Fonds 98-003 - David Carley fonds. 1998 additions

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David Carley fonds. 1998 additions

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  • 1978-1996 (Creation)
    Carley, David

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56 cm of textual materials.
2 computer disks.

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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.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

This addition to the Carley fonds contains draft and final manuscripts of Carley plays which he has written or edited: Losing Paradise, A View From the Roof, Airplay (edited collection), Scoops, Susanna, Writing With Our Feet and Sister Jude. Also contains, publicity materials, copies of the Kawartha Sun (which Carley edited: these are shelved separately on the newspaper shelves), correspondence, materials regarding Amnesty International of which Carley was an active member.

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This fonds was donated by David Carley


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See other Carley fonds accessions: 95-022, 02-013, 05-010, 08-011, 08-014, 13-004, linked below.


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The newspapers (Kawartha Sun) are shelved with the other hard-copy newspapers in the manuscript room.


Box 1


1: A View From the Roof, correspondence, diskette, reviews, newspaper clippings

2: Ontario Arts Council re A View From the Roof

3: A View From the Roof, media

4: Bloor JCC reading of A View From the Roof

5: Toronto Arts Council re A View From the Roof

6: Group sales re A View From the Roof

7: Programme for A View From the Roof

8: Opening Night and guest lists for A View From the Roof

9: Rehearsal scedules, budgets and timelines for A View From the Roof

10: Personnel and equity contracts for A View From the Roof

11: Canada Council grant re A View From the Roof

12: Tarragon Theatre re A View From the Roof

13: Toronto Theatre Alliance re A View From the Roof

14: Gala

15: Laidlaw Foundation re A View From the Roof

16: Publicity re A View From the Roof

17: Notices and Mailing lists re A View From the Roof

18: Rehearsal notes and production notes re A View From the Roof

19: "Bridge of Sighs" from A View From the Roof: draft 1 and notes

20: A View From the Roof: draft 1 and notes

21: A View From the Roof: CMU rehearsal draft

22: A View From the Roof: draft 3

23: "My Mother's Sighs" from A View From the Roof: Drafts 1 and 2 and notes

24: "Bridge of Sighs" from A View From the Roof: drafts 2, 4, 5, and 6

25: "Man Without Memories" from A View From the Roof: drafts 5 and 7

26: Losing Paradise: text

27: Losing Paradise: notes, correspondence, diskette

28: Clippings and articles re illegal bird importation

29: South on Bay: draft and promotion

30: Sanctuary: promotion

31: Feet: draft and author's notes

32: Alberta Theatre Projects: Democracy

33: Spring Wedding

34: Hedges: Promotion and correspondence

Loose in Box: Morningside Drama: A View From the Roof

Box 2


1: Amnesty International: minutes, newletters, correspondence of groups in which Carley was a member

2: Personal: apartment rental documents, correspondence

3: Kawartha (published as After you): operative copy

4: Airplay: Introduction and correspondence

5: Airplay: "Mercy Quilt"

6: Airplay: "Mourning Dove"

7: Airplay: "Crackpot"

Box 3 Folder:

1: Airplay: "Stop Talking Like That"

2: Airplay: How To Make Love To an Actor"

3: Oh, Susanna!: draft 1 and notes

4: Georgia's Story

5: Scoops: final draft

6: First Strike: correspondence, publicity, operative draft

7: The Aunt Trap

8: Understanding Ontario

9: The Swing Era: notes and revised draft

10: Radio drama articles

11: Stereodrama script by Carley, "What Friends Do"

12: Miscellaneous notes

13: Sister Jude: revised draft

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