Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/439
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDV3-10.
  • Dates of Creation
      28 Apr 1945-1 Dec 1947
  • Physical Description
      8 pieces.

Scope and Content

With Dame Irene Vanbrugh (1872-1949), actress. Topics covered include: RD's plans for productions in 1945; The Glass Slipper; Vanbrugh's best wishes for RD's success at the Criterion Theatre [in A Sleeping Clergyman] in June 1947; Ustinov's play The Man Behind the Statue and RD's criticism of the author's refusal to re-write; and a cultural relations event with Russians taking place in November 1947.

Manuscript and typescript.

Related Material

Further letters from Vanbrugh are included in FRD1/8/1.