• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 PS/1/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 PS 56/O.
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan 1936-15 Feb 1943
  • Physical Description
      99 pieces.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers dating from 1936, showing Slade's attempts to introduce his theories to the world at large. Includes papers relating to his work with the BBC writing plays such as St. Patrick and Hours of the Cross (for which a script is included); lecturing for the National Council of Social Service, the British Drama League (there is a good deal of correspondence with Mary Kelly and David Ellis), the YMCA, and the National Council of Boys Clubs; his attempts to set up a Peter Slade School of Dramatic Art and Personality Development in Amersham, Bucks; and a letter to Madame Montessori, whom Slade met in 1936/7. Also includes Slade's shoulder tabs from the RAMC during the war.