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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:

Manuscript of act I, and typescripts of 'True Minds', a play by Nancy Brysson Morrison about Thomas and Jane Carlyle, broadcast in 1952 and 1954., 1952, 1954, undated.

 File
Identifier: MS.27302
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of Act I, entitled 'The Flint and the Flame', undated (folio 1). This is not the version written for broadcasting. (ii) Two typescripts of a version intended for broadcasting, undated (folio 15). The second (folio 56) is heavily corrected and has pencilled remarks by Peggy Morrison. (iii) Annotated typescript of the broadcast, 1954 (folio 90). (iv) Fragments of typescripts, 1952, undated (folio l36).

Dates: 1952, 1954, undated.

Manuscript of James Bridie's play ‘Tobias and the Angel’, first produced in 1930.

 Item
Identifier: MS.3924
Scope and Contents

The manuscript lacks one leaf at the beginning of Act III. The first act is much shorter than in the printed text.

Dates: 1930.

Manuscript of MacDiarmid's prose and verse contributions to ‘Scottish scene: the intelligent man's guide to Albyn’ by Hugh MacDiarmid and Lewis Grassic Gibbon., 1923-[1934, or before.]

 File
Identifier: MS.27034
Scope and Contents

The plays 'Some day' and 'The Purple Patch' are represented by pages from the ‘Scottish Nation’, 30 October 1923, and the ‘Northern Review’, May 1924 (folios 76, 122). The manuscript also contains designs for the dust-jacket and titlepage which were not used (folio 193).

Dates: 1923-[1934, or before.]

Manuscript, undated, of a play 'The veiled sultan' by Margaret M Morrison, ‘March Cost’., [1969, or before.]

 Item
Identifier: MS.27400
Scope and Contents

The play is based on the life of Aimée Du Buc de Rivéry (1763-1817), mother of Sultan Mahmoud II. 'March Cost' later rewrote the play as a novel which was published under the same title, (London, 1969). The text is preceded by notes and the draft of a letter about the play (folio 1-8).

Dates: [1969, or before.]

Manuscript, undated, of the play, 'The Flouers o Edinburgh' by Robert McLellan, including preliminary notes., [1947, or before.]

 File
Identifier: MS.26344
Scope and Contents

The first part of Act I is a heavily corrected typescript (folio ll). Also included are two pages of typescript corrections made for the production in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1975 (folio l96).

Dates: [1947, or before.]

Manuscript, written in Italy, containing the six plays of Terence.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.18.2.10
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:`Andria` (folio 1);`Eunuchus` (folio 22);`Heauton Timoroumenos` (folio 44 verso);`Adelphoe` (folio 65 verso);`Hecyra` (folio 86);`Phormio` (folio 105);with didascalia for `Eunuchus`, `Adelphoe`, and `Hecyra`; before the prologue to the `Andria` stands the short poem on Terence, ‘Anthologia Latina’ 487 c. The text belongs to the Calliopian...
Dates: 1438.

Manuscripts and typescripts of Eric Linklater., 1916-1922, 1952-1962, undated.

 Series
Identifier: Acc.10282/22-41
Dates: Majority of material found within 1916-1922, 1952-1962, undated.

Manuscripts and typescripts of 'Mavis Belfrage' and 'Old negatives', by Alasdair Gray.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.11530/1-29
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript drafts of 'Mavis Belfrage' and 'Old negatives: 4 verse sequences', by Alasdair Gray, heavily annotated and revised by Gray and with extensive notes to his typist and assistant Scott Pearson.

Dates: 1966-1996, undated.

Manuscripts and typescripts of 'The Old Byre at Clashmore' by Robert McLellan., 1965.

 File
Identifier: MS.26372
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript synopsis of the plot (folio l); (ii) Incomplete manuscript of the play (folio 7). The opening pages and a few leaves between folios 74 and 75 are missing. (iii) Early typescripts with manuscript corrections (folio 80).

Dates: 1965.