Book on National Theatre Scheme [by Harley Granville Barker]

Scope and Content

Loosely bound volume entitled 'National Theatre Scheme. Presented for consideration of the Drafting Committee by the British Drama League, December, 1929'.

Topics discussed in the volume include the need for a National Theatre; the repertory and selection of plays; technical details about the building; formation of the company, including salaries; number of performances to be given, seat prices and receipts; 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; potential role of the Old Vic as a 'nursery' for young actors for the National Theatre, the National Theatre Outside London.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Typescript on thin paper, loosely held together with pin at the top left, no front or back covers.