Francois Swounding and Townscape

Scope and Content

A very simple line drawing on a page in the notebook, of a hilltop town with a church tower (at the top of the page) and a tiny illustration of a man lying on his back with his arms in the air at the bottom, with a manuscript caption underneath. There is a path leading to the city, and one single line down the right of the page suggests the side of the hill.

The hilltop town may be that featured in photograph 7HPA/04/37a. The drawing is part of an illustration that covers two opposite pages (this one on the right). 7HPA/04/47a is also part of it. The drawing illustrates a scene in the play. The text to a chorus on the left hand page reads: 'Tourettes is very wonderful, / But far above the ground: / We could not stop for snapshots / Lest George and Francois Swound.'

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Page yellowed. Production method: hand drawn in ink on paper.

Related Material

7HPA/04/37a and 7HPA/04/47a.