'Gormenghast' Opera (part two)

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  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/4/1/2
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      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001202.0x0000f0
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  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content

Loose leaves. Undated.


  • prologue (two versions);
  • Act I Scene 1 between Flay and Rottcodd;
  • Act I Scene 2 between Swelter, Steerpike and Flay;
  • notes for Scene 1.

Drawings in ink and pencil:

  • lectern and book;
  • window shattering;
  • Swelter raising glass with kitchen staff gathered around animal carcass;
  • Steerpike bowing;
  • Rottcodd in hammock;
  • Swelter and Steerpike;
  • [Steerpike?];
  • unidentified male character;
  • the kitchen: kitchen staff gathered around Swelter, Steerpike to the side;
  • figure wearing dragon helmet;
  • Steerpike and Flay;
  • Prunesquallor;
  • interior of castle: two figures in foreground with Gormenghast Mountain visible through round window;
  • [Sepulchrave?];
  • 'Scene 1: The bedroom of the Countess of Groan and a landing ... [illeg]';
  • [Sourdust?];
  • Steerpike looking out through window at Gormenghast;
  • 'Swelter seen through doors of Great Kitchen surrounded by apprentices - Flay and Steerpike in foreground'.


File originally included list of ideas for fourth Titus book, headed 'Titus among the -' (see Add MS 88931/13/2/5).

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