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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:

Duplicated typescript, undated, of the play ‘The flouers o Edinburgh’ by Robert McLellan., [Before 1952.]

 Item
Identifier: MS.26464
Scope and Contents

The typescript contains annotations, probably by a member of the Citizens' Theatre for their production in 1952.

Dates: [Before 1952.]

DVD of a BBC `Play for Today` production of `The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil` by John McGrath.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.13245
Scope and Contents

John McGrath`s play, `The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil`, was toured round the Highlands of Scotland by 7:84 (Scotland) Theatre Company in 1973. The following year, a television version of the play was broadcast as part of the BBC`s `Play for Today` season. Adapted by John McGrath, this showed excerpts from the play as performed by the Company at Dornie village hall, intercut with dramatised scenes from Highland history and interviews with Scots of the time.

Dates: 1974.

Early plays and source material., 1975-2003.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.12899/1-4
Scope and Contents

The plays in this series were all early works of Alasdair Gray which he reworked as the novels of John Tunnock, the fictional subject of 'Old men in love'.

Dates: 1975-2003.

Early plays of Robert McLellan., 1934-1950.

 File
Identifier: MS.26331
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Corrected typescript and page-proofs of ‘Jeddart Justice: a Border comedy’ (Glasgow, 1934) (folio l); (ii) Corrected typescript of 'The Flight of Graidhne: a Celtic folk-tale in one act', ?1934 (folio 25); (iii) Typescripts, ?1935 and 1950, of ‘The Changeling’ (folio 49). This was first published in ‘Scottish one-act plays’, edited J M Reid (Edinburgh, 1935).

Dates: 1934-1950.

Early version of ‘What every woman knows’ by Sir James Matthew Barrie, consisting of Act II, stage directions for Act III, and Act IV.

 File
Identifier: MS.5202
Scope and Contents

The final version of the play produced in 1908 is almost entirely rewritten, but the main characters and situations are recognizable in this early version: John and Maggie Shand correspond to John and Anna Wetheral here, Lady Sybil Lazenby to Lady Sybil Tenterden, and the Comtesse de la Brière to the Duchess of Uplands.

Dates: [1908, or before].

Eleven playscripts; with three television scripts and parts of scripts mainly relating to Scottish Television productions.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13579
Scope and Contents

A small collection of theatre and television scripts, 1967-1975 and undated, gathered by Michael Barry, writer and producer, when he was working in Scottish television and theatre during that period. With a copy of Barry’s play, ‘The Tay Bridge Disaster’.

Dates: 1967-1975, 2003, and undated.

Fair copy of 'Don Garcia: A Tragedy in 5 Acts', in an unidentified hand., Undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.43359
Scope and Contents The manuscript here is of a play entitled ‘Don Garcia’ in an unidentified hand. The play contains five acts and concerns Cosmo, the Duke of Florence. The list of Dramatis Personae includes Cosmo, Lorenzo, Garcia, Piero, Doria, Leonora and Julia. Although a previous description had attributed this work to Byron, this seems unlikely. No reference to this work has been located, either in the correspondence of Byron or his published works.Act 1 Scene 1: folios 2-3;...
Dates: Undated.

First draft of parts of ‘Ten thousand a year’ by Samuel Warren, and a manuscript of an apparently unpublished play based thereon., [1839, or before-1841, or after.]

 File
Identifier: MS.4881
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) First draft of Parts I-V and XIV-XVIII of 'Ten thousand a year'. (Folio 1.)

(ii) Manuscript, undated, of an apparently unpublished play based on 'Ten thousand a year'. There are two versions of act III, scenes ii and iii, and an additional scene in another hand, which has been inserted after act IV, scene i. (Folio 62.)

Dates: [1839, or before-1841, or after.]