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Chislett, Anne
TitleChislett, Anne
Scope and Content of FondsPapers of Anne Chislett were first deposited with the Archives in September of 1992 with subsequent deposits arriving annually and semi-annually from her. The papers were generated during the years 1975-1997 and detail the playwriting activities of Anne Chislett as well as her efforts to get her plays produced across Canada and in one case, on the international scene. - - This collection allows researchers to examine the writing style of Anne Chislett and see how she went from being an unknown playwright to a critically acclaimed writer and producer as well as co-founder of a provinvial theatre company. It also provides financial data to enable researchers to see what expenses and monetary risks are involved with theatrical performances. - - It is not only the details about Anne Chislett that are important however. There are notes and drafts of a majrity of Chislett's plays, some of which never made it to the stage or publisher. Tey are now only available here in this collection. These notes and drafts show how intense the playwriting process was for Anne Chislett, with drafts sometimes being dated years apart. It is material such as this which forms the bulk of the collection and in some instsnces, one may trace the development of each play from earliest notes to the cast lists of each production. - - Apart from literary papers, there are programs and posters from theatres and theatre festivals. These publications offer a broad glimpse of theatre activities is Ontario and across Canada. The photographs, though few in number, display scenes from productions of Chislett's plays. The most numerous are from the Japanese tour of "The Tomorrow Box" (1980). There are also pictures of Chislett, and of social gatherings by her and friends. - - This collection documents the professional life of a woman with a strong desire to share her theatrical skills with others, and being commended for it by friends, fans, and leaders of the Canadian theatre. -
Extent of Fonds50 centimetres, 28 photographs
Author of Finding AidWalsh, Greg
Date of Finding Aid1998
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections - Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of the material in this collection. Copyright regulations may apply.
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