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Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records on theatrical productions, 1963-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains records on various play and opera productions put on by Brigham Young University. Records include slides, sketches, photographs, fabric samples, and other production notes. Dates range from 1963 to 1980.

Dates

  • 1963-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearance. Permission to publish material from Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts theatrical production records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Speech and Dramatic Arts Department (1967-1975) offered courses in speech, dramatic arts, and communicative habilitation at Brigham Young University.

In 1967 the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Department of Speech were combined to form the Speech and Dramatic Arts Department. This department helped students prepare to become teachers, directors, actors, clinicians, or members of any one of several related professions. This department focused on two separate subjects, speech and dramatic arts. The speech portion offered a public address major and selected courses for personal development in argumentation and debate, communication theory, discussion, public speaking, rhetoric, and speech criticism. The dramatic acts curriculum was designed to lead to professional competency in teaching on the secondary level, in acting, directing, or playwriting, or in technical theatre.

Lael J. Woodbury (1967-1972) and Parley W. Newman (1972-1975) served as department chairs until 1975 when the department was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Department of Dramatic Arts (1961-1968) focused on preparing students at Brigham Young University for teaching in schools and to meet the competition in professional theatre, radio and television.

The Department of Dramatic Arts was established following the split of the Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts. The department was housed within the College of Fine Arts and then, in 1964, the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Harold I. Hansen (1961-1966) and Lael J. Woodbury. In 1968 the curriculum taught in the Department of Dramatic Arts became part of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was under the jurisdiction of the College of Fine Arts (1961-1964), as well as the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1964-1968).

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987) offered courses in film and theatre arts at Brigham Young University.

In 1975 the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. This department offered students a comprehensive education in the art, production, history, and technical elements of theatre, film, and videotape production. In 1987 it was renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs during its existence.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Beverly Jean Warner (1938-2011) was a costume designer and theatre professor in Utah.

Beverly Jean Warner was born in Petaluma, California to Edwin and Evalena Warner on October 30, 1938. Warner was involved in many aspects of theatre production. She was a makeup artist, theater director, seamstress, playwright, and costume designer. She died in Willits, California in 2011.

Extent

2 cartons

2 oversize boxes

Language

English

Arrangement

Materials are arranged into 62 subseries: 1. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Ah, Wilderness!, 1966. 2. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Aida, 1966. 3. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Amelia Goes to the Ball, 1966. 4. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1967. 5. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Bartered Bride, 1965. 6. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Becket, 1966. 7. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Boris Godunov, 1974. 8. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records on Brigham!, 1976. 9. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Camelot, 1965. 10. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Carmen, 1965. 11. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Carnival!, 1963. 12. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Childhood of Christ, 1965. 13. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Coat of Many Colors, 1966. 14. Department of Dramatic Arts records on A Comedy of Errors, 1968. 15. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Corn is Green, 1965. 16. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Dance on a Country Grave, 1973. 17. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Die Fledermaus, 1971. 18. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Dragon, 1967. 19. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Elizabeth the Queen, 1967. 20. Department of Dramatic Arts records on An Enemy of the People, 1965. 21. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Family Portrait, 1974. 22. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Hamlet, 1970. 23. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Hello, Dolly!, 1970. 24. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Julius Caesar, 1973. 25. Department of Dramatic Arts records on King Lear, 1967. 26. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on The Tragedy of Korihor, 1970. 27. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Lakme, 1966. 28. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Lamp at Midnight, 1965. 29. Department of Dramatic Arts records on La PĂ©richole, 1968. 30. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Little Foxes, 1968. 31. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Lute Song, 1967. 32. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Magic Flute, 1963. 33. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Macbeth, 1968. 34. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on A Man for All Seasons, 1975. 35. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Mary Stuart, 1965. 36. Department of Dramatic Arts records on A Masked Ball, 1967. 37. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Merchant of Venice, 1964. 38. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1964, 1969, and 1974. 39. Department of Dramatic Arts records on The Music Man, 1966. 40. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Oedipus Rex, 1968. 41. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Off with His Honorable Head, 1963. 42. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Oliver!, 1966. 43. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Orpheus and Eurydice, 1967. 44. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Our Town, 1966. 45. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Papa Married a Mormon, 1975. 46. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on A Passionate Pilgrim, 1975. 47. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Pilgrim's Progress, 1969. 48. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Play the Drum So that it is Heard Again, 1972. 49. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Richard III, 1968. 50. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Right Honorable Saint, 1974. 51. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Rigoletto, 1964. 52. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Rip Van Winkle, 1968. 53. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Ramona, 1970. 54. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Romeo and Juliet, 1963 and 1968. 55. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records on Royal Hunt of the Sun, 1976. 56. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on The School for Scandal, 1972. 57. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Shepherd of the Lord, 1972. 58. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Taming of the Shrew, 1969. 59. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Teahouse of the August Moon, 1965. 60. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Tosca, 1965. 61. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records on Turning the Key, 1980. 62. Department of Dramatic Arts records on Twelfth Night, 1964.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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