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MS Thr 392

Browne, E. Martin (Elliott Martin), 1900-. E. Martin Browne papers, 1925-1975: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 392
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Browne, E. Martin (Elliott Martin), 1900-.
Title: E. Martin Browne papers,
Date(s): 1925-1975
Quantity: 10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Prompt books, manuscripts and typescripts of books and plays by various authors, as well as correspondence, drawings, and photographs of English actor and producer E. Martin Browne.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-133. Gift of Mrs. A. Browne; received: 1983 October 13.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

E. Martin Browne Papers, 1925-1975 (MS Thr 392). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

English actor and producer connected with the revival of poetic and religious drama in England, Browne was responsible for the first production (1935) of T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral and produced all of Eliot's subsequent plays. He was director of the Pilgrim Players, the Mercury Theatre (1945-?) and the British Drama League (1945-1957), visiting professor at the Program in Religious Drama at Union Theological Seminary, N.Y. (1957-1962), and Honorary Drama Adviser to the New Coventry Cathedral in England (1962- ).


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Scope and Contents

Contains prompt books, annotated copies, manuscripts and typescripts of books, articles, and lectures, and of plays by various authors, including T.S. Eliot; books, articles, and lectures; correspondence; drawings; photographs; playbills; clippings; books; periodicals; and recordings.
Correspondents include Hugh Beaumont, James Bridie, Henzie Raeburn Browne, Nevill Coghill, Edward Gordon Craig, Ashley Dukes, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Fry, John Gielgud, D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Carver Leighton, Archiblad MacLeish, Laurence Olivier, Robert Speaight, Alix Stone, Syblil Thorndike, Thornton Wilder, and W. B. Yeats.

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