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A household God.

File contains typescript photocopy, 11 p.; notebook of further drafts, sketches etc., 1962

Herbert, John

A ruby fell.

File contains manuscript 22 p.; Letter to Ray Lawler, 2 drafts.; ts. (1 carbon).
Date and Place From: Feb. 26,1963 To Lawlor, Roy, Theatre-in-the -Dell From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

A story, 1944.

File contains 1 manuscript 5 p. (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

A year, 1956.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy; photocopy of the latter). Poem written "to his mother on her birthday", August 25, 1956.

Herbert, John

Abortion, 1956.

File contains manuscript 2 p. (original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

About John Herbert

Series consists of materials about John Herbert, primarily clippings.

Herbert, John

Africa, 1965.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original and holograph copy).

Herbert, John

Aging, 1959.

File contains manuscript 1 p.(holograph copy; photocopy of same).

Herbert, John

Amid lights and shadows.

File contains a one leaf manuscript of the poem "Amid lights and shadows" written by John Herbert in 1994. There are also two manuscript drafts of the poem.

Herbert, John

An O. Henry ending.

File contains one manuscript, 44 leaves (original), of "An O. Henry ending" written by John Herbert in 1994. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box C: John Herbert archives. C12: an essay by J.H., 'An O. Henry Ending' 1994. Enclosed: the original manuscript of 44 pages. Subject: the marginalisation of a writer in his own land. Note: J.H. considered using a 'nom de plume' for this piece, as 'Hildebrand Faux'."

Herbert, John

Artwork, Cartoons, Comics

Series consists of artwork, cartoons and comics created by John Herbert between 1964 and 1998. Many of the drawings illustrate story development and ideas for his plays as well as comics and advertisements. The series is divided into files and arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John

As I listen and watch.

File contains a one leaf manuscript of the poem "As I listen and watch" written by John Herbert in 1999.

Herbert, John

Aux yeux des hommes.

File contains contains one program from a Quebec City production of John Herbert's play "Fortune and men's eyes", translated as "Aux yeux des hommes."

Herbert, John

Bad girl.

File contains manuscript 31 p.; manuscript 20 p. Includes original ms. written in a note pad and a hand-written copy by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Be good.

File contains typescript photocopy, 4 p. Original title: "Goodbye, beauty."

Herbert, John

Beer room.

File contains typescript photocopy, 11 p.: 1971 revision of 1966 play with title "Men's room.",

Herbert, John

Behind the house.

File contain a one leaf manuscript of the poem "Behind the house" written by John Herbert in 1991.

Herbert, John

Biographical

Series consists of biographical materials relating to John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Biographical

Series consists of biographical information on John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Biographical notes, 1926-1997.

File contains manuscript 148 leaves (photocopy), spiral-bound. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box B: John Herbert archives. B6: Biographical Notes 1926 to 1997 (152 pages). These notes were taken by J.H. from his personal files (from over a number of years) and organized into a manuscript at the request of Greg Gatenby, who had been at work for many years on a history of writers who had lived in or visited Toronto from the city's very beginning. Mr. Gatenby slected some of the information on J.H. for his book, 'Toronto, A Literary History' [ie. Guide], published by McArthur and Company in 1999."

Herbert, John

Blanche and Rose's dream song : draft.

File contains one manuscript, 27 leaves (originals and photocopies) with corrections, of a draft script for John Herbert's play "Blanche and Rose's dream song." Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives, the Porter Library, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. E18: original first draft of a one-act play by J.H. : 'Blanche and Rose's Dream Song' (a light homage to Tennessee Williams). No. of pages: 27, Date: 1978. Note: see final draft in envelope E-19 (30 pages) (1986)."

Herbert, John

Blanche and Rose's dream song : final draft.

File contains one spiral-bound manuscript 28 leaves (photocopy) of a final draft of John Herbert's play "Blanche and Rose's dream song." Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives, the Porter Library, University of Waterloo. E19: one bound copy of a one-act play by John Herbert, 'Blanche and Rose's Dream Song', a light homage to Tennessee Williams. Final Draft - 1986. No. of pages: 30 (including title and theme pages)."

Herbert, John

Born of Medusa's blood.

File contains typescript 29 p., Act I.; manuscript photocopy, 66 p., Acts II and III. Note on envelope: "First draft of complete play."

Herbert, John

Broken antique dolls : a play in two acts.

File contains a manuscript, 74 leaves (original), first draft. Includes a newspaper clipping about homes for the aged. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box A- A-4. Playscripts - John Herbert. Title: Broken Antique Dolls in two acts. Draft: First Draft - 2 copies. Description: (1) Handwritten copy (2) Photocopy. Some notes and additional writing attached. No. of pages - 74 (both copies - each 74), total: 148. Date: 1992-'93."

Herbert, John

Broken antique dolls : a play in two acts.

File contains one type script with manuscript insertions (original) and corrections. It is the second draft of the play "Broken Antique Dolls". Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box A - Playscripts, 2 items, A-4. Title: 'Broken Antique Dolls': a play in two acts by John Herbert. Enclosed: two playscripts (different). Second drafts: with various changes. No. 1 (blue cover): 74 pages, No. 2 (yellow cover): 74 pages."

Herbert, John

Broken antique dolls : a play in two acts.

File contains one script, 74 leaves (photocopy), first draft with insertions(original) and corrections. The draft is for the play "Broken antique dolls" by John Herbert. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box A- A-4. Playscripts - John Herbert. Title: Broken Antique Dolls in two acts. Draft: First Draft - 2 copies. Description: (1) Handwritten copy (2) Photocopy. Some notes and additional writing attached. No. of pages - 74 (both copies - each 74), total: 148. Date: 1992-'93."

Herbert, John

Broken antique dolls : a play in two acts.

File contains one typescript with manuscript insertions (original) and corrections, second draft number one of the play, "Broken Antique Dolls". Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box A - Playscripts, 2 items, A-4. Title: 'Broken Antique Dolls': a play in two acts by John Herbert. Enclosed: two playscripts (different). Second drafts: with various changes. No. 1 (blue cover): 74 pages, No. 2 (yellow cover): 74 pages."

Herbert, John

Broken antique dolls : press release package.

File contains contains one press package for the Maverick Theatre production of "Broken antique dolls" by John Herbert in 1993. The press release includes a photocopy of a proclamation making November 22, 1992 "Fortune Society day" in the Borough of Manhattan, a time line of the Fortune Society, a history of the Maverick Theatre, a photocopy of a letter to John Herbert from JoAnne Page, Executive Director of the Fortune Society, and a signed copy of the first proof for the entry for John Herbert in the 1994 edition of Canadian who's who.

Herbert, John

By Barrier Ridge.

File contains four manuscript drafts of the poem "By Barrier Ridge" written by John Herbert in 1992.

Herbert, John

Canada's playwrights : a biographical guide.

File contains contains a photocopied entry about John Herbert from Canada's playwrights : a biographical guide, edited by Don Rubin and Alison Cranmer-Byng. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert archives. D20: photocopy of section from 'Canada's Playwrights: A Biographical Guide" edited by Don Rubin - cover, pages 95 and 96 (on John Herbert's plays) 1984. Note: This record is full of errors (marked in pen by John Herbert) and misquotes. Don Rubin, a professor at York University and editor of Canadian Theatre Review did not check with J.H. on accuracy of information."

Herbert, John

Canadian Who's who.

File contains contains two photocopies of the preliminary listing for John Herbert in the Canadian who's who. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: D27: 2 photocopies of the first entry in Canadian Who's Who for John Herbert. The original returned, signed, to Univ. of Toronto press (publisher)."

Herbert, John

Cape Breton Post, April 4, 1986: Reviewer unfair, patronizing, nasty,

File contains contains correspondence and clippings relating to playwright Beatrice MacNeil. Includes draft of a letter to the editor, Cape Breton Post, dated March 24, 1986, a clipping of the published letter, a clipping about Beatrice MacNeil, and a letter from Beatrice MacNeil to John Herbert, April 2, 1986. Includes author's note on the envelope: "D Box: John Herbert archives. D18: the Cape Breton Post. Letter to the Editor 1986. - Letter to Angus MacDonald published in the Cape Breton Post on Friday, April 4th, 1986 (slightly edited). Enclosed: clipping of published letter and follow-up item (1 page), photocopy of hand-written letter (5 pages) and original letter from playwright Beatrice MacNeil (2 pages). Total of 8 pages."

Herbert, John

Career crazed.

File contains manuscript 9 p. (original and photocopy) of a short story (illustrations and text) written under the name Jan Reading. Includes a letter to publisher dated Aug. 4, 1950, returned to John Herbert with the ms. Note on envelope: "Early short story (unfinished)."
Date and Place From: Aug. 4, 1950 To First Love Magazine From Herbert, John** Additional signatories: Reading, Jan, pseudonym

Herbert, John

Cartoon sketches.

File contains 28 drawings (originals and photocopies) of draft cartoon drawings, unfinished drawings, and sketches. They also include notes regarding story development ideas. Includes a photocopy of a three page manuscript letter to the editor of Now Weekly. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives , Porter Library, University of Waterloo. Enclosed: cartoons. E16: a variety of complete and incomplete cartoons and comic strips by John Herbert (under one or another of his 'noms de plume' as cartoonist) - plus some preliminary sketches and notes in planning the cartoons. Names (noms de plume) Nemesis, Hellican, Jan, R.U. Horny, Jacki Brun, No. of items: 31 pages - Dates: 1989 to 1994."

Herbert, John

Children of the wind.

File contains manuscript 1st draft, 47 p. in one spiral notebook (original and photocopy).

Herbert, John

Christmas shopping : 1937.

File contain a one leaf manuscript of the poem "Christmas shopping : 1937" written by John Herbert in 1991. There are also three additional drafts on the same poem.

Herbert, John

Chu. Daniel. David Rothenberg gave up press agentry to sell ex-cons on the straight life. People Weekly, July 11, 1977, p. 64-66, 71, ill.

File contains contains a biographical article about David Rothenberg, original producer of "Fortune and men's eyes," with mention of John Herbert. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives at Porter Library, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario - E4: one issue of People Weekly magazine, U.S.A., of July 11, 1977, containing a biography (article) on David Rothenberg, original producer in New York of J.H.'s play 'Fortune and Men's Eyes', founder of the Fortune Society (for prison reform) which grew out of the N.Y. production of Herbert's play through David Rothenberg."

Herbert, John

Close friends.

File contains manuscript 18 p.; letter of agreement re: "Close Friends" with Ken Gass.; manuscript 11 p., with title "New opening for one-act play 'Close Friends'."
Date and Place From: June 26, 1970 To Gass, Ken From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

Cohen, Nathan : open letter from John Herbert.

File contains the first draft manuscript, 10 leaves (carbon copy), with title "An open letter to Nathan Cohen as artist." Note by John Herbert: "Published in Guerrila[sic], the Toronto underground paper, 1970." Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert archives. D7: Open letter to Nathan Cohen. First draft - 1970. At time of writing this piece, John Herbert was burning his bridges in Canada behind him, fed up with the treatment his Garret Theatre Company had received from Toronto critics, including Nathan Cohen. N.C. had asked J.H. to concentrate on writing and to work with director, George Luscombe of Toronto Workshop Productions, a company Cohen's good reviews had helped to gain audience and arts council respect. J.H. informed N.C. that he had tried to work with G.L. for several months in 1963 and found the director's disrespect for writers made an impossible situation. J.H. suspected Cohen's criticism of the Garret designed to close the theatre. J.H. planned to move to England in 1971."

Herbert, John

Cohen, Nathan. Underground theatre totally ignored by the mainstream. Toronto Daily Star, Aug. 26, 1970.

File contains contains a column by Nathan with a short review of John Herbert's play "Close friends." Include author's note on envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives, Porter Library, University of Waterloo: E8: one copy (newspaper printing) of Nathan Cohen's theatre column in Toronto Daily Star, August 26, 1970: 'Underground theatre totally ignored by the mainstream', in which Cohen mentions the debut performance of Herbert's one-act play 'Close Friends', performed at Factory Theatre Lab, directed by Ken Gass. The play was performed many times in following years. - 1970."

Herbert, John

Connolly, L.W. The abolition of theatre censorship in Great Britain : the Theatres Act of 1968. Queen's Quarterly 75, no. 4 (Winter 1968): [569]-583.

File contains contains one copy of Queen's Quarterly 75, no. 4 (Winter , 1968) with a reference to "Fortune and men's eyes" on page 582. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives, the Porter Library, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario - E5: one issue of Queen's Quarterly, Winter 1968: containing a brief mention of 'Fortune and Men's Eyes' and John Herbert in article on new theatre in London, England, on page 582. Note: 1968 was the year that 'Fortune and Men's Eyes' opened in London at Charles Marowitz's 'Open Space' Theatre and was later moved by producer Michael White to the Comedy Theatre in the West End."

Herbert, John

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from John Herbert Brundage and includes letters written by him and published in newspapers. John Herbert has annotated much of the correspondence.

Herbert, John

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence between John Herbert and others regarding his plays and the production of the film "Fortune and men's eyes". The correspondence date from 1967 to 2000. There are also two coloured photographs with two of the letters.

Herbert, John

Correspondence : A.

  • Date and Place From: Nov. 1, 1970 To Herbert, John From Appleby, Selina
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 30, 1970 To Herbert, John From Allen, Lewis Additional signatories: Persky, Lester
  • Date and Place From: Nov. 26, 1971 To Herbert, John From Andras, Marta
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 16, 1971 To Herbert, John From Andras, Marta
  • Date and Place From: Aug. 2, 1975 To Herbert, John From Anthony, Geraldine
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 8, 1975 To Herbert, John From Andre, Marion
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 2, 1978 To Herbert, John From Adilman, Sid

Herbert, John

Correspondence : B.

  • Date and Place From: Jan. 30, 1975 To Herbert, John From Balfour, Patricia
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 9, 1976 To Herbert, John From Barslow, Joyce
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 9, 1976 To Herbert, John From Brown, Lyal

Herbert, John

Correspondence : C.

  • Date and Place From: March 2,1964 (copy only) To Herbert, John From Cohen, Nathan
  • Date and Place From: March 30,1967 To Herbert, John From Cohen, Nathan
  • Date and Place From: June 19,1967 To Herbert, John From Cohen, Nathan
  • Date and Place From: Sept. 29, 1968 To Herbert, John From Cohen, Nathan
  • Date and Place From: Jan. 20, 1975 To Herbert, John From Clark, Mort
  • Date and Place From: May 27,1975 To Herbert, John From Clark, Mort
  • Date and Place From: July 1976 To Herbert, John From Caron, Leslie

Herbert, John

Correspondence : D.

  • Date and Place From: Feb. 24, 1960 To Herbert, John From Davis, Gerald
  • Date and Place From: Sept. 1966 To Herbert, John From Dempsey, Lotta
  • Date and Place From: May 16,1972 To Herbert, John From Drew, John
  • Date and Place From: Aug. 14, 1976 To Herbert, John From Dahms, Gary

Herbert, John

Correspondence : G.

  • Date and Place From: Sept. 14, 1970 To Herbert, John From Giordano, Tony
  • Date and Place From: March 6,1971 To Herbert, John From Gordon, Caroline
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 30, 1974 To Herbert, John From Grimson, Sylvia
  • Date and Place From: May 20, 1975 To Herbert, John From Gauthier, Jacqueline
  • Date and Place From: June 1, 1975 To Herbert, John From Gauthier, Jacqueline

Herbert, John

Correspondence : H.

  • Date and Place From: 197[?] To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: 197[?] To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: 197[?] To Toronto Star From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: April 19,197[?] To Toronto Star From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: 1964 To Cohen, Nathan From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: July 30, 1967 To Cohen, Nathan From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: 1971 To Toronto Star From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Mar. 22, 1971 To Herbert, John From Hess, Segall, Popkin Guterman Plez and Steiner Additional signatories: M.G.M.
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 15,1973 To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: January 4, 1974? To Toronto Star From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 19, 1974 To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: May 16,1975 To Herbert, John From Harrison, Mark
  • Date and Place From: Aug. 2, 1975 To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 9, 1975 To Toronto Star From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: May 20,1976 To Herbert, John From Harrison, Mark
  • Date and Place From: March 6, 1978 To New York Times (Entertainment Dept.) From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Sept. 24, 1979 To Needham, Richard (Globe and Mail) From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 1979 To George Glay From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Jan. 14, 1980 To Harlequin Books From Herbert, John*** Additional signatories: Ash, Ariel, pseudonym
  • Date and Place From: Nov. 25, 1981 To Globe and Mail From Herbert, John
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 1981 To Herbert, John From Haskins, D.
  • Date and Place From: (Winter, 1971] To Mezei, Stephen, Performing Arts in Canada From Herbert, John

Herbert, John

Correspondence : K.

  • Date and Place From: Oct. 15, 1969 To Herbert, John From Kelner, Saul
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 16, 1969 To Herbert, John From Klein, Carrie (University of Michigan)
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 2, 1970 To Herbert, John From Kelner, Saul
  • Date and Place From: April 10, 1974 To Herbert, John From Kareda, Urjo

Herbert, John

Correspondence : L.

  • Date and Place From: 1972 To Herbert, John From Lampert, Gerald
  • Date and Place From: May 14, 1975 To Herbert, John From Lanman, Hilde
  • Date and Place From: July 8, 1975 To Herbert, John From Lewis, Linda
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 17,1975 To Herbert, John From Lanman, Hilde (Southeastern Theatre Conference)
  • Date and Place From: July 12,1976 To Herbert, John From Lister, Rota
  • Date and Place From: July 3, 1978 To Herbert, John From Lind, Jane
  • Date and Place From: June 27, 1979 To Herbert, John From Lister, Rota
  • Date and Place From: April 4,1981 To Herbert, John From Lister, Rota

Herbert, John

Correspondence : M.

  • Date and Place From: May 20,1958 To Herbert, John From Moore, Dora Mavor [copy only]
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 26, 1967 To Herbert, John From Mann, W.E.
  • Date and Place From: June 4,1970 To Herbert, John From Miller, Arthur [form letter]
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 12,1970 To Herbert, John From McLaughlin, Florence
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 1, 1971 To Herbert, John From McDonald, Marci
  • Date and Place From: Feb. 18,1972 To Herbert, John From Mittler, Liesl Frank
  • Date and Place From: June 6,1974 To Herbert, John From Menexes, Elias
  • Date and Place From: Jan. 23, 1980 To Herbert, John From Mallet, Gina

Herbert, John

Correspondence : O.

Date and Place From: April 7, 1967 To Herbert, John From Oliver, Dorothy Additional signatories: Krone, Jerry

Herbert, John

Correspondence : Published

Series consists of items of correspondence between John Herbert and others that have been published.

Herbert, John

Correspondence : R.

  • Date and Place From: 1966 To Herbert, John From Rothenberg, David Attachments: Includes partnership agreement forms for "fortune Company," unsigned.
  • Date and Place From: Dec. 11, 1970 To Herbert, John From Renaissance'71
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 3, 1973 To Herbert, John From Roden, Charles
  • Date and Place From: Oct. 18, 1975 To Herbert, John From Rubin, Don.
  • Date and Place From: Aug. 26, 1978 To Herbert, John From Randall, Tony

Herbert, John

Correspondence : S.

  • Date and Place From: Dec. 29,1971 To Herbert, John From Szucs, George
  • Date and Place From: June 2, 1976 To Herbert, John From Spears, Bordon

Herbert, John

Correspondence : W.

  • Date and Place From: Oct. 18, 1970 To Herbert, John From Wolfe, Evelyn
  • Date and Place From: March 1, 1976 To Herbert, John From Wagner, P.

Herbert, John

Correspondence with researchers.

File contains correspondence to and from John Herbert, regarding researchers' questions. Includes photocopied ms. letters from John Herbert to Brandi Stocks, Patrick DuWors, and Amanda Lewis as well as email printouts to John Herbert from Amanda Lewis, and Amanda Lewis's completed paper "The Garret Theatre- a Dream Denied". There is also a coloured photograph of John Herbert posing next to a computer. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box B: (cont'd). Additional items for John Herbert archives, Porter Library, The University of Waterloo. B7: J.H.'s answers to questions from three students from two Canadian Universities (York University, Toronto and the University of Victoria, B.C.). March & April, 2000. Enclosed: are five separate manuscripts, one including an essay on 'The Garret Theatre' (A Dream Denied) by Amanda Lewis (student of drama at York University) These contacts were made and maintained over the internet. J.H. has a web-site. Picture enclosed: one photo of J.H. at his computer."

Herbert, John

Costume designs for "Paris after midnight", 1953.

File contains contains two pencil sketches. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box C: John Herbert archives at the University of Waterloo, the Porter Library - C8: 1953, 2 costume designs for 'Carol Desmond', a.k.a. John Herbert, working as an exotic dancer on a six-month, cross-Canada tour with 'Paris After Midnight', a Model Shows' Production: April to October, 1953. Sketches by John Herbert Brundage."

Herbert, John

Depraved dream, 1958; All you hangmen, 1949.

File contains manuscript 1 p. (original, described by John Herbert as a copy made for a reading, including the poem "All you hangmen" on the same sheet. Also includes later holograph copy and photocopy of same.

Herbert, John

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