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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:

Correspondence, production files, scripts, cuttings and other papers of John McGrath.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.11615/1-110
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the material dates from ca.1979-1990, though there are some earlier and later items. Much of it concerns McGrath’s work outside 7:84, the theatre company which he and others established in 1971.

Dates: Circa 1926-1997.

Drafts and corrected typescript of Forbes Macgregor, "The Gowks of Mowdieknowes".

 Fonds
Identifier: Acc.5761
Scope and Contents

With associated correspondence, and photocopies of a play and three poems.

Dates: 1963.

Drafts and translations of poems and plays by Edwin Morgan., 1959-1984.

 File
Identifier: MS.27493
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Drafts of translations into Scots of 21 poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1959-1960 (folio 1). All the poems were published in Edwin Morgan's collection ‘Wi the haill voice: 25 poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky’ (Oxford, 1972). They are preceded by a typescript list by Morgan, 1968, giving details of previous publication. (ii) Drafts of original poems, 1963-1968 (folio 36). All were published in Morgan's ‘Collected poems' (Manchester, 1990). They are preceded by a...
Dates: 1959-1984.

Drafts, fragments, typescript, reviews, prefaces and short pieces of Ruthven Todd., 1958-1977, undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.26862
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Drafts and fragments of short stories, 1958-1973, undated (folio 1). They include 'The Garden of Forking Paths' (folio 1), a translation of a story by Jorge Luis Borges, published in ‘Ficciones’, edited by A Kerrigan (London, 1962), pages 89-101. (ii) Typescript of 'The Freedom Riders', a play, undated (folio 83); (iii) Reviews, prefaces, short pieces and fragments, 1966-1977, undated (folio 90).

Dates: 1958-1977, undated.

Dramatic works by George Scott-Moncrieff., [1945]-[circa 1970], undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.26941-26963
Scope and Contents

George Scott-Moncrieff wrote a number of plays, of which only ‘Fotheringhay’ was published (Edinburgh, 1953), although others were performed on the stage or broadcast. Most of the surviving typescripts are undated.

Dates: [1945]-[circa 1970], undated.

Dramatisation by Robert McLellan of 'The fire at Wolf's Crag Tower' from ‘The bride of Lammermoor’ by Sir Walter Scott., 1962.

 File
Identifier: MS.26399
Scope and Contents

the papers consist of preliminary notes (folio 1), manuscript and corrected typescript of the first draft (folio 12), partial manuscript and corrected typescript of the second draft (folio 61), and the broadcast script (folio 112).

Dates: 1962.

Dramatisations by Robert McLellan of episodes from 'Guy Mannering' and 'A legend of Montrose' by Sir Walter Scott., 1963.

 File
Identifier: MS.26400
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of 'Lady Singleside's Will' from ‘Guy Mannering’, 1963 (folio 1); (ii) Manuscript and corrected typescript of 'Mission to Inveraray' from ‘A legend of Montrose’, 1963 (folio 31).

Dates: 1963.

Dramatisations by Robert McLellan of episodes from 'Old mortality' by Sir Walter Scott., ?1962-1963.

 File
Identifier: MS.26398
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Notes on the series, ?1962 (folio l); (ii) Manuscript and typescript of 'A Fight in a Change-House' from ‘Old Mortality’, 1962 (folio 4); (iii) Manuscript and incomplete typescript of 'Dragoons at Milnwood' from ‘Old Mortality’, 1963 (folio 44).

Dates: ?1962-1963.

Dramatisations, undated, by Robert McLellan of episodes from 'Redgauntlet' and 'The heart of Midlothian' by Sir Walter Scott., Mid 20th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.26401
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of 'Peter Peebles' from 'Redgauntlet', undated (folio 1); (ii) Two manuscripts of 'Jeanie Deans goes to London' from 'The heart of Midlothian', undated (folio 34). The first breaks off half-way through; the second (folio 60) lacks the beginning. (iii) Typescript, with manuscript corrections, of 'Jeanie Deans goes to London', undated (folio 78).

Dates: Mid 20th century.