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Shakespeare Centre Library scrapbook materials

 Collection — Box: SFC1 [F09.090.02.01], Folder: 107
Identifier: MS0107

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of performance reviews of William Shakespeare's play, Troilus and Cressida. Consisting of 190 reviews, the clippings have been taken from the Theatre Records scrapbooks compiled by the Shakespeare Centre Library. These reviews appeared in British newspapers and magazines. The reviews relate specifically to performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England from 1936 through 1976. Also includes a photographic postcard of the theatre.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre opened in 1932 as a replacement for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which had burned down in 1926. Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, it is a venue that seats 1,040 plus people and is designed to recreate the environment of a traditional Shakespearean play. It is a one-room theatre which offers the audience a more intimate experience. In November 2010, the Royal Shakespeare Theater underwent a renovation project entitled the Transformation Project, which brought the stage further out and closer to the audience and created new public spaces, a restaurant and an observation tower.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of performance reviews of William Shakespeare's play, Troilus and Cressida. Consisting of 190 reviews, the clippings have been taken from the Theatre Records scrapbooks compiled by the Shakespeare Centre Library. These reviews appeared in British newspapers and magazines. The reviews relate specifically to performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England from 1936 through 1976. Also includes a photographic postcard of the theatre.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, 1984

Related Materials

UNC Charlotte Library Microfilm Collection: Theatre Records, volumes 77-110 (August, 1969-July, 1981)

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger. Previously named the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (Collection of Performance Reviews of "Troilus and Cressida").
Title
Shakespeare Centre Library scrapbook materials
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Randy Penninger
Date
1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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