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This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book and Musical

A 50th anniversary exhibition that celebrates the generative genius of L.M. Montgomery, her novel Anne of Green Gables, and the golden 50th season of the Confederation Centre's beloved Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™.

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is even more than a classic novel and brilliant musical: it inspires a state of mind, a way of being in a special place. This "Anne place" is suffused with colour and charged with energy; it is Prince Edward Island, and it is also the landscape of the human heart.

Anne of Green Gables (1908) was an immediate best-seller and has since sold millions of copies in more than thirty languages. Don Harron, Norman Campbell, and Elaine Campbell believed that only a musical could hope to capture, for theatre, the magic of Montgomery's writing and Anne's imagination.

During this 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference that began Canada, and the 50th anniversary of the Confederation Centre of the Arts built to commemorate that historic meeting, this exhibition celebrates Montgomery's generative genius and the golden 50th season of the Confederation Centre's crown jewel, Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™.

This Anne Place Virtual Tour
Genius of the Page: Case 1 - Video 
Creating the Page: Case 2 - Video
Imagining Place: Case 3 - Video
Creating the Stage: Case 4 - Video
Artists of the Stage: Case 5 - Video

Guest curated by Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly

See the original!
Visit Anne of Green Gables: The Musical™ website

May 17, 2014 - September 7, 2014
This Anne Place - Overview

Gracie Finley as Anne of Green Gables, 1984 
Photo credit: Gord Johnston