Fonds F0276 - World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre fonds

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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre fonds

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9.55 m of textual records 243 photographs : b&w and col.

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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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The records in accession 2003-031 were in the custody of Don Rubin in the Theatre Department at York University from 1985-2003 before they were transferred to Archives & Special Collections.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of the WECT project. Fonds is arranged in the following series:

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Donated by Don Rubin in 2003.


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Related material in the Marion Andre fonds (F0177) and Don Rubin fonds (F0144).


The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2003-031. Further accruals may be expected.

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2003/08/06 Ken Hernden:. EAD v. 1.0 (Creation)
2003/08/06 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist.
2003/10/30 Ken Hernden. Updated textual extent.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2023/02/10 KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Published description and generated finding aid.

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