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Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts production records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 688

Scope and Contents

Contains the music scores, script, correspondence, production files, and press for Saturday's Warrior and Dance on a Country Grave.


  • approximately 1971-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts 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 original production of Saturday's Warrior ran from March 26 to 5 April 5, 1974. Music was composed by Lex de Azevedo; book and lyrics were by Doug Stewart. According to the director, Dr. Harold R. Oaks, the musical "romanticized Mormon beliefs about the pre-existence: the promises made there and the resulting mixups that occur in earth life." The BYU Department of Theater and Cinematic Arts presented the original production of the musical Dance on a Country Grave on December 3, 1971. This was the result of an agreement between BYU and Creative management Associates of Los Angeles to foster cooperation between academic and professional theater. The musical is based on Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy; book, music and lyrics are by Kelly Hamilton, a client of CMA. After the premiere at BYU, the production played at the Playhouse Theater in Los Angeles on February 12, 1972.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in two series: 1. Records on Saturday's Warrior, approximately 1974. 2. Records on Dance on a Country Grave, approximately 1971-1972.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from Brigham Young University Performing Arts Management.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Brigham Young University Performing Arts Management.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; 2002.

Register of the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts production records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US