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Hugh Hunt Papers

Date range: 1924-1980.

Papers of Professor Hugh S. Hunt (1911-1993), Professor of Drama at Manchester University, 1961-1973.

The collection includes:

  • files on plays produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (including three plays jointly written by Hugh Hunt and Frank O'Connor), the Sydney Opera House and the Bristol and London Old Vic Companies
  • volumes of press cuttings concerning the Bristol and London Old Vics
  • programmes from the Abbey Theatre and English provincial theatres
  • correspondence relating to Hunt's appointments with the Bristol Old Vic, 1945-1949, the London Old Vic, 1949-1953, and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre, 1954-1958
  • miscellaneous articles and newsletters
  • a photograph album for the Oxford University Dramatic Society production of King John in 1933

Finding aids

Unpublished outline list.

Alternative form

Published microfiche: Theatre History Series, No. 3: The Hugh Hunt Collection in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (Haslemere: Emmett Publishing Ltd, 1990).


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library