Fonds XZ1 MS A850-869 - CanStage fonds

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CanStage fonds

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    CA ON00344 XZ1 MS A850-869

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    • 1987- (Creation)

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    60 m of textual records and other material

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    Canadian Stage Company (CanStage) was formed in 1987 out of the merger of Toronto Free and CentreStage. Canadian Stage Company is one of Canada's largest theatre organizations, and can trace its roots back over 50 years. It operates four theatres: the Bruma Appel in the St. Lawrence Centre, two smaller theatres, and an open-air summer stage in High Park. Originally, under the direction of Bill Glassco and Guy Sprung, Canadian Stage sought primarily to present nationalist productions; however, the company has had major successes with popular intenational plays and promotion of Canadian presentations. The Canadian Stage Company officially rebranded itself as "CanStage" at the launch of its 2000-2001 season, a decision made to reflect its history and acknowledge its future as Canada's leader in contemporary theatrical art and culture.

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    Fonds consists of files regarding the administration, operation, and creation of CanStage Theatre productions. Files are comprised of house programs, performance files, production photos, reviews and articles, posters, technical drawings, press releases, publicity, promotional materials. Fonds consists of the following series: CanStage Performance Files - XZ1 MS A850 CanStage House Programs - XZ1 MS A851 CanStage Publicity - XZ1 MS A852 CanStage Reviews and Articles - XZ1 MS A853 CanStage Production Photos - XZ1 MS A854 CanStage Play Development - XZ1 MS A855 CanStage Administration - XZ1 MS A856 CanStage Posters - XZ3 MS A851 CanStage - Technical Drawings - XZ3 MS A860

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        Access is open. Access to staff records, financial information, and some administration files is normally restricted. Permission may be obtained from the theatre to view restricted files.

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Copyright normally is held by the creator. Materials cannot be published without the permission of the copyright holder and the University of Guelph. Personal copying for research purposes is allowed, with certain exceptions, according to copyright law.

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        No findind aid is available. The library provides an online catalogue of records at the file level (see Notes fields).

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        Deposited in 1988; further accruals are expected.

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        Fonds are placed in files, boxes and cabinets.

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        The library's online catalogue TRELLIS contains more than 400 specific entries under the author "CanStage." Users may limit searches by applying keywords: more information on searches is located at:

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