Zilber, Jacob (Canadian playwright, screenwriter, retired academic, 1924-____), “The Award,”
a __-minute play in English, set in _____, ____,
© 197_? by Jacob Zilber; • in Jacob Zilber’s The Award (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: New Play Centre, 197_?). • Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980). ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0; • script available in photoreproduced copy of typescript, AMICUS 18291414, Library and Archives Canada, http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca, accessed May 2, 2006; • rights available from Jacob Zilber, through Department of Theatre and Film, The University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada, _.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
“A worker given an award for years of dependable service discovers it carries sinister effects.”—Brock, 342.
Produced by Vancouver Vagabond Players, CHAN TV, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.—Brock, 342. • New Play Centre became Playwrights Theatre Centre. • “The first Department of Creative Writing in Canada was established at U.B.C. in 1965. In 1966, Jake Zilber became the first head of the Department. The Department offered programmes of study that lead to the degrees of B.F.A. and M.F.A. In 1996 it merged with the Department of Theatre and Film [in 2006, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing].”—UBC Archives - Department of Creative Writing - Description, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/u_arch/creative.html, accessed May 2, 2006. • Research could include Jacob Zilber fonds, 1958, 1968-1975, in University Archives asrs, Box 1; the fonds consists of course material, correspondence, clippings (1958), manuscripts by Zilber and others and UBC committee records. Jacob Zilber completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and earned an M.A. from the University of Washington. Zilber came to the University of British Columbia and joined the Department of English. He served as chairman of the Creative Writing Committee prior to the establishment of the Department of Creative Writing in 1965. Zilber was one of the founders of the journal Prism and served as its editor from 1966 to 1973. Finding aid available.”—WebVoyage Record View 1, http://webcat.library.ubc.ca, accessed April 4, 2006. • Research could include the Jake Zilber Scholarship at the University of British Columbia, “A $400 scholarship has been endowed by the Smit h Foundation to honour Jacob Zilber on his retirement from the Department of Creative Writing in 1989. The scholarship acknowledges his central role i n the development of scriptwriters and the art of scriptwriting at UBC and i n British Columbia, and symbolizes the affection and respect of his student s and friends . The award is made on the recommendation of the Department to a student who has shown exceptional promise as a writer for screen an d television and has completed at least one year of study in a B .F .A . or M .F .A . program in Creative Writing. (Available 1989/90 Winter Session.)”—http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/senate/UBC_Senate_Minutes_1989_05_17.pdf, accessed May 2, 2006. • Not to be confused with Lawrence Bantleman’s The Award: A Satirical Drama in Two Acts, A Writers Workshop Bluebird Book (Calcutta, India: A Writers Workshop Publication, 1972), LCCN 72-900388 SA r96.
award, dependability, service.