File containing a copy of a draft of The Eve of St Venus, a comedy in three acts by Burgess

Scope and Content

The original typescript of the play (of which this is a photocopy) contains handwritten annotations by Burgess. The title page of the typescript originally read "Gods Have Hot Backs. A Comedy in Three Acts. By John Burgess Wilson." Burgess has subsequently amended the title page to read "The Eve of St Venus. The Pursuit of Adonis. By Anthony Burgess".

Photocopies of two articles from Punch magazine, dated 5 April 1944, are also included in the file, namely "Pierian Spring" and "Lady Addle's Domestic Front".


Date of photocopy is 2011. The date of the original typescript (of which this is a copy) is 1951.