Fonds Fonds 2036 - Department of Drama

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Department of Drama

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Fonds 2036

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  • 1940-1979, predominant 1948-1971 (Creation)

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3.1 m of textual records

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The Department of Drama was established in with the help of a Rockefeller Foundation grant in 1945, and became the first recognized Drama Department in the British Commonwealth. Courses were designed to develop knowledge and skills of all phases of theatre: acting, stagecraft, design, directing, theatre history, and play interpretation. Greystone theatre was formed in 1950 as a vehicle for applying the theoretical aspects of theatre to stage productions. The following have served as head of the Department of Drama: E. Jones (1945-1971); D.F. Nalbach (1971-1975); T. Kerr (1976-1986); R. Mavor (1986-1990); and F. Edell (1990- ).

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This fonds is divided into four accessions. The first consists of the departmental correspondence and reports. The majority of this accession deals with the organization and production of Summer Tours to small centres in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (1948-1950). The second accession includes a calender of performances (1946-1969), scripts and prompt books. The third accession includes class lists, lecture notes, annual reports (1955-1975), Greystone Theatre records and files relating to Drama Department productions (1947-1971). Production files contain programs, photos, reviews, box office receipts, correspondence, cast lists etc. The fourth accession contains lecture notes, essays, and writings of Emrys Jones, the first head of the department.

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Access to files containing personal information about faculty, staff or students in restricted.

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