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Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts theatrical production records

Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts theatrical production records

Dates: 1963-1980

Contains materials used in the production of various plays and operas at Brigham Young University. Materials include costume sketches, slides, cast lists, playbills, and other play notes. Dates range from 1963 to 1980.

  • Extent: 3 cartons (3 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Dramatic Arts. -- Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. -- Warner, Beverly Jean, 1938-2011
  • Call Number: UA 5646
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: 1. Records on theater seasons. 2. Records on theatrical productions. 3. Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts slides of costumes.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearance. Permission to publish material from Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts theatrical production records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5646; Department of Theatre and Media Arts theatrical production records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citation: UA 5646, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Department of Theatre and Media Arts in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Department of Theatre and Media Arts; September 2013.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Colleges and Universities; Costume design--Utah--Provo; Education; Opera--Production and direction--Utah--Provo; Performing Arts; Theater--Production and direction--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Sketches; Slides (Photography)
Processing Information
Processed; Joseph Wiest; October 2013.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5646
Finding Aid Title
Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts theatrical production records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Joseph Wiest
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-03T04:20-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Speech and Dramatic Arts Department (1967-1975) offered courses in speech, dramatic arts, and communicative habilitation at Brigham Young University.

In 1967 the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Department of Speech were combined to form the Speech and Dramatic Arts Department. This department helped students prepare to become teachers, directors, actors, clinicians, or members of any one of several related professions. This department focused on two separate subjects, speech and dramatic arts. The speech portion offered a public address major and selected courses for personal development in argumentation and debate, communication theory, discussion, public speaking, rhetoric, and speech criticism. The dramatic acts curriculum was designed to lead to professional competency in teaching on the secondary level, in acting, directing, or playwriting, or in technical theatre.

Lael J. Woodbury (1967-1972) and Parley W. Newman (1972-1975) served as department chairs until 1975 when the department was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts.

Administrative History

The Department of Dramatic Arts (1961-1968) focused on preparing students at Brigham Young University for teaching in schools and to meet the competition in professional theatre, radio and television.

The Department of Dramatic Arts was established following the split of the Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts. The department was housed within the College of Fine Arts and then, in 1964, the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Those who served as Department Chairmen were: Harold I. Hansen (1961-1966) and Lael J. Woodbury. In 1968 the curriculum taught in the Department of Dramatic Arts became part of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts.

The department was administered by a department chair, under direction of the college dean. The department was under the jurisdiction of the College of Fine Arts (1961-1964), as well as the College of Fine Arts and Communications (1964-1968).

Administrative History

The Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts (1975-1987) offered courses in film and theatre arts at Brigham Young University.

In 1975 the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts was renamed the Department of Theatre and Cinematic Arts. This department offered students a comprehensive education in the art, production, history, and technical elements of theatre, film, and videotape production. In 1987 it was renamed the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Cinema. Charles L. Metten (1976-1980) and Harold R. Oakes (1980-1987) served as department chairs during its existence.

Biographical History

Beverly Jean Warner (1938-2011) was a costume designer and theatre professor in Utah.

Beverly Jean Warner was born in Petaluma, California to Edwin and Evalena Warner on October 30, 1938. Warner was involved in many aspects of theatre production. She was a makeup artist, theater director, seamstress, playwright, and costume designer. She died in Willits, California in 2011.



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