The First Lucretia

Scope and Content

Draft and scripts for a joint talk by Eric Crozier and Nancy Evans entitled The First Lucretia. Also included are background materials:

- typescript copy of extracts from The Ravyshment of Lucrece, with line numbers added by hand

- photocopy of Ernest Newman's article entitled 'Peter Grimes and After - II', 31 March 1946, The Sunday Times

- photocopy of Ernest Newman's two part review 'The Rape of Lucretia', 21 and 28 July 1946, The Sunday Times

- photocopy of Desmond Shawe-Taylor's review 'The Rape of Lucretia', 20 July 1946, the New Statesman

- photocopy of reviews from the New York Times: F. Bonavia's 'New Britten Opera Heard in England' and Morris C. Hastings' 'BBC's Adult Musical Effort', 1946

- photocopy of Mollie Panter-Downes' review from The New Yorker, 1946

- cast list for La Compagnie des Quinze's production of Obey's Le viol de Lucrèce, in Crozier's hand

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