Scripts, Colenso - A Play

Osborne, Harry
Munro, James Stuart Burnett
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Typed scripts for the play titled: Colenso - A Play, written by Harry Osborne.

There are two full, bound copies of the play and many bound copies of individual scenes.

The play is divided into seven scenes, based on years of Colenso's life: 1842, 1843, 1847, 1853, 1862, 1885, 1899.
Characters in the play include: W Colenso, Bishop Selwyn, Henry Williams, Elizabeth Colenso, Mrs Hamlin, Alexander Alexander, Captain, Grindell, Henry Hill, Mrs Anderson and Samuel Williams.

a) Colenso - A Play
Full script. Attached to the inside of the front cover is a newspaper clipping photograph of Mr Osborne. Attached to the inside of the back cover is an envelope which contains:

b) A letter from J S B Munro, Director of the Hawke's Bay and East Coast Art Society to Mr Harry Osborne, dated 27 September 1963, regarding obtaining a script of the play.

c) A letter dated 23 October 1963 regarding Mr Osborne's six attempts at writing the play and difficulties trying to get the play published.

d) An envelope.

e) A handwritten list of cast members from a reading held in April 1965.

f) A handwritten list of cast members from a reading in July 1965.

g) Colenso - A Play
Full script. A note on the front cover reads: This is the version used for the printed book of the play.

h) Collection of various scenes from the play, some with the actors names at the top, some with handwritten annotations.
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Full script typed in black ink with cardboard cover, bound through spine by a shoe lace.
Typed pages bound by staples and studs.
Length x Width: 380 x 234mm
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1954-55 / COLENSO / A Play. By H. Osborne / Colenso Papers. Vol. X, Label, Sticker
COLENSO / (A Play) / (1965) / by Harry Osborne, Label, Sticker
This is the version used / for the printed book of / the play, Inscription, Handwritten
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