Catalogue of papers of Alan Bennett

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Vaila Holbourn and Matthew Neely

2017

Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1965-2006
    A.1  Published extracts of diaries, 1979-2006
B    Literary papers, 1961-2009
    B.1  Notebooks of notes of ideas and dialogue, 1961-[1983?], n.d.
    B.2  Scripts and related papers, 1936-2009
    B.3  Articles, short fiction, talks and compilations, 1958-2007
C    Theatre programmes, 1961-2008
D    Audio-visual material, 1978-9
E    Original box file labels and annotated folders, [c.1960s-2008]
F    Photographs


Papers of Alan Bennett, 1936-2009

Abstract:
Diaries, scripts, short stories, articles, theatre programmes, audio-visual material and original box labels and folders.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 1-195, MSS. Bennett digital 1-193, MS. Photogr. c. 471
Extent: 196 shelfmarks [paper], 193 shelfmarks [digital]
Language of Material: English, German

Biographical History

Alan Bennett was born on 9 May 1934 in Armley, Leeds. He attended Leeds Modern School. During his National Service he studied Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists at Cambridge and Bodmin. Although he had already secured a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge for after his National Service, he then applied for a scholarship to Oxford and was accepted to Exeter College. He received a First class degree in history in 1957 and began an academic career in Medieval History as a junior lecturer at Magdalen College.

He had appeared in various revues while at Oxford and in Aug. 1960, along with Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore, he wrote and appeared in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe, first performed at the Edinburgh Festival. He carried on with his research career while appearing in the revue, even when the show transferred to London and then New York. Later he also wrote and appeared in My Father Knew Lloyd George and the sketch show On the Margin for the BBC.

His first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968 with Sir John Gielgud and his first television play, A Day Out, was directed by Stephen Frears in 1972. He has continued to write plays and work for television and radio, while also adapting his own and others work for the stage and film. He has worked with directors such as Patrick Garland, John Schlesinger, Lindsay Anderson and more recently Nick Hytner. He is perhaps best known for his series of monologues Talking Heads, which was placed on the A-level English syllabus. He also continues to act and his voice is well known to many young children from his recordings of classic children's stories.

Extracts from his diaries are published every year in the London Review of Books and have also been published in book form, collecting together other articles and pieces he has written over the years. Many of his stories also come from his own experience, such as The Lady in the Van, based on the story of a woman who lived in his driveway for more than 15 years. His work also often features real-life figures such as Guy Burgess, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust and George III. He has also written and presented documentaries on literature, art and architecture.

In 1994 his film adaptation of his play, The Madness of George III was nominated for four Academy Awards. In 2005 his play The History Boys won three Laurence Olivier Awards, the Critic's Circle Theatre Award, an Evening Standard Award, six Tony Awards and he received the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.

In 1987 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College and in 1990 he was awarded a D.Litt by the University of Leeds. He was also a trustee of the National Gallery from 1993 to 1998.

Scope and Content

The papers include engagement books, diaries, scripts and associated papers, short stories, articles, compilations, theatre programmes, audio-visual material and original file labels and annotated folders.

Arrangement

Material has been arranged chronologically except where indicated.

Digital transcriptions of the personal diaries were made by a secretary in the 1990s and for the purposes of this catalogue, the function of the digital records has taken priority over format, and so descriptions of digital records have been integrated with their paper counterparts, and are identified by the shelfmark ''MS. Bennett digital'.

Custodial History

Papers received direct from donor.

Acquisition

Donated by Alan Bennett, 2008.

Restrictions on Access

Some material is Closed and this is noted in the catalogue.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bennett 1, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA RULES)

Bennett | Alan | b 1934 | author and playwright

Subjects (LCSH)

Dramatists, English -- 20th century
Dramatists, English -- 21st century
Diaries -- 20th century
Diaries -- 21st century

A   Diaries, 1965-2006

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 1-86, MSS. Bennett digital 1-191


Scope and Content:

Diaries including engagement books, personal diaries and extracts published in various periodicals, plus related correspondence and newspaper cuttings.

A.1   Published extracts of diaries, 1979-2006

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 70-86, MS. Bennett digital 192


Scope and Content:

Extracts from personal diaries published in various periodicals, mainly in the London Review of Books (aka LRB). Consists of typed and handwritten sheets, copies of type set versions and newspaper cuttings of published versions, mainly found within the Personal diary for each year. Often annotated by Alan Bennett and on occasion by proof reader.

For further copies of published extracts of diaries please see material collected for Writing Home, MS. Bennett 178 for 1979-90 and material for Untold Stories, MS. Bennett 174 for 1993-2003.


Diary extracts for Jan.-July 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 70
Extent: 7 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed diary entries titled "Rough LRB extracts", annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Oct. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 71
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed and handwritten diary entries titled "LRB notes", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus newspaper cutting of diary printed in the London Review of Books on 16 Feb. 1984.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Sept. 1986
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 72
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed diary entries for 1986 briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Nov. 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 73
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed diary entries titled "Rough Draft of Diary Extracts published in LRB", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus newspaper cutting of diary printed in the London Review of Books on 10 Dec. 1987.


Diary extracts for Mar. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 74
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Newspaper cutting of article titled "My Week" by Alan Bennett published in The Independent on 24 Mar. 1988.


Diary extracts for trip to Moscow, May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 75
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes on trip to Russia, plus typed version of diary entries, plus another typed version annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader. Plus newspaper cutting of version published in the London Review of Books on 15 Sept. 1988.


Born digital transcript of personal diary for visit to Russia, May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett digital 192
Extent: 1 item

Diary extracts for Feb.-Dec. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 76
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus newspaper cutting of version published in the London Review of Books on 11 Jan. 1990.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 77
Extent: 4 leaves

Scope and Content:

Copy of the London Review of Books from 25 Jan. 1991 featuring diary extracts for 1990.


Diary extracts for Mar.-Aug. 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 78
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Photocopies of typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 79
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 80
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed and handwritten diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus copy of the London Review of Books from 2 Jan. 1997, featuring diary extracts, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus three postcards of paintings from Venice, found pinned here.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 81
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Photocopies of typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader. Plus newspaper cutting of version printed in the London Review of Books on 1 Jan. 1998.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 82
Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed version of diary entries annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader. Plus type set version dated 11 Nov. 1998, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus photocopy of version printed in the London Review of Books on 21 Jan. 1999, annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Oct. 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 83
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten and typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 84
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten diary entries, plus typed version annotated by Alan Bennett. Type set version of diary entries annotated by Alan Bennett, dated 10 Dec. 2004.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Dec. 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 85
Extent: 43 leaves

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of typed version of diary entries, plus typeset version annotated by Alan Bennett, dated 9 Dec. 2005.


Diary extracts for Jan.-Nov. 2006
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 86
Extent: 67 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten and typed diary entries, annotated by Alan Bennett.

B   Literary papers, 1961-2009

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 87-186


Scope and Content:

Writing by Alan Bennett including scripts, short stories, articles and published compilations. Also includes small amount of related correspondence and other papers originally found with this material.

B.1   Notebooks of notes of ideas and dialogue, 1961-[1983?], n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 87/1-45


Scope and Content:

With occassional newspaper cuttings pasted into them. Some are water damaged and / or difficult to decipher. Most have been annotated in the first page to record that the contents has been transcribed by Alan Bennett between 1996 and 1997.


Notebook, Mar. 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/1
Extent: 84 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/1
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/2
Extent: 11 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1) leaf removed from fol. 1.
  • (fol. 2) leaf removed from fol. 3.
  • (fol. 3) leaf removed from fol. 13.
  • (fol. 4) leaf removed from fol. 14.
  • (fols. 5-11) leaves removed from fol. 44.

Notebook, May 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/3
Extent: 34 leaves

Notebook, c. 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/4
Extent: 63 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/5
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

The leaves were removed from fol. 63.`


Notebook, Aug. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/6
Extent: 59 leaves

Notebook, c. 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/7
Extent: 60 leaves

Notebook, May 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/8
Extent: 69 leaves

Notebook, July 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/9
Extent: 61 leaves

Notebook, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/10
Extent: 51 leaves

Notebook, c. 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/11
Extent: 61 leaves

Notebook, [Dec. 1969]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/12
Extent: 33 leaves

Notebook, [1972?]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/13
Extent: 55 leaves

Notebook, June 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/14
Extent: 36 leaves

Notebook, 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/15
Extent: 35 leaves

Notebook, [c. 1974?]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/16
Extent:

Notebook, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/17
Extent: 48 leaves

Notebook, Feb. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/18
Extent: 48 leaves

Notebook, [c. Mar. 1977]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/19
Extent: 33 leaves

Notebook, May 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/20
Extent: 33 leaves

Notebook, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/21
Extent: 28 leaves

Notebook, [c. Apr. 1978]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/22
Extent: 36 leaves

Notebook, Dec. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/23
Extent: 53 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/23
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/24
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol.1) leaf removed from fol. 2
  • (fol. 2) newspaper cutting removed from fol. 17v.

Notebook, Dec. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/25
Extent: 35 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/25
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/26
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1) newspaper cutting removed from fol. 9.
  • (fol. 2) leaf removed from fol. 10.
  • (fol. 3) newspaper cutting removed from fol. 35

Notebook, Dec. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/27
Extent: 48 leaves

Notebook, Dec. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/28
Extent: 47 leaves

Notebook, Dec. 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/29
Extent: 36 leaves

Notebook, [c. Aug. 1981?]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/30
Extent: 36 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/30
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/31
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

The papers were removed from fol. 2r-v.


Notebook, [Dec. 1981]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/32
Extent: 33 leaves

Notebook, [c. Dec. 1981?]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/33
Extent: 37 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/33
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/34
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-5) leaves removed from fol. 2.
  • (fol. 5) leaf removed from fol. 31

Notebook, [May 1983?]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/35
Extent: 49 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/36
Extent: 58 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/37
Extent: 96 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/38
Extent: 37 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/39
Extent: 71 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/39
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/40
Extent: 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1 ) newspaper cutting removed from fol. 2.
  • (fol. 2) leaf removed from fol. 71.

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/41
Extent: 87 leaves

Loose papers removed from MS. Bennett 87/41
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/42
Extent: 6 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1) leaf removed from fol. 38.
  • (fols. 2-6) leaves removed from fol. 87.

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/43
Extent: 34 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/44
Extent: 34 leaves

Notebook, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 87/45
Extent: 77 leaves

B.2   Scripts and related papers, 1936-2009

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 88-168


Scope and Content:

Scripts for plays, film, television and radio. Comprises both typewritten and handwritten material, often heavily annotated by Alan Bennett and on occasion others, such as the directors. Includes some related papers such as filming schedules and small amounts of correspondence originally found with scripts, plus some early preparatory work that is in note form rather than a full script. Early drafts of scripts have often been written on re-used paper, including printed scripts of other works. Work from the early period and notebooks of ideas have also been included here. Texts of talks given on radio are found here, while texts of talks given in person are found in MS. Bennett 181.

Many of Bennett’s literary drafts are written on the blank versos of leaves from other scripts and various documents. These fragmentary drafts have not been described here.

Arrangement:

Material in this series has been arranged chronologically according to the first time a work was performed or published, with subsequent versions described together. A small number of unpublished or abandoned works are also found in this series, placed roughly according to the date they were being worked on. Scripts for works that have appeared in different formats (film, stage, television etc.) have been kept together, in order to reflect the original order that the archive was received. Some of the original folders were significantly annotated, so these have been retained and can be found at MSS. Bennett 194-6.



Box file titled "Early Stuff", c.1962
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 88
Extent: 313 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed and handwritten notes for various comedy sketches and ideas for plays and revues. See also MS. Bennett 92, scripts for On the Margin, originally found together with this material.


Proof of The Complete Beyond the Fringe script book, 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 89
Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

Unmarked proof copy of published book of scripts that were first performed in 1960 and first published in 1963. This volume published 1987 and includes article written by Alan Bennett for this book.


Television script for Famous Gossips: Augustus Hare, 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 90
Extent: 19 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed script for Episode 5 titled Augustus Hare [title role played by Alan Bennett], part of the series Famous Gossips, first broadcast on BBC1 on 19 Sept. 1965.


Television scripts for On the Margin, c.1966-84
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 91
Extent: 476 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for episodes of television comedy sketch series written by and starring Alan Bennett, first broadcast on BBC2 between 9 Nov. and 14 Dec. 1966. See also MS. Bennett 88, "Early Stuff", originally found together with this material.

  • (fols. 1-12) Typed and handwritten scenes titled "First drafts. I Can't Help Thinking. On the Margin", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 13-206) Typed scripts titled "Scripts for what became On the Margin", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 207-60) Handwritten text for sketches, found in folder titled "O.T.M. 2", undated.
  • (fols. 261-437) Photocopies of typed camera scripts for six episodes of series for filming on 21 Oct. to 25 Nov. 1966.
  • (fols. 438-76) Letters regarding original recordings and BBC archive found in BBC envelope postmarked 21 June 1984.

Film scripts for The Vicar's Wife aka Parson's Pleasure, c.1966-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 92
Extent: 260 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-89) Handwritten and typed notes for script titled, "The Vicar's Wife (Film for Ned Sherrin c.1966) (not made)".
  • (fols. 90-132) Notebook of handwritten dialogue for The Vicar's Wife, undated.
  • (fols. 133-260) Typed bound script titled "Parson's Pleasure or The Vicar's Wife", titled "Aug. 1968, Revised version".

Play scripts for Forty Years On, 1964-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 93
Extent: 463 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Apollo Theatre, London on 31 Oct. 1968.

  • (fols. 1-278) Typed and handwritten play script titled "Rough draft, Mar. 1964, June 1967".
  • (fols. 279-463) Typed bound play script titled "First Draft. June 1967", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play and radio scripts for Forty Years On, 1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 94
Extent: 322 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 93.

  • (fols. 1-170) Typed play script titled "Second version. Nov. 1967. Dec. 1967", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus rehearsal schedule for Sept.-Oct.
  • (fols. 171-245) Typed radio script titled "c1969?"
  • (fols. 246-316) Typed play script titled "Version produced at Queens Theatre, Aug. 1984 - Jan. 1985", adapted by Alan Bennett and Richard Wortley, annotated by unknown hand.
  • (fols. 317-22) Photocopies of selected pages from published version of script annotated by Alan Bennett with "V.W.", "T.E.L." and "Wilde".

Play scripts for untitled school farce, c.1968
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 95
Extent: 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts presumably written in 1968 [when Forty Years On was put on].

  • (fols. 1-249) Typed script titled "School farce written while waiting for Forty Years On to be put on, not finished or (thankfully) produced", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 250-76) Typed script titled "Second act of a play [crossed out] farce I tried to write while waiting for 40 Years On to be produced", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play and television scripts for Getting On aka A Serious Man, 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 96
Extent: 407 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed as Getting On at the Queens Theatre, London on 14 Oct. 1971.

  • (fols. 1-133) Handwritten and typed play script titled "A Serious Man later entitled Getting On" and "Elba. June July 1970", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 134-221) Typed play script titled "A Serious Man" and titled "July 1970. First Draft".
  • (fols. 222-94) Photocopy of typed play script titled "Getting On" and titled "Oct. [crossed out] Nov. 1970. Second Draft". Original annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 295-407) Typed play script titled "Getting On" and titled "Nov. 1970. Second Draft" and "Alan Bennett. Notes copy", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play and television scripts for Getting On aka A Serious Man, 1970-95
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 97
Extent: 329 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 97.

  • (fols. 1-125) Typed play script titled "Getting On and titled "Nov. 1970. Second Draft" and "Rehearsal script. Aug. 1971", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 126-225) Typed play script titled "Getting On" and titled "Aug. 1971", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 226-83) Typed play script titled Getting On, undated. Found with cover sheet for BBC recording to be broadcast on 2 Oct. 1989.
  • (fols. 284-329) Photocopy of published play script titled "Cut version of Getting On", highlighted and annotated by unknown hand. Plus (fol. 284) undated letter from Prunella Scales, postmarked 17 Jan. 1995.

Television scripts for A Day Out, 1972-82
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 98
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for television play first broadcast on BBC2 on 24 Dec. 1972. For text of trailer see scripts for Doris and Doreen, MS. Bennett 114.

  • (fols. 1-48) Photocopy of typed shooting script for filming on 2-25 May 1972. This is a photocopy of Television Unit's archival copy dated 3 Aug. 1982.
  • (fols. 49-72) Filming schedule for May 1972.
  • (fols. 73-156) Typed diary entries regarding the filming of A Day Out in 1972, annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader. Plus photocopy of typeset diary entries regarding the filming of A Day Out in 1972 plus version, annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader. Plus copy of The Listener from 21 Dec. 1972 featuring published diary entries.

Play scripts for Habeas Corpus, 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 99
Extent: 603 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Lyric Theatre, London on 10 May 1973.

  • (fols. 1-142) Typed and handwritten script titled "Titles. When A Body (or is this title of a thriller?) French Windows. Habeas Corpus", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 143-300) Typed and handwritten script titled "Working title: Habeas Corpus" and "6pm Sept. 16 1972", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 301-404) Typed script titled "Second draft. Aug. 1972", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus one sheet handwritten insert.
  • (fols. 405-502) Typed script titled "Feb. 1973", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 503-603) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus one sheet hand drawn set design

Script for adaptation of A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh, 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 100
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for film adaptation that was never produced. Typed script titled "First draft Screenplay by Alan Bennett" and "Oct. 1973 version", annotated by Alan Bennett.


Scripts for "Unfinished Office Play", 1973-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 101
Extent: 463 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 12-13 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts, notes and newspaper cuttings from 1973-9, titled "Unfinished office play". See also MS. Bennett 88, "Early Stuff", originally found together with this material.


Television scripts for Sunset Across the Bay aka Retired Couple aka Home from Home, 1972-97
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 102
Extent: 472 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play titled Sunset Across the Bay, first broadcast on BBC1 on 20 Feb. 1975.

  • (fols. 1-70) Notebook of typed and handwritten script titled "Retired Couple. First rough draft. Aug. 1972. Later Sunset Across the Bay", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 71-133) Photocopy of typed script titled "Sunset, Across the Bay or Home from Home", undated.
  • (fols. 134-249) Typed script titled Sunset Across the Bay, for filming on 4-27 Nov. 1974, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus two letters regarding play production from 1993 and 1994.
  • (fols. 250-359) Photocopy of typed script titled Sunset Across the Bay, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus letter from literary agent, dated 23 July 1997.
  • (fols. 360-468) Photocopy of typed script [original annotated by Alan Bennett] titled "Sunset Across the Bay, undated, annotated by proof reader. Copy of the above script.
  • (fols. 469-72) Newspaper cutting of article by Mary Golding regarding care of the elderly illustrated by image from Sunset Across the Bay, published in The Listener on 8 Jan. 1981.

Play scripts for Rolling Home aka A Run of Sunshine, 1972-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 103
Extent: 532 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play titled Rolling Home [not the same work as television play of the same name] that does not appear to have ever been put on.

  • (fols. 1-373) Three bundles of typed notes and dialogue titled "I think this is another version of the play Rolling Home c1976" ... "(TV play Rolling Home (1978) a different play entirely)".
  • (fols. 374-445) Typed script titled "First draft. Sept. 1975" and "Rejected stage play", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 446-532) Typed script titled "First draft. Sept. 1975" and "Shown to Michael Codron (who disliked it) and then abandoned", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for Rolling Home aka A Run of Sunshine, 1972-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 104
Extent: 550 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 103.

  • (fols. 1-91) Typed script titled "But begun 1972. First draft. Sept. 1975. Second draft. Jan. 1976. Third draft, July 1977". Very similar to above photocopy.
  • (fols. 92-233) Typed script titled "First draft. Sept. 1975" and "Revision begun Dec. 1975", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 234-327) Typed script titled "Second draft. Feb. 1976" and "Remains of earlier version, - cannibalised it to make July 1977 version", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 328-91) Typed script titled "Rough draft of version rejected by Michael Codron. July 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 329-550) Typed script titled "A Run of Sunshine July 1977" and "Revised version", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for The Old Country aka The Long Vacation, 1972-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 105
Extent: 530 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for play titled The Old Country first performed on stage at the Queens Theatre, London on 7 Sept. 1977.

  • (fols. 1-82) Handwritten notes and newspaper cuttings titled "The Long Vacation notes", from 1972-8.
  • (fols. 83-209) Typed play script titled "First draft (rough) and notes. Long Vacation" and "First draft finished July 1976", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 210-71) Typed play script titled "First draft. The Long Vacation" and "First draft finished July 1976", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 272-344) Typed play script titled "The Long Vacation. First draft. July 1976" and "Original version of The Old Country", briefly annotated.
  • (fols. 345-429) Typed play script titled "The Long Vacation [crossed out]. First draft. July 1976" and "The Old Country possible title (July 17 1976)", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 430-537) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. First draft. July 1976".

Play scripts for The Old Country aka The Long Vacation, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 106
Extent: 530 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued MS. Bennett 105

  • (fols. 1-142) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. First draft. July 1976" and "Revision begun 15 Nov. 1976", annotated by Alan Bennett. Includes typed inserts.
  • (fols. 143-348) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. First draft July 1976 [crossed out]. Second draft. Jan. 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett. Includes handwritten inserts.
  • (fols. 349-452) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Second draft. Jan. 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 453-530) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977" and "Revised version of The Old Country", briefly annotated.

Play and radio scripts for The Old Country aka The Long Vacation, 1977-86
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 107
Extent: 485 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 358-9 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play and radio play.

  • (fols. 1-78) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977" and "Final draft and notes", very similar to script in MS. Bennett 105, fols. 453-530.
  • (fols. 79-93) Letters and postcards from Michael Codron and Alec Guinness regarding the script from 1976-7. Found with above script.
  • (fols. 94-179) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett . Plus loose sheets with notes on dialogue, possibly from rehearsal[?]
  • (fols. 180-257) Typed play script titled "The Old Country. Apr. 1977" and "Bromley", annotated by unknown hand, possibly Nicholas Bromley, stage manager on 1977 production.
  • (fols. 258-359) Typed play script, titled "Apr. 1977 [crossed out]", annotated with instructions for type setting. Plus two sheets of notes on conversation about Kim Philby from Jan. 1976.
  • (fols. 360-423) Photocopy of typed radio script titled The Old Country and titled "Adapted for radio by Walter Hall", undated. Plus letters from BBC regarding copies of script dated 20 Feb. 1984 and 29 Oct. 1986.
  • (fols. 424-85) Typed radio script titled The Old Country and titled "Mar. 1984. (abridged by Martin Williamson and thereby much improved)."

Television scripts for A Little Outing aka Visiting Hours, 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 108
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play titled A Little Outing, first broadcast on BBC2 on 20 Oct. 1977.

  • (fols. 1-25) Typed script titled "A Little Outing. Filmed Oct 1976", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 26-41) Typed and handwritten script titled "Visiting Hours", annotated by Alan Bennett, undated.
  • (fols. 42-65) Typed and handwritten script titled "Visiting Hours [crossed out]. A Little Outing", annotated by Alan Bennett, in envelope postmarked 20 July 1976.
  • (fols. 66-123) Typed script titled "Visiting Hours / A Little Outing", for filming 4-14 Oct., annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 124-35) Filming schedule for Visiting Hours for filming 4-14 Oct.

Radio script for With Great Pleasure, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 109
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for radio programme of Alan Bennett introducing his choices of poetry and prose, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 24 Dec. 1977.

Typed script with BBC radio cover sheet for recording on 15 Dec. 1977.


Notes on Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, [1977]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 110
Extent: 38 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes titled "Notes for a TV version of Brideshead Revisited c.1978". This script abandoned by Alan Bennett, television script later written by John Mortimer.


Television and radio scripts for A Visit From Miss Prothero aka All the Latest, 1975-[c.1981]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 111
Extent: 312 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play titled A Visit From Miss Prothero, first broadcast on BBC2 on 11 Jan. 1978. See also MS. Bennett 114 for this script published as part of Office Suite in 1981.

  • (fols. 1-15) Typed television script titled "All the Latest (Provisional title)" in envelope postmarked 2 June 1975, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 16-53) Typed television script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero, undated.
  • (fols. 54-106) Photocopy of typed rehearsal script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero and titled "Correct [crossed out] stage version, for rehearsal on 14-24 Mar. 1977, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 107-18) Photocopy of part of typed rehearsal script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero for rehearsal on 14-24 Mar. 1977, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 119-79) Photocopy of typed camera script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero, for filming on 23 and 24 Mar. 1977.
  • (fols. 180-206) Typed radio script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero, titled "Miss Prothero + Radio Voice Overs", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. For voice overs see below.
  • (fols. 207-17) Handwritten and typed radio scripts titled "Voice overs for Radio", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 218-48) Typed radio script titled A Visit From Miss Prothero for recording on 5 Oct. 1980, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 249-312) Typed television script titled A Visit from Miss Prothero, undated but probably in preparation for version published in 1981, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 112
Extent: 7 folders

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast by London Weekend Television on ITV on 2 Dec. 1978. For text of trailer please see Scripts for Doris and Doreen, MS. Bennett 114.

  • (fols. 1-89) Typed and handwritten script, undated but probably Mar. 1977, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 90-131) Typed script titled "Mar. 1977. Second version completed Oct. 22 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 132-70) Photocopy of typed script titled "LWT Revised V.W." and "Oct. 1977".
  • (fols. 171-269) Typed rehearsal script titled "Revised version" for rehearsal 20 Feb.-6 Mar. 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus some loose sheets of dialogue and plot.
  • (fols. 270-308) Photocopy of typed camera script for filming 6-8 Mar. 1978, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 309-47) Photocopy of typed camera script for filming 6-8 Mar. 1978, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. The same script as above but with different annotation.
  • (fols. 347-429) Photocopy of typed and annotated camera script for filming 6-8 Mar. 1978. Similar to scripts above but annotation by unknown hand regarding sound and shooting. Photocopy is poor quality and difficult to read.

Television scripts for Doris and Doreen aka Green Forms, [c.1977-80]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 113
Extent: 434 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast as Doris and Doreen by London Weekend Television on ITV on 16 Dec. 1978. Script was published as Green Forms alongside A Visit from Miss Prothero in volume titled Office Suite in 1981.

  • (fols. 1-66) Typed script titled "First Version", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 67-138) Typed script titled Doris and Doreen, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 139-218) Typed rehearsal script titled Doris and Doreen for rehearsals from 23 Jan.-6 Feb. 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett
  • (fols. 219-72) Typed script titled Green Forms with cover sheet for BBC Play of the Week, for recording on 24 and 25 June 1978.
  • (fols. 273-352) Photocopy of typed and annotated script titled Doris and Doreen, undated but probably in preparation for published version in 1981.
  • (fols. 353-434) Typed script titled "Doris and Doreen [crossed out]. Green Forms, undated but probably in preparation for version published in 1981 in Office Suite, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for Doris and Doreen aka Green Forms, 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 114
Extent: 236 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 113.

  • (fols. 1-65) Typed script titled "Two one act plays" and "Later published by Faber and Faber under the title Office Suite", undated. Consists of the scripts for Green Forms and A Visit from Miss Prothero.
  • (fols. 66-131) Typed script titled "Two Piece Suite (or Office Suite)", undated. The same script as above with one minor annotation.
  • (fols. 132-96) Typed script titled Two Piece Suite and "Corrected", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. The same scripts as above with annotations.
  • (fols. 197-208) Handwritten and typed introduction to Office Suite. Plus letter from publisher regarding queries about text, dated 31 Oct. 1980.
  • (fols. 209-36) Typed and handwritten text for trailers for Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Doris and Doreen, Afternoon Off, The Old Crowd, One Fine Day and All Day on the Sands.

Television and film scripts for The Old Crowd, 1977-99
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 115
Extent: 530 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play, first broadcast by London Weekend Television on ITV on 27 Jan. 1979. For text of trailer please see Scripts for Doris and Doreen, MS. Bennett 114. For more on Lindsay Anderson, please see MS. Bennett 179.

  • (fols. 1-130) Parts of typed script titled "Some pages of The Old Crowd with Lindsay Anderson's corrections. Oct. 1977", annotated by Alan Bennett and Lindsay Anderson.
  • (fols. 131-217) Typed television rehearsal script for rehearsal 2-20 Feb. 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus letter from LWT regarding rehearsals, dated 24 Jan. 1978.
  • (fols. 218-346) Typed television camera script for filming on 20-22 Feb. 1978, annotated on verso of final page by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 347-423) Photocopy of typed television post-production script, undated.
  • (fols. 424-56) Two versions of typed film treatment, one dated Sept. 1977 and annotated by Lindsay Anderson and Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 457-518) Copy of typed film script, titled "Old Crowd script for film for Swedish F[ilm] Inst[itute] 1980".
  • (fols. 519-30) Letters from Lindsay Anderson to Alan Bennett regarding television script, dated 24 Oct. 1977 and to Jorn Donner and Alan Bennett regarding film treatment, dated 6 Aug.-23 Nov. 1979. Also letters regarding return of film script, dated 18 Mar. 1999.

Television scripts for Afternoon Off, 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 116
Extent: 261 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast by London Weekend Television on ITV on 3 Feb. 1979. Newspaper cutting regarding Anthony Blunt found here has been removed to A Question of Attribution scripts, MS. Bennett 135. For text of trailer please see Scripts for Doris and Doreen, MS> Bennett 114.

  • (fols. 1-81) Typed rehearsal script for filming from 27 Apr.-12 May 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 82-155) Typed rehearsal script for filming from 27 Apr.-12 May 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett. Similar annotations to script above.
  • (fols. 156-92) Selected pages from typed script, undated, incorporating changes to script as annotated above.
  • (fols. 193-254) Photocopy of typed rehearsal script for filming from 27 Apr.-12 May 1978, annotated by unknown hand, similar to above.
  • (fols. 255-61) Photocopy of shooting schedule for 29 Apr.-14 May 1978.

Television scripts for One Fine Day aka Office Story aka To Let, 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 117/1-2
Extent: 2 boxes

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play titled One Fine Day, first broadcast by London Weekend Television on ITV on 17 Feb. 1979. For text of trailer please see Scripts for Doris and Doreen, MS. Bennett 114.

  • (fols. 1-23) Typed script titled To Let and "Office Story early draft", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 24-45) Loose handwritten and typed sheets of dialogue and ideas for names, undated.
  • (fols. 46-76) Photocopy of typed script titled To Let, original copy annotated by Alan Bennett plus some additional annotations.
  • (fols. 77-109) Photocopy of typed script titled "Office Story (Working Title)" and "Typed and Completed 16 June 1977", original copy annotated by Alan Bennett plus some additional annotations. Same script as above with slightly different annotations.
  • (fols. 110-205) Typed script titled "Office Story (Working Title)" and titled "Draft script", undated.
  • (fols. 206-302) Photocopy of typed script titled "Office Story (Working Title)" and titled "Draft script", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Annotated version of above script.
  • (fols. 303-80) Photocopy of rehearsal script titled Office Story for filming 15 June-1 July 1978, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 381-451) Photocopy of rehearsal script titled "Office Story [crossed out]. One Fine Day" for filming 15 June-1 July 1978. Same script as above but missing some pages.
  • (fols. 452-542) Typed script titled Office Story and titled "Final Script" for filming on 15 June-1 July 1978.

Television scripts for All Day on the Sands, 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 118
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play, first broadcast by London Weekend Television on ITV on 24 Feb. 1979. For text of trailer see Scripts for Doris and Doreen MS. Bennett 114.

  • (fols. 1-25) Typed script, undated but appears to be early draft, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 26-114) Typed rehearsal script for rehearsals from 5-7 Apr. 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for Enjoy, 1979-80
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 119
Extent: 257 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 15 Oct. 1980.

  • (fols. 1-113) Typed script titled "Rehearsal copy. Uncorrected", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 114-216) Typed script titled "Revised version. Sept.1979".
  • (fols. 217-46) Loose sheets of notes on dialogue. Plus letter from publisher regarding publishing of text, dated 22 Aug. 1980. Plus three photographs of terraced houses.
  • (fols. 247-57) Two versions of typed text about Enjoy titled "Midweek 15 Oct. 1980", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Radio script for Going Round, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 120
Extent: 25 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for radio talk first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981.

  • (fols. 1-11) Typed script to be recorded on 17 July 1981, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 12-25) Typed script titled "As recorded", to be recorded on 17 July 1981, annotated by unknown hand, similar to annotations on script above.

Television scripts for Intensive Care, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 121
Extent: 413

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC1 on 9 Sept. 1982. See also MS. Bennett 180 for text of short story titled Father, Father Burning Bright, which is the prose version of this story.

  • (fols. 1-50) Photocopy of typed script titled "Intensive Care or Father, Father Burning Bright", undated, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 51-207) Typed script titled Intensive Care, undated. Plus loose sheets regarding dialogue etc.
  • (fols. 208-306) Typed filming script titled Intensive Care for filming on 2-28 May 1982.
  • (fols. 307-80) Typed filming schedule for filming on 2-28 May 1982.
  • (fols. 381-402) Book cover for Objects of Affection plus typed text of introductions to this anthology, annotated by Alan Bennett. This anthology published in 1982 comprises Our Winnie, A Woman of No Importance, Rolling Home, Marks, Say Something Happened, A Day Out, Intensive Care and An Englishman Abroad.
  • (fols. 403-13) Typed and handwritten notes for trailers for various television plays.

Television scripts for Denmark Hill, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 122
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts titled "TV play (a modern Hamlet) never produced".

  • (fols. 1-38) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 39-93) Typed script titled Denmark Hill and Not Quite Hamlet, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 94-149) Typed script titled Denmark Hill and titled "Sept. 1982", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for Our Winnie aka Winnie, 1982
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 123
Extent: 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC2[?] on 12 Nov. 1982. For introduction relating to this script see scripts for Intensive Care, MS. Bennett 121.

  • (fols. 1-65) Photocopy of typed and annotated script, titled "MS Winnie", undated.
  • (fols. 20-66) Typed script titled Our Winnie, undated.
  • (fols. 67-112) Typed script titled Winnie for rehearsals on 15-20 Feb. 1982, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 113-58) Typed script titled Winnie for rehearsals on 15-20 Feb. 1982, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with different annotations.
  • (fols. 159-95) Photocopy of typed film schedule for Winnie.

Television scripts for A Woman of No Importance, 1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 124
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC2 on 19 Nov. 1982. For introduction relating to this script please see scripts for Intensive Care, MS. Bennett 121.

  • (fols. 1-22) Typed script titled "Nov. 1981. Revised Apr. 1982", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 23-41) Photocopy of typed script titled "Nov. 1981. Revised Apr. 1982" and "Corrected copy", annotated by Alan Bennett. Copy of above script with slightly different annotations.
  • (fols. 42-60) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols 61-93) Typed script for rehearsals on 1-16 July.
  • (fols. 94-131) Typed camera script for recording on 18 and 19 July 1982, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 132-5) Typeset text of script titled "Objects of Affection Tape 3" annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader.

Television scripts for Rolling Home, 1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 125
Extent: 336 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC2 on 3 Dec. 1982 [not the same work as the stage play also titled Rolling Home]. For introduction relating to this script please see scripts for Intensive Care, MS. Bennett 121.

  • (fols. 1-33) Photocopy of typed script titled "July 1981". Similar to script below but showing some original parts of script before revisions were made.
  • (fols. 34-88) Typed script titled "July 1981. Revised Apr. 1982", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 89-176) Typed script titled "Rehearsal 23 June, 6 to 7, filming 12 to 20 July", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fol. 177-273) Typed script for rehearsals 23 June-5 July, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 274-336) Typed script with camera directions for filming 6 and 7 July, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for Marks, 1981-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 126
Extent: 131 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC2[?] on 10 Dec. 1982. For introduction relating to this script see scripts for Intensive Care MS. Bennett 121.

  • (fols. 1-32) Typed script titled "Sept. 1981. Revised Apr. 1982", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 33-112) Typed script with camera directions, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 113-24) Photocopy of typed cast list and filming schedule for filming 19 Aug.-1 Sept. 1982, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 125-31) Photocopy of typeset text of script titled "Objects of Affection Tape 6", annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader.

Television scripts for Say Something Happened aka Independence aka Happiness, that's the Main Thing, 1979-82
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 127
Extent: 221 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for television play titled Say Something Happened first broadcast on BBC2 on 17 Dec. 1982. For introduction relating to this script please see scripts for Intensive Care MS. Bennett 121.

  • (fols. 1-8) Typed script and script ideas titled Object of Affection, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 9-20) Typed script titled Independence and titled "Rough long draft", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • Handwritten script titled Objects of Affection, undated.
  • (fols. 21-42) Typed script titled Independence, undated, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. With note explaining that various drafts were written in Apr., June 1979 and Apr. 1980. Originally in enveloped titled Say Something Happened.
  • (fols. 43-62) Photocopy of typed script titled "Happiness, That's the Main Thing [crossed out]. Say Something Happened" for rehearsals 2-25 Feb. 1982, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 63-99) Photocopy of typed script titled Happiness, That's the Main Thing and Say Something Happened for rehearsals 2-25 Feb. 1982, annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with more annotation.
  • (fols. 138-78) Photocopy of typed Camera script titled "Happiness, That's the Main Thing later called Say Something Happened" for filming on 16 and 17 Feb. 1982, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 179-217) Photocopy of typed Camera script, missing first page, titled Say Something Happened, annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with different annotations.
  • (fols. 218-21) Photocopy of typeset text of script titled "Objects of Affection Tape 7", annotated by Alan Bennett and proof reader.

Television scripts for An Englishman Abroad, 1981-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 128
Extent: 298 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC1 on 29 Nov. 1983. For play scripts of An Englishman Abroad performed as a double bill with A Question of Attribution under the title Single Spies in 1988, please see MS. Bennett 135 and 136.

  • (fols. 1-27) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus letter from John Schlesinger's assistant, dated 26 Nov. 1981.
  • (fols. 26-61) Photocopy of typed script titled "Revised July 1982". Similar script to above but annotated and with new pages.
  • (fols. 62-138) Typed script, undated, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 139-217) Typed script for rehearsals on 17-19 Jan. 1983, very briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 218-98) Typed script for rehearsals on 17-19 Jan. 1983, very briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with different annotations.

Film scripts for A Private Function aka Swine Fever aka The Masonic Ball aka The Happy Couple aka Pork Royal, 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 129
Extent: 322 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for film titled A Private Function released in the UK in Nov. 1984.

  • (fols. 1-75) Typed script titled Swine Fever and titled "First draft. Jan. 1983", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 76-151) Typed script titled The Masonic Ball and titled "Mar. 1983", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 152-322) Typed script titled "The Happy Couple [crossed out] A Private Function" undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Film scripts for A Private Function aka Swine Fever aka The Masonic Ball aka The Happy Couple aka Pork Royal, 1983-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 130
Extent: 513 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 129.

  • (fols. 1-222) Typed script titled A Private Function and titled "Second draft. 24 Sept. 1983".
  • (fols. 223-366) Typed script titled "Pork Royal [crossed out]. A Private Function" and titled "20 Feb. 1984", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of revisions.
  • (fols. 367-498) Typed script titled A Private Function, undated. Plus photocopy of letter from animal handlers dated 1 Aug. 1983 and loose sheets of notes on script.
  • (fols. 499-504) Typed Movement Order for transport for filming on 13 May.
  • (fols. 505-13) Typed treatment titled A Still Life with Fish by Malcolm Mowbray, dated 30 Sept. 1983.

Film schedule for Insurance Man, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 131
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed film schedule for filming television play on 8 July-7 Aug. 1985, first broadcast on BBC2 on 23 Feb. 1986.


Scripts for a Kafka Review, [c.1985]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 132
Extent: 213 leaves

Scope and Content:

Ideas for script of a review based on Kafka's life and work, titled as "Unfinished" by Alan Bennett. See also play scripts for Kafka's Dick, MS. Bennett 133 for related work.

  • (fols. 1-131) Bundle of handwritten and typed ideas for sketches titled "Kafka as a review / possibly on radio".
  • (fols. 132-213) Bundle of handwritten and typed ideas for sketches titled "Kafka Review. Also in Radio file".

Play scripts for Kafka's Dick aka Kafka's Franz, 1986-98
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 133
Extent: 393 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 23 Sept. 1986. Unmarked copy of script published by Samuel French in 1992 was removed from this box.

  • (fols. 1-126) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 127-88) Photocopy of Kafka's Franz, German translation of script published 1987, annotated by translator. Plus letters regarding translation dated 16 June 1986 and 9 Nov. 1987.
  • (fols. 189-297) Proof copy of Kafka's Franz, German translation of script published 1987. Not the same as the above script.
  • (fols. 298-328) Typed script for Act II, with cover sheet from Samuel French Inc. dated 2 Nov. 1989, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 329-43) Typeset script for Act II, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 344-93) Photocopy of typed script titled "The cut version as directed by P. Hall, Piccadilly Theatre 1998". Original titled "Master script. 1 Dec. 1998".

Television scripts for Talking Heads, 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 134
Extent: 54 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television plays from Talking Heads series first broadcast on BBC1 from 19 Apr.-24 May 1988. Includes scripts for A Chip in the Sugar, Bed Among the Lentils, A Lady of Letters, Her Big Chance, Soldiering On and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee.

  • (fols. 1-48) Photocopy of proof copy of Talking Heads BBC book published in 1987. Original annotated by proofreader.
  • (fols. 49-54) Typed text of introduction to Talking Heads, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad, 1958-[c.1988]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 135
Extent: 348 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage plays of A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad performed as a double bill as Single Spies at the Royal National Theatre, London on 1 Dec. 1988. For television scripts of An Englishman Abroad see MS. Bennett 128. For television scripts of A Question of Attribution please see MS. Bennett 137 and 138.

  • (fols. 1-40) Bundle of research papers including newspaper cuttings and photocopied documents from various art historical sources, Hansard and obituaries, originals dating from 1958-83.
  • (fols. 41-75) Bundle of notes and newspaper cuttings regarding art history, plus related letters and postcards titled "Spy Stories", dating from 1987-8.
  • (fols. 76-134) Bundle of notes and dialogue titled "Titian. Notes etc for final draft / used", undated.
  • (fols. 135-212) Bundle of photocopies of Titian paintings, cut up and stuck back together to make images used in play.
  • (fols. 213-58) Typed play script of A Question of Attribution titled "Original MS. Sep.-Oct. 1987", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 259-83) Typed play script of An Englishman Abroad titled "Spy Stories (provisional title)", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett
  • (fols. 284-348) Typed play scripts of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies and titled "Complete but without alterations", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Script for An Englishman Abroad is same as above but with more annotation.

Play scripts for A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad, 1988-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 136
Extent: 393 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 135.

  • (fols. 1-56) Typed play script titled "A Question of Attribution (Working Title)" and "Title for whole event: Spy Stories", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 57-113) Typed play script titled "A Question of Attribution (provisional title), undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 114-205) Typed play scripts of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies and titled "Corrected version. 1 Oct. 1988", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of revisions.
  • (fols. 206-85) Typed play scripts of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies titled "Bible Copy. 1 Dec. 1988", dated 23 Dec. 1988 on file cover, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus two sheets of script queries for Alan Bennett, dated 12 Dec. 1988.
  • (fols. 286-9) Photocopy of article by Alan Bennett for the National Theatre 1988 programme for Single Spies.
  • (fols. 290-330) Copy of published version of play script of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies, published by Faber and Faber in 1989, very briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 331-93) Typed play script of An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution titled Single Spies, dated Jan. 1990, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for A Question of Attribution, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 137
Extent: 457 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play of A Question of Attribution first broadcast on BBC1 on 20 Oct. 1991.

  • (fols. 1-48) Bundle of notes of visual scenes and dialogue, includes cut up versions of typed script. Plus letter from The Royal Collection regarding viewing of paintings, dated 22 Jan. 1990.
  • (fols. 49-138) Typed script titled "Rough draft of TV / film script. Nov. 1990", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus letter to director from Alan Bennett, dated 26 Nov. 1990.
  • (fols. 139-244) Typed script titled "Nov. 1990. Rough first draft", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 245-352) Typed script titled "Nov. 1990. Rough first draft", annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with different annotations.
  • (fols. 352-457) Typed script titled "Nov. 1990. Rough first draft", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as two above with different annotations. Plus letter from BBC regarding enclosed script, dated 3 Jan. 1990 [possibly in error, meaning 1991?]

Television scripts for A Question of Attribution, 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 138
Extent: 448 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 137.

  • (fols. 1-43) Queries about script for Alan Bennett, dated 29 May 1991. Plus second half of typed script, undated. Plus letter from Terry Jones on LucasFilm headed paper, dated 31 May 1991.
  • (fols. 44-138) Typed script titled "Second draft. 11 June 1991", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 139-232) Typed script titled "Second draft. 11 June 1991", very briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Same script as above with different annotations.
  • (fols. 233-43) Typed script amendments, dated 24 and 25 June 1991, very briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 244-349) Typed film schedule for filming 7 July-1 Aug. 1991, annotated on final page by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 350-448) Photocopy of typed post-production script, for transmission on 20 Oct. 1991.

Film scripts for The Hand of God, 1983-95
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 139
Extent: 554 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for film version of The Hand of God. This is an extended version of the Talking Heads story of the same name but does not appear to have been made as a film.

  • (fols. 1-196) Bundle of notes on dialogue and plot and newspaper cuttings regarding Michelangelo and art world from 1983-95.
  • (fols. 197-314) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 315-426) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of revisions.
  • (fols. 427-554) Typed script titled "Alan Bennett Notes Copy", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of revisions and newspaper cuttings from 1989.

Television script for Dinner at Noon, 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 140
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for a documentary about hotels written and presented by Alan Bennett, first broadcast on BBC1 on 8 Aug. 1988.

  • (fols. 1-83) Bundle including typed text titled "Harrogate - Possible shape of film", typed text of various bits of commentary, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus three collage photographs of Alan Bennett in the hotel dated 23 Apr. 1988 and copy of Trusthouse Forte Hotels brochure for 1 Oct. 1987-29 Mar. 1988.
  • (fols. 84-121) Photocopy of post-production script for transmission on 8 Aug. 1988.
  • (fols. 122-7) Film schedule for filming 16-30 Apr. 1988. Plus letter from BBC Bristol regarding filming arrangements.

Play scripts for The Wind in the Willows originally by Kenneth Grahame, 1988-[c.1990]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 141
Extent: 372 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for stage adaptation by Alan Bennett first performed at The Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre, London on 12 Dec. 1990.

  • (fols. 1-35) Bundle of notes and newspaper cuttings from 1988 regarding Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows titled "Toad. Notes for first[?] version". Unmarked copy of Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. Milne, published by Methuen in 1987, originally found here has been removed.
  • (fols. 36-243) Typed play script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Script is missing cover sheet and first page but appears to be early draft.
  • (fols. 244-314) Photocopy of typed play script of Part 1 of script, undated. Original script annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 315-72) Photocopy of typed play script of Part 2 of script, undated. Original script annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for The Wind in the Willows originally by Kenneth Grahame, c.1990
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 142
Extent: 403 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script continued from MS. Bennett 141.

  • (fols. 1-132)Photocopy of typed play script titled "First draft", undated.
  • (fols. 133-92) Typed play script of Part 2 of script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 193-303) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of notes and revisions dated 26 Oct.
  • (fols. 304-403) Typed play script with individual pages dated with various dates from Oct.-Nov.

Play scripts for The Wind in the Willows originally by Kenneth Grahame, 1991-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 143
Extent: 566 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for stage play and for radio and film versions.

  • (fols. 1-262) Typed play script, undated, annotated by proof reader and Alan Bennett. Plus text of introduction to script and letter from publisher regarding return of scripts, dated 9 July 1992.
  • (fols. 263-5) Typed letter regarding text queries for the radio adaptation, dated 17 Feb. 1994.
  • (fols. 266-394) Photocopy of typed film script, undated. Original script annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus letter from publisher about returning copy of first draft of script, dated 22 June 1994.
  • (fols. 395-511) Typed film script, undated.
  • (fols. 512-66) Various drafts of text of article by Alan Bennett about script. Plus newspaper cutting of article published in The Independent on Sunday on 27 Jan. 1991.

Television scripts for 102 Boulevard Haussmann aka Proust, 1988-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 144
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television play first broadcast on BBC2 on 17 Feb. 1991.

  • (fols. 1-52) Typed script titled Proust and titled "Notes, fair copy draft 28 Feb. 1988", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of notes.
  • (fols. 53-136) Typed script titled Proust, undated. Plus typed text of introduction to script.
  • (fols. 137-89) Typed post-production script titled 102 Boulevard Haussmann for filming, 22 July-19 Aug. 1990, with compliment slip from BBC. Originally found in envelope with script for Sunset Across the Bay.

Play scripts for The Madness of George III, [c.1989-90]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 145
Extent: 635 leaves

Scope and Content:

Play scripts for The Madness of George III, first performed at The Lyttelton Theatre at the National Theatre on 28 Nov. 1991 and film scripts for The Madness of King George, released in the USA on 28 Dec. 1994 and in UK on 24 Mar. 1995. Comprising

  • Three bundles of handwritten and typed notes on plot and dialogue. Includes letter to Nick Hytner regarding text.

Play scripts for The Madness of George III, 1989-92
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 146
Extent: 590 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 145.

  • (fols. 1-620 Handwritten notes titled "Notes on George III. Chiefly phrases and vocabulary. Most (alas) not included". Plus newspaper cuttings from 1989 and 1990.
  • (fols. 63-189) Typed play script titled The Madness of George III and titled "Act 1 Preliminary second draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 190-338) Typed play script titled The Madness of George III and titled "19 July 1991. Part One: Preliminary Second draft. Part Two: First draft", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets with revisions.
  • (fols. 339-439) Typed play script titled The Madness of George III and titled "Rehearsal script. 18 Aug. 1991", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 440-590) Typed play script titled The Madness of George III, undated, annotated by proof reader and Alan Bennett. Plus typed text of introduction dated 17 Dec. 1991. Originally found with letter from publisher regarding return of scripts, dated 9 July 1992.

Play scripts for The Madness of George III and film scripts for The Madness of King George, 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 147
Extent: 805 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 146.

  • (fols. 1-90) Photocopy of typed play script titled The Madness of George III and titled "Cut version. 29 July 1993".
  • (fols. 91-360) Handwritten and typed film script titled The Madness of George III and titled "First draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 361-643) Handwritten and photocopied film script titled The Madness of George III and titled "First draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 644-805) Typed film script titled The Madness of George III and titled "First draft. Notes copy" and "Sept. 1993", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose sheets of revisions.

Film scripts for The Madness of King George, 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 148
Extent: 576 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 147.

  • (fols. 1-227) Typed film script titled The Madness of George III and titled "Second draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 228-373) Typed film script untitled and undated. Missing front cover.
  • (fols. 374-521) Photocopy of typed film script titled The Madness of George III titled "Fourth draft. 6 June 1994". With note stating "Final shoot script - last amendments dated 3 Sept. 1994".
  • (fols. 522-32) Notes about script from Nick Hytner plus faxes from Samuel Goldwyn Jr and Nick Hytner to Alan Bennett regarding cuts to script, dated 21 Feb. and 21 June 1994.
  • (fols. 533-76) Typed text of introduction to The Madness of King George, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for A Night In With Alan Bennett, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 149
Extent: 103 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for an evening of television programmes and extracts chosen and introduced by Alan Bennett, first broadcast on BBC2 on 5 July 1992. These scripts are for Alan Bennett's links in between the programmes.

  • (fols. 1-26) Typed script, undated and untitled, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 27-60) Typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 61-74) Typed script titled "BBC2 c1990", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 75-100) Photocopy of typed script titled "25 June 1992". Plus inserts regarding script for re-takes.
  • (fols. 101-3)Typed text of trailers for various television plays dated 23 July 1992, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.

Televisions scripts for Poetry in Motion: Childhood, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 150
Extent: 112 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television programme about poetry written and presented by Alan Bennett, first broadcast on Channel 4 on 29 Nov. 1992.

  • (fols. 1-38) Typed and handwritten notes regarding childhood and poetry, undated.
  • (fols. 39-82) Typed script including text of poems, undated and untitled, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 83-112) Photocopy of typed script titled Childhood, undated. Original has been annotated by unknown hand. Plus letters from production company and Channel 4 regarding programme, dated 17 Dec. 1991 and 16 Oct. 1992, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Televisions scripts for Portrait or Bust and other art related papers, 1993-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 151
Extent: 243 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television documentary about Leeds Art Gallery first shown on BBC2 on 4 Apr. 1994.

  • (fols. 1-49) Typed "Research notes" and photocopied images of Leeds. Plus letters regarding documentary and Leeds, dated 1993-7.
  • (fols. 50-154) Typed and handwritten notes regarding Leeds and art. Plus original treatment for documentary dated, 23 Mar.1993.
  • (fols. 155-95) Photocopy of typed post-production script titled Portrait or Bust for transmission on 4 Apr. 1994. Plus typed notes dated 13 Feb. 1994.
  • (fols. 196-243) Typed script untitled and undated, in file titled "Leeds Art Gallery exhibition", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for The Abbey, 1936, 1988-95
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 152
Extent: 311 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television documentary about Westminster Abbey first shown on BBC2 from 25-27 Dec. 1995.

  • (fols. 1-82) Typed and handwritten notes on various topics relating to Westminster Abbey, plus photocopies of related articles and call sheets. Plus letters regarding documentary dated 1994.
  • (fols. 83-166) Typed and handwritten notes regarding Westminster Abbey including first and second drafts of script, plus related photocopies and letters from 1995.
  • (fols. 167-222) Typed sheets on various topics relating to Westminster Abbey titled "All typed up", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • ( fol. 248) Photocopy of typed script, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 249-311) Typed script titled "Working draft. 2 Sept. 1994", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Television scripts for The Abbey, 1936, 1988-95
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 153
Extent: 265 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 152.

  • (fols. 1-58) Typed script, missing front cover and undated. Script slightly different to above.
  • (fols. 59-113) Typed script, undated, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 114-169) Typed script, undated, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Script very similar to above with different annotations
  • (fols. 170-93) Copy of The Westminster Abbey Chorister from Summer 1995, featuring article by Alan Bennett about the filming of The Abbey documentary. Plus photocopy of article briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 194-5) Newspaper cutting of article about Westminster Abbey by Alan Bennett published in The Observer on 24 Dec. 1995.
  • (fols. 196-205) Copy of Westminster Abbey Official Guide from 1988, with inserts handwritten by Alan Bennett. Plus cover of similar guide from 1936.

Television script for Heavenly Story, An Easter Miscellany, 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 154
Extent: 121 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for television programme about Alan Bennett's personal view of Biblical stories, based on illustrations by Merula Salaman, featuring poems and prose extracts, first broadcast on BBC2 on 27 Mar. 1997.

  • (fols. 1-78) Typed script including extracts, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Folder titled "Heavenly Stories with Merula Salaman".
  • (fols. 79-121) Typed script titled Heavenly Story. Plus letter from production company dated 19 Feb. 1997.

Television scripts for Talking Heads 2 aka Dirty Stories, 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 155
Extent: 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for Talking Heads 2 series of monologues first broadcast on BBC2 from 6 Oct.-11 Nov. 1998. Series includes Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, The Hand of God, Playing Sandwiches, The Outside Dog, Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Waiting for the Telegram. Original folder titled "Dirty Stories aka Talking Heads 2".

  • (fols. 1-19) Typed script for Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, untitled and undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus two sheets of handwritten notes.
  • (fols. 20-34) Typed script titled The Hand of God, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 35-53) Typed script titled Playing Sandwiches, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 54-77) Typed script titled Nights in the Garden of Spain, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 78-91) Typed script for Waiting for the Telegram, untitled and undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.

Play scripts for The Lady in the Van, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 156
Extent: 575 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Queens Theatre, London on 19 Nov. 1999.

  • (fols. 1-93) Bundle of notes about Miss Shepherd's speech and character.
  • (fols. 94-160) Bundle of notes for plot and dialogue titled "Stuff for dramatisation of The Lady in the Van (1999)". Includes (fol. 156) part of a draft of The Wind in the Willows.
  • (fols. 161-341) Typed and handwritten play script, annotated by Alan Bennett. In envelope titled "Original script. Mar. 1999".
  • (fols. 342-457) Typed play script, annotated by Alan Bennett. Also found in envelope titled "Original script. Mar. 1999".
  • (fols. 458-575) Typed play script titled "First draft".

Play scripts for The Lady in the Van, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 157
Extent: 449 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 156.

  • (fols. 1-173) Typed play script, annotated by Nick Hytner, with handwritten inserts by Alan Bennett. Plus letter and notes on script from Nick Hytner, dated 27 Apr [1999]. This is a version of the above script with newly written inserts and pages re-ordered.
  • (fols. 174-261) Typed play script titled "June 1999" and "2 act version used for reading at Old Vic, June 1999".
  • (fols. 262-359) Typed play script titled "June 1999" and "Version used for reading at Old Vic July [crossed out] June 1999", annotated by Alan Bennett. This is an annotated version of the above script.
  • (fols. 360-499) Typed play script titled "Aug. 1999" and "Version with alterations to Act 2".

Play and radio scripts for The Lady in the Van, 1999-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 158
Extent: 450 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 157.

  • (fols. 1-119) Typed play script titled "Aug. 1999", annotated by Alan Bennett. With handwritten inserts of revisions. This is an annotated version of the above script.
  • (fols. 120-221) Typed play script titled "Aug. [crossed out] Sept. 1999", annotated by Alan Bennett. Annotations similar to those in script above.
  • (fols. 222-319) Typed play script titled "27 Sept. 1999", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 320-450) Typed play script titled "6 Oct. 1999", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose inserts with revisions.

Play and radio scripts for The Lady in the Van, 1999-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 159
Extent: 323 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fol. 100 is closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play and for radio play first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 21 Feb. 2009.

  • (fols. 1-99) Typed play script titled "9 Nov. 1999".
  • (fols. 100-76) Typed radio script titled "Radio adaptation by Gordon House". Plus undated letter from BBC regarding this copy of the "Draft adaptation".
  • (fols. 177-323) Typed radio script for recording on 19-21 Jan. 2009, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.

Material related to The Lady in the Van, 1972-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 160
Extent: 417 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 320-63 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Material here relates to the real life lady in the van, Mary Teresa Shepherd aka Margaret Fairchild, including articles written about her by Alan Bennett, notes from her, copies of her pamphlets, letters and papers relating to her estate and personal identification documents.

  • (fols. 1-161) Bundle of notes and letters written by Miss Shepherd to Alan Bennett and others, a few dated 1972-1989, mainly n.d..
  • (fols. 162-319) Pamphlets on political and religious ideas, titled True View written by Miss Shepherd, from 1970s and 1980s.
  • (fols. 320-63) Letters and personal papers relating to Miss Shepherd, her funeral and estate, dated 1985-1990. Includes three photographs of Miss Shepherd and her van.
  • (fols. 364-417) Articles written by Alan Bennett about Miss Shepherd, in The Correspondent magazine from 12 Nov. 1989 and The London Review of Books from 26 Oct. 1989 and 11 Jan. 1990. Plus fax from Harper's magazine with proof copy of article, dated 30 Jan. 1990.

Television script for Telling Tales, 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 161
Extent: 278 leaves

Scope and Content:

Script for series of monologues by Alan Bennett about his life, plus script for trailer, first broadcast on BBC2 from 4 Nov.-6 Dec. 2000.

Typed scripts, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett with sections titled

  • (fols. 1-11) Aunt Eveline.
  • (fols. 12-23) Names / Dad's Illness.
  • (fols. 24-37) Leeds.
  • (fols. 38-44) Army.
  • (fols. 45-59) 92A.
  • (fols. 60-81) War.
  • (fols. 82-90) Cafes.
  • (fols. 91-106) Dad.
  • (fols. 107-33) Religion.
  • (fols. 134-45) Hiking.
  • (fols. 146-61) Streets and Names.
  • (fols. 162-71) Class / Theatre.
  • (fols. 172-91) Libraries.
  • (fols. 192-210) Clothes and Hair.
  • (fols. 211-25) Oxford Scholarship.
  • (fols. 226-47) Oxford.
  • (fols. 248-52) Theatre.
  • (fols. 253-76) School.

Radio script for Baywatch aka Two in Torquay, 2003
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 162
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed radio script titled "Baywatch by Alan Bennett", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. The dialogue of the character "Man" has been highlighted and was played by Alan Bennett when first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 19 May 2003. For version published in the London Review of Books on 10 July 2003, see material for Untold Stories, MS. Bennett 176.


Play scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys, 1994-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 163
Extent: 544 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 53, 543v are closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play first performed at the Lyttelton Theatre at the National Theatre, London on 18 May 2004.

  • (fols. 1-421) Three bundles of handwritten notes regarding plot and dialogue. Plus newspaper cutting about history from 1994-2004. Includes letter from Nick Hytner regarding plot.
  • (fols. 422-544) Handwritten play script titled "Very early version of stage play", undated.

Play scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys, 2003-4
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 164
Extent: 562 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 163.

  • (fols. 1-151) Handwritten and typed play script titled "Hector's Boys or The History Boys, folder titled "First draft of The History Boys Oct. 2003".
  • (fols. 152-276) Typed play script titled "First draft" and "13 Jan. 2004", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 277-440) Typed play script titled "Second draft", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 441-562) Typed play script titled "Revised 20 Jan. 2004" and "Nick's notes on second draft", annotated by Nick Hytner.

Play scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys, 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 165
Extent: 529 leaves

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 164.

  • (fols. 1-146) Typed play script titled "Revised 20 Jan. 2004" and "Third draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 147-239) Typed play script titled "Revised 16 Mar. 2004" and "Fourth draft", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 240-345) Typed play script titled "16 Mar. 2004", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 346-441) Typed play script titled "Updated 19 Apr. 2004", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 442-529) Typed play script titled "Final version. Updated 13 July 2004".

Play and film scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys, 2004-5
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 166
Extent: 626 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 133-4 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts for stage play and for film, released in the UK on 13 Oct. 2006.

  • (fols. 1-88) Typed play script titled "Final version. Updated 13 July 2004", annotated. Same script as above but cuts have been made using thick pen, making parts of original unreadable.
  • (fols. 89-91) photocopy of an amended typescript, later titled by Bennett ‘Old Spunk’, with a note ‘incorporated into The Holy Days (March ’02)’
  • (fols. 92-181) Handwritten notes on film version, undated.
  • (fols. 182-499) Typed film script titled "Screenplay. First draft. Nov. 2004", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 500-626) Typed film script titled "History Boys 1 Apr. 2005", missing front cover.

Film scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 167
Extent: 391 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fol. 375 is closed.

Scope and Content:

Scripts continued from MS. Bennett 166.

  • (fols. 1-137) Typed film script titled "Film. Nicks notes - not sure what date", missing front cover, annotated by Nick Hytner and Alan Bennett. Includes inserts of new material.
  • (fols. 138-251) Typed film script titled "Film script HB. Nick notes + some rough draft. Version 17 June 2005", missing front cover, annotated by Nick Hytner and Alan Bennett. Includes inserts of new material.
  • (fols. 252-374) Typed film script titled "Shooting script 21 June 2005. Pink Amendments 8 July 2005. Blue Amendments 14 July 2005."
  • (fols. 375-84) Typed articles for programme by Alan Bennett and Simon Schama. Plus print out of email from Simon Schama dated 17 Mar. 2004.
  • (fols. 385-91) Photocopy of call sheet for filming on 18 July [2005].

CVs and photographs of actors, 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 168
Extent: 36 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

B.3   Articles, short fiction, talks and compilations, 1958-2007

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 169-86


Scope and Content:

Texts for compilations of writing by Alan Bennett: Writing Home and Untold Stories; short fiction including The Uncommon Reader; various articles and book reviews. Also found here is other material that was included within the published compilations, such as texts of talks given in person.

Arrangement:

Material has been arranged chronologically according to the earliest material in each file, except where indicated.



Papers 1958-97
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 169
Extent: 273 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Book reviews by Alan Bennett, 1964-2005
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 170
Extent: 105 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten, typed and photocopies of published book reviews written by Alan Bennett of other's work. Some reviews also appeared in the published compilations of his work, Writing Home and Untold Stories, see also MSS. Bennett 172-6, 178.

  • (fols. 1-12) Newspaper cutting of review by Alan Bennett of The Governance of Mediaeval England from the Conquest to Magna Carta by H.G. Richardson and G.O. Sayles, published in the New York Review on 19 Mar. 1964.
  • (fols. 13-23) Photocopy of proof of review by Alan Bennett of An Actor and his Time by John Gielgud, published in the London Review of Books on 20 Dec. 1979, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 24-47) Typed text of review by Alan Bennett of Forms of Talk by Erving Goffman, published in the London Review of Books on 15 Oct. 1981, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus photocopy of published version.
  • (fols. 48-51) Copy of the London Review of Books from 3 Dec. 1981, featuring review by Alan Bennett of A Better Class of Person by John Osborne. This copy also features the text of comedy sketch "Men's Talk" by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 52-90) Typed and handwritten text titled "Sucks to Auden / The Wrong Blond / LRB" regarding review of Auden in Love by Dorothy Farnan, first published in the London Review of Books on 23 May 1985, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus copy of published version and letter from editor.
  • (fols. 91-105) Handwritten and typed text regarding notes written in 1996 and 2005 on The Fatal Englishman by Sebastian Faulks.

Papers relating to Russell Harty, 1965-88
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 171
Extent: 127 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-24) Letters from Russell Harty to Alan Bennett, 1965-1967.
  • (fols. 25-30) Newspaper cuttings of Russell Harty's obituary from June 1988.
  • (fols. 31-42) Letter from Roger Cary regarding Alan Bennett's article about Russell Harty, dated 22 Sept. 1988. Plus lunch invitations for after ceremony and copy of Order of Service from A Celebration of the life and work of Russell Harty on 11 Oct. 1988.
  • (fols. 43-127) Two drafts of typed text of article by Alan Bennett about Russell Harty, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus copy of version published in The Listener on 20 Oct. 1988.

Material for Untold Stories, [c.1995-2005]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 172
Extent: 75 leaves

Scope and Content:

Material gathered together for Untold Stories, first published in 2005. Includes copies of articles originally first published elsewhere and material that did not appear in the final published version.

Arrangement:

Material here has been arranged here to reflect the sections of the published book:


  • (fols. 1-14) Various drafts of contents page, plus letters from publisher dated 1995.
  • (fols. 15-29) Two drafts of Introduction.
  • (fols. 30-75) Bundle of various notes regarding his family

Material for Untold Stories, c.2001
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 173
Extent: 595 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continued from MS. Bennett 172.

Three versions of typed text titled "Untold Stories", annotated by Alan Bennett. One dated Nov. 2001.


Material for Untold Stories, 1993-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 174
Extent: 493 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continued from MS. Bennett 173.

  • (fols. 1-15) Bundle of notes for "Written on the Body", mainly article titled "Shy".
  • (fols. 16-89) Two versions of typed text of "Seeing Stars", titled "Fuller version" and "LRB version", published in the London Review of Books on 3 Jan. 2002.
  • (fols. 90-247) Material for published book section, Diaries. For more published extracts of diaries, see MSS. Bennett 70-86, MS Bennett digital 192.
    • (fols. 90-127) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 1993 from the London Review of Books from 16 Dec. 1993. Plus photocopies of 1993-5 diary extracts published in later editions of Writing Home.
    • (fols. 128-31) Typed text of Introduction to Diary section, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 144-8) Photocopy of newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 1996 from the London Review of Books from 2 Jan. 1997.
    • (fols. 149-62) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 1997 from the London Review of Books from 1 Jan. 1998.
    • (fols. 163-75) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 1998 from the London Review of Books from 21 Jan. 1999. Plus one typed sheet for 24 Dec. 1998, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 176-87) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 1999 from the London Review of Books from 20 Jan. 2000.
    • (fols. 188-201) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 2000 from the London Review of Books from 25 Jan. 2001.
    • (fols. 202-23) Typed text of diary extracts for 2001, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 224-33) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 2002 from the London Review of Books from 2 Jan. 2003.
    • (fols. 234-45) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts for 2003 from the London Review of Books from 8 Jan. 2004.
  • (fols. 248-81) Material for published book section headed "Theatre and Plays":
    • (fols. 248-51) Photocopy of article about The National Theatre, dated April 2001.
    • (fols. 252-81) Typed text about The History Boys, annotated by unknown hand.
  • (fols. 282-493) Material for published book section headed "Radio and TV":
    • (fols. 282-300) Two version of typed text of "Hymn", one titled "final", annotated by unknown hand and Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 301-23) Three versions of typed text of "Cheeky Chappies" titled "Radio Comedy", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 324-83) Four versions of typed script for The Last of the Sun titled "June 2002". Plus related letter from BBC.
    • (fols. 384-468) Bundle of papers relating to Thora Hird, including obituaries.
    • (fols. 469-89) Typed text of article about Thora Hird and text of the Memorial Service address.
    • (fols. 490-3) Newspaper cutting of article about Lindsay Anderson from the London Review of Books from 20 July 2000.

Material for Untold Stories, c.1991-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 175
Extent: 448 leaves

Scope and Content:

Continued from MS. Bennett 174.

  • (fols. 1-258) Material for published book section headed "Art, Architecture and Authors":
    • (fols. 1-65) Two versions of typed text of "Going to the Pictures", annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 66-145) Typed text of "Spoiled for Choice" and newspaper cutting of same article from the London Review of Books from 2 Apr. 1998.
    • (fols. 146-63) Photocopy of article titled "Portrait or Bust", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 164-72) Typed text regarding the County Arcade, Leeds dated Jan. 1991.
    • (fols. 173-80) Typed text about Denton Welch, undated.
    • (fols. 181-5) Typed text titled "Larkin. England Gone",c.1999, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 186-241) Bundle of handwritten and typed text titled "Writing".
    • (fols. 242-58) Typed text titled "Staring out of the Window, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 259-448) Material for published book section headed "Ups and Downs":
    • (fols. 259-333) Two versions of typed text of "A Common Assault", one titled "Ladispoli", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett, plus notes. See also articles by Alan Bennett, MS. Bennett 177.
    • (fols. 334-431) Typed and handwritten text titled "Honours". Includes print out of article from The Sunday Times from 21 Dec. 2003 regarding those who have turned down honours. Plus typed text titled "Arise, Sir...", annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 432-80) Bundle of notes for "An Average Rock Bun".

Material for Untold Stories, 1966-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 176
Extent: 75 leaves

Scope and Content:

Material not necessarily included in final version of Untold Stories:

  • (fols. 1-27) Bundle of handwritten and typed notes titled "Material for Untold Stories. Mostly included if in a slightly different form". Some material titled as not included. Includes diary entry for 22 June 1966.
  • (fols. 28-44) Photocopy of typed text of lecture on "Happiness" for University of Birmingham. Please also see MS. Bennett 178 and 181.
  • (fols. 45-52) Proof copies of two articles about his rooms from The World of Interiors, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 53-5) Typed text and photocopy of article about James Ravilious, dated Apr. 1998, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 56-9) Typed text titled "Libraries".
  • (fols. 60-5) Typed text regarding the discovery of the idea for the plot of A Question of Attribution, annotated by Alan Bennett. For relevant scripts please see MS. Bennett 135-9.
  • (fols. 66-8) Newspaper cutting of radio script for Two in Torquay from the London Review of Books from 10 July 2003. For script see MS. Bennett 162.
  • (fols. 69-75) Typed text regarding Romola Christopherson from her memorial service in 2003, titled "Write up more for Untold Stories", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Articles by Alan Bennett, 1967-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 177
Extent: 170 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 6-12 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Handwritten, typed text and copies of published articles on a variety of topics. Includes one profile of Alan Bennett and one piece by unknown author. Some of this material may also appear in some form in the published compilations of his work. Some of this material may appear in some form in the published compilations of his work, Writing Home and Untold Stories.

  • (fols. 1-3) Typed text regarding Gordon Walker and the plans for the British Museum reading room, undated but regarding events of 1967, annotated by Alan Bennett. [Not known if or where this was published].
  • (fols. 4-6) Proofs of two articles by Alan Bennett regarding the BBC for The Listener, in envelope postmarked 16 Aug. 1967.
  • (fols. 7-16) Typed text of article regarding the BBC. Plus letters from The Sunday Times regarding payment for an article, dated 1968.
  • (fols. 17-22) Copy of The Listener from 7 Nov. 1968 featuring profile of Alan Bennett by D.A.N. Jones.
  • (fols. 23-7) Copy of The Listener from 28 Nov. 1968 featuring article "The Stripped-Pine Wilderness - Alan Bennett on the origin and originals of 'Life and Times in NW1'".
  • (fols. 28-32) Published and proof copies of text of spoof BBC Radio 4 schedule for 1 Apr. 1971 published in The Times on 4 April 1970.
  • (fols. 33-8) Copy of The Listener from 20 May 1976, featuring article "The Pith and its Pitheads" by Alan Bennett regarding the writer and his roots. Later printed in Writing Home.
  • (fols. 39-40) Newspaper cutting of profile of Noel Annan [author of piece unknown] published in the New Statesman on 17 Mar. 1978.
  • (fols. 41-4) Photocopy of article on Philip Larkin by Alan Bennett titled "Instead of a Present" which appeared in Larkin at Sixty edited by Anthony Thwaite published in 1982.
  • (fol. 45) Newspaper cutting of article regarding his television films by Alan Bennett published in Sight and Sound in Spring 1984.
  • (fols. 46-7) Typed text titled "Preface to BBC Let's Join In BBC book of fairy stories", undated but first published in 1985, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 48-82) Copy of the London Review of Books from 5 June 1986 featuring article "Uncle Clarence", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus bundle of typed and handwritten notes titled "Uncle Clarence. LRB. May 1986." Includes letter from Commonwealth War Graves Commission dated 3 Feb. 1986.
  • (fols. 83-100) Copy of See 4, News from Channel 4, from Autumn 1987 featuring article "The Best Sort of Holiday" by Alan Bennett regarding his television films.
  • (fols. 101-34) Copy of Oxford Today Michaelmas issue 1988, featuring article "A Sense of Theatre" by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 135-40) Copy of The Independent on Sunday on 28 Jan. 1990 featuring article "Alan Bennett remembers the treachery of books" .
  • (fols. 141-70) Typed text of "A Common Assault", annotated by Alan Bennett, undated but first published in The London Review of Books on 4 Nov. 2004. See also material for Untold Stories MS. Bennett 175.

Material for Writing Home, 1968-94
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 178
Extent: 421 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Fols. 122-125 are closed.

Scope and Content:

Material gathered together for Writing Home, first published in 1994. Folders titled "Original stuff included in Writing Home. Includes copies of articles originally first published elsewhere and material that did not appear in the final published version.

  • (fols. 1-81) Material for published book section headed "Past and Present":
    • (fols. 1-2) Photocopy of article "Alan Bennett remembers the treachery of books" from The Independent on Sunday on 28 Jan. 1990.
    • (fols. 3-14) Photocopy of typed text of talk by Alan Bennett at seminar held on 7 Feb. 1986 at Nuffield College, Oxford on "Sport and Theatre in Oxford since 1945". See also texts for talks by Alan Bennett, MS. Bennett 181.
    • (fols. 15-16) Photocopy of article "Uncle Clarence" by Alan Bennett from the London Review of Books from 5 June 1986, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. See also text of article in MS. Bennett 177.
    • (fols. 17-44) Handwritten sheets titled Dinner at Noon. Typed text of article titled "Hotel Reservations". Plus copy of The Listener from 11 Aug. 1988 featuring same article. For relevant script see MS. Bennett 140.
    • (fols. 45-53) Typed text of memorial address for Russell Harty by Alan Bennett [from 14 Oct. 1988]. For more on Russell Harty see MS. Bennett 171.
    • (fols. 54-81) Copy of The Listener from 20 Oct. 1988 featuring article about Russell Harty by Alan Bennett, briefly annotated.
  • (fols. 82-103) Material for published book section "The Lady in the Van":
    • (fols. 82-99) Copy of the London Review of Books from 26 Oct. 1989, featuring article by Alan Bennett "The Lady in the Van". For more on The Lady in the Van please see MSS. Bennett 156-60.
    • (fols. 100-3)Copy of the London Review of Books from 11 Jan. 1990 featuring diary extracts from 1989 including account of Miss Shepherd's funeral by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 104-47) Material for published book section headed Diaries. For more published extracts of diaries, see MSS. Bennett 70-86, MS Bennett digital 192.
    • (fol. 104) Typed text for Introduction to diary section, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 105-29) Bundle of papers, mainly handwritten diary entries for 1979-89, titled "Diary / Writing Home stuff". Includes (fols. 122-25) letter from his mother, Lillian Bennett, postmarked 13 Sept 1976 ( =Res.) and newspaper cutting regarding E.C.T. from 1993.
    • (fols. 130-1) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1978 from the London Review of Books from 20 Dec. [1979?].
    • (fols. 132-3) Photocopy of newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1984 from the London Review of Books from 16 Feb. 1984.
    • (fols. 134-5) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1985 from the London Review of Books from 5 Dec. 1985.
    • (fols. 136-7) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1986 from the London Review of Books from 18 Dec. 1986.
    • (fols. 138-41) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1987 from the London Review of Books from 10 Dec 1987.
    • (fols. 142-5) Newspaper cutting of article about visit to Russia by Alan Bennett from the London Review of Books from 15 Sept 1988, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 146-7) Newspaper cutting of diary extracts from 1990 from the London Review of Books from 24 Jan. 1991.
  • (fols. 148-203) Material for published book section headed "Prefaces to Plays":
    • Typed text for "Forty Years On and other plays", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett. Newspaper cutting of same article published as "Lost Jokes" in the London Review of Books from 2 Aug. 1984.
  • (fols. 204-22) Material for published book section headed "Filming and Rehearsing":
    • (fols. 204-6) Photocopy of diary for A Day Out from The Listener from 21 Dec. 1972.
    • (fols. 207-22) Photocopy of typed text for "The Writer in Disguise" titled "TV Plays", undated [c.1983]. Original annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 223-306) Material for published book section headed "Books and Writers". See also reviews by Alan Bennett, MS. Bennett 170.
    • (fols. 223-4) Photocopy of review by Alan Bennett of Forms of Talk by Erving Goffman, from the London Review of Books on 15 Oct. 1981.
    • (fols. 225-8) Photocopy of article on Philip Larkin by Alan Bennett titled "Instead of a Present" which appeared in Larkin at Sixty edited by Anthony Thwaite published in 1982.
    • (fols. 229-30) Photocopy of review by Alan Bennett of Auden in Love by Dorothy Farnan, from the London Review of Books on 23 May 1985.
    • (fols. 231-57) Photocopy of typescript lecture on Kafka, annotated by Alan Bennett, [1986?]
    • (fols. 258-80) Typed radio script titled The Book of Common Prayer for BBC radio schools for recording on 5 Mar. 1978, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 281-300) Photocopy of typed text of talk given to the Prayer Book Society, Blackburn Cathedral on 12 May 1990, annotated by Alan Bennett. Please also see text for talk in MS. Bennett 181.
    • (fols. 301-6) Photocopy of review by Alan Bennett of Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion, published in the London Review of Books on 25 Mar. 1993.
  • (fols. 307-41) Material for published book section headed "Stocking Fillers":
    • (fol. 307) Photocopy of page of collection featuring article "Tit for Tatti" by Alan Bennett dated 18 Mar. 1971.
    • (fols. 308-9) Photocopy of article "The Pith and its Pitheads" by Alan Bennett regarding the writer and his roots from The Listener from 20 May 1976.
    • (fols. 31-16) Photocopy of typed text of review of Lady Ottoline's Album: Snapshots of Her Famous Contemporaries edited by Michael Joseph published 1976, annotated by Alan Bennett.
    • (fols. 317-18) Photocopy of article "The Stripped-Pine Wilderness - Alan Bennett on the origin and originals of 'Life and Times in NW1'" from The Listener from 28 Nov. 1968.
    • (fols. 319-20) Newspaper cutting of article about the Stringalongs by Alan Bennett published in the London Review of Books on 24 Feb. 1994.
    • (fols. 321-2) Photocopy of Stringalongs sketch "Christmas in NW1" published in Tatler, undated.
    • (fols. 323-41) Typed script for radio talk Going Round, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981, annotated by Alan Bennett. For relevant script see MS. Bennett 120.

(fols. 342-421) Material not necessarily included in final version of Writing Home:

  • (fols. 342-9) Newspaper cutting of article about Forty Years On from The Sunday Times from 17 Nov. 1968.
  • ((fols. 350-78) Typed text and newspaper cutting of article "Something You Didn't Know You Knew" published in The Sunday Times on 31 Oct. 1971.
  • (fol. 379) Photocopy of poem "Place-Names of China" by Alan Bennett in anthology edited by Kingsley Amis, first published 1978[?] briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 380-1) Photocopy of newspaper cutting of article regarding his television films by Alan Bennett published in Sight and Sound in Spring 1984.
  • (fols. 382-404) Photocopy of typed text of lecture on "Happiness" given at the University of Birmingham in 1988, undated and untitled. Please also see MS. Bennett 176 and 181.
  • (fol. 405) Newspaper cutting of article about tourism by Alan Bennett in North Yorkshire Guide from 1988.
  • (fols. 406-9) Typed text by Alan Bennett about portrait by John Singer Sargent for short BBC film, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus related letter from BBC dated 24 Sept. 1992 and information on the portrait.
  • (fols. 410-14) Typed text for National Gallery. Plus copy of The National Gallery News from Oct. 1992 featuring Alan Bennett's choices from the Early Italian Collection, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 415-21) Typed text of speech by Alan Bennett for St Paul's Cathedral Choir School prize giving. Plus compliment slip from school, undated.

Papers relating to Lindsay Anderson, 1977-94
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 179
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content:

For article about Lindsay Anderson by Alan Bennett, see material for Untold Stories, MS. Bennett 174 and related script material for The Old Crowd, MS. Bennett 115.

  • (fols. 1-37) postcards and etter from Lindsay Anderson to Alan Bennett dated from 1977-1993. Includes, a seemingly unrelated, postcard dated Apr. 2005 asking Alan Bennett to sign one of his works.
  • (fols. 38-41) Copy of Order of Service for Lindsay Anderson's Memorial on 20 Nov. 1994. Plus photocopy of running order featuring Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 42-9) Handwritten notes titled "Lindsay" from 1978 and 1994.

Text for Father! Father! Burning Bright, 1980-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 180
Extent: 50 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text of short story titled "Prose version of Father. First draft. Nov. 1980", first published by the London Review of Books in 9 Dec. 1999. Plus review from The Mail on Sunday from 5 Mar. 2000.

This story is a prose re-working of the television play Intensive Care, see MS. Bennett 121 for television script.


Text of talks by Alan Bennett, 1978-90
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 181
Extent: 336 leaves

Scope and Content:

Texts of various talks and lectures given by Alan Bennett in person. Text of talks given on radio can be found in Scripts series, MSS. Bennett 87-168.

  • (fols. 1-10) Typed text of talk about the Prayer Book for BBC Radio Schools, dated Mar. 1978.
  • (fols. 11-48) Typed text of seminar held on 7 Feb. 1986 at Nuffield College, Oxford on Sport and Theatre in Oxford since 1945. Plus copy of the Oxford Magazine from Nought Week, Trinity Term 1986 featuring published text of lecture by Alan Bennett
  • (fols. 149-61) Handwritten notes and photocopy of typed text of lecture on Kafka, dated 1986. For scripts relating to Franz Kafka please see MS. Bennett 132 and 133.
  • (fols. 162-71) Copy of University College London The Bulletin from June 1987 featuring published text of Foundation Oration lecture by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 172-95) Copy of the Redbrick magazine of the University of Birmingham from 7 Dec. 1988, featuring text of Baggs Memorial lecture on "Happiness", plus short interview with Alan Bennett. See also MS. Bennett 178 and 181.
  • (fols. 196-303) Three versions of typed text of talk given to the Prayer Book Society, Blackburn by Alan Bennett on 12 May 1990.
  • (fols. 304-36) Handwritten notes and typed text of talk given at National Gallery c.1993-8. Please also see text for "Going to the Pictures" in material for Untold Stories, MS. Bennett 175.

Text for The Clothes They Stood Up In, 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 182
Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typed text of short story first published in the London Review of Books on 28 Nov. 1996, annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus one sheet of handwritten notes.


Text for The Laying On of Hands aka Memorial Service, 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 183
Extent: 210 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text of short story titled The Laying On of Hands first published in the London Review of Books on 7 June 2001.

  • (fols. 1-137) Typed text titled Memorial Service, undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 138-210) Typed text titled The Laying On of Hands and "First printed draft. Feb. 2001. Notes copy", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus handwritten inserts.

Text for The Uncommon Reader, 2006
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 184
Extent: 367 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text for short story first published in the London Review of Books on 8 Mar. 2007.

  • (fols. 1-75) Bundle of mainly handwritten notes on plot and dialogue, undated.
  • (fols. 76-153) Typed and handwritten text, untitled and undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 154-206) Photocopy of typed text titled "Copy of Original MSS" and "Oct. 2006", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 207-77) Typed text titled "Original MS" and "26 Oct. 2006", annotated by Alan Bennett. Similar to above with more alteration.
  • (fols. 278-9) Typed sheets titled "LRB staff comments Oct. 2006", briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 280-367) Printed text titled "26 Oct. 2006 [crossed out]", annotated by Alan Bennett.

Text for The Uncommon Reader, 2006-7
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 185
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content:

Text for short story continued from above:

  • (fols. 1-68) Printed text dated 9 Feb. 2007 and titled "Corrected proof with notes", annotated by Alan Bennett. Plus loose handwritten notes.
  • (fols. 69-112) Printed text dated 20 Feb. 2007, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 113-54) Printed text dated 8 Mar. 2007, briefly annotated by Alan Bennett. Page one missing.
  • (fols. 155-8) Typed sheets with text queries from publisher, dated 8 May 2007, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  • (fols. 159-64) Three fan letters from 2006 and 2007, originally found with this material in an envelope from the London Review of Books.

Text for 'The Greening of Mrs Donaldson', [c.2006-7]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 186
Extent: 15 leaves

Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes for 'The Greening of Mrs Donaldson' pubilshed in Smut (2012). Originally found with bundle of notes for The Uncommon Reader, MS. Bennett 184.

C   Theatre programmes, 1961-2008

Shelfmarks: MS. Bennett 187/1-15


Scope and Content:

Programmes and flyers for some of Alan Bennett's stage productions. Also exhibition catalogue, invitation and printed keepsakes from related Bodleian Library events.

Arrangement:

Material has been arranged chronologically according to the earliest date of the earliest programme or flyer.



Programme for the revue Beyond the Fringe, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/1
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Programme for performances at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from 24-29 Apr. 1961.


Programme for a benefit evening for the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, [1969]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/2
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Programme for benefit evening featuring Alan Bennett, Judi Dench, Raymond Leppard, Prunella Scales and Timothy West at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on 30 Nov. [1969].


Programmes for Forty Years On, 1970-84
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/3
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Programme for performances at the Shaw Festival in Canada in 1970.
  • Programme for performances at the Queen's Theatre, London from 13 Aug. 1984. Programme has been very briefly annotated.
  • Programme for performances at the Queen's Theatre, London. Programme dated Nov. 1984. Plus insert stating that the part of Tempest will be played by Alan Bennett.

Programmes for Habeas Corpus, 1973-96
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/4
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Programme for performances at the Oxford Playhouse from 23 Apr.-5 May 1973, featuring Alec Guinness. Programme has been very briefly annotated.
  • Programme for performances at the Lyric Theatre, London from 10 May 1973, featuring Alec Guinness.
  • Programme for performances at the The Playhouse Theatre, Delaware from 18 Oct. 1975, featuring Donald Sinden.
  • Programme for performances at the Colonial Theatre, Boston from 27 Oct. 1975, featuring Donald Sinden.
  • Programme for performances at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York from 18 Nov. 1975, featuring Donald Sinden.
  • Programme for performances at the Donmar Warehouse, London from 30 May 1996, featuring Jim Broadbent.

Catalogue for Bodleian Library exhibition, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/5
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Catalogue for exhibition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford Writers 1914-77 in Oct. 1977.
  • Keepsake Six Oxford Poets printed by the Bodleian Library in 1977 to mark the occasion of the exhibition.

Programmes for Enjoy, 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/6
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Programme for performances at the Richmond Theatre, London from 29 Sept. 1980. Programme has been very briefly annotated.
  • Programme for performances at the Vaudeville Theatre, London from 15 Oct. 1980.

Brochure for National Film Theatre featuring Alan Bennett, 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/7
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Brochure for Sept. 1984 at the National Film Theatre featuring Alan Bennett giving the Guardian lecture and screenings of various of his television plays.


Programmes for Single Spies, 1988-9
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/8
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Two slightly different programmes for performances of Single Spies, being a double bill of A Question of Attribution and An Englishman Abroad, at the National Theatre, London from 1 Dec. 1988.
  • Three slightly different programmes for performances of Single Spies on at the Queens Theatre, London. from 23 Feb. 1989

Programmes for The Wind in the Willows, 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/9
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Brochure for productions at the National Theatre from 3 Dec. 1990-26 Jan. 1991, featuring The Wind in the Willows.
  • Programme for performances at the Olivier Theatre at the Royal National Theatre from 12 Dec. 1990. Plus copy of cast list.

Programmes for Talking Heads monologues, 1991-2003
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/10
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:

Programmes and flyers for performances of various Talking Heads monologues on stage.

  • Flyer for performances of Soldiering On, A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar and Her Big Chance at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 28 Apr. and 5 May 1991, featuring Stephanie Cole, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Imelda Staunton.
  • Programme for performances of A Woman of No Importance and A Lady of Letters at the Minerva Studio Theatre, Chichester from 23 Sept. 1991, featuring Patricia Routledge.
  • Programme for performances of A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar and A Lady of Letters at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, London from 7 Jan. 1992, featuring Patricia Routledge and Alan Bennett.
  • Programme for performances of A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar and A Lady of Letters and at the Comedy Theatre, London from 27 Jan. 1992, featuring Patricia Routledge and Alan Bennett.
  • Programme for performances of Bed Among the Lentils and Soldiering On at the Comedy Theatre, London from 22 Oct. 1996, featuring Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack .
  • Programme for performances of Bed Among the Lentils, A Chip in the Sugar, A Lady of Letters, Her Big Chance, Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet and The Hand of God at the Minetta Lane Theatre, New York from 6 Apr. 2003, featuring Kathleen Chalfant, Daniel Davis, Christine Ebersole, Valerie Mahaffey, Lynn Redgrave and Brenda Whale.

Programmes for The Madness of George III, 1991-3
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/11
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Programme for performances at the Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre from 28 Nov. 1991.
  • Flyer for performances at the Theatre Royal Newcastle from 21 Apr. 1992.
  • Flyer for performances at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from 27 Apr. 1992.
  • Flyer for performances at the Theatre Royal, Bath from 18 May 1992.
  • Programme for performances at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore from Oct. 1993.

Programme for Kafka's Dick, 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/12
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Programme for performances at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 23 Jan.-15 Feb 1992.


Programme for The Lady in the Van, 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/13
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Programme for performances at the Queens Theatre, London from 19 Nov. 1999. Copy has been autographed by Maggie Smith.


Programme for The History Boys, 2004-6
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/14
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Brochure for National Theatre for Spring 2004 featuring The History Boys.
  • Programme for performances at the Lyttelton Theatre at the National Theatre from 18 May 2004. Plus cast list.
  • Programme for performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York from 23 Apr. 2006, includes inserts regarding cast changes.
  • Flyer for An Evening with Alan Bennett at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 24 Apr. 2006.

Invitation to Bodleian Library event, 2008
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 187/15
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Invitation to celebration of Alan Bennett's archive being received by the Bodleian Library, 27 Oct. 2008.
  • Keepsake text of The Dead Drummer by Thomas Hardy printed by the Bodleian Library in 2008 to mark the occasion of the gift of the archive.

D   Audio-visual material, 1978-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 188-92


Scope and Content:

Audio-visual recordings of television plays by Alan Bennett.


Video recording of A Visit From Miss Prothero, [1978]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 188
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

U-matic video tape titled "A Visit From Miss Prothero", undated but first broadcast on 11 Jan. 1978.


Video recording of Sunset Across the Bay, 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 189
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

U-matic video tape titled "Sunset Across the Bay. 1 Dec. 1978. Reel 1 of 2."


Video recording of Afternoon Off, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 190/1
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Video tape titled "Afternoon Off. 24 Jan. 1979. Parts 1 + 2."


Video recording of Afternoon Off, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 190/2
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Video tape titled "Afternoon Off Part 3."


Video recording of The Old Crowd, [1979]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 191/1
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

U-matic video tape titled "The Old Crowd Part 1", undated but first broadcast 27 Jan. 1979.


Video recording of The Old Crowd, [1979]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 191/2
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

U-matic video tapes titled "The Old Crowd "Parts 2 + 3.", undated but first broadcast 27 Jan. 1979.


Video recording of All Day on the Sands, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 192/1
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Video tapes titled "All Day on the Sands. 9 Feb. 1979. Parts 1 + 2"


Video recording of All Day on the Sands, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 192/2
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Video tape titled "All Day on the Sands. 9 Feb. 1979. Part 3."

E   Original box file labels and annotated folders, [c.1960s-2008]

Shelfmarks: MSS. Bennett 193-5


Scope and Content:

Packaging that the archive was originally received in. Only annotated material has been kept.


Original folders, [c.1960s-c.2008]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 193
Extent: 17 folders

Scope and Content:

Empty folders that Alan Bennett's archive was originally received in. Some folders have been annotated by Alan Bennett with quotations and ideas, for dialogue, names etc. Only those that have been significantly annotated have been retained. Please note that many of these are in a fragile and / or soiled state.


Original folders, [c.1960s-c.2008]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 194
Extent: 17 folders

Scope and Content:

Continued from MS. Bennett 193.


Original folders, [c.1960s-c.2008]
Shelfmark: MS. Bennett 195
Extent: 16 folders

Scope and Content:

Continued from MS. Bennett 194.

F   Photographs


Photographs removed from elsewhere in the papers, [1988-2004]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 471
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) removed from MS. Bennett 9/2
  • (fol. 2) removed from MS. Bennett 16/2, fol. 26
  • (fol. 3) removed from MS. Bennett 28/2, fol. 21
  • (fols. 4-5) removed from MS. Bennett 49, fol. 29
  • (fol. 6) removed from MS. Bennett 52, fol. 50
  • (fol. 7) removed from MS. Bennett 55, fol. 33
  • (fols. 8-9) removed from MS. Bennett 55, fol. 34
  • (fol. 10) removed from MS. Bennett 55, fol. 65
  • (fols. 11-12) removed from MS. Bennett 55, fols. 154-5
  • (fols. 13-15) removed from MS. Bennett 55, fol. 183
  • (fols. 16-18) removed from MS. Bennett 62, fols. 53-5
  • (fols. 19-26) removed from MS. Bennett 63, fols. 286-90
  • (fol. 27) removed from MS. Bennett 64, fol. 145
  • (fol. 28) removed from MS. Bennett 64, fol. 201
  • (fol. 29) removed from MS. Bennett 98, fol. 72
  • (fols. 30-2) removed from MS. Bennett 119, fols. 217-19
  • (fols. 33-8) removed from MS. Bennett 140, fol. 1
  • (fols. 39-42) removed from MS. Bennett 140, fol. 2
  • (fols. 43-6) removed from MS. Bennett 140, fol. 3
  • (fols. 47-54) removed from MS. Bennett 152, fols. 240-7
  • (fols. 55-7) removed from MS. Bennett 160, fols. 320-2
  • (fols. 58-9) removed from MS. Bennett 168, fol. 23 ( =Res.)
  • (fols. 60-1) removed from MS. Bennett 168, fol. 28 ( =Res.)

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