This series contains items concerning events held in Westminster Abbey which directly concern the Royal Family, such as Coronations, Weddings and Funerals, as well as a small number of additional events such as coronation and wedding anniversaries. Not all events attended by the Royal Family are held in this series and such events where a representative of the Royal Family was present but the event had a different primary focus are held elsewhere in the Westminster Abbey collection, as best suits their primary theme.
Papers relating to the arrangements for the production and performance of the Latin Play. Includes cast lists, sketches and drawings for scenery, Epilogues and Prologues spoken at performances of the play and samples of programmes and tickets for the play. Also includes lists of names and addresses of individuals to receive tickets, production notes covering all aspects of rehearsal and performance and draft seating plans and arrangements for individual performances.
Watercolour painting showing different aspects of scenery and backdrop at different dates for Latin Play: 1850, 1857 and 1897. Shows drop scene designed by Sir Charles Robert Cockerell (OW), and includes pasted copy of newspaper cutting from The Times.
Pen and watercolour drawing of man in classical clothing. An annotation at the foot of the drawing reads 'Old Man: Tunic of Pallium.' Possibly a design drawing for the 'authentic' costumes introduced by Head Master Richard Williamson's from 1839.
Handwritten and printed Epilogues and Prologues which were composed to be spoken at performances of the Latin Plays. Prologues were often composed by the Headmaster and contained obituraries for school alumni. Epilogues were composed by the King's Scholars and performed in modern dress, offering a satire of contemporary world events. The sub-series is incomplete.