Sunday, June 27, 2010
More amateur dramatics
I am intrigued to find out more about Mr F E Archer Smith. Judging from this and the other programme I published he wrote, acted in and produced plays around North Bucks. This one from Fenny Stratford's Town Hall, and it must be remembered that at this time Fenny Stratford was a more significant town than Bletchley.
Judging from the cast names the plays appear to be "of their time" in that the characters were mainly drawn from the aristocracy or upper middle classes. Working class people only appear as minor characters as servants or villains, known by surnames only, like "Hawkins" or "Shrivens".