Play scripts for The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Scope and Content

Two annotated play scripts for The Alchemist written by Ben Jonson, edited by Peter Barnes, directed by Trevor Nunn, by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon from 19 May to 18 June 1977 and Aldwych Theatre, London from 29 November 1977 to January 1978. Both scripts are annotated with notes about the production and the character of Face played by Ian McKellen. THM/357/1/6/1 is missing the first five pages and the last five pages. It has hand written changes to the script, which appear in typescript in THM/357/1/6/2.