NLW ex 2735.
Acting script of The Protagonists,
- 1968. (Creation)
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Writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain (1912-1971) was born and raised in Bangor, Caernarfonshire, and educated privately before embarking on her art studies at the Royal Academy, London in 1931. In 1935 Chamberlain married the artist John Petts. The following year the couple moved to Llanllechid, where they set up the Caseg Press, producing postcards and bookplates, and also the Caseg Broadsheets - featuring poetry by Chamberlain and others - with the poet and writer Alun Lewis. Chamberlain's marriage to Petts ended in 1946. Thereafter she lived briefly in Germany before settling on Bardsey Island, where she wrote and painted until, in 1961, she moved to the Greek island of Idhra. In 1967 Chamberlain returned to Bangor, where she died in 1971. Amongst Chamberlain's major published works are the poetic anthology The Green Heart (London, 1958) (dedicated to Karl von Laer), Tide-Race (London, 1962), an account of her life on Bardsey, her only novel The Water Castle (London, 1964), A Rope of Vines (London, 1965), chronicling her time on Ydra, Poems With Drawings (London, 1969), and Alun Lewis and the Making of the Caseg Broadsheets (London, 1969).
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Dr Alan McPherson; Buckminster; Donation; July 2011; 006126192.
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A copy of the acting script for The Protagonists by Brenda Chamberlain in which Alan McPherson played the part of Phredd in the 1968 production, together with postcards and notes written to Alan McPherson by Brenda Chamberlain in the lead up to the performance of the play.
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Preferred citation: NLW ex 2735.
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- Chamberlain, Brenda (Creator)
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