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Acknowledgements

The National Arts Centre and Theatre Museum Canada wish to thank Nir Bareket, Gaylene Buckle, Canadian Actorsí Equity Association, Charles Childs, Tony Collrin, Charlotte Dean, Michael Eagan, Max-Otto Fauteux, Mallory Gilbert, Briony Glassco, Rebecca Grace, Amanda Kennedy, Pamela Levac, Kristina Nicoll, Gilles Provost and the University of Guelph.

Theatre Museum Canada also wishes to thank the William & Nona Heaslip Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

Thanks also to all those who loaned us materials, gave permission for the use of their images, and shared their stories with us.

We would especially like to thank Glenda MacFarlane.

Photos, images and quotations courtesy of the French family, Nir Bareket, Blyth Festival, Centaur Theatre Company Archives, Confederation Centre of the Arts, The Globe and Mail, Shelagh Hewitt Kareda, Gilles Provost, Segal Centre for the Arts Archives, Soulpepper Theatre Company Archives, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Theatre New Brunswick Archives, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and Thousand Islands Playhouse.

To find out more about David French, please visit:
DavidFrench.net (website maintained by Glenda MacFarlane)
TheatreMuseumCanada.ca

Some of the text for this exhibit was adapted from the NACís Study Guide for Salt-Water Moon, written by Pamela Levac.

A physical version of David French: Writing Home is available for touring to venues across Canada. For information please contact Judi Pearl: judi.pearl@nac-cna.ca.

David French was predeceased by his parents and his brother Fred. He is survived by his partner, Glenda MacFarlane, and their daughter Mary; his son Gareth; his former spouse and friend Leslie French; his brothers Don, Bill and Wallace and their spouses, as well as his many nieces and nephews and their families. David French also leaves behind a host of dear friends across the country, but especially in Toronto and at Cable Head, PEI, where he spent the past forty summers.