Billy Budd introductory broadcast talk

Scope and Content

Nine page typescript of Eric Crozier's broadcast talk introducing the world premiere of Billy Budd, dated 1 December 1951, broadcast later that evening on the BBC's Third Programme.

Also included is a synopsis; both typescript and synopsis are anotated in Forster's hand.

A post-it note in Crozier's hand notes 'This typescript of mine contains handwritten annotations and suggestions made at my request by E.M. Forster.'

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