Subseries 2.5
Scripts and librettos
Boxes 116-122

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of published and unpublished manuscripts and typescripts of scripts and librettos by Ted Hughes. In addition, the subseries also includes broadcast scripts, mainly from British Broadcasting Corporation programs, in which Hughes participated from 1960-1976.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Manuscripts and typescripts
Box Folder Content
116 1 Bardo Thodol, MS
116 2 Bardo Thodol, TS
116 3 Beauty and the Beast, MS
- - Beauty and the Beast, Proofs [See Subseries 2.5: The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof] The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof]
116 4 A Bedtime Story, MS
116 5 A Bedtime Story, TS
116 6 The Calm, MS draft of monologue fragment and TS fragments (photocopies) [See also Subseries 2.3: "My Uncle's Wound," and "The Road to Easington" MS (Not the OP) and Subseries 2.5: The Two Days of Man, MS and The Wound, MS] The Two Days of Man, MS and The Wound, MS]
116 7 The Candidate, MS
116 8 The Candidate, TS
116 9 The Coming of the Kings, MS and TS
116 10 The Coming of the Kings and other plays, Proof (Includes The Coming of Kings, The Tiger's Bones, Beauty and the Beast, and Sean, the Fool...) The Coming of Kings, The Tiger's Bones, Beauty and the Beast, and Sean, the Fool...)
116 11 Conference of the Birds, MS Notebook
116 12 Conference of the Birds, outlines, MS and TS
116 13 Conference of the Birds, Valley outlines, TS
116 14 Conference of the Birds, MS and TS of bird-language
116 15 Conference of the Birds, MS of poems
116 16 Conference of the Birds, MS of poems
117 1 Conference of the Birds, TS of poems, A-F
117 2 Conference of the Birds, TS of poems, G-O
117 3 Conference of the Birds, TS of poems, P-Y
117 4 Conference of the Birds, TS by part
117 5 Cooper's Creek, MS (loose)
117 6 Cooper's Creek, MS (from notebook)
117 7 Cooper's Creek, Story outline
117 8 Cooper's Creek, TS
117 9 The Demon of Adachigahara, MS and TS
117 10 The Demon of Adachigahara, score (3 copies)
117 11 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, plot outline
117 12 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS
117 13 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS
117 14 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS
118 1 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS
118 2 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS [Acc. 99-01-04]
118 3 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, MS [Acc. 99-01-04]
118 4 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, TS (original) [See also Subseries 2.2, Wodwo, "The Warriors of the North;" Subseries 2.3: "Crow Goes to the Movies;" and Subseries 2.5: "A Bedtime Story, MS" and "The House of Donkeys, MS" Wodwo, "The Warriors of the North;" Subseries 2.3: "Crow Goes to the Movies;" and Subseries 2.5: "A Bedtime Story, MS" and "The House of Donkeys, MS"
118 5 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, TS (copies)
118 6 The Difficulties of a Bridegroom, TS notes
118 7 The Dogs, MS
118 8 The Dogs, TS [See also Subseries 2.2: Recklings, "Small Events" and Moortown, "Children;" and Subseries 2.5: The Two Days of Man, MS]
118 9 Eat Crow, corrected TS w. some MS pages
118 10 Eat Crow, page proofs
118 11 The Head of Gold, MS
118 12 The House of Aries, TS (incomplete) [See also Subseries 2.2: Wodwo, "Gog"; Subseries 2.3: "Defending yourself, your children", "Lines of a Newborn Baby," MS and TS, and "Miscellaneous Notes"; and Subseries 2.5: Bardo Thodol, MS] Wodwo, "Gog"; Subseries 2.3: "Defending yourself, your children", "Lines of a Newborn Baby," MS and TS, and "Miscellaneous Notes"; and Subseries 2.5: Bardo Thodol, MS]
118 13 The House of Donkeys, MS
118 14 The House of Donkeys, TS
118 15 House of Taurus (page 58 only, includes astrological chart on verso [See also Subseries 2.2, Recklings, "Beech Tree" and "Last Lines"] Recklings, "Beech Tree" and "Last Lines"]
119 1 Orghast, Notebook
119 2 Orghast, Notebook binder of MS drafts
119 3 Orghast, MS pages
119 4 Orghast, MS and TS pages with translations
119 5 Orghast, MS
119 6 Orghast, MS
119 7 Orghast, MS
119 8 Orghast, MS draft of "Orghast: Talking without words" Orghast: Talking without words"
119 9 Orghast, Notes (typed)
120 1 Orghast, TS
120 2 Orghast, TS
120 3 Orghast, TS
120 4 Orghast Language, TS
120 5 Orghast, Addenda to 1971 draft of play
120 6 Orghast, Other writings about play
120 7 Orghast, Programs for Shiraz Festival performance
120 8 The Pig Organ, notebook
120 9 The Pig Organ, MS
120 10 The Pig Organ, corrected TS
120 11 The Pig Organ, miscellaneous correspondence and TS fragments
120 12 [The Price of a Bride?], MS
120 13 The Price of a Bride, TS [See also Subseries 2.2: Wodwo, "Skylarks," MS; Subseries 2.3: "Crow Goes to the Movies"; and Subseries 2.4b: Poetry in the Making, "Introduction" and Appendices and poems] Wodwo, "Skylarks," MS; Subseries 2.3: "Crow Goes to the Movies"; and Subseries 2.4b: Poetry in the Making, "Introduction" and Appendices and poems]
120 14 Sean, the Fool, the Devil and the Cats, MS
120 15 Sean, the Fool, the Devil and the Cats, TS
- - Sean, the Fool, the Devil and the Cats, Proofs [See Subseries 2.5: The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof] The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof]
121 1 Seneca's Oedipus, TS introduction
121 2 Seneca's Oedipus, page proof
121 3 Seneca's Oedipus, program for The National Theatre
121 4 Seneca's Oedipus, revision lines
121 5 Seneca's Oedipus, "Song for a Phallus," MS and TS[See also Subseries 2.2: Crow, "Song for a Phallus"] Crow, "Song for a Phallus"]
121 6 Spring Awakening, rehearsal TS
121 7 Spring Awakening, rehearsal S with corrections
121 8 Spring Awakening, corrected galley proofs
121 9 The Tiger's Bones, MS
121 10 The Tiger's Bones, TS
- - The Tiger's Bones, Proofs [See Subseries 2.5: The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof] The Coming of Kings and other plays, Proof]
121 11 Tobit, MS and TS
121 12 The Two Days of Man, MS
121 13 The Two Days of Man, corrected TS
121 14 Vasco, MS and correspondence
121 15 Vasco, TS
121 16 The Word and the Holy One, TS (p. 14 only)
121 17 The Wound, MS
121 18 The Wound, TS
121 19 Unidentified MS play fragments [mostly early and mid 1960s]
121 20 Unidentified script, 1 MS page
Broadcast scripts
122 1 "Creatures," Themes, May 1960
122 2 "The Odyssey (Homer), VI: (Part 1) 'The Storm' (Book V), November 1960
122 3 "The Wound," February 1962
122 4 Meet My Folks, Listening and Writing, March 1962 [1st page only]
122 5 "The Poetry of Keith Douglas," May 1962
122 6 "Creatures of the Air," Listening and Writing, June 1962
122 7 "Difficulties of a Bridegroom," January 1963 and November 1965
122 8 "Learning to Think," Listening and Writing, May 1963
122 9 "The Rock," Writers on Themselves, September 1963
122 10 "Talks for Sixth Forms," October 1963
122 11 "Moon Creatures," Listening and Writing, October 1963
122 12 "Voss by Patrick White," The Novel Today, 4 January 1964
122 13 "The Dogs," February 1964
122 14 "The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard," Reading and Rereading, 10 April 1964 [See also Subseries 2.5: The Candidate, MS] The Candidate, MS]
122 15 "Writing about Landscape," Listening and Writing, May 1964
122 16 "The Tiger's Bones," Listening and Writing, November-December 1965
122 17 "Gnat-Song and Second Glance at a Jaguar," Poetry Now, July 1966
122 18 "The Poetry of Vasco Popa," October 1966
122 19 "Religion in its Contemporary Context," January 1967
122 20 "The Head of Gold, Part II, The Word of the Holy Ones," Living Language, September 1967
122 21 "The Head of Gold, Part III, Daniel and the Lions," Living Language, October 1967
122 22 "Yehuda Amichai," Poems translated and introduced by Assia Gutman and read by Ted Hughes, Radio Three, 12 December 1968
122 23 Crow from the Life and Songs of the Crow, October 1970
122 24 "Crossing the Water by Sylvia Plath," MS and TS, July 1971
122 25 "Yehuda Amichai," Radio 3, 26 May 1976 [with introduction by Ted Hughes]
122 26 "Magic Phrase," MS, potential BBC program [See also Subseries 2.3: "Three Things Time Will Not Spare"]
122 27 Unidentified BBC script, p. 9-17
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