Press Release - U of G Library Used for CBC Special

Monday, July 10, 2006

Written by Rachelle Cooper-News Service Officer, Communications and Public Affairs

McLauglin's Library's Archival and Special Collections were used in creating Leading Man: The Life and Times of William Hutt that will air on CBC television July 10 at 8 p.m.

Canada's leading classical actor, Hutt, has performed more Shakespeare than Sir Lawrence Olivier or Christopher Plummer. He donated scripts, reviews and articles, correspondence, essays, photos and personal documents to U of G last summer, which make up McLaughlin's William Hutt fonds. Researchers compiling the CBC documentary visited McLaughlin to gather bibliographical information on Hutt.

Hutt is also acting as chair of the Shakespeare -- Made in Canada festival, a series of regional Shakespeare events hosted by U of G, the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph and set to run January to May 2007. Its goal is to create a regional cultural synergy focusing specifically on Canadian interpretations, adaptations and exhibitions of the Bard's work.

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