Cilento Gift Scripts

Cilento Gift Scripts

The Cilento Gift Scripts is a collection of original scripts and related creative documents by Diane Cilento and Anthony Shaffer, bequeathed to QUT Library as part of The Cilento Gift.

The original scripts have been digitised and made available for the benefit of scholars everywhere. It is hoped that this collection will inform and inspire a new generation of artists.

Only a year before her death, actor and writer Diane Cilento had become the first Artist in Residence for QUT's Creative Industries Faculty. Diane found the experience invigorating. When Diane died in October 2011, her children Giovanna Volpe and Jason Connery pondered how to continue her legacy – her love for performance and for mentoring young artists – and remembered this connection to QUT when they came to distribute her estate.