authentic john waldie
I could not be more enthusiastic about finding the UCLA John Waldie Theatre Commentaries even if John Waldie hadn’t ‘hung out’ with Langham Christie. Mr Christie was an added bonus!! I just wish someone would put up (or publish) ALL of the diaries (I am fanatical about “complete editions”). It takes a bit of time to see how the search function works, but once you get the hang of it, out comes some really wonderful comments about life in the period of the Smiths and Goslings. One wish is for the script to be less like 1970s typed paper, but when such a vast amount of information goes online, who can complain? A good place to start is with the introduction, but all volumes should be accessible through this link.
Full finding aid for UCLA’s Waldie Collection may be viewed here.
- Check out this interesting item: a set of Scott books once owned by John Waldie! At the website Quill & Brush.
- The Introduction to Catherine Burroughs’ Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840 makes use of the Waldie journals.