erskine.

 Series
Identifier: Adv.MSS.5.1.16-5.1.21
Scope and Contents

The majority of the works are unpublished, and those which are published present considerable divergences. All the plays were written for the stage, and in some cases the names of the actors appear in the list of dramatis personae. Adv.MS.5.1.16, (i) and (ii) seem to be unconnected with the remainder of the collection.

Dates: Early 19th century.

Autograph working manuscript of William Douglas Home "Now Barabbas..., Act I".

 Item
Identifier: Acc.10813
Scope and Contents

Contains verses by the author.

Dates: circa 1947.