RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 429/1/14
Alt Ref NoWG E 8
Extent1 file
TitleBreak My Heart radio play typescript and Lord of the Flies playscript
DescriptionPhotostat typescript of a radio play entitled 'Break My Heart', from BBC archives annotated, many deletions, possibly professional. 50 sheets. Items of dialogue numbered in sequence. Produced by Nesta Pain, plus various details on broadcast and rehearsal times. The play deals with life in a boys' school where a boy gets into trouble for refusing to learn by heart the speech from Hamlet about Hamlet's adultery with Claudius. Some details may have been taken from 'Short Measure' an unpublished novel by Golding, written before 'Lord of the Flies'. Draws on Golding's experiences as a teacher at Bishop Wordsworth's School. One interchange (cut) may describe Golding himself (p.31).

Photostat Typescript of unknown origin, 1960s or 1970s. 30 sheets. Stage adaptation of 'Lord of the Flies'. The boys in the script are Australian and some of the language is Australian dialect. There is no other indication of the provenance of this script and no MS annotations by Golding.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameGolding; Sir William, Gerald (1911-1993); writer
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