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David Carley fonds. Additions.
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- David Carley
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37 cm of textual records.
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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.
Fonds was created by and in the custody of Dave Carley before it was forwarded to Trent University Archives in 2005.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of draft manuscripts, publicity materials, programs, and research notes pertaining to David Carley plays: "The Edible Woman," "Walking on Water," "Test Drive," "Orchidelirium," a radio and stage production on the life and work of poet Al Purdy.
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Fonds acquired from Dave Carley in 2005.
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This fonds along with 98-003 and 02-013 is an addition to 95-022.
- "Walking on Water": correspondence re cover design
- "The Edible Woman": Rehearsal Draft, Vancouver, September 2001; Draft 6 June 2001, pre-workshop; "Afterword" by Linda Hutcheon, notes
- "Test Drive": first Draft of 6 episodes; editing notes; two computer discs of text
- Al Purdy: stage and radio project - research materials re Purdy; correspondence
- Al Purdy: project Outline and two drafts
- Al Purdy: reviews and responses
- "Al Purdy at the Quinte Hotel": Rehearsal Draft, Picton, June 2004; compact disc of the "OnStage" production, 9 December 2003
- "Orchidelirium": Rehearsal Draft, January 2003 and Correct Draft for publication, April 2003
- "Orchidelirium": guest lists, correspondence, time lines, publicity, research notes
- "Orchidelirium": Outline, 1999
- "Orchidelirium": workshop, 2001
- "Orchidelirium": outline, idea development, January - March 1999 and Draft 2, 2000
- "Orchidelirium": Drafts 3 & 5, 2001
- "Orchidelirium": Draft 6, 2002
- "Orchidelirium": Draft 7, 2002
- "Orchidelirium": Draft 8, 2002
- "Orchidelirium": Rehearsal Draft 9, 2003
- Personal notes re David Carley for the "Orchidelirium" program
- "Test Drive": Stage Version - Draft 2 plus notes
- "Test Drive": Stage Version - Blythe Rehearsal (Draft 4)
- "Test Drive": reviews, correspondence, production notes, 2003-2004
- "The Golden Mile": Outline and research for a 6-part series which later became "Test Drive," 2000
- "Spare the Rod": Outline
1 - 6. Final Polish copies of "Test Drive", 6 episodes, 2001
- "At the Quinte Hotel: An Evening With Al Purdy": 3rd Draft. This play was acted by Gordon Pinsent and written by Dave Carley. It was performed 9 December 2003 at the Glenn Gould Studio for the OnStage series and also for CBC Sunday Showcase.
- "At the Quinte Hotel": Draft and notes