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Subseries The Latin Play
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Cast Lists

Lists of parts with names of cast for Latin Plays; some seem to be draft copies and others are final versions. The sub-series is incomplete.

Epilogues and Prologues

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.

General Administration

The sub-series contains material relating to the general administrative records and correspondence concerning all aspects of logistical planning for the Latin Play. This includes indexes of addresses to send invitations and tickets to, instructions for those assisting with the play, audience seating plans and production notes. The sub-series is incomplete and most material dates from the first half of the 20th Century.

Production of the Latin Play

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.

Protests against abolition

The sub-series contains indexes of names of those protesting against the discontinuation of the Latin Play, as well as correspondence on this subject. Some material has been taken from the A series. Where this is the case the previous reference number is given.

Reception of the Latin Play

Records and correspondence relating to research on the history of the Latin Play, and to the issue of its continuation. Includes articles and correspondence, and correspondence and records relating to protests made by parents and former pupils against the abolition of the tradition of the Latin Play.


Sketches and drawings of the drop scenes for the Latin Play. Also included is a drawing for costume design. The sub-series is incomplete.

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