Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/282
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDM16-48.
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Sep 1946-15 May 1950
  • Physical Description
      32 pieces; 38 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Walter MacQueen-Pope (1888-1960), theatre manager, publicist and historian, who worked as RD's literary manager for a time. Topics covered include: the newspaper publicity blurb for RD's autumn 1946 season; Pope's misgivings about Ustinov's The Man Behind the Statue, and the need for revisions; an article on Children's Theatre for Sound magazine which Pope drafts for RD; information requested by RD on Thomas Betterton's Hamlet; features and publicity for Much Ado About Nothing arranged by Pope; the possibility of RD playing Christian in a production of The Pilgrim's Progress (produced by Lewis Casson) in 1948 or 1949, and RD's low opinion of Lewis Casson as a producer; and a play called Ned Kean of Old Drury found for RD in January 1950.

Dated at: London.

Typescript with autograph.

Related Material

Further correspondence with Macqueen-Pope is included in FRD1/8/1.