Accession GA62 - John Herbert fonds.

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John Herbert fonds.

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SCA92-GA62

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  • 1940-1981 (Creation)
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    Herbert, John

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1.81 m of textual records. - 79 photographs : b&w and col. ; 36 x 28 cm

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(1926-2001)

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John Herbert was a Canadian playwright and theatre director. Born and raised in Toronto, Herbert attended Dora Mavor Moore's New Play Society and the National Ballet School of Canada. In 1960 Herbert founded the Garret Theatre with his sister Nana Brundage, and in 1964 wrote his most famous work, Fortune and Men's Eyes, which was in part inspired by his arrest for dressing as a woman and subsequent time spent in a youth reformatory. It was first staged in 1967 in New York and remained his most popular play. Herbert died in 2001.

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Materials relate primarily to the professional life of John Herbert, from 1940 to 1981, such as his literary works; theatre advertising, programs, and photographs; correspondences to critics, fans, his agent, and others; and reviews on his works. The literary works include drafts of his plays as well as manuscripts of his short stories and poetry.

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Purchased in 1982.

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Revised by PH in November 2018.

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