Flyer with declaration in favour of the National Theatre

Scope and Content

Flyer entitled 'Declaration in Favor of a National Theatre', marked as 'proof'.

The flyer puts forward the case for the necessity of a National Theatre in London, to respond to the richness of British dramatic literature and the genius of Shakespeare, and for the potential recreational and educational influence of theatre.

The flyer details the main features of the proposed National Theatre, which are as follows: a) the theatre will not be run for individual profit; b) the theatre will operate on a repertory system; c) Shakespeare will represent substantial part of the repertoire; d) past works of quality will be performed; e) the theatre will promote new and contemporary writing and quality acting. Details follow on the benefits of a repertory system as opposed to the long-run system.

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