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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:

Bound copy of the acting text of "The Satire of the Three Estates", prepared by Robert Kemp for production at the Edinburgh International Festival.

 File
Identifier: Acc.10112
Scope and Contents

With stage photographs, sketches and signatures of the actors, musicians and singers.

Dates: 1948.

Carbon typescript of 'The Fiddler calls the Tune: a comedy in three acts' by George Moncrieff-Scott., [1945.]

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Identifier: MS.26948
Scope and Contents

There are a few manuscript corrections, and two newspaper cuttings (folio 83) concerning the first production of the play in Edinburgh.

Dates: [1945.]

Carbon typescript of 'The Mystery of Gorbals Terrace', a four act play by Alexander McArthur (1901-1947).

 Item
Identifier: MS.26487
Scope and Contents

The play was originally written in 1944-1945. This typescript contains manuscript corrections by the author, Alexander McArthur and a number of notes stating that a copy sent to Unity Theatre, Glasgow, was not returned, and implying that it was used by Robert McLeish as a source for his 'Gorbals Story'.

Dates: 1946.

Composite volume consisting of several commonplace books of William Thoirs of Muiresk, born 1666, covering the years 1705-1724, but also containing earlier material.

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Identifier: Adv.MS.35.4.14
Scope and Contents The commonplace books were bound together but not in chronological order. Some are made up from old legal style books (folios 161, 197, 248, 331, 479), one (circa 1697) belonging to a James Strachan (folio 199). The contents of the volumes are predominantly Episcopalian and Jacobite in sympathies, covering a range of theology, drama, poetry, polemic and ephemera. There is a copy of Dr Archibald Pitcairne`s Anti-Presbyterian play ‘The Assembly’ (folio 162) and also several pages of elaborate...
Dates: 1705, and before-1724.