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Edinburgh Drama Conference, 1963

 Collection
Identifier: MS26

Abstract

The first International Drama Conference was held September 2 - 7, 1963, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Dates

  • 1963

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Biographical / Historical

The first International Drama Conference was held September 2 - 7, 1963, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The Drama Conference was organized by John Calder who collected this material. Writers from twenty-three countries were invited to participate to discuss contemporary theater and such issues as trends in drama, subsidy, censorship, nationalism, and the future of the theater. Kenneth Tynan was conference chairman. Participants whose correspondence is in this collection include Edward Albee, Hilton Edwards, Martin Esslin, John Gielgud, Graham Greene, Sir Lawrence Olivier, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, Erwin Piscator, Kenneth Tynan, and Franco Zeffirelli. Some letters include answers to a questionnaire or the typescript of an essay to be presented at the conference.

Extent

2 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Edinburgh International Drama Conference collection has been at Northwestern University Library since 1967.
Title
Guide to the Edinburgh Drama Conference, 1963
Date
June 4, 1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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