Fonds 02-013 - David Carley fonds. 2002 additions

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David Carley fonds. 2002 additions

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  • 1997-2002 (Creation)
    Carley, David

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30 cm of textual records
3 audio cassettes
5 computer disks

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Biographical history

David Carley was born in Peterborough, Ontario in 1955 and educated at Trent University and Queen's University Law School. He was editor of the Kawartha Sun newspaper from 1981-1982 and is currently an editor at Scirocco Press. He is a playwright whose work has been staged internationally. His plays include: Susanna, Sister Jude, Writing With Our Feet, Into, After You, A View From the Roof, Losing Paradise (edited), Taking Liberties, South on Bay, Vanishing Point and many others. He was formerly drama editor for the CBC show "Morningside," editor of Stereodrama, and is now senior script editor for CBC Radio Performance. See also Dave Carley's website.

Custodial history

This fonds was created by and in the custody of David Carley before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, publicity materials, audio cassettes and computer disks relating to the following plays written by David Carley: My Beautiful Mom, Memoirs of Montparnasse (by John Glassco; dramatisation by Carley), Two Passing Ships, Walking on Water, The Edible Woman (based on the novel by Margaret Atwood), Big Box, and The Morning Scoop.

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Fonds acquired in 2002 from Dave Carley.


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See other Carley fonds accessions: 95-022, 98-003, 05-010, 08-011, 08-014, 13-004, linked below.


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Received with the fonds were the following Carley publications: Big Box, Walking on Water, and The Edible Woman. These have been catalogued and are in the Trent Collection, Bata Library.


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  1. Wind At My Back - The Baileys Save New Bedford (Season three): proposal

2-3. Wind At My Back - My Beautiful Mom: manuscripts, notes, photo collage of scenes from play, one computer disk

4-6: Big Box: radio and stage manuscripts, 3 computer disks, 1 audio cassette tape, notes, correspondence, CBC contract 1996

7: Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco; dramatisation by Dave Carley: manuscripts, notes, correspondence, 2 audio cassette tapes (one has title "Ideas - John Glassco"), CBC contract 1997

8-9: Two Ships Passing: manuscripts, correspondence, notes, publicity materials, 1 computer disk

10-12: Walking on Water: manuscripts, correspondence, notes, publicity materials

13-15: The Edible Woman / based on a novel by Margaret Atwood: manuscripts, correspondence, notes, publicity materials

16-18: The Morning Scoop: manuscripts, correspondence, notes, research materials, CBC contract 2001

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