Notes and Drafts of Plays

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 982 JOF/1
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1910]-1956
  • Language of Material
      English, and Welsh.
  • Physical Description
      0.055 cubic metres

Scope and Content

The group includes manuscript and typescript drafts of J O Francis' plays, including The Scarecrows; The Devouring Fire; For France; The Crowning of Peace: A Short Pageant Play of the League of Nations; Climax in Merthyr; The Sheep and the Goats; Change; The Whirligig; The Renegade; and the four-part television comedy In God's Good Time. Also to be found in the group are draft and broadcast scripts for J O Francis' broadcast talks, including The Welsh Amateur Stage: Recent Developments; Writing Stage Plays; The Stage Play and its Limitations; and National Drama in Wales. Some notes prepared by Francis whilst researching his plays and talks can also be found.