Scope and Content

Pinter Archive. 'Landscape'; [1967]-April 1968. Mostly typewritten. The play was written in 1967 but was denied a licence for public performance by the Lord Chamberlain unless the text was altered (for papers see Unlicensed LCP/List 1/1967/Landscape). The BBC did not require a licence so it was first produced on the BBC 'Third Programme', 25 Apr 1968, directed by Guy Vaesen. After the Theatres Act (1968) abolished censorship on the stage, 'Landscape' was staged in a double bill with 'Silence' by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych theatre, 2 July 1969, directed by Peter Hall. First published as Landscape, Pendragon Press (1968). [Previous reference: Loan 110A/28].

1. Autograph draft pages; [1967].

2. Autograph and typewritten notes relating to draught beer. Autograph notes not in Pinter's hand; [1967].

3. Photocopy of draft pages with autograph revisions, labelled 'first draft'; [1967].

4. Draft with autograph revisions and additional pages; [1967].

5. Two drafts labelled 'second draft', one includes autograph revisions; [1967].

6. Draft, with carbon copy of the same; [1967].

7. Draft, bound; [1967].

8. Television rehearsal script, includes BBC rehearsal schedule; April 1968.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)