Fonds 08-014 - David Carley fonds. 2008 additions (2 of 2)

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David Carley fonds. 2008 additions (2 of 2)

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  • 1991-2004 (Creation)
    Carley, David

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30 cm of textual records.
12 cm of audio cassettes, video cassettes, and C.D.s.

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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.

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Fonds was in the custody of Dave Carley until donated to Trent University Archives.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, drafts of plays, posters and tapes of Carley plays. Plays in this addition include the D Day play "The Final Hour," "The Trouble With Leo," and "The Last Liberal."

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Fonds acquired from Dave Carley in 2008.


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This fonds along with 98-003, 02-013, 05-010 and 08-011 is an addition to 95-022


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Box 1

Correspondence, drafts of plays and rehearsal copies.


  1. "The Final Hour/ D Day Play" (2004)
  2. "The Final Hour"
  3. "The Final Hour"
  4. "The Final Hour" (Lighthouse Workshop)
  5. CBC article for Canplay
  6. "Into" (1994)
  7. "Into"
  8. "After You/Kawartha" 1998
  9. Wendy Lill article
  10. U. of T. Residency
  11. Time Magazine article
  12. "Zoolympics"
  13. "Writing With Our Feet" (1991)
  14. "The Trouble With Leo"
  15. "The Trouble With Leo"
  16. "The Last Liberal" (2006)
  17. Three Plays - Scirocco
  18. Drive Home Dramas (4 pilots)
  19. "Through the Summers: 50 Years at Sandy Lake" personal reminincences of the Carley, Langley and Perry families at their summer cottage
  20. Correspondence re the Katchawanooka Herald newspaper, Lakefield
  21. "Blizzard"
  22. "A View From the Roof" (1996)
  23. "Desserts"
  24. "Orchidelirium" (2002)
  25. "Test Drive" (2002)
  26. Musical (1997)
  27. Correspondence, 2003-4
  28. Dave Carley Web site

Box 2

Audio cassettes of interviews with Dave Carley; audio cassettes of plays.

Large Materials Cabinet, Drawer 47

Posters of Carley Plays.

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