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7:84 (England) Theatre Company: Records and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS SEVEN84

Scope and Contents

The papers include unpublished playscripts by John McGrath, Ewan MacColl, Steve Gooch, Adrian Mitchell and others. There are numerous production files, records relating to McGrath's early career, correspondence with other theatre and television companies, scrapbooks and miscellaneous correspondence, together with articles and interviews regarding the Company, and J.P. Simond, 'Ethique et Esthetique dans le Theatre de John McGrath', a 1994 Metz PhD thesis (2 volumes). The collection also contains extensive correspondence with the various theatre funding bodies, relating to when public funding of the company was cut in 1984-1985.


  • Creation: 1966-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


34 archive box(es) (34 boxes, 2 volumes paper) : paper

2 volume(s) (34 boxes, 2 volumes paper)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Elizabeth MacLennan.

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Repository Details

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