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Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts records on Play the Drum So that it is Heard Again, 1972

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Identifier: UA 5646 Series 2 File 48

Scope and Contents

Contains costume designs from Brigham Young University's production of Play the Drum So that it is Heard Again. Dated 1972.


  • 1972


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

The Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts (1968-1975) offered courses in speech, dramatic arts, and communicative habilitation at Brigham Young University.

In 1968 the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Department of Speechwere combined to form the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts. 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 (1968-1972) and Parley W. Newman (1972-1975) served as department chairs until 1975 when the department was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

Biographical History

Beverly Jean Warner (1938-2011) was the Head Costume designer and Theatre Arts professor at Brigham Young University.

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, playwrite and costume designer. She died in Willits, California in 2011.


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