The Religious Drama Society Archive
The Religious Drama Society archive contains various materials relating to the society, including meeting minutes and related correspondence.
- Created: 1940-1951
- Other: Majority of material found in 1947-1948
Conditions Governing Access
Copies or publication of materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Religious Drama Council became the Religious Drama Society in September 1929. It describes its mission on the front of its journal, Christian Drama, as follows: "To foster the art of drama as a means of religious expression and to assist the production of plays which explore and interpret the Christian view of life." The first president of the society was the Bishop of Chichester, and after its reorganization in 1938, E. Martin Browne became honorary director. Among the supporters of the society were Charles Williams, and Dorothy L. Sayers, who later joined the Council of the society, as well as became vice president in the 1950s. The current website for the society is: http://www.radiusdrama.org.uk/.
The material in this archive was acquired at auction from Sotheby's in London by the Wade Center in 2000. The original Sotheby's lots included in this archive are: Lot 292, iv; the contents of folder 2 come from Lot 292, vii and Lot 300, iv.
1.00 box : 2 folders
0.1 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Contents are arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
Stored with the New Cosmology and Religious Book Club archives (A-63, A-64). There is an acquisition file for this collection. There is a research copy of this collection.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- The Religious Drama Society Archive
- Laura Schmidt
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