‘The Widowers’ or 'The Four Old Men'

Scope and Content

Unfinished play for television or film. Comprises two autograph notebooks:

  • A: ‘The Four Old Men’, entitled ‘The Widowers’ inside the volume. Heavily revised. Includes small detailed drawings of characters and other figures. There are screen directions [in Maeve Gilmore’s hand]. Undated.
  • B: ‘The Widowers’. Transcription [in Maeve Gilmore’s hand]. Also includes an unfinished drawing and a poem in Peake’s hand, ‘I must begin to comprehend’. Undated.

The shakiness of Peake's hand suggests that these pages were probably written no earlier than the late 1950s.

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Not Public Record(s)