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Theatre Histories (print) by Alan Filewod and Ric Knowles

Volume 13 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English

“Released from the ordinate systems that charted theatre history as a process of development in an evolving joint narrative of national culture and national repertoire, researchers have effectively inverted the premise that established their discipline. Instead of investigating how the nation has produced theatre, they ask instead how theatre produces the nation. The result has been a shift from macroscopic narratives to situated mappings of the cultural meanings of theatre.” —from the introduction




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Theatre Histories (print)

Includes:
The Toronto Lyceum: A Study of Early Canadian Theatre in Miniature by Richard Plant (1976)
Infinite Variety or a Canadian “National” Theatre: Roly Young and the Toronto Civic Theatre Association, 1945–1949 by Anton Wagner (1988)
Dora Mavor Moore: Before the New Play Society by Paula Sperdakos (1989)
William Aberhart: The Evangelist as Subversive Political Dramatist by Moira Day (1990)
Feminist (Theatre) Historiography/Canadian (Feminist) Theatre: A Reading of Some Practices and Theories by Susan Bennett (1992)
Performing Politics: Propaganda, Parody and a Women’s Parliament by Kym Bird (1992)
“Getting to” Canadian Theatre History: On the Tension Between the New History and the Nation State by Stephen Johnson (1992)
Stories of Interest: Some Partial Histories of Mulgrave Road: Groping Towards a Method by Ric Knowles (1992)
On Native Ground: Canadian Theatre Historiography and the Postmodernism/Postcolonialism Axis by Denis Salter (1992)
Out of the Closet: Dramatic Works by Sarah Anne Curzon, Part One: Woman and Nationhood: Laura Secord, The Heroine of 1812 by Celeste Derksen (1994)
A Golf Club for the Golden Age: English Canadian Theatre Historiography and the Strange Case of Roy Mitchell by Scott Duchesne (1997)
Captain George Vancouver and British Columbia’s First Play by James Hoffman (2000)
Performance and Memory in the Party: Dismembering the Workers’ Theatre Movement by Alan Filewod (2003)
Introduction to Staging Coyote’s Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English by Monique Mojica and Ric Knowles (2003)
“Seeking Clues of Queerness”: Researching Contemporary Canadian Queer Theatre by Tony Berto (2009)
Sinking Neptune: Introduction by Donovan King (2009)
Sinking Neptune by The Radical Dramaturgy Unit, Optative Theatrical Laboratories (2006/2009)

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Additional Information

Title Theatre Histories (print)
ISBN 13 9780887548314
Genre Academic, Essays
Contributor(s) Alan Filewod
Ric Knowles
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Year 2009

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