World of Mary’s Wedding

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This digital collection consists of selections of World War I-era archival and rare print materials from University of Victoria Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives. These digitized materials were featured in the 2011 digital and on-site exhibit “The World of Mary’s Wedding: Reminiscences of World War I from UVic Archives & Special Collections.

Background

UVic Libraries’ digital and on-site exhibits entitled The World of Mary’s Wedding: Reminiscences of World War I from UVic Archives & Special Collections were a part of a collaborative project between the University of Victoria Libraries and Pacific Opera Victoria, to celebrate the world premiere of the Canadian opera, Mary’s Wedding (music by Andrew Macdonald, adapted from the play by Stephen Massicotte).  The play and opera tell a story of love and remembrance, and its settings include the pre- and post-war Canadian prairies, the trenches of France and the battle of Moreuil Wood in March 1918.  The opera had its world premiere on November 10, 2011, at the McPherson Theatre, in Victoria, BC.

The materials in the original digital and on-site exhibits were grouped into the following themes: Private Remembering, Collective Remembering and the Art of Remembering. 

Collection scope:

The materials in this digital collection are selected from the following Special Collections and University Archives rare print and archival holdings:

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