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New Play Society fonds
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- New Play Society
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0.13 m of textual records
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The New Play Society, established by Dora Mavor Moore in 1946, was a professional, non-profit theatre company, which produced original and other works (seventy-two productions in total). One of its most enduring efforts was the annual review 'Spring thaw,' which Moore's son, Mavor Moore, took charge of in the 1950s. The society was also responsible for a theatre school in Toronto.
This material originally formed part of the Dora Mavor Moore collection at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, and was transferred to York University Archives in July, 1987.
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The fonds consists of playbills and programmes for productions of the New Play Society, including 'Spring thaw,' and its predecessor body, the Village Players.
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There are records of the New Play Society and of Dora Mavor Moore in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto; Dora Mavor Moore collection, 1888-1979; New Play Society collection, 1946-1971.
See Mavor Moore fonds (F0359) for related material.
The fonds comprises the following accession: 1987-007. No further accruals are expected.
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2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/30 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions, extent.