Cuttings book

Scope and Content

Labelled "4. Theatrical Cuttings (1)", and containing both reviews and more general articles relating to the theatre, a number of them by well-known critics such as James Agate and St John Ervine. Topics covered include: RD's recitals with James Bernard in the early 1920s; BBC readings by RD in 1929; British theatre generally; various Shakespearean productions (especially different productions of Hamlet); RD's production of Dark Hester at the New Theatre (1931); RD's production of The Kingdom of God [at the Cambridge Festival Theatre in May 1930]; R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End; the radio play The Forsaken City (1932); the Marie Tempest Matinée at Drury Lane Theatre (May 1936); the history of Liverpool Playhouse; and Red Night at the Queen's Theatre (1936).