Stratford Festival fonds [sound recording]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    [ca. 1970]-1982.
    Type of material:
    Sound recordings
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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    Context of this record:
    • Stratford Festival fonds
      Stratford Festival fonds
  • Date(s):
    [ca. 1970]-1982.
    Place of creation:
    7 audio reels (10 h, 7 min).
    Language of material:
    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of oral history interviews about the history of the Stratford Festival by Therese Beaupré of Norman E. Kay, Dr. Harrison A. Showalter, Dr. Alfred M. and Mrs. Dama Bell, and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Also included are interviews with Irene Worth and Floyd Chalmer's.
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Stratford Festival (Ont.): The Stratford Festival, located in Stratford, Ontario, was founded in 1953 by Stratford-born journalist Tom Patterson. Often called Canada's national theatre, the Festival is the largest theatre in North America. The Festival's original plan called for a simple open-air presentation but, on the advice of Tyrone Guthrie, it was decided to construct a tent theatre. The tent was replaced in 1957 with the Festival Theatre. By 1971 the Avon Theatre and the Tom Patterson Theatre had also been added. As of 2002 the Festival employed more than 840 people, featured more than 650 performances, and recorded more than 600,000 yearly admissions. The Stratford Festival of Canada. 2002. . 1489
    Finding aid:
    Sound recording: (Paper) Refer to AV Collection file for additional information.

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Sound recordings acquired in 1983 and 1984 from Alexandra Cushing, and Daniel Ladell, Archivist, Stratford Festival.
    Related control no.:
    1983-0164 MISA
    1984-0240 MISA
  • Conditions of access:
    Terms of use:
    Sound recording: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner (1984-0240 MISA); with written permission of Stratford Festival (1983-0164 MISA).

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