Series 3
Chinese trip, 1956
Box 2: folders 1-36

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of materials relating to Robinson's trip to Communist China in 1956. As senior Irish dramatist, Robinson was invited by the Chinese government to lecture on George Bernard Shaw for the centenary celebration of Shaw's birth. The materials include correspondence, invitations, speech material, and photographs.

Also included are a number of manuscripts (some written while Robinson was in Peking) relating mainly to George Bernard Shaw and theatre programs from The Dublin Drama League in which Robinson served as Vice President and W.B. Yeats served as President.

Box Folder Content
2 1 Addresses in China
2 2 Bookmark (?) with portrait of Shaw and Ibsen
2 3 Correspondence, 1956
2 4 Envelopes [empty]
2 5 Invitations [in Chinese]
2 6 Name [Lennox Robinson’s] in Chinese
2 7 Notes [outline] by Robinson on China trip
2 8 Passport, 1946-1956
2 9 Photographs, Church scene
2 10 Photographs, Misc.
2 11 Photographs, Shaw-Ibsen confererence [includes shots of Robinson]
2 12 Photographs, Theatre scenes
2 13 Printed material: “George Bernard Shaw,” by Lennox Robinson
2 14 Program [in Chinese]
2 15 Program, Theatre: “Nora” [in Chinese]
2 16 Program, Theatre: “Three Mountains,” China Peking Operation Institute
2 17 Radio script, broadcast of Lennox Robinson, Peking, August 1956
2 18 Receipt, Moscow, 1956
2 19 Report, “La Vie Religieuse et L’Activitie des Chretiens de L’Engise Catholique du Diocese de Shanghia,” TS
2 20 Speech notes, Peking, August 1956
Manuscripts
2 21 “G.B.S.,” TS [Review of St. John Ervine’s Bernard Shaw (written while in Peking, 1956)]
2 22 “Opera,” TS (written while in Peking, dated August 10 [1956])
2 23 “Playwriting,” TS
2 24 “Section Two: Early London Days,” TS
2 25 “Shanghai,” TS
2 26 Fragments, re Shaw
Theatre Programs, The Dublin Drama League
2 27 “Fashions for Men,” by Frantz Molnar, The Dublin Drama League, 24 and 25 April [?]
2 28 “Heartbreak House,” by George Bernard Shaw, The Dublin Drama League, 14 and 15 March [?]
2 29 “The Pretty Sabine Women,” by Leonid Andreyev and “A Night at an Inn,” by Lord Dunsany, The Dublin Drama League, 27 April 1919
2 30 “The Stronger,” by August Strindberg; “The Saloon,” by Henry James; “A Perfect Day,” by Emile Mazard, The Dublin Drama League, 13 and 14 November 1921 [with clipping]
2 31 “The Passion Flower,” by Jacinto Benavente, The Dublin Drama League, 9 and 10 November 1924
2 32 “The Cloister,” by Emile Verhaeren, The Dublin Drama League, 15 and 16 March 1925
2 33 “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell and “The Emperor Jones,” by Eugene O’Neal, The Dublin Drama League, 17 and 17 January 1927
2 34 “Ceasar and Cleopatra,” by George Bernard Shaw, The Dublin Drama League, 29 and 30 May 1927
Miscellaneous
2 35 Correspondence, to and from Millie, her parents, her brother Bob, 1937-1941 [relationship to collection unknown]
2 36 Illustration: Lennox Robinson portrait by James Sleator, 1942
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