University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Russell Brown:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Brown, John Russell
Title: John Russell Brown Papers
Dates: 1948-2003
Abstract: John Russell Brown (1923-2015) was a Shakespeare scholar, author, and director who headed the Script Department at Britain's National Theatre from 1973 to 1988. The John Russell Brown Papers consist of business documents, production materials, typescripts, press releases, clippings and scrapbooks, loose notes and notebooks, appointment books, photographs and slides, and correspondence, ranging in date from 1948 to 2003.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00185
Extent: 23 document boxes (9.6 linear feet)
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

John Russell Brown was born September 15, 1923 in Bristol, England. After completing wartime service in the Royal Navy, he received M.A. (1949) and B.Litt. (1952) degrees from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Birmingham in 1960. Brown founded the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham in 1963 and led the Department until 1971, teaching and directing student productions. Subsequent university positions include professor of English at the University of Sussex (1971-1982), professor of Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982-1985), and professor of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1985-1997). Brown has also been visiting professor, guest lecturer, and research fellow at a number of other institutions such as Columbia University, the University of Auckland, Victoria University (British Columbia), the University of Toronto, the British Academy, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

A Shakespeare scholar, Brown is the author of many books and articles on the theatrical production of Shakespeare's works, including Shakespeare's Plays in Performance (1966), Free Shakespeare (1974), New Sites for Shakespeare: Theatre, the Audience, and Asia (1999), and The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare (2010). He also edited individual titles for various editions of Shakespeare's works, including those of Methuen Publishing (1957), New American Library (1965) and Applause Books (1996). Brown edited editions of John Webster's The White Devil (1960) and The Duchess of Malfi (1965) for Methuen and Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great: Parts One and Two (1976) for Collins. He is the author of a survey text, What Is Theatre? (1997) for Focal Press, and edited The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (1997).

Brown's work for prominent arts organizations in England is extensive. At London's National Theatre, Brown headed the Script Department from 1973 to 1982, and was an Associate Director from 1973 to 1988. Peter Hall, director of the National Theatre, hired Brown in 1973 to review scripts submitted to the Theatre, arrange for translations of foreign-language plays, and direct workshop and festival productions. Brown also directed two productions on the National's main stage: Barry Collins's Judgement (1977) starring actor Ben Kingsley, and a 1978 production of Macbeth co-directed with Peter Hall. Other productions directed by Brown at the National include an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's prose work Company, readings from the poetry of T. S. Eliot and Ben Jonson compiled and arranged for the stage by Brown, and the one-woman show Irene Worth on Shakespeare's Women. Brown was a member of the drama panel of the Arts Council of Great Britain, an agency that provides funding for the arts through grants and development funds, from 1978-1982. He was also a member of the advisory council for the Victoria and Albert Museum's Theatre Museum (now the V&A Theatre and Performance Collections) from 1973 to 1983.

After leaving the National Theatre, Brown directed theatrical productions at venues around the world, including the Highlight Theatre in Stony Brook, New York; the Project Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan; the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut; the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand; Seattle, Washington's Empty Space Theatre; and the Grace Theatre in London. In the 1990s, Brown's interest in cross-cultural productions of Western plays, particularly Shakespeare, led to several trips to Japan, India, and other Asian countries. In 1997, Brown directed a Hindi translation of King Lear (Samrat Lear) for the National School of Drama in New Delhi. Brown also worked on various television programs, including a series on Shakespeare's plays in rehearsal for the BBC.

John Russell Brown married Hilary Sue Baker in 1961. They had three children, Alice Amelia, Sophia Clemence, and Jasper James Mallord. Brown died in August, 2015 at the age of 91.


Scope and Contents

The John Russell Brown Papers consist of business documents, production materials, typescripts, press releases, clippings and scrapbooks, loose notes and notebooks, appointment books, photographs and slides, and correspondence. The material is arranged in five series: I. National Theatre Files, 1962-1988; II. Theater Productions, 1948-1999; III. Writings, 1955-2002; IV. Professional and Personal Papers, 1956-2003; and V. Works by Others, 1949-1976, undated.

Series I. consists of business documents produced by the National Theatre; correspondence with Peter Hall, other National Theatre staff, and playwrights; and production notes, press releases, and clippings. The materials are in chronological order, with two additional folders at the end of the series, one containing production materials for shows staged at London's Institute for Contemporary Art in summer 1975, and one of clippings on the National Theatre and Peter Hall that predate Brown's employment at the Theatre.

The materials in Series II. Theater Productions are organized into three subseries. Subseries A. contains typescripts, notes, and correspondence related to plays directed by Brown for the National Theatre. Materials related to plays produced at the National Theatre but directed by persons other than Brown are filed in Subseries B. Subseries C., Other Plays, contains typescripts, production materials, programs, and correspondence related to specific plays that are outside the date span of Brown's employment at the National Theatre. In most cases, the theater and date the play was produced are listed in the finding aid; however, no production information is available for several of the plays in this subseries, and it is possible that they were never produced. Reviews of Brown's productions, in the form of a scrapbook and a folder of loose clippings, as well as various production photographs and slides, are also filed in Subseries C.

Series III. consists of typescripts, research materials, notes, correspondence, and publishing agreements related to Brown's writings. Subseries A. contains materials related to monographs published by Brown. Subseries B. contains materials related to articles, other short pieces, and lecture notes.

The four subseries in Series IV. Professional and Personal Papers contain materials related to Brown's professional activities, personal and professional correspondence, and journals. Printed materials, notes, and correspondence related to workshops, conferences, exhibits, and other events are located in Subseries A. Subseries B., Theaters and Theater Organizations, contains documentation of the planning and construction of the University of Michigan's Arthur Miller Theatre, correspondence and organizational documents from Brown's work on the Arts Council of Great Britain and the advisory council for the Victoria and Albert Museum's Theatre Museum, and materials related to the Theatre Writer's Union. Incoming correspondence files are located in Subseries C., as is a small amount of outgoing correspondence to Brown's wife, Hilary Subseries D. contains Brown's daily appointment books, journals, and other notebooks. Brown's curriculum vitae and papers related to his academic appointments are located in Subseries E., Other Personal and Professional Papers.

Series V. Works by Others contains typescripts and manuscripts collected by Brown. Brown apparently had no professional involvement in the play and television scripts located in this series, and they may have been unsolicited submissions or scripts passed on to him by colleagues or friends. Included in the series are typescripts from Edward Bond, Howard Brenton, Marguerite Duras, Geoffrey Hill, and David Mamet.

A typescript of a work by another author is restricted from access until 2050 at John Russell Brown's request.

An index of selected correspondents is located at the end of the finding aid. Among the notable correspondents represented in the collection are writers Edward Albee, Samuel Beckett, Howard Brenton, Alan Drury, John Fowles, Michael Frayn, Athol Fugard, Geoffrey Hill, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, C. H. Sisson, Tom Stoppard, William Trevor, and Arnold Wesker; agent Margaret "Peggy" Ramsay; writer and actor Wallace Shawn; and actress Diana Rigg.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research; one work restricted until 2050


Index Terms

People
Brown, John Russell
Organizations
Royal National Theatre (Great Britain)
Subjects
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Dramatic production
Subjects
Theater--Great Britain--History--20th century

Related Material

The John Fowles Papers, the Tom Stoppard Papers, and the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records at the Harry Ransom Center contain correspondence from John Russell Brown.


Separated Material

Four computer discs were transferred to the Ransom Center's Electronic Records Collection. The discs contain materials related to a Richard II workshop and Brown's production of Samrat Lear.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2005 (R 15373)

Processed by:

Ancelyn Krivak, 2011


Sources:

Haill, Lyn. In Rehearsal at the National. London: Oberon, 2001.

"John Russell Brown."  Contemporary Authors Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 1 March 2011).


John Russell Brown Papers--Container List

Series I. National Theatre Files, 1962-1988

National Theatre, operational documents, press releases, clippings, notes, and correspondence
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1.1 1973
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1.2-4 1974
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1.5-2.3 1975
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2.4-3.5 1976
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4.1-6 1977
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5.1-3 1978
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5.4-5 1979
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6.1-2 1980
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6.3-4 1981
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6.5 1982
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7.1 1983
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7.2-3 1984
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7.4 1985
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7.5 1986-1988
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8.1 National Theatre 1975 season at the Institute for Contemporary Art, operational documents, production materials, notes, and correspondence, circa 1975
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8.2 National Theatre and Peter Hall, clippings, 1962, circa 1967



Series II. Theater Productions, 1948-1999

Subseries A. National Theatre, Directed by John Russell Brown, 1977-1984
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8.3 Ben Johnson: Poet by John Russell Brown, two scripts, undated
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8.4-5 Company by Samuel Beckett, two typescripts, undated
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8.6 Double Bass by Patrick Süskind, translated by Roy Kift, three typescripts, notes, and correspondence, 1984
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8.7 Irene Worth on Shakespeare's Women, typescript, undated
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8.8 Judgement by Barry Collins, typescript and program, 1977
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8.9 T. S. Eliot: Man and Poet by John Russell Brown, script, undated
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8.10 T. S. Eliot and the Poet's Calling by John Russell Brown, three scripts, undated
Subseries B. National Theatre, Other Directors, 1975-1981
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9.1-2 Betrayal by Harold Pinter, two typescripts, 1978
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9.3 No-man's Land by Harold Pinter, typescript, 1975
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9.4 The Oresteia by Aeschylus, notes, correspondence, and clippings, 1981
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9.5 The Reconstruction by Gabriel Josipovici, two typescripts and correspondence, 1980
Subseries C. Other Plays, 1948-1999
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9.6 Agamemnon by Aeschylus, two typescripts, notes, sheet music by John Joubert, University of Birmingham, circa 1960s
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9.7 An American Comedy by Richard Nelson, typescript and correspondence, 1989
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10.1 Andromache by Racine, translation by John Russell Brown, typescript, correspondence, and photograph, University of Michigan, 1993
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10.2 Antique Pink by Heinrich Hinkel and Richard Nelson, typescript, undated [produced circa 1985-1988, Project Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan]
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10.3 Arden of Faversham by Anonymous at Empty Space Theater, Seattle, production notes and materials, 1991
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10.4 Blue by Surrena D. Goldsmith, three typescripts and correspondence, 1998-1999 [produced 1998, Grace Theatre, London]
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10.5 Bush Theatre and British Council productions, production materials and correspondence, 1976-1977
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10.6 The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, production photographs, circa 1980s [produced circa 1983-1985, Highlight Theatre, Stony Brook, New York]
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10.7 Don Juan by Molière, Project Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, typescript and notes, 1986
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10.8 The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, Huntington Theatre, Boston, correspondence and notes, 1992-1996
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10.9 Faith Healer by Brian Friel, typescript and correspondence, 1980
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10.10 Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand, set photographs, correspondence, and clippings, 1989-1991
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10.11-12 Heroes by Stephen Poliakoff, Highlight Theatre, Stony Brook, New York, typescript, correspondence, photographs, slides, clippings, photocopy of script with notes, 1984-1993
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10.13 The Marquis of Keith by Richard Nelson, correspondence and prospectus, 1991
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10.14 Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare, Playhouse Cincinnati, production materials, notes, and correspondence, 1988-1989
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11.1 The Mystery Plays, Hartford Stage, Connecticut, typescript, clipping, and program, 1984
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11.2-3 Oedipus by Sophocles, Project Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, two typescripts, 1986
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11.4 Samrat Lear[William Shakespeare'sKing Lear in Hindi], National School of Drama, Delhi, program and correspondence, 1997 (three CDs transferred to Electronic Records Collection)
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11.5 Tamburlaine the Great by Christopher Marlowe, adaptation by John Russell Brown, typescript, undated
Reviews
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11.6 "Cathedral News Cutting Book", 1948-1978
Clippings
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11.7 Burn This, 1989
Don Juan, 1987
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour/Wolf, 1988
Heroes, 1984
King Lear, 1994
Life Sentences, 1994
Much Ado About Nothing, 1989
Much Ado About Nothing, 1989
Oedipus, 1986
Richard II, undated
Three Sisters, 1994
The Two of Us, 1985
Waiting for Godot, 1987
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12.1 Production photos and slides, 1981-1984, undated



Series III. Writings, 1955-2008

Subseries A. Monographs, 1955-2000
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12.2 "Actor's Life," typescript, undated
Asian Theatres: A Journey of Discovery [possibly an early draft for New Sites for Shakespeare: Theater, the Audience, and Asia, 1999]
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12.3 Typescript, undated
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12.4 Visits to theatres in Asia, research materials, notes, correspondence, and contracts, 1992-1995
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12.5 Visit to Toga, Japan, research materials, notes, correspondence, and handwritten draft of "Return Journey" from Asian Theatres: A Journey of Discovery, 1993
Free Shakespeare (1974)
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12.6 Clippings, correspondence, notes, "Preface to the second edition" (1978) typescript, 1973-1978
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12.7 Research materials- A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Peter Brook, notes and clippings, 1970
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13.1 King Lear (1996), notebook, undated
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13.2 "Live Theatre," proposal, correspondence, 1994
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13.3 Merchant of Venice (1957), correspondence, 1955-1957
New Sites for Shakespeare (1999)
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13.4 "Notes and afterthoughts", undated
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13.5 Photographs not used and related correspondence, 1993-1998
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13.6 Shakespeare: The Tragedies (2000), correspondence, 1998-2000
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13.7 Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Macbeth (1962), proof copy and notes
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13.8 Shakespeare and his Comedies (1957), proof copy
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13.9 "Theatre from Nothing," proposal, handwritten draft, typescript, and correspondence, 1999
What is Theatre? [working title: An Introduction to Theatre] (1997)
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13.10-14.1 Correspondence and notes re permissions, 1995-1997
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14.2-3 Photographs and illustrations, undated
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14.4 Correspondence re publication, publication agreement, and catalog, 1994-1996
The White Devil(1960)
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14.5 Notebook, undated
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15.1 Proof copy, revised edition, 1965
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15.2 Publishing agreements and correspondence, 1956-1984
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15.3 "Surplus illustrations" [photographs not used in books], undated
Subseries B. Articles, lecture notes, and short pieces, 1967-2008
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15.4 "Asian Theatres and European Shakespeares,"  Sonderdruck Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft: Shakespeare Jahrbuch 138, 2002
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15.5 BBC Radio 3 interview transcripts, typescripts of interviews with playwrights Howard Barker, Barry Collins, and Robert Holman, 1981
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15.6 "Ceremony and New Japanese Theatre," typescript and research materials for article, 1994
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15.7 "The Challenge of Calderon," typescript of article, undated
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15.8 "English Criticism of Shakespeare Performances Today,"  Sonderdruck Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West: Jahrbuch 1967: Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Gesellschaft, 1967
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15.9 "Hamlet in Elsinore," presentation notes, typescript, 1991
Lecture notes
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15.10 "A Cry of Players," [?] notes, undated
"From Ritual to Retail," notes, undated
"Oedipus," notes, undated
"Shakespeare's Productions in England Today," notes and research materials, 1974
"Shakespeare's Tragedies as Theatrical Events," at University College London, typescript, notes, and correspondence, 2000
"Studying Shakespeare's Plays in Performance," notes, March 19, 2008
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15.11 "Libérons Shakespeare! Pour un Théâtre Différent," pamphlet, 1979
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16.1 "A Month in the Country," draft of short piece, undated
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16.2 National Theatre entry for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre (2003), notes and research material, 1977-2000
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16.3 "Twelfth Night" article for Program Guide 13, January 1968
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16.4 "The Size of Dreaming," program note for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arena Stage, 1989
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16.5 "Some Statements About Acting Brecht's Plays," undated
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16.6 "Webster and the White Devil," program note for The White Devil, National Theatre, 1991



Series IV. Professional and Personal Papers, 1956-2003

Subseries A. Conferences, Workshops, Exhibitions, and Other Events, 1974-2000
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16.7 Arden Workshop, class notes and scripts, undated
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16.8 Classics in Context Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, materials and correspondence, 1989
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16.9 Edward Gordon Craig exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London, exhibition materials and correspondence, 1974-1975
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16.10 Elizabethan Tragedies Workshop, Empty Space Theater, Seattle, materials and correspondence, undated
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16.11 International Symposium in Ankara, Turkey, conference materials and correspondence, 2000
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16.12 "Natyotsav: Classical Sanskrit Theatre Symposium," conference materials, notes, and correspondence, 1999
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16.13 Open University Workshops, materials and correspondence
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17.1 Richard II Workshop, correspondence and notes, 1987 (materials removed to Electronic Records Collection)
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17.2 Shakespeare workshops, materials and correspondence, 1981-1990
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17.3 "The Theatrical Event" Conferences for the International Federation for Theatre Research in Paris and Amsterdam, conference materials, notes, and correspondence, 1999
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17.4 The Theban Plays, BBC TV preview event, promotional materials, 1984
Subseries B. Theaters and Theater Organizations, 1976-1998
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17.5-8 Arthur Miller Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan, typescript and draft of report, notes, research materials, and correspondence, 1998
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17.9-18.1 Arts Council of Great Britain, Drama Advisory Panel, operational documents, notes, and correspondence, 1977-1984
Theatre Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
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18.2 Correspondence and clippings, 1981-1983
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18.3 Report, 1983
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18.4 Theatre Writer's Union, memos, correspondence, and clippings, 1976-1978
Subseries C. Correspondence, 1956-1999
Incoming
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18.5 A-L, 1956-1999
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18.6 Mackendrick, John, 1977-1978
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19.1 Mi-W, 1967-1989
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19.2 Unidentified, 1973-1976, undated
Outgoing to Hilary Brown
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19.3 1995
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19.4 Undated
Subseries D. Appointment Books and Notebooks, 1964-2003
Appointment books
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19.5 1964-1969
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19.6 1970-1975
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19.7 1975-1978
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20.1 1980
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20.2 1981
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20.3 1983-1984
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20.4 1985
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20.5 1985-1986
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21.1 1988-1989
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21.2 1990-1991
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21.3 1992-1993
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21.4 1994-1995
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21.5 1996-1997
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22.1 1998-1999
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22.2 2000-2001
Notebooks
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22.3 "Beremen Workshop 2001" and "New Fortune Theatre Studio 2003," green and black
"Bloomsbury 2002" and notes "For Shakespeare Book," dark green
Travel to Asia
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22.3 1992, all red
1993, including Toga, black spiral
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22.4 1995, black with red spine
1996, black with red spine
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23.1 Travel to Germany, December 1995, purple
Travel to Delhi, 1999 and 2000, black with red corners
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23.2 Notebook with sketches, undated
Subseries E. Other Personal and Professional Papers, 1967-1997
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23.3 Curriculum vitae and biographical data, 1997, undated
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23.4 University appointments, 1967-1982



Series V. Works by Others, 1949-1976, undated

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23.5 Beetlestone, Susan, Six Hundred and Ten, typescript, undated
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23.6 Bond, Edward, "Don't Let Me" [poem written to Margaret Ramsay], typescript and manuscript, 1971
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23.7 Brenton, Howard, The Paradise Run, typescript, 1976
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23.8 Duras, Marguerite, The Eden Cinema, photocopy of typescript, undated
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23.9 Goldoni, Carlo, Pamela, translated by Donald McManus, typescript, undated
Hill, Geoffrey
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23.10 "Poems by Geoffrey Hill,"  Poetry & Audience, Vol. 3 No. 5, 11 November 1955
Typescripts [poems], 1949-1962, undated
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23.11 Mamet, David, "Litko, A Dramatic Monologue," typescript, 1973
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23.12 Pinter, Harold, "Monologue," typescript, undated



John Russell Brown Papers--Index of Selected Correspondents

  • Albee, Edward, 1928- --4.1-3
  • Alfreds, Mike--12.6
  • Ashcroft, Peggy, Dame--18.5
  • Ayckbourn, Alan, 1939- --1.5, 2.3-5
  • Baigneres, Yves--7.2
  • Bannen, Ian, 1928-1999--7.5
  • Barker, Howard, 1946- --3.5, 4.2, 7.3
  • Barnes, Michael--2.1
  • Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004--5.3-4, 6.1
  • Barton, John--18.5
  • Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989--2.5, 18.1, 18.5
  • Bennett, Alan, 1934- --5.4, 6.4, 18.5
  • Billington, Kevin--8.1
  • Birkett, Michael, 1929- --2.1
  • Blakemore, Michael, 1928- --3.2, 3.4
  • Bogdanov, Michael--4.3, 5.4
  • Bolt, Robert--2.3, 4.5
  • Bond, Edward--3.3, 4.2, 4.5, 18.1, 18.5
  • Bond, Elisabeth--18.5
  • Bowen, John Griffith--4.6, 18.1
  • Brenton, Howard, 1942- --1.3, 2.1-2, 3.2, 6.1, 7.5, 18.5
  • Brierley, David--1.2
  • British Council--18.5
  • Brook, Peter, 1925- --12.6, 18.5
  • Brooks, Jeremy--1.4
  • Brownjohn, Alan, 1931- --5.3, 6.3-5
  • Bryden, Bill--4.6, 5.1
  • Burge, Stuart--18.1, 18.4-5
  • Calder, John--5.4, 6.1
  • Calder-Marshall, Anna--18.1
  • Callow, Simon, 1949- --6.4
  • Channon, Paul--17.9, 18.2
  • Cleese, John--2.4
  • Collins, Barry--2.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.3-4, 7.5
  • Connaughton, Shane--2.2, 5.5, 7.1
  • Craigie, Jill--4.2
  • Crane, Richard--3.2, 3.4, 18.5
  • Dalton, Robin--2.4-5, 3.1
  • Dexter, John, 1925-1990--1.5, 8.1
  • Donnell, Patrick--1.1
  • Drury, Alan--2.2, 3.4-5, 4.1, 4.3-4, 5.1, 5.5, 6.3-4, 8.1, 18.5
  • Dyer, Charles--1.2, 2.3-4
  • Edgar, David, 1948- --7.5, 19.1
  • Ewbank, Inga Stina--3.1, 4.3
  • Eyre, Richard, 1943- --7.4-5
  • Farleigh, Lynn, 1942- --18.1
  • Fettes, Christopher (Drama Centre London)--18.1
  • Fowles, John, 1926-2005--2.3, 3.2, 3.5, 4.1-2, 4.6, 5.3, 6.1, 6.4, 18.5
  • Frayn, Michael--2.4, 5.4-5, 6.1, 6.3-5, 7.2
  • Friel, Brian--10.9, 18.5
  • Fugard, Athol--2.2, 3.3, 3.5, 5.2, 5.4
  • Gaskill, William--18.1
  • Gentleman, David--18.5
  • Gielgud, John, 1904-2000--18.1, 18.5
  • Gill, Anton--4.5, 5.1
  • Gilmore, David--7.1
  • Goldsmith, Surrena D.--10.4
  • Gooch, Steve--3.2, 6.4-5, 7.2
  • Goodwin, Clive--2.2, 2.4
  • Gow, Ronald, 1897- --2.3
  • Gowrie, Alexander Patrick Greysteil Ruthven, Earl of, 1939- --18.2
  • Grant, Cy, 1919-2010--3.5, 4.2
  • Gray, Simon, 1936-2008--2.3, 4.3-5, 5.1, 6.1
  • Gray, Terence James Stannus ("Wei Wu Wei")--18.5
  • Griffiths, Trevor, 1935- --2.2, 3.2
  • Haggard, Piers, 1939- --7.3
  • Hall, John--2.5, 6.5
  • Hall, Peter, Sir, 1930- --1.1-7.5, 9.4
  • Halliwell, David--6.1
  • Hampton, Christopher, 1946- --3.2, 4.6, 5.2-3
  • Hare, David, 1947- --2.1, 4.5, 7.4, 18.1, 18.5
  • Harrison, Rex--18.1
  • Harrison, Tony, 1937- --1.5, 2.4, 4.6, 18.5
  • Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003--18.5
  • Hicks, Greg, 1953 May 27- --7.5
  • Hill, Geoffrey--3.4, 4.5, 5.2, 18.5
  • Hippisley Coxe, Antony, 1912- --18.2
  • Hobson, Harold--12.6
  • Hogg, Ian--5.5
  • Hoggart, Herbert Richard--18.1
  • Holman, Robert--18.1
  • Hopkins, John Richard, 1931- --2.5, 6.3, 18.5
  • Hucks, Michael--6.1
  • Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998--3.4
  • James, Clive, 1939- --2.2, 4.3, 5.1-3, 6.3
  • Jones, Desmond--5.3
  • Josipovici, Gabriel, 1940- --1.4, 4.3, 5.4-5, 9.5, 18.5
  • Karnad, Girish Raghunath, 1938- --18.5
  • Kearsley, Julia--5.4-5, 6.3-5, 7.1
  • Kember, Paul--18.1
  • Kent, Nicolas, 1945- --18.1
  • Kermode, Frank, 1919-2010--13.3
  • Kift, Roy--8.6
  • Kilroy, Thomas--18.1
  • Kington, Miles--5.1
  • Kopit, Arthur L.--2.5
  • Kustow, Michael--1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 3.3, 8.1
  • Laffan, K. B. (Kevin Barry)--3.4
  • Laski, Marghanita, 1915-1988--17.9-10
  • Leech, Clifford--15.2
  • Leigh, Mike, 1943- --3.5
  • Leningrad, Grigori--18.5
  • Levin, Bernard--5.3
  • Livings, Henry, 1929- --5.4
  • Logue, Christopher, 1926- --18.5
  • Lowe, Stephen, 1947- --18.1
  • Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977--3.3
  • MacKendrick, John, 1946- --4.2-3, 4.6
  • Marcus, Frank--3.1, 4.3, 5.3
  • Marowitz, Charles--3.5
  • Mason, John Hope--18.4
  • Matura, Mustapha--3.5
  • McCowen, Alec--6.2
  • Miles, Bernard, 1907-1991--16.9
  • Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005--4.3
  • Miller, Jonathan, 1934- --2.2, 19.1
  • Mitchell, Adrian, 1932-2008--5.2, 6.4-5
  • Mitchell, Julian, 1935- --3.5, 5.4-5
  • Morahan, Christopher--3.4, 4.4-5, 5.2, 6.1, 7.1
  • Mortimer, John, 1923-2009--2.4-5, 3.3-4
  • Nelson, Richard, 1950- --19.1
  • Nichols, Peter, 1927- --6.1
  • Nunn, Trevor--1.1, 2.2-5, 5.2-3
  • O'Casey, Eileen--7.3
  • Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975--16.9
  • Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989--2.5, 18.1, 19.1
  • Osborne, John, 1929-1994--2.5, 3.4-5, 19.1
  • Palmer, Tony, 1941- --18.2
  • Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008--5.1, 7.1, 19.1
  • Planchon, Roger, 1931-2009--5.4, 6.3
  • Plowright, Joan--18.1
  • Pogson, Kathryn, 1954- --18.1
  • Poliakoff, Stephen, 1952- --5.1
  • Potter, Cherry--18.4
  • Ramsay, Margaret, 1908-1991--1.3, 2.1-4, 3.5, 4.3-4, 4.6, 5.3, 7.1, 19.1
  • Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983--18.1
  • Rigg, Diana--2.5, 4.4, 19.1
  • Robertson, Toby--16.9
  • Robinson, Kenneth, 1911- --17.9-10
  • Rudkin, David, 1936- --2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 4.3
  • Rudman, Michael Edward, 1939- --5.3-4, 6.4-5
  • Sainsbury, Anya--18.2
  • Scharfman, Nitra--2.1
  • Schlesinger, John, 1926-2003--3.1
  • Schouvaloff, Alexander--18.2
  • Selbourne, David, 1937- --19.1
  • Shaw, Roy, Sir--17.9-10
  • Shawn, Wallace--2.5, 3.1-2, 4.3-4, 7.1, 18.1, 19.1
  • Scher, Anna--3.3
  • Sharman, Jim, 1945- --4.6
  • Sher, Antony, 1949- --18.1
  • Sisson, C. H. (Charles Hubert), 1914-2003--3.5, 4.4-5, 5.4, 6.4-5, 13.3, 19.1
  • Soteriou, Mia--18.1
  • Spurling, John, 1936- --5.5
  • St John-Stevas, Norman--18.2
  • Stafford-Clark, Max--18.1
  • Steer, John--19.1
  • Stewart, Patrick, 1940- --19.1
  • Stoppard, Tom--1.4, 2.3, 4.4-5, 5.2-3, 6.1, 7.2, 7.4-5, 19.1
  • Storey, David, 1933- --3.1
  • Strong, Roy C.--18.2
  • Thompson, Paul--6.4-5, 8.1
  • Travers, Ben, 1886-1980--1.5, 3.5
  • Trevor, William, 1928- --3.3-4, 4.4-5, 19.1
  • Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980--1.1
  • Vivis, Anthony--7.5
  • Wesker, Arnold, 1932- --2.3-5, 5.3, 6.4-5, 19.1
  • Willett, John--6.2
  • Williams, Nigel, 1948- --5.5
  • Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983--4.2
  • Wilson, Angus, 1913-1991--1.3
  • Wilson, Snoo, 1948- --7.2
  • Wintour, Charles--3.4-5
  • Women in Entertainment [advocacy group]--18.1
  • Wood, Charles, 1932- --1.5, 2.2-3, 3.5, 4.2
  • Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009--2.4
  • Wright, Nicholas, 1940- --19.1
  • Wymark, Olwen--6.2-3, 19.1
  • Yates, Mick--7.2