File FL0652 - Learning, Walter J.

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CA ACU SPC F0008-S0001-FL0652


Learning, Walter J.


  • [1974-1983] (Creation)

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68 items : 112 pages

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  • Correspondence (n.d., 1974 February 20 - 1983 April 20), between W. J. Learning and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence discussing co-authoring scripts for the television series Up at ours, development of La Svengali radio play and adaptation for stage of Gordon Pinsent's television drama A gift to last; discussing publication of Frankenstein (Clarke, Irwin, 1976; Dramatic Publishing, 1981), The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca (Learning Productions, 1978; Dramatic Publishing, 1981) and The dollar woman (in New Canadian drama, v. 2, Borealis Press, 1981. Edited by Patrick B. O'Neill); and relating to various productions of stage plays, letters from Anglican clergy condemning The dollar woman, W. J. Learning's resignation from Canada Council, purchase of A. Nowlan's Papers by the University of Calgary and various other topics. Includes copy of poem Home from the wars, dedicated to W. J. Learning, Up at ours series treatment book prepared by Kevin O'Connell and Bill Gough and rough drafts of scripts for the series by Margaret Axanel(?). Manuscripts enclosed with correspondence were removed to Drama Series together with repository photocopies of covering letters. In many cases, however, manuscripts discussed in letters were not attached by A. Nowlan to the covering letters. Includes references to the following: Frankenstein : the man who became god; Frankenstein : the play by Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning, the novel by Mary Shelley; The dollar woman : stage play; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play; Up at ours : The runaways; The runaways; Christmas at King's Landing; Up at ours : Full circle; Full circle : television play; The dollar woman : radio play; Home from the wars; Treasures on earth : poem; La Svengali; I might not tell everybody this; A gift to last.

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