Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US27/57
TitleGordon Bottomley Silverdale, Carnforth, to Nicoll
Extent1 item
Date27 January 1939
DescriptionNeville Chamberlain's visit to Rome. He does not think highly of him. Appeasement cannot work indefinitely. He is encouraged by Roosevelt's address to Congress. Would like to go to Syracuse in April to see productions of Aias and Hecuba but Mussolini's activities make this a doubtful plan. Discusses Nicoll's article `Nationalism or poetry' in Footnotes to the theatre; disagrees with Nicoll's belief that a new kind of verse will come from changes in daily speech. Iambic pentameter comes from `the roots of our language'. His own contribution to poetic drama
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