Bundle of correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/26
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDB8-23.
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Jul 1943-11 May 1958
  • Physical Description
      18 pieces; 19 leaves.

Scope and Content

With Stephen Bagnall, writer. Topics covered include: an army production of Watch on the Rhine at Bagnall's local Garrison Theatre which he praises, commenting on the excellent cast, particularly a very young actor called Lionel Blair; a play of Bagnall's (Most of the Game) he is sending to RD in September 1943 (/4 is a reader's report on the play); a production of [Uncle] Vanya he and RD have both seen; reviews of The Adventures of Tartu in 1943; RD's former discussions with Noel Coward about revolutionising the film industry; and a meeting between Bagnall and James Bernard in 1945.

Manuscript and typescript.