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Ryga, George
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The revolution script : miscellaneous

Newsclipping from Toronto Star, February 15, 1972 about the St. Lawrence Centre's Town Hall production of George Ryga's play Captives of the Faceless Drummer based on Quebec's October Crisis (i.e., the Cross-Laporte kidnappings).

The ecstacy of Rita Joe : [radio play].

  • File consists of notes, first draft, revised first draft, additional revised pages and final (?) version of M. Cook's two hour adaptation of George Ryga's stage play for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio, produced by John Juliani and broadcast on Arts National, June 1991. Item 2 includes carbon copies of p. 1-2.
  • Holograph; typescript (photocopy); typescript (carbon copy); typescript with holograph revisions.

Ryga, George.

  • Correspondence (1982 January 2-1983 October 31), between G. Ryga and Gwen Pharis Ringwood.
  • Correspondence regarding preface for The collected plays of Gwen Pharis Ringwood, G. Ryga's trip to the Soviet Union, the lack of peace in the world and personal matters. Includes draft of preface with G. P. Ringwood's revisions.
  • Includes references to the following: The collected plays of Gwen Pharis Ringwood; Garage sale; Prisoners; Pascal; Still stands the house; The rainmaker.

Ryga, George.

  • CA ACU SPC F0004-S0001-FL0456
  • File
  • 1974 December 24 - 1977 October 12
  • Part of Michael Cook fonds.

  • Correspondence between G. and Norma Ryga and Michael and Madonna Decker Cook.
  • Correspondence regarding G. Ryga's work, M. Cook's work, the Cook's rental of the Ryga's house in Summerland, B.C., for the winter of 1976-77, news of mutual acquaintances, and personal and family matters.

Renée L. Paris fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence with actors, authors, directors, editors, educators, government officials, lawyers, producers, publishers and others in the literary, publishing and theatrical fields. Files arranged alphabetically by personal or corporate name with exception of subject-related file Script Distribution which contains R. L. Paris's notes regarding Captives of the faceless drummer. Legal documents, contracts, royalty statements, photographs, publicity material and reviews are included in correspondence files. The Ryga-Paris correspondence provides information about G. Ryga not found in the George Ryga fonds.

Paris, Renée L.

Metcalf, John

  • Photographs of various Canadian authors at early organizational meeting of Writers' Union of Canada.
  • File consists of photographs taken at an informal organizational meeting of the Writers' Union of Canada. J. Metcalf suggests the meeting may have been that held at Neill-Wycik College, Toronto, Ont., some time in 1973 before the inaugural meeting in Ottawa, Ont., November 3, 1973. Includes photographs of Margaret Atwood, James Bacque, Earle Birney, Matt Cohen, Kildare Dobbs, Marian Engel, Charlotte Fielden, Timothy Findley, Sylvia Fraser, Larry Garber, Graeme Gibson, Jack Ludwig, W.O. Mitchell, Jerry Newman, P.K. Page, John Peter, George Ryga, Alice Munro, Andreas Schroeder, Leo Simpson, Ray Smith, David Lewis Stein, Kent Thompson, Sean Virgo and Rudy Wiebe, as well as several unidentified authors.
  • Includes references to the following: Photographs of various Canadian authors at early organizational meeting of Writers' Union of Canada.
  • Photographer unidentified.

James Hoffman collection.

  • CA ACU SPC C0045
  • Collection
  • 1944-2009

The collection includes materials created and compiled by James Hoffman such as taped interviews with George Ryga and his family members, materials provided by his wife following Ryga's death in 1987; video recordings of performances of Ryga's works, video recordings of Ryga by media producers, correspondence with Ryga and others about Ryga, reviews of Ryga's work, programs of performances; photographs and some personal records of Ryga's.

Hoffman, James

George Ryga & Associates fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0089
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence; manuscripts; published works; audio visual; works by other authors and miscellaneous.

George Ryga & Associates

Canadian Theatre Review Publications.

  • CA ACU SPC F0004-S0001-FL0131
  • File
  • 1973 July 13 - 1984 January 13
  • Part of Michael Cook fonds.

  • Correspondence between various representatives of Canadian Theatre Review Publications and Michael Cook.
  • Correspondence regarding M. Cook's responsibilities as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and later of the Executive Board, the publication of three scripts by M. Cook in CTR as well as numerous articles and columns in CTR and CTR Yearbook, M. Cook's participation in the National Playwrights Conference at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and other matters. Includes agendas and minutes of Board meetings and CTR brochures including Checklist of Canadian theatres.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • CA ACU SPC F0004-S0001-FL0119
  • File
  • 1966 June 1 - 1986 November 14
  • Part of Michael Cook fonds.

  • Correspondence between various representatives of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Michael Cook.
  • Correspondence regarding the submission and production of scripts on various CBC television and radio programs, the appearance of M. Cook on various shows as a performer, reviewer and commentator, and M. Cook's participation in CBC radio drama writers' seminars.
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