'Testimony of Light' by Helen Greaves

Scope and Content

Material in file appears to relate to the adaptation of book by a medium, Helen Greaves, into a play by Philippa Burrell. The original volume was compiled from messages given to Helen Greaves from her dead friend Frances Banks. There appears to have been issues over the writing and production of the play and it seems to create problems with various members of the Spiritual Group Philippa Burrell and Helen Greaves are members of.

The items include biographical notes for Philippa Burrell (1970); typed 'Excerpts from Helen Greaves's play followed by analysis and criticism' with comparative analysis between book and Philippa Burrell's and Helen Greaves's adaptations and includes copies of correspondence between Helen Greaves and Philippa Burrell (1969-1970); correspondence related to adaptation and subsequent disagreements (1969-1972).

Addresses and health concerns are noted.

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