Cuttings book

Scope and Content

Labelled "10. Theatrical cuttings (3)". This volume contains general cuttings relating to the British theatre as in FRD1/6/2/4-5. Topics covered include: RD's visit to the Buxton Festival in 1937; pieces on various actors including W.P. Lipscomb, William Dewhurst and Lilian Baylis; reviews of plays other than RD's, including Olivier's Macbeth; the differences between screen and stage acting; the 100th anniversary of Henry Irving's birth (February 1938); RD's role as Shakespeare in two radio plays - Shaw's Dark Lady of the Sonnets (April 1938), and Clemence Dane's Will Shakespeare (January 1940); Frank Benson's 80th birthday in 1938, and his death in January 1940; RD's refusal of the role of the dictator in Winifred Holtby's Take Back Your Freedom (early 1940); RD's role as the regular speaker in the BBC's 'Calling Australia' series from February 1941; and interviews with RD by Walter Greenwood, Margaret Rawlings and Benn Levy.