|The mighty Gestetner Duplicating Machine|
So this is the material that I'm working from now. Faded, yellowing on thick, old fashioned paper, sometimes barely readable to the human eye let alone by OCR software. Oh, and one other handicap, most of these old scripts have been stored in a succession of wet old sheds and garages. The paper has rotted and mice and slugs have made away with large chunks. Trying to make sense of these crumbling documents is more archeology than reproduction. Sometimes I have a few handwritten notes that can guide me but often I have to interpolate paragraphs and pages using my rather inadequate memory. What I shall do to reclaim the plays that have vanished altogether, I'm not sure.