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Fonds RC0552 - Saarlouis Theatrical Committee fonds

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Saarlouis Theatrical Committee fonds

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RC0552

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  • 1918 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Saarlouis Theatrical Committee (1918)

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The members of the Saarlouis Theatrical Committee were G.M. Sheppard, P.G. Diplock, E.J. Edward, H.W. Crook, K. Ashcroft, and W.T. Stevens. All of the men were with the British military; several of them held the ranking of lieutenant. From March to December 1918, the Committee staged fifteen productions, including variety shows, orchestral shows, and fancy dress balls, all but one of these in Saarlouis, France (now Germany).

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The fonds consists of a bound album compiled by E.J. Edward containing a list of all productions, cast lists, written descriptions of the costumes supplemented by watercolour illustrations of the productions, and b&w photographs of the cast in performance. There is also a b&w photograph of the committee in military uniform and a b&w photograph of the orchestra, many who were also members of the committee.

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Fonds was purchased at Sotheby's auction of 28 May 1985.

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