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Bax, Clifford, 1886-1962

Clifford Bax collection. --1924-1926. -- 3 cm of textual records.

Clifford Bax, critic, editor, and playwright, was born on 13 July 1886 in London. He was educated at the Slade and then the Heatherly Art Schools, finishing his education in Germany. He founded the Phoenix Society (1919-1926) to revive important Elizabethan and Restoration dramas. His first play to be staged was The Poetasters of Ispahan in 1912 and his plays continued to be staged regularly until 1946. Bax died on 18 November 1962.

The collection consists of news clippings and contains reviews of two of his ballad operas, Midsummer Madness (1924) and Mr. Pepys (1926). For correspondence by Bax to Frank and Joan Waters, see the J. L. Garvin, Frank Waters, and Oliver Woods fonds.

Title based on content of collection.
Collection was purchased as part of a book collection in 1986.
Finding aid available at the collection level only in hard copy and electronically.
There are no access restrictions.
Further accruals are not expected.

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Last Reviewed: February 2, 2009