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Accession Number: 14-008

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Professor Dawn L. Smith fonds. -- 1981-1997. -- 24 cm of textual records.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

Professor Dawn L. Smith was a Professor of Modern Languages at Trent University from 1964 to 1996; she currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies. She is the author of numerous articles on the Spanish Comedia and has edited a critical edition of Tirso de Molina's La mujer que manda en casa. In 1996, she published a critical edition of Cervantes' Entremeses in English translation. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Smith is currently collaborating with Dr. Anne Pasero (Marquette University) on a collection of essays dedicated to the poetry and prose of Clara Janés .

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Fonds consists of Professor Dawn L. Smith's research on the Spanish Golden Age Theatre revival, post-Franco 1975-1996. The collection includes research materials, newspaper clippings, theatre bulletins, correspondence, notes, and published articles. Also included are copies of two books: Historia de los Teatros Nacionales 1939-1962 and Cuatro Siglos de Teatro en Madrid.

NOTES

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Professor Dawn L. Smith before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2013.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Professor Dawn L. Smith in 2013.

Fonds Arrangement: Materials and folder titles have been maintained as received.

Restrictions: Permission of Professor Dawn L. Smith is required to access this fonds. On 1 January 2020, the material will become unrestricted.

Much of this material is in Spanish.

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Box 1

Folder

1.
Theatre bulletin: Compania Nacional Teatro Clasico (CNTC), Boletin #22, Mayo-Agosto, 1991
Newspaper clippings, El Pais, on Teatro Clasico, 1989
Newsletter “Campus” – Teatro, on theater by CNTC, 1989
2.
Newspaper clippings, El Pais and Babelia, on Fiesta Barroca, 1992
Theatre bulletin, CNTC, Boletin on Fiesta Barroca, annotated, 1992
Handwritten note regarding Fiesta Barroca
3.
Newspaper clippings, El Pais, etc. on “Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes,” 1994
Correspondence to Anita [ ] from Bob Johnston, on “Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes” and “El Medico de su Honra; includes photocopy of pages from program for “Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes,” 1994
4.
Typed page of script, marked for grammar, on reverse short correspondence to Dawn Smith from Paco [ ]
5.
La Cartelera: typed notes, list of plays by CNTC by year, list of plays seen/researched and resources available, 1986-1994
6.
Notes and quotes re theater
Notes on [VH’s] class and outline for piece on CNTC, 1995
Interview records, interviews and reviews re Edward Bond, Urjo Kareda, 1994
Newspaper clipping from Globe and Mail on English language plays, 1993
7.
Handwritten notes regarding Blood Cinema, 1994
Newspaper clippings from El Pais, Bebelia, and ABC on theatre, 1989-1993
Types notes, quotes and reviews re Urjo Kareda, 1983-1994
8.
Newspaper clipping from New York Times on European theatre, 1997
Notebook with handwritten notes regarding theatre
9.
Handwritten notes regarding potential future research topics, 1995
10.
Theatre bulletin, CNTC, Boletin #20, annotated, 1991; also 25, 1992;
Program, La Dama Duende, annotated
Document, stage plans and photographs of La Dama Duende
Newspaper clipping, El Pais on La Dama Duende, 1990
11.
Typed note, La Misa de Gallo en Guadalupe, 1993 (Otras Espectaculos “teatrales, ambientes, influences, etc.)
12.
Comedia: notes re novels, stories, plays; research sources, translation notes, quotes, 1990
Article, “From Page to Stage: The Spanish Comedia Refashioned for British Audiences Today” by Dawn Smith
13.
Stage by Stage article: “The Development of the National Theater, 1848 to 1993: An Exhibition"
14.
Newspaper clipping, notes, re plays
Brochures and programs: Centro de Documentacion Teatral, CNTC, University of Kent at Canterbury, Centro Y Periferia
15.
H.W. Sullivan article, “Calderon en Inglaterra Desde la Restauracion Hasta el Romanticismo"
16.
Teatro Calderon program: "La Truhana"
Caballo Ganador article, 1989: “Juan Sanz”
Babelia article, 1993: "Censura Amable”
17.
Material for article for CNTC, June 1994
18.
Intro: Interpretation; notes re Greek plays
Newspaper clipping, press release, season program relating to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Teatrul de Comedie, 1992
Newspaper clippings, 1989-1993; subject matters includes Much Ado About Nothing, review of King Lear (Old Vic 1989), review of What You Will, 1993, etc.
19.
Historia de la Comedia/evolucion/perspectives (Cap 1), 1988-1992
Newspaper clippings regarding Miurada Mala, Fernando Lazaro Carreter, and El Teatro de Cervantes, 1988-1992
Typed description of Semana Santa, Granada, 1989
Research notes
20.
CNTC, Boletin #15, 1990
Research notes
21.
Article, “Theatre and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Spain” by David Thatcher Gies
22.
Photocopy of chapter “The Stage and the Green Room”
Research notes
23.
Photocopied pages from Marsha Kinder’s Blood Cinema
24.
Correspondence with Don Luciano Garcia Lorenzo, 1992-1993
Handwritten notes in Spanish
25.
Correspondence with Ronald Bryden, 1992
Proposed book outlines; bibliography
26.
Brochure: Centro de Documentacion Teatral
Correspondence with Sr. Don Andres Palaez Martin, n.d.
27.
Theatre Project, Dovehouse: correspondence with Dovehouse, J.M. Ruano de la Haza, Don Luciano Garcia Lorenzo, 1989-1995
28.
Babelia newspaper clipping re Festival de Amagro, 1995
29.
Chamizal Festival (Cap 4), 1992-1994
Correspondence, notes, programs, 1990-1994
30.
Intro, 1991-1995: research, notes, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, correspondence
31.
Teatro en Madrid Anterior a 1986, 1986-1994: correspondence with Fernando Sanchez Drago, programs
32.
Newspaper clippings, 1983-1993 re: “Capa y espada”, “Lazarillo”, “La posada del Arenal”
33.
Calgary paper CNTC, 1986-1994: list of plays with dates, paper [by Dawn Smith] titled “Representaciones de teatro clasico en Madrid desde 1986” with notations; paper by Dawn Smith titled “Studies on Celestina and Spanish Golden Age Theatre: A tribute to Dr. Louise Fothergill-Payne”; newspaper clipping

Box 2

Folder

1. CNTC, 1986: photocopied articles about CNTC, newspaper clipping, notes, brochure
2. Genesis de la CNTC, 1983-1986: newspaper articles pertaining to Adolfo Marsillach
3. The audience: notes re student exposure to teatro clasico en Madrid; brochures
4. La Escuela del Teatro Clasico, 1989-1996: bulletin, newspaper clippings, correspondence including from Julia Arroyo, articles related to Adolfo Marsillach, Jose Luis Gomez, Perez Sierra
5. Festival de Almagro, 1983-1984: poster, bulletin, magazine clipping, newspaper clippings, notes
6. Theatre brochures and bulletins re Teatro Clasico, 1991-1995; postcards and clippings regarding Adolfo Marsillach
7. Theatre bulletin and newspaper clippings, 1988
8. Photocopies of newspaper articles, 1986-1987

Loose in box:
Published items:
Primer Acto #190-191
Primer Acto #229
Historia de los Teatros Nacionales 1939-1962, Volumen primero, Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escenicas y la Musica, Ministerio de Cultura, 1993
Cuatro Siglos de Teatro en Madrid, Museo Municipal, Teatro Albeniz, Teatro Espanol, Teatro Maria Guerrero, Madrid Capital Europea de la Cultura, 1992

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