File IMC/029 - Several plays, articles, and reviews by or about Robertson Davies

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Several plays, articles, and reviews by or about Robertson Davies

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  • 1953-1996 (Creation)

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2 folders of textual records

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File contents are listed 29a (items 1 to 25) and 29b (items 1 to 19).

29a.

  1. Question Time: A Play by Robertson Davies. Note inside by Herbert Whittaker states that Pierre Elliott Trudeau read this particular copy.

  2. Hunting Stuart: A Comedy By Robertson Davies. Note inside by Robertson Davies recording how the play was received in 1955.

  3. “When Newsies Were Loud Presence Downtown.” An article written by Robertson Davies in July 1994 for Toronto 's The Outrider newspaper.

  4. “Telling Tales out of School.” Robertson Davies article on his school experiences in Upper Canada College . Includes stories from other Upper Canada College alumni such as: Conrad Black, Ted Rogers, David Gilmour, Michael Wilson. Published in Toronto Life magazine in October 1994, page 36.

  5. “ Stratford 's Festival of Man.” Article written by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in August 1964, pages 21 - 23. Davies reviews Stratford plays of Richard II, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and King Lear.

  6. “Keeping Faith.” Article composed by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in January 1987. Davies writes about religion and faith in modern Canadian society regarding mainly Christian denominations.

  7. “ Canada 's Literary Ambassador.” Robertson Davies article in the Toronto Star's Saturday Magazine, August 27, 1988, M12. Davies writes about his upcoming novel The Lyre Orpheus, and talks about the state of Canadian Novels. Includes a Reader's Guide to the works of Robertson Davies.

  8. “Mr. Churchill is Not Far From Chatham . . . An Historian Evaluates A Prime Minister.” Book review by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine, February 28. 1942, pages 4-5. Includes also a notification of Robertson Davies leaving Saturday Night Magazine to become the editor of the Peterborough Examiner on page 1.

  9. “Mind, Body, and Dr. Hullah.” New York Times book review of Robertson Davies book, the Cunning Man, February 5, 1995.

  10. “Davies Casts a Cunning Spell with Mix of Pomp and Mischief.” Globe and Mail book review and interview with Robertson Davies at his house in Caledon , October 5, 1994. Davies talks about his book The Cunning Man, religion, and his health.

  11. 2 Photographs of Robertson Davies at Massey College, University of Toronto

  12. “Magic, Myth, and Marchbanks, too.” Biography of Robertson Davies in Toronto Star's Centennial Magazine, 1993, page 60.

  13. Flyer Advertising 21st Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair May 28 - 30 1993. Robertson Davies promoted as being guest speaker.

  14. “The Double life of Robertson Davies.” Interview and Biography of Robertson Davies life written for Liberty Magazine, April 1954. The article talks about his reason for leaving Queen's University for Oxford and his development as a writer.

  15. “Davies Shares his Sublime Sense of the Ridiculous.” Toronto Star Interview, November 17, 1985.

  16. “Farewell Ghost Story Has a Vinegary Touch.” Globe and Mail article on the retirement of Robertson Davies from Massey College , December 24, 1980

  17. Obituaries: Robertson Davies. London Daily Telegraph, December 5, 1995.

  18. Obituary: Robertson Davies, December 18, 1995

  19. “Canadian Literature: Robertson Davies.” Athabasca University Magazine interview with Robertson Davies 1986. Discusses Canadian Literature, Nationalism, Canadian Identity.

  20. Brochure Advertisement for Robertson Davies book The Merry Heart: Selections 1980 - 1995.

  21. “Chapter 13: Dark Hamlet With the Features of Horatio: Canada 's Myths and Realities” Robertson Davies chapter on Canadian myths and differences between America and Canada . Published in: Voices of Canada : An Introduction to Canadian Culture, 1977

  22. “Master of Learned Wit: Robertson Davies,” Article on Robertson Davies Children's book, Animal U, and his contributions to Massey College at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto Magazine in Spring 1996,

  23. “Them or U.S. : The Case For Being Canadian,” Article written by Robertson Davies and published in Town and Country Magazine, November 1983.

  24. Davies, Robertson. The Lyre of Orpheus. 1988 Note: Copy of this book is uncut and unbound

  25. Tulsa Philharmonic Programme of To the Wind's Twelve Quarters. A music piece inspired by the writings of Robertson Davies.

29b

  1. “ Canada 's Leading Novelist Celebrates Over 40 Years of Folio Membership,” A Robertson Davies advertisement from the Folio Society.

  2. “A Fond Farewell to ‘Rob' Davies.” McLeans Magazine, December 18, 1995. Peter C. Newman writes about Robertson Davies life and love of Canada . Also includes Robertson Davies obituary.

  3. “Secretaries of the Rich and Famous: Robertson Davis and Moira Whalon,” Article Published in Chatelaine Magazine, January 1993. Includes transcript of the interview with Robertson Davies conducted for Chatelaine.

  4. “The Indiscreet Charm of Robertson Davies,” Interview of Robertson Davies by Michael Coren for Saturday Night Magazine, October 1994.

  5. “Lifetime Achievement Award: Robertson Davies,” Toronto Life Magazine, 1986

  6. “Literary Giant, Robertson Davies Dies,” Toronto Star, December 4, 1995. Pages A1 -- A6. Article describes his life, and his cause of death in an Orangeville, Ontario hospital

  7. “Davies Gift Enriched Us All,” The Globe And Mail, Arts Section, December 4, 1995. Article written by friend Douglas Gibson, and tells of the personality of Davies.

  8. “The Acts of Robertson Davies: Michael Peterman Recovers from Surprise,” Article on the media coverage of Robertson Davies death in Canada and America , and his lasting importance to literature. Published in the Books in Canada Magazine, February 1996.

  9. “Obituary: Davies' Wondrous World,” Published in the Quill and Quire Magazine, February 1996. Includes excerpts from speeches given in Robertson Davies honour.

  10. “The Mystery of Samuel Marchbanks' Alter-Ego,” Article on Myths of Robertson Davies and talks about Davies family history. Published in Aloud Magazine, September 1991.

  11. “The Myth and the Master,” Time Magazine Article on Robertson Davies, November 3, 1975. Includes Photograph of his mother.

  12. “Obituary: Canadian Conjurer,” Time Magazine, December 18, 1995.

  13. “Davies: Man and Masks on CBC Dec. 6,” Information of Robertson Davies life in Peterborough , and information on his television biography. Published in the Peterborough Examiner, December 5, 1996

  14. Advertisement for Harbourfront Reading Series with Robertson Davies, October 7, 1994

  15. An illustration of Robertson Davies on a Book City bookstore paper bag

  16. “Canadian Nationalism in Arts and Science,” Robertson Davies Essay, Published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada , 1975. Personal Note to Donald Creighton from Robertson Davies on essay

  17. Book Review of For Your Eye Alone: Letters 1976 - 1995 by University of Toronto Bookstore Review, Winter, 1999.

  18. Robertson Davies Plays: Stratford Programme 1992, World of Wonders play: Based on Robertson Davies Novel; Canadian Opera Company's Performance of the Golden Ass, libretto written by Robertson Davies.

  19. Stratford Festival Brochures 1953-1959 and 1953-1965

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Received through the courtesy of Hugh Anson-Cartwright in 2007.

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