Texts: Unpublished

This page is devoted to manuscripts that were either never meant to be published (e.g. revusical scripts) or which for some reason or another were never made public by their authors . The  manuscripts are presented either in their original form (as digitised copies) and/or as edited or transcribed versions.
Not all manuscripts are complete.

Contents

1. At the Grand (Nat Phillips)
2. A Sporting Chance (Nat Phillips)
3. What Oh Tonight (Nat Phillips)
4. Yes We Don’t (Nat Phillips)
5. Edited Scripts: Abbreviations and Explanations to Footnotes
6. Poetry & Short Stories
7. Lyrics
8. Patter and Comedy Routines

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1. AT THE GRAND

Nat Phillips (1924)  /  aka Bellboys

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2. A SPORTING CHANCE

Nat Phillips  (1916)

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3. WHAT OH TONIGHT

Nat Phillips (1916)  /  aka Manicure, Sir?

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4. YES WE DON’T

Nat Phillips (1916)  /  aka Plumbers

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5. EDITED SCRIPTS

Abbreviations and Explanations to Footnotes

The original text provides stage entry and exit directions, but not always.  The directions include, for example, stage positions (i.e. Centre, Stage Left etc). To ensure uniformity, these directions have been left out of the edited version.
The original manuscript contains the directions “Bis” which is believed to have implied either a wholly improvised comedy section or an agreed upon/standard comic routine.
Add:    Addition:   Indicates that a line has been handwritten onto the manuscript to either replace or add to the text/directions.  The changes are almost always reproduced in this edited version – unless otherwise noted. Any text that has been replaced by the later changes is reproduced here in inverted commas (i.e.  “What do you want?”) with all spelling and grammatical errors included.
Dlt: Deleted: Indicates that a typed line has been crossed out by Nat Phillips with no replacement dialogue/directions. The original line is included if legible.
Ex: Expression:      Indicates that the structure of a particular passage is unclear or incorrectly written and has been edited in order to make more sense. The original line is reproduced here in inverted commas (i.e. “two mug”) but otherwise recorded exactly as typed – including typographical, grammatical and spelling errors.
Sp: Spelling: The word in inverted commas immediately following Sp indicates the way a particular word is spelled in the manuscript.  Most of the spelling errors have been corrected as part of the editorial process – except when it appears that such variations are deliberate.  If there is any confusion as to meaning or intention this is highlighted in the footnotes under the Sp abbreviation.

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6. POETRY & SHORT STORIES

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7. LYRICS

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8. PATTER & COMEDY ROUTINES

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Published on February 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm  Comments Off on Texts: Unpublished