Preliminary notes, scenarios and libretto draft material created by Myfanwy Piper during the writing of The Turn of the Screw. This collection includes her notebooks, manuscript and typescript libretti, as well as a file of miscellaneous papers including correspondence, programmes and press cuttings.
Myfanwy Piper's material has been separated into files by Rosamund Strode in the following order:
1. Earliest Materials
2. Synopsis of Scenes
3. Libretto drafts
5. Britten's working libretto (refering to BBM/the_turn_of_the_screw/1/6)
Includes a prefatory note written by Rosamund Strode in 1985 explaining that Piper's libretto drafts have been reassembled into what is thought to be the nearest chronological order.
This libretto material has been microfilmed. The microfilm number is A69, and the frames are as follows:
PIP/1/1: 1a 7-44; 1b 45-71; 1c 75-83
PIP/1/2: 2a 84-114; 2b 115-137
PIP/1/3: 3a 138-146; 3b 147-248; 3c 249-257; 3d 258-271; 3e 272-281
BBM/the_turn_of_the_screw/1/6: frames 294-365(end)