Fonds AM1073 - The New Play Centre fonds

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The New Play Centre fonds

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6.37 m of textual records and other material

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The New Play Centre was formed in 1970 by Sheila Neville, librarian at the University of British Columbia, and Douglas Bankson, a professor in the Creative Writing Department at UBC. Based on writing workshop techniques used by Dr. Bankson, The New Play Centre was founded to develop, produce and promote original plays by B.C. playwrights.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, play scripts (microfilmed Nov. 1991), financial records, production files, and publicity material which includes audio tapes and photographs.

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Includes 7 audiocassettes, 3 audio reels and 29 photographs

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Donated by the New Play Centre in 1990.


The records are organized into eleven series, five of which contain subseries.

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The play scripts have been microfilmed.

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A detailed administrative history of the New Play Centre is available in hardcopy in the finding aid (Archives reading room).

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