Ref NoJH/2/3
Title'Army'
LevelFile
Date1947-1964
DescriptionThe file concerns George Devine and includes: letters of congratulation on productions including for Play and Philoctetes from Abd'Elkader Farrah to Devine, 10 Apr 1964, and Lindsay Anderson to Devine for Play, and for The Seagull from Barbara Bray [translator, script editor, critic], 28 May 1964 and for Twelfth Night [1962] from Alan Sillitoe [writer], Peter Hall [Director of Royal Shakespeare Theatre] and others; a letter from Joan Plowright to Devine about a performance he made with Peggy [Ashcroft?] and referring to Vanessa [Redgrave?] [almost certainly referring to Devine's role as Dorn in The Seagull]; a card from John Arden and Margaretta Arden [Margaretta D'Arcy]; a letter from Sean O'Casey, 1959; a letter, 1963, from Alex Knox about Tom Jones; a letter, 1964, from Francis Chagrin about The Bedmakers (television) and from other correspondents about The Bedmaker including Mary Fedden from Durham Wharf, Hammersmith Terrace [Mary Trevelyan]; a letter, 1965, from Margaret Ramsay [agent];a letter from David Cregan, 1965, about his play, Miniatures; there are several letters from Donald Haworth. There is also a cast photograph for The Seagull; a programme for the George Devine Award performance at the Old Vic, 1966, signed by those takeing part in the performance. Congratulations from Barbara Bray [play write] on The Seagull, 28 May 1964; items relating to Devine's time in the army such as, his officers release book, service and pay book, letter confirming Devine's name is being put forward for the Queen's Birthday Honours list, May 10 1957 and confirmation of the Kings approval of Devine's Mentions in Despatches, 26 Mar 1947.
Extent1 file.
SeriesUn-indexed files
Persons
CodePersonNameDatesNotes
DS/UK/165Irwin; Bill
DS/UK/165Anderson; Lindsay Gordon (1923-1994); Mr; Theatre, documentary and film director, editor and film critic1923-1994
DS/UK/165Anderson; Lindsay Gordon (1923-1994); Mr; Theatre, documentary and film director, editor and film critic1923-1994
DS/UK/300George Devine Award; 1969-; Playwrite prize1969-
DS/UK/300George Devine Award; 1969-1969-
DS/UK/173Devine; George Alexander Cassady (1910-1966); Mr; Theatrical manager, director, teacher and actor1910-1966
DS/UK/173Devine; George Alexander Cassady (1910-1966); Mr; Theatrical manager, director, teacher and actor1910-1966
Production
RecordTitle
98Play
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