Libretto drafts

Scope and Content

3a. Preliminary notes or 'miscellanous pages'

Manuscript pages containing lists of the scenes in Act 2; background notes on three soliloquies for the Governess; and a three line memorandum. The manuscript contains typescript notes by Rosamund Strode interleaved within it describing the contents.

nd [circa 1953]

1 manuscript; 6 pages [1r-11r]. Blue ink; 18.1 x 22.8cm.

3b. Libretto draft

Untitled and incomplete manuscript of the libretto for Acts 1 and 2. The manuscript includes annotations, revisions, and crossings out. The manuscript contains typescript notes by Rosamund Strode interleaved within it, with a list of the missing scenes from the libretto.

nd [circa 1953-1954]

1 manuscript; 59 pages [1r-117r]. Black ink, blue ink, brown ink, and pencil; 15.2 x 24.1cm.

3c. Libretto draft

Manuscript titled Act 1 - On the journey, containing libretto for Act I, Scenes 1 and 2. The manuscript includes annotations, revisions, and crossings out.

nd [circa 1953-1954]

1 manuscript; 6 pages [1r-12v]. Blue ink and pencil; 18.1 x 22.8cm.

3d. Libretto draft

Manuscript titled 'I' in an unknown hand which includes annotations, revisions, and crossings out. This libretto draft contains Act 1, Scenes 1-3 and 5.

nd [circa 1953-1954]

1 manuscript; 12 pages [1r-24v]. Pencil; 18.1 x 22.8cm.

3e. Libretto draft

Typescript of the libretto for Act 1, Scenes 2-4, which includes annotations, revisions, and crossings out.

nd [circa 1953-1954]

1 manuscript; 8 pages [1r-15v]. Typescript, blue ink, and pencil; 18.1 x 22.8cm.

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