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Canadian Shakespeare

Canadian Shakespeare

Edited by Susan Knutson
Subjects: Shakespeare, Canadian Shakespeare
Series: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548932, 232 pages, May 2010

Table of contents

Notes on Playing Shakespeare by Ann Wilson and Steven Bush (1988)

The Aboriginal Presence in Canadian Theatre and the Evolution of Being Canadian by Helen Peters (1993)

from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 1985–1990: “The Stratford of the West” (NOT) by Moira Day (1996)

from Affirmative Shakespeare at Canada’s Stratford Festival by Margaret Groome (1999)

Teaching, Performing and Responding to Shakespeare in Multicultural (Postcolonial) Canada and Quebec by Denis Salter (1999)

Canadian Literature: Dreaming in Iambic Pentameter by Vin Nardizzi

from Liberal Shakespeare and Illiberal Critiques: Necessary Angel’s King Lear by Michael McKinnie (2002)

The Spectre of Straight Shakespeare: New Ways of Looking at Old Texts in Goodnight Desdemona and Mad Boy Chronicle by Ellen MacKay (2002)

“Redescribing a World”: Towards a Theory of Shakespearean Adaptation in Canada by Linda Burnett (2002)

Continuity and Contradiction: University Actors Meet the Universal Bard by Anthony Dawson (2002)

from Duets, Duologues,and Black Diasporic Theatre: Djanet Sears, William Shakespeare, and Others by Peter Dickinson (2002)

from Kate Lynch’s All-Woman Dream by Tanner Mirrlees (2002)

Encoding/Decoding Shakespeare: Richard IIIat the 2002 Stratford Festival by Ric Knowles (2005)

Desdemona, Juliet and Constance Meet the Third Wave by Shelley Scott (2006)

The Death of a Chief: An Interview with Yvette Nolan by Sorouja Moll (2006)

from Giving Shakespeare Meaning, Canadian Style by Daniel Fischlin (2007)
from “I Cannot Heave My Heart into My Mouth” by Judith Clare Thompson (2007)
from Wild Adaptation by Mark Fortier (2007)
“Hamlet’s a Pixie-Boy!”: The Carnivalesque Dramaturgy of Michael O’Brien’s Mad Boy Chronicle by James McKinnon (2010)
Goodfellows: Hockey, Shakespeare and Indigenous Spirits in Tomson Highway’s Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Wes Folkerth (2010)


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.