The Library Theatre: Historical Documents

Scarborough Library holds one of the most significant collection of documents relating to Stephen Joseph and the Library Theatre. The Stephen Joseph Theatre Collection contains correspondence, programmes and plans chronicling the early years of what is now the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
From this page you can see some of the significant documents held in the collection, several of which are arguably amongst the most important historical documents relating to the creation of the now internationally famous Stephen Joseph Theatre.
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Stephen Joseph's initial letter to Scarborough Library about theatre-in-the-round.

Stephen Joseph's second letter to Scarborough Library with more detailed proposals.

Scarborough Theatre Guild letter inviting members to the Library Theatre's opening night.

The first sketch of the layout of the Library Theatre by Stephen Joseph.

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Invitiation / ticket for Scarborough Theatre Guild members attending the Library Theatre's first night.

The cover of the programme for the first play at the Library Theatre, Circle Of Love by Eleanor D. Glaser.

Letter from Stephen Joseph confirming a second season and reviewing the firsts season.

Interior of the programme for Circle Of Love highlighting some of the people involved producing the play.

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Page 2 of Stephen's letter reviewing the first year of the Library Theatre.
Extract from a letter by Stephen Joseph responding to criticism opt the Library Theatre abandoning the National Anthem during performances.

With many thanks to Scarborough Library.