The Raeburn Collection

1.1 Reference code: 
1.3 Dates: 
1950s - 2011
1.5 Extent and media: 
5 boxes, 9 hours of digital audio files
2.1 Creator: 
David Raeburn
2.2 Administrative History: 
David Raeburn was a teacher of Classics and a school headmaster. His special interests lie in Greek tragedy, Roman poetry and the spoken delivery of Greek and Latin. David has been key in the revival of the Greek play, both in the original and in translation, and has directed many student productions of Greek drama, including the Bradfield and Cambridge Greek plays. An ardent enthusiast for making Classics widely accessible, he set up, and for 18 years directed, a flourishing Summer School in Ancient Greek (JACT) that still runs annually. Now an octogenarian, he is still sharing his love of classical literature with students as a Lector in Classical languages at New College, Oxford, and continues to direct performances of Greek drama. This collection is comprised of personal records of David Raeburn's productions, such as annotated promptbooks, in particular the Bradfield School Greek play, which he twice took to mainland Europe to perform in the Delphiad festivals (see Leyhausen-Spiess collection).
2.3 Archival History: 
Series: Bradfield College productions Series: Cambridge productions Series: Oxford productions
3.1 Scope and Content: 
Production and rehearsal photographs, programmes, audiovisual recordings
3.3 Accruals: 
3.4 System of Arrangement: 
4.1 Conditions of Access: 
Consult archivist
4.3 Languages and Scripts: 
4.5 Finding Aids: 
Box list available
6.1 Archivist's note: 
Sub-fonds level description created by Naomi Setchell in 2011
7.2 Rules and Conventions: 
APGRD general conventions


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