Gray, Simon (1936- )
Scope:
The Simon Gray collection primarily consists of manuscripts, and includes some additional items.

Manuscripts for novels by Gray in the collection include Colmain (Faber and Faber, 1962); Simple People (Faber and Faber, 1964); Little Portia (Faber and Faber, 1966); and A Comeback for Stark (Faber and Faber, 1967).

Manuscripts for plays by Gray in the collection include Sleeping Dog (teleplay version published by Faber and Faber, 1968); Wise Child (first produced on the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre, Oct. 10, 1967; published by Faber and Faber, 1968, and Samuel French, 1974); Dutch Uncle (first produced in Brighton, England, at Theatre Royal, Mar. 3, 1969; published that year by Faber and Faber); Spoiled (first produced in Glasgow, Scotland, at Close Theatre Club, 1970; published by Methuen, 1971); The Idiot, adapted from the novel by Dostoyevsky (first produced on the West End at National Theatre, July 15, 1970; published by Methuen, 1971); Butley (first produced in Oxford, England, at Oxford Playhouse, July 7, 1971; published by Methuen, 1971, and Viking, 1972); Pig in a Poke (published with Close of Play by Heinemann, 1984); Fair’s Fair; Helping Hands; The Interviewer; The Public Image ; and The Style of the Countess .

Other manuscripts by Gray in the collection include miscellaneous essays, outlines, and fragments.

Additional material in the collection includes letters from Penny Cooke (Olive Goodwin Associates) and Bernadette Kelly, as well as a program for Spoiled at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Feb. 1971.

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Notable Figures
1. Gray, Simon, 1936-2008
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