Radio plays, Canadian

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A Christmas Carol

Item consists of a sound recording of a radio play by CJOR staff members Pat Burns, June Haslam, Dineen Grant, etc. with host and narrator R.J. McNicol. The recording was broadcast on December 26, 1987.

A day in the life of Robert Schumann

SUMMARY: "CBC Stage" was a series designed to introduce and encourage promising contemporary writers and actors, and to draw attention to other literary resources in the country through adaptations. The series; celebrated a quarter-century of broadcasting in 1969. This episode, "A Day In The Life Of Robert Schumann" by Goran Tunstrom, was adapted and translated by Otto Lowy.;

A delicate balance

SUMMARY: "Festival Theatre" was a CBC stereo monthly production devoted to the "best in radio drama". This epsisode presents a radio version of Edward Albee's stage play "A Delicate Balance", featuring Kate Reid, Peter Brockington, Doris Chilcott, Lillian Carlson, Joy Coghill and James Johnston.;

A handful of sugar cubes

SUMMARY: "Studio '71" was a series that presented avant-garde experimental theatre adapted from stage plays and short stories by new and established national and international writers. The series was first broadcast in the spring of 1969. This episode features actress Marti Maraden.;

A midsummer night's dream

CALL NUMBER: T4250:0041 item 01 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1947-06-29 SUMMARY: Program #29 -- possibly done in Toronto, but label reads "For use at UBC summer school".;

CALL NUMBER: T4250:0041 item 02 RECORDED: [location unknown], [194-] SUMMARY: An excerpt from a radio broadcast of the play by William Shakespeare; produced and directed by Andrew Allan, with an original score by Lucio Agostini.;

A month in the country

SUMMARY: "Festival Theatre" was a CBC stereo monthly production devoted to "the best in radio drama". This epsiode features "A Month in the Country" by Turgenev. T4329:0277 contains acts 1 and 2; T4329:0278, a;cts 3 and 4; and T4329:0279, act 5.;

A nice clean sheet of paper

SUMMARY: "Midweek Theatre" was a series of hour-long dramas which alternated between four CBC production centres in Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver. The series began on December 2, 1964. [No episode ;description is available.];

A refrigerator full of dreams : [episode 1] : Corned beef on rye

SUMMARY: This program, from Vancouver, is part one of a three-part thriller by Laurence Gough. A police officer is given a top secret job by his partner. The officer and his partner see a drug dealer they are ;guarding shot by an unknown sniper. Later that night, the officer's partner is murdered, and the officer is suspected of murder.;

A refrigerator full of dreams : [episode 2] : A quart jar of Polish pickles

SUMMARY: This program, from Vancouver, is part two of a three-part thriller by Laurence Gough. A police officer is given a top secret job by his partner. The officer and his partner see a drug dealer they are ;guarding shot by an unknown sniper. Later that night, the officer's partner is murdered, and the officer is suspected of murder. In this episode, the officer in interrogated and is dismissed from the; force. The officer decides to conduct his own investigation. He ends up trapped in a phone booth with a hired killer outside.;

A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder

SUMMARY: "CBC Stage" was a series designed to introduce and encourage promising contemporary writers and actors, and to draw attention to other literary resources in the country through adaptations. The series; celebrated a quarter-century of broadcasting in 1969. This episode, "A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder", is based on the 19th-century Canadian science-fiction novel by James de Mille, f;irst published in 1888, adapted by British Columbia writer Crawford Killian.;

A summer job

SUMMARY: "Studio '72" was a radio series that presented avant-garde experimental theatre adapted from stage plays and short stories by new and established national and international writers. The CBC Times prov;ides the following description "[Studio '72] is in rather free workshop style, employing fairly modern techniques and improvisations which lend themselves well to interesting voice and sound productio;n". The series was first broadcast in the spring of 1969. This episode is "A Summer Job", a play by Peter Hay that focuses on a university student's summer job in security for the government. The summ;er job involves "softening up" customers for government interrogation. Actors include Neil Dainard, Hagan Beggs, and John Juliani.;

A view of Venice

SUMMARY: "CBC Monday Evening" is a multi-part series that included documentaries and interviews on the arts, along with drama and serious music. This episode, "A View Of Venice", was translated by Otto Lowy fr;om the work of Gunter Eich.;

A walk out of the world : [part 1] ; Indian legends : The cry of the wolf

SUMMARY: 1. "A Walk Out Of The World", a series of three programs, is a dramatic presentation of Ruth Nichol's "Fairy Tale Verging On Science Fiction", a fantasy adventure written by the 18-year old Canadian while she was an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia. Prepared for Language - Grades 4 - 5. Part 1 of 3. 2. "Indian Legends" is a series of three programs written and narrated by Johnny Yesno. Prepared for Social Studies - Grades 1 - 3. This episode is entitled "The Cry of the Wolf".

A walk out of the world : [part 2] ; Indian legends : The wolf

SUMMARY: (1) "A Walk Out Of The World", a series of three programs, is a dramatic presentation of Ruth Nichol's "Fairy Tale Verging On Science Fiction", written by the 18-year old Canadian while she was an und;ergraduate at the University of British Columbia. Prepared for Language - Grades 4 - 5.This episode, "A Walk Out Of The World - Part 2", is a fantasy adventure. (2) "Indian Legends" is a series of; three programs written and narrated by Johnny Yesno. Prepared for Social Studies - Grades 1 - 3. This episode, "The Wolf", is an exploration of the family structure, social interaction, habitat and l;ife of the wolf.;

A walk out of the world : [part 3] ; Indian legends : Why is the beaver's tail flat?

SUMMARY: 1. "A Walk Out Of The World", a series of three programs, is a dramatic presentation of Ruth Nichol's "Fairy Tale Verging On Science Fiction", a fantasy adventure written by the 18-year old Canadian while she was an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia. Prepared for Language - Grades 4 - 5. Part 1 of 3. 2. "Indian Legends" is a series of three programs written and narrated by Johnny Yesno. Prepared for Social Studies - Grades 1 - 3. This episode is entitled "Why is the beaver's tail flat?".

A.D. "Cowboy" Kean papers

Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, typescripts, and production memoranda relating to the life and career of A.D. "Cowboy" Kean. Many of the documents in this collection pertain to the making of "Policing the Plains" (1924-27), a dramatic silent film about the exploits of the North West Mounted Police. The collection also includes newsprint copies of Kean's popular yarns on cowboy and ranch life which appeared in the Toronto STAR WEEKLY (1929-1936), and scripts of some of Kean's radio plays about his experiences in western Canada.

A.D. Kean fonds

  • PR-0755
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  • 1913-1960

The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, manuscripts and production memoranda, mainly relating to A.D. Kean's feature film "Policing the Plains" (produced 1924-1927), as well as radio scripts (five annotated during production), clippings of the outdoor and cowboy life stories he wrote for the Toronto Star Weekly (ca. 1929-1936), and a video copy of his 1949 film "Fox Hunting in Canada".

Kean, Arthur David, 1882-1961

After Antietam

SUMMARY: "CBC Stage" was a contemporary drama series that introduced and encouraged a great many promising writers and actors, and drew attention to other literary resources in the country through adaptations.; "CBC Stage" celebrated its quarter-century of high-calibre programming in 1969. This episode is a play by Leonard Angel, a Canadian author who is a member of the Philosophy Faculty at the University ;Of Victoria. The play takes place during the American Civil War, in open country around the Maryland/Virginia border, on September 18, 1862. The protagonist is a Confederate soldier.;

Agonos

SUMMARY: "CBC Stage" is a contemporary series that has introduced and encouraged a great many promising writers and actors, and drawn attention to other literary resources in the country through adaptations. ;CBC Stage celebrated its quarter-century of high-calibre programming in 1969. This epsiode is a play by Theodore Wilden, with Eric Schneider, Alan Scarfe, and Barney O'Sullivan.;

Annabelle alone

SUMMARY: "CBC Stage" was a contemporary drama series that introduced and encouraged a great many promising writers and actors, and drew attention to other literary resources in the country through adaptations.; "CBC Stage" celebrated its quarter-century of high-calibre programming in 1969. This episode is a play by the British author Christopher Bidmead.;

Annie Adamson, Phoebe Smith, and Sydney and Sylvia Risk : discussion

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968-05 SUMMARY: An informal discussion between Phoebe Smith, Annie Adamson, Sylvia Risk, Sydney Risk, and interviewer Michael Meiklejohn. They discuss: theatre, theatre in Canada, theatre in British Columbia, experiences in British theatre, recollections of the pre-war theatre in Canada, radio drama, the Vancouver Little Theatre, the Winnipeg Little Theatre, Joy Coghill, Robert Speight, etc.

Audience : Child's play ; Dearest hope ; Fairy tales

SUMMARY: "Child's Play" is a documentary. "Dearest Hope" appears to be a play featuring Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Peter Haworth. "Fairy Tales" is a piece for piano and viola by Robert Schumann. [No episode descr;iption is available.];

Audience : Mystery play of the Nativity

SUMMARY: "Audience" was an arts program presented from Vancouver. This episode, "Mystery Play Of The Nativity", is a play about the birth of Jesus Christ, fashioned from the mystery plays performed by the medieval guilds at Chester and York during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. This production, presented in Ryerson Church in Vancouver on 10 December 10 1980, was a version previously adapted for radio by Andrew Allan. The music is by Healey Willan and performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and instrumentalists conducted by Jon Washburn. The stage production was directed by Peter Haworth; the studio realization of Mr. Haworth's stage production was by Norman Newton and Bill Seebach.

Audience : The last portage and the height of land ; The story of a national crime

SUMMARY: "Audience" was an arts program presented from Vancouver. (1) This episode, "The Last Portage And The Height Of Land", is adapted from the journals of poet and civil servant Duncan Campbell Scott (1862;-1947). Scott, a poet and short story writer, became the Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs in 1923. This program, adapted by Peter Haworth, features Scott's Northern journey as a member of the James Bay Treaty Commission in the summer of 1905. "There are distinct differences of style and point of view among Duncan Campbell's Scott's personalities as Poet, Diarist and Official. Therefore these roles will be played by three actors, each representing an aspect of the poet." (2) "The Story Of A National Crime," a docu-drama by Peter Haworth, explores long-suppressed documents from 1922 in which Duncan Campbell Scott's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peter Bryce, accused him of genocide. With Roy Brinson as Dr. Peter Bryce and Sam Payne as Duncan Campbell Scott.;

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