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Roy Mitchell typescript.
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- Mitchell, Roy Matthews
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Roy Matthews Mitchell was born in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, in 1884. Mitchell attended the University of Toronto and received a BA in journalism, a career he worked in for 13 years. He later founded the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto where he was involved in staging dramatic productions. In 1919, he became the first director of the Hart House Theatre, leaving in 1921 to return to New York where he worked in the theatre, and later as a professor of Drama at New York University. He died in 1944.
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Fonds contains one transcript of "The Blue Bird", written by Roy M. Mitchell. The typescript has been hand bound and a manuscript note, in Mitchell's hand reads:
This impression of the “Blue Bird” is limited to three copies on superfine linen record, typewritten and made into a book. The copies have been disposed of as follows:
1. To Georgina Helen Saunders of Toronto
3. Offered to the Forum Magazine of New York for publication.
This copy is number 1., and signed this sixteenth day of February 1913. Roy M. Mitchell."
The typescript is an essay reviewing Maurice Maeterlinck's play "Blue Bird".
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Acquired by purchase from H. Anson-Cartwright.
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