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Don Rubin fonds
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- Rubin, Don, 1943-
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0.3 metres of textual records
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Don Rubin is a professor, theatre historian, writer and critic. He was born on November 25, 1942 and was educated at Hofstra University (B.A. 1964) and the University of Bridgeport (M.A. 1966). He is currently a professor of Theatre Studies at York University. He is the executive editor of the six-volume "World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre" and was the founding editor of the "Canadian Theatre Review" which he edited from 1974-1982. Under his aegis, an active theatre book publishing program grew from CTR. He is the author of "Canadian Theatre History: Selected Readings" (1996) and as a theatre critic, has written for major journals, magazines and newspapers worldwide. For several years he was a regular critic for the Toronto Star, CBC Radio and the New Haven (Connecticut) Register. He is a former president of the Canadian Centre of the UNESCO-affiliated International Theatre Institute (ITI) and served for six years as chair of the ITI's publications committee. He was a charter member of York's Faculty of Fine Arts in 1968 and was chair of the Theatre Department from 1979 to 1982.
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Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, brochures and other material that documents Rubin's involvement with the International Theatre Institute.
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Donated by Don Rubin in 1997.
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No restrictions on access.
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See the Canadian Theatre Review fonds(F0281) and the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre fonds (F0276) for related records.
The fonds comprises the following accession: 1997-004. Further accruals may be expected.
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2003/05/13 Sean Smith:. (Creation)
2003/05/13 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/11/13 Ken Hernden. Updated biographical sketch, immediate source of acquisition, restrictions and subject access points.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2017/04/12 KCP. Added GMD, fixed dates, and published.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).