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Music: theatre and television productions


Records relating to music composed, arranged and/or selected by Guy Woolfenden for theatre and television productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), as well as productions staged at the Comédie-Française, Paris, and the Burgtheater, Vienna. This series also contains music by other composers commissioned by Woolfenden during his time as the RSC's Head of Music, as well as material inherited or acquired by Woolfenden in this role.

The records include original manuscript music, lists of music and sound cues, annotated play texts, lyrics, correspondence and notes.

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    287 items

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    Woolfenden, Guy

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Related material

71 files relating to Royal Shakespeare Company productions for which Woolfenden composed or arranged the music deposited at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust by the RSC before 1997 are in the series RSC/MU/2 and RSC/MU/3.

See also the records of the RSC Sound Department in RSC/SO.

For further information on the development of the RSC Music Department and Sound Department see Millie Taylor, 'Theatre Music and Sound at the RSC: Macbeth to Matilda' (Palgrave: 2018).

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