'The Greenhorn'

Scope and Content

Unfinished play.

Comprises two parts:

A: Loose leaves with autograph notes for the first five scenes and the beginning of Act I Scene 1. Undated [although one leaf is inscribed 'A LINE' which suggests that this may be contemporaneous with Peake's idea for television 'Just a Line', circa 1955 - see Add MS 88931/5/2].

B: Autograph notebook with fragmentary notes and dialogue. Also includes notes for ‘Foot-Fruit’ and Titus Alone as well as a draft poem entitled ‘Line drawing sonnet’. Undated [but presumably from the late 1950s given the notes for Titus Alone and the short story ‘Footfruit’, which was inspired by a 1957 newspaper article].

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