Advice about a National Theatre in Australia and New Zealand

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Kenneth Rae and representatives of the New South Wales government authorities in Australia (1950-1953). The New South Wales authorities seek information about the National Theatre project in London, in relation to a National Theatre which they propose to establish in Sydney.

The file also includes Kenneth Rae's correspondence with the British Council (1947). The Council requires information about the National Theatre project, in relation to the proposed establishment of a National Theatre in Australia. Information requested includes sketches of the proposed theatre in London as well as information about the history and present position of the movement, and relation with the Arts Council.

Conditions Governing Access

Open