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The Latin Play
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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.

Press cutting

Newpaper cutting from The Graphic showing a cartoon drawing of the Westminster Latin Play with the caption 'The Westminster Latin Play'

The Daily Graphic

Letter from W. H. Williams

Letter to from Watkin H. Williams (studied at Westminster School 1858-1863) Lawrence Tanner (Grant's 1905-1909; History Master 1920-1932) concerning the proposed attendance of King George VI at the Latin Play and recording author's mother's recollections of visit of William IV to the Latin Play and Lord Byron's performance at it. This item was removed from the A series 13/05/2015. The previous reference number is given above.


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

Painting of drop screen

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.

Fenton, F.

Latin Play Programme

Programme for performance of Andria. Gives a synopsis of the plot of the play and also gives an obituary list of school alumni. A list of cast members is on the front page.

Westminster School

Addresses for the College Play

Volume containing lists of names and addresses of attendees to be sent tickets to the College Latin Play for the year 1856. School alumni are indicated by the abbreviation 'O.W.' and the performance for which tickets should be sent is given next to names. There are some later annotations giving dates of death for some attendees. Names are indexed alphabetically.

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