Notes on National Theatre Scheme by Granville-Barker

Scope and Content

Volume entitled 'Notes on National Theatre Scheme by Harley Granville-Barker'. Marked as 'Private and Confidential, for use of Drafting Committee only'.

The volume features notes on the organisation and running of a national theatre. Topics covered include the company, recommended number of actors, distribution of workload and salaries; the question of whether the theatre should be connected to an acting school; financial aspects in connection with the site, building and equipment, running of the theatre, subsidy and grants; size of auditoria, number of performances and seats prices; physical details about the building; discussion of the site to be given by the London County Council, between the southern site of the New Charing Cross Bridge and the County Hall; staffing arrangements and salaries for the artistic management team; discussion about the potential role of the Old Vic and the Sadler's Wells theatres as 'nurseries' of young actors for the National Theatre; ideological aspects and vision relating to the National Theatre project.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Typescript on thin paper; front and back covers in card.