National Theatre Executive Committee and Executive as Buliding Committee

Scope and Content

This file includes correspondence inviting members to join the newly appointed National Theatre Executive Committee, or informing members of the old Building Sub-Committee of its disbandment; notices of meetings of the new Committee and correspondence about attendance; the file also includes a memorandum by Tyrone Guthrie about options for the proposed National Theatre; in Guthrie's view the Joint Council should either press for a two-auditoria theatre or opt for a flexible stage that could accommodate different performance styles.

Administrative / Biographical History

Around 1960 the Joint Council decided to appoint a new Committee, to be called the National Theatre Executive Committe, to be composed of two members each respectively from the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre, the Old Vic and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and four co-opted members, with Kenneth Clark as its Chairman. This new Executive Committee will take over the work of the former Building Sub-Committee, which is subsequently disbanded.

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Related Material

- See minute book SMNT/1/6/14 for minutes of the National Theatre Executive Committee.