Life of Michelangelo (Vita di Michelangelo).

Scope and Content

This series contains drafts of the screenplay in English and Italian.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 1970s, Burgess was commissioned to write the screenplay for a television mini-series based on the life of Michelangelo and produced by Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI). In the second part of his autobiography, "You've Had Your Time" (1990), Burgess recalls that, although the series was eventually made, he never saw it.


Burgess's original arrangement of these records (if any existed) had been disrupted over time, which had resulted in various different drafts of the screenplay becoming intermingled. An attempt has been made to restore the original order by identifying similarities in paper and typeface. Where such similarities exist, records have been grouped together.

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