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Newfoundland Performing Arts Scripts
TitleNewfoundland Performing Arts Scripts
Scope and Content of FondsThis collection contains copies of scripts of local theatrical productions written for the stage, radio and television. The collection commenced in 1982 when actor Rick Boland was employed for a short period to help set up the Newfoundland Performing Arts Archive Project, a joint project of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies of the Queen Elizabeth II Library and the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive. The collection would document original script writing in Newfoundland. - - Many of the scripts are radio plays which were photocopied from those contained in collections in the Archives and Special Collections. As collections from theatre companies, individual actors and writers are received by the Archives, scripts from the collections are copied for inclusion in the Script Collection. - - Researchers should be aware that partial scripts and notes towards scripts are to be found in various collections and these should be checked if a script is not listed in this finding aid. The collection will be of interest to students of Newfoundland drama and has grown into a valuable resource for academic researchers as well as those restaging productions. - -
Extent of Fonds180 cm of textual material
Author of Finding AidWeir, Gail, 1948-
Date of Finding Aid1993
Resource TypeFinding aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections
CONTENTdm file name571.xml
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