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Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts records on Dance on a Country Grave, approximately 1971-1972

Identifier: UA 688 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains the music score, different versions of the script, correspondence, production files, and photographs.


  • approximately 1971-1972


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

From the Collection:

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.


2 boxes

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Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US