Fonds paa-7455 - Théâtre français d'Edmonton fonds

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Théâtre français d'Edmonton fonds

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PAA paa-7455

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  • 1969-1992 (Creation)
    Théâtre français d'Edmonton

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1.88 m of textual records and other material.

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In 1968 the Francophone theatre groups Le Rideau Rouge and Des Collégiens united under the name Théâtre français d'Edmonton (T.F.E.) through the efforts of France Levasseur, Réginald Bigras, Claude Ouimet and Jean Fortier. The T.F.E. functioned without an organizational structure until October 1969, when it established a board of directors with Hélène Narayana as its first president. In 1970 Julien Forcier was hired as its first professional artistic director. The semiprofessional theatre company was run by members of Edmonton's Francophone community. Its objective was to promote and develop the French culture and language in Edmonton and throughout Alberta through theatre. The Théâtre français d'Edmonton was incorporated under the <em>Societies Act</em> on May 14, 1979. The T.F.E. presented shows at the Faculté Saint-Jean and in 1981 it held Alberta's first Francophone theatre festival. T.F.E. also participated in tours and festivals in Canada, France, Luxembourg and Germany. In 1992 the Théâtre français d'Edmonton amalgamated with Boîte à Popicos to form L'UniThéâtre.

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The fonds consists the records of Théâtre français d'Edmonton and includes a draft of a history about T.F.E., correspondence, minutes, reports, grant applications, touring schedules, budgets, financial statements and other financial records, press releases, contracts, newspaper articles, scripts, costume and set designs, bylaws, pamphlets, programs, photographs and negatives of productions, and videos of Au Petite Bonheur, Piege Pour un Homme, Les Grands Departs and Les Fourberies de Scapin

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Includes ca. 4000 negatives, ca. 3500 photographs, ca. 500 transparencies, ca. 50 posters and 4 videotapes.

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Paul Denis (PR1985.0206), Julien Forcier, (PR1989.0015, PR1989.0376) artistic director of Théâtre français d'Edmonton, Claude Roberto (PR1989.0422, PR1996.0387), president of Théâtre français d'Edmonton, and Hélène Bérubé for Théâtre français d'Edmonton deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta between 1985 and 1996.


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  • The material is in French and English.

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Access conditions: none. Use conditions: permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Also see the Boîte à Popicos fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Information for the administrative history is from the records and <A HREF=""target=NEW></A>, accessed March 2, 2005. Included in PR1996.0387 were records for the Metro Cinema Society fonds. For the French version of this description, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1985.0206, PR1985.0438, PR1985..0438, PR1989.0015, PR1989.0376, PR1989.0422, PR1992.0029, PR1996.0387.<br><br>

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