Theatrical columns of "The Referee", 1903-1909, and "The Curtain", 1922-1933; notebooks with lists of plays Morley acted in, c1904-1964; notebooks on plays seen, 1955-1966; articles by Morley, c1925-1965; London play diaries, 1932-1964; "Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Theatres of London" by Edward Wedlake Brayley, 1833; correspondence regarding publication of a manuscript by Morley, 1984-1986; scrapbook of productions in Canada, 1947-1950; minutes of Everyman Theatre Guild Limited, 1929-1931; autobiographical drafts and correspondence, 1913-1972; typescript plays by Alexander Ostrovsky, Nella Nagra, Etienne Rey, Alfred Savoir, August Strindberg, Franz Werfel, Herman Voaden, Astrid Arygll, Alice Gerstenberg, Sacha Guitry, Bjornson, Karen Bramson, Henri Gheon (undated).
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS Morley
- Dates of Creation1833-1986
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description14 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Morley was born in 1890 and educated at Harvard University. Initially he began his career in journalism but soon drifted into acting, where he spent numerous years acting in the United States. He first appeared on the London stage in 1921. During the years 1947-50 Morley lived in Canada where he established the only professional resident playhouse in the country, at Ottawa. He returned to England after this period and continued to act, write, produce and direct in the theatre. He died in 1966.
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