Papers of Joan Ure (1919-1978), playwright, pseudonym of Elizabeth Carswell

Scope and Content

  • Scripts of plays written by Joan Ure, poems, letters and notes written by or to Joan Ure relating to her plays and work, book reviews by Joan Ure, 1957-1977

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Carswell, (1919-1978 ) wrote plays under the pen name of Joan Ure. She wrote plays for the stage and the radio. Her plays included: The Lecturer and the Lady, A Hatred Like This, and The Hard Case. She was a founder member of the Society of Scottish Playwrights in 1973.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, October 2002

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