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Finding-Aid for the Duncan Collection (WTU00186)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Duncan Collection
Creator: Duncan , Ronald Frederick Henry , 1914- , British poet.
Call number: WTU00186
Call number: [Accessions: 1015]
Language: English

Access and Use:

House of Books.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processing: September, 1969.NUCMC for fall, 1970 report

Contents List
box-folder   2/DuncanRFH  
1946: Printed text of the libretto of the Rape of Lucretia, music by Benjamin Britten, published by Boosey and Hawkes Ltd., London, et. al. ( 1 item (56 pp.) 5×8": Green covers)   
Scope: Insertion between front cover and title page, in the hand of Ronald Duncan, "The Rape of Lucretia original & first text printed for the first production at Glyndbourne[sic]. On this text, Britten & I made cuts & revision notes for the revised edition of the opera which was produced the subsequent year at Glyndbourne[sic], Covent Garden & Salzburg." Ms. corrections and additions in red and black ink, and pencil, in Ronald Duncan's hand, on pp. 12-17, Act I scene 1; pp. 24 and 28, scene 2; pp. 30-32, Act II scene 1; p. 41, Interlude; pp. 42, 44-45, 48-52, 56, Act II scene2. Inserts include ms. laid between pp. 12 and 13; ts. with ms. revisions between 14 and 15; ts. with ms. revisions between 16 and 17; ts. with ms. revisions between pp. 30 and 31; ts. with ms. addition between pp. 40 and 41; 3 ts., one with ms. revisions between 48 and 49. On p. 51 "see insert B," insert is missing. Clippings also laid in.