Harvey Crane Collection (HC)

SWiB Reference HC
Accession Number 2
Coverage Temporal 1957-1983
Type Printed / Photographic

Administrative Detail -

Born and educated in London, Harvey Crane was a fan of the theatre since the age of eighteen when he first appeared in Hamlet with the Richard Meadows White Company, this led to many roles on both the variety and legitimate stage.

Following the Second World War he resided in Devon and became a regular contributor for 'The Western Evening Herald' and 'The Stage'.

The HC collection, deposited with the South West Image Bank in 2007, contains many of his newspaper reviews, associated programmes and photographs pertaining to productions in Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Plymouth and Cornwall.

Extent

47 items

Scope and Content

The collection contains many of Harvey Crane's newspaper reviews, associated programmes and photographs pertaining to productions in Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Plymouth and Cornwall.

Content relates to productions featured at the Palace Theatre, Globe Theatre, Central Hall and Theatre Royal by notable local theatre companies including the Tamaritans, the Carmenians, Plymouth Amateur Dramatic Society, Plymstock Amateur Operatic Society, Plymouth Police Dramatic Society, Tavistock Amateur Operatic Society, Tecalemit Drama Group, the Presbyterian Players, Plymouth Shakspere Society, the Tavonians, and the Swarthmore Players amongst many others.

The volumes can be produced to view in our search room. Contact us to book an appointment or to request further information.

Access Conditions

Open access.

Reproduction Conditions

Reproduction from scanned surrogates of originals where copyright does not apply.

Related Units of Description

Images of playbills and prints are available on the Applause Southwest website, which is hosted by Plymouth Library.

Publication Note

See (1980) Crane, Harvey., Playbill, A History of the Theatre in the West Country. (Search Room copy available to view).

Note

Description compiled by Stacey Dyer, Archivist, 1 October 2008.


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