Roose-Evans, James (1927- )

The James Roose-Evans collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and photographs.

Correspondence includes letters to Roose-Evans, ranging from 1962 to 1983.  Notable correspondents are various playwrights actors, novelists, singers, agents, producers, directors, and politicians, including: Sir Frederick Ashton, Eileen Atkins, Enid Bagnold, Janet Baker, Peter Barkworth, Alan Bennett, John Braine, Eleanor Bron, Gladys Calthrop, Alexander Cohen, Sir Peter Daubeny, Isabel Dean, Judi Dench, Lady Ruth Fermoy, James Forsyth, Sir Peter Hall, Susan Hampshire, Helene Hanff, James Henley, Barbara Hepworth, Ted Hughes, Gordon Jackson, Laurie Lee, Peter Luke, Geraldine McEwan, Frank Marcus, Christopher Robin Milne, Malcolm Muggeridge, Julia Trevelyan Oman, Flora Robson, Maria St. Just, Ted Shawn, Tom Stoppard, Janet Suzman, Jeremy Thorpe, Carl Van Vechten, Auberon Waugh, Rebecca West, Kenneth Williams and Tennessee Williams.

Manuscripts consist of drafts with Roose-Evans’ edits and comments, and annotated production scripts of his play 84 Charing Cross Road (1981).

Printed material includes a cue list, production schedule, and director’s notes, set design information, Broadway audition material and box office returns for 84 Charing Cross Road. Also includes newspaper clippings and reviews, playbills and promotional matter. Also includes programs from awards ceremonies from 1982 to 1983. Also includes an obituary for Helene Hanff written by Roose-Evans and a 1997 program for the memorial service of Helene Hanff.

Photographs consists of images of Roose-Evans with Helene Hanff from 1981; a publicity photograph of Roose-Evans, David Swift, and Rosemary Leach, photographs of illustrations for the set design illustration, and photographs of the Broadway production of 84 Charing Hill Road.

Notable Figures
1. Roose-Evans, James
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
2. Theater – Production and direction
3. Theatrical producers and directors
4. English drama – 20th century
5. Dramatists, English
6. Actors
7. Playbills
8. English literature – 20th century
9. Photographs