Collection UQFL104 - Playwrights' Advisory Board Library Records

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UQFL104

Title

Playwrights' Advisory Board Library Records

Date(s)

  • [195-?] (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

1 box.

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Name of creator

(1938-1956)

Administrative history

The Playwrights Advisory Board was founded in 1938 by Leslie Rees, Rex Rienits and Doris Fitton, with the object of fostering Australian theatre. It negotiated productions with both professional and amateur theatres, acted as an intermediary in the nomination and collection of royalties, and advised both theatres and playwrights on scripts. Rees was chairman of the Board. It was instrumental in securing publication of Australian plays. In 1955 its play competition was won by Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler, and The Torrents by Oriel Gray; After 1963 the Board ceased operations, its functions having been taken over by various commercial agencies and by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 195-?
Collection alternatively titled as: Playwrights' Advisory Board Library Collection.

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Scope and content

Notebook containing a list of playscripts on loan 1956-1959; playscripts from the library collection.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

104/1 List of published playscripts in the Playwrights Advisory Board Library collection separated from the manuscript collection and catalogued to the Fryer Library book collection - compiled in 1983 (1 leaf) ;
104/2 Scripts on loan - 1956-1959 (1 notebook) ;
104/3-12 Playscripts from the Playwrights Advisory Board Library collection. 10 playscripts. Contents:
Ashes of roses by Arthur Ashworth and Philip Kelly;
Fleeting star by Margaret Cumming;
Pacific paradise by Dymphna Cusack;
Flood by Eunice Hanger;
Ring out, wild bells by Harag (George Landen Dann);
Granite peak by Betty Roland; The odd one by Kathleen Ross;
The big multi-coloured umbrella by Barbara Vernon;
The passionate pianist by Barbara Vernon;
The illusionists by Morris L. West.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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