Scope and Content

Pinter Archive. 'The Dwarfs'; [circa 1960-1966]. Mostly typewritten. First performed as a radio play for BBC Radio 'Third Programme', 2 Dec. 1960, produced by Barbara Bray. First staged as part of a double bill with 'The Lover' at The Arts Theatre, 18 Sept. 1963, directed by Harold Pinter. Play first published as A Slight Ache and Other Plays, Methuen (1961). The play is based on a novel of the same name, written by Pinter during the 1950s, revised in 1989 and published as The Dwarfs, Faber and Faber (1990). [Previous reference: Loan 110A/14]. For papers relating to the novel see Add MS 88880/4/2-15.

1. Autograph and typewritten notes and sections of dialogue; [circa 1960].

2. Draft of radio play with autograph revisions, labelled 'second draft'; [circa 1960].

3. Draft of radio play with autograph revisions, labelled 'third draft'; [circa 1960].

4. Draft of stage play with autograph revisions, bound; [circa 1962].

5. Printed stage play with autograph revisions and typewritten pages of additions, done as amendments to the Methuen 1966 edition of 'A Slight Ache and Other Plays'; [1966].

6. Two copies of the amendments to the Methuen 1966 edition of 'A Slight Ache and Other Plays'; [1966].

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)