Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/441
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDV12-14.
  • Dates of Creation
      25 Nov 1929-13 Feb 1930
  • Physical Description
      3 pieces. Condition: /1 and /3 have both been torn in half and stuck back together with sellotape.

Scope and Content

From Ellen Van Volkenburg, Director of Production with Maurice Brown Ltd, signed by her secretary. Relates to RD's hopes of being cast in a 1930 production of Othello. The part of Cassio, which he had hoped for, is given to someone else, and RD's request to understudy Othello is rejected, as Paul Robeson's understudy will also be black.

Dated at: London

Typescript.