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David Yeddeau fonds
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- Yeddeau, David
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1 folder of textual material + 3 photographs
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David Hugh Yeddeau was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended theatre school before becoming the stage manager of a touring Chautauqua Theatre Company. When he returned to Winnipeg, he gained experience acting, directing, painting scenes, staging and make-up and also taught drama. He began his career with the Winnipeg Ballet when it began in 1939. He was first assigned as stage manager and technical assistant to Gweneth Lloyd, but his responsibilities grew to include publicity and company manager. He was responsible for the creation of the Canadian Ballet Festivals, first hosted by Winnipeg in 1948. He left for Toronto in 1949, although he was still involved with the touring for the Winnipeg Ballet until about 1951. He became involved with the creation of the Canadian Opera Company and was responsible for many of the CNE Grandstand productions in Toronto. He also served as the Managing Director of various theatre companies across Canada. David Yeddeau passed away on August 30, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario.
The records of David Yeddeau came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB.
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The David Yeddeau fonds includes the following series: newspaper and magazine articles (1941-1985); obituaries (1992); writings ; biographies; and photographs (1942-1979).
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