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Interviews and articles about Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson and their daughters, Ann and Mary. Articles include reviews of productions between 1929 and 1931 including: Major Barbara, Mariners, Jane Clegg and Medea, May 1929, all at the Wyndhams Theatre. The Donkey's Nose, Madame Plays Nap, The Devil, To Meet the King, Phædre, Fire in the Opera House, Ghosts, Socrates. Reviews of Othello with Paul Robeson and Peggy Ashcroft at the Savoy Theatre, May 1930, The Mystery of the Rose, The Squall, The Merchant of Venicewith Lewis Casson as Shylock and Sybil Thorndike as Portia, St Joan in New York; The Silver Cord in Johannesburg.

Reviews of Russell Thorndike's biography of Sybil Thorndike. Other articles include Sybil Thorndike receiving an honorary doctorate from Manchester University November 1923; an article by G B Shaw on 'Improper Plays'. April 16, 1925; articles by Sybil Thorndike on The Old Vic and on The Merchant of Venice; A cartoon by Dominic Poelsma of Sybil Thorndike entitled ' Concluding English Worthies'.