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New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays

New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays

Edited by Roberta Barker & Kim Solga
Subjects: Anthologies
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770910737, 464 pages, June 2012

Table of contents

Introduction: Reclaiming Canadian Realisms by Roberta Barker and Kim Solga

Still Stands the House by Gwen Pharis Ringwood

The Last Supper: A Performance of Euthanasia by Hillar Liitoja

’da Kink in my hair by Trey Anthony

BioBoxes by Theatre Replacement

Penny Dreadful by Zuppa Theatre Co.

Miss Julie: Sheh’mah by Tara Beagan

Depression Shaped Like a Hill by The National Theatre of the World

sTain/La maculée by Madeleine Blais-Dahlem


New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays collects works of contemporary theatre, each of which may be defined as "realist" through both a crucial link to the past and a zest for re-tooling old definitions. Grounded by Gwen Pharis Ringwood's pioneering Still Stands the House, the anthology also features Trey Anthony's 'da Kink in my hair, Tara Beagan's Miss Julie: Sheh'mah, Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's sTain, Hillar Liitoja's The Last Supper, selections from the Impromptu Splendor series by National Theatre of the World, Theatre Replacement's BioBoxes, and Zuppa Theatre's Penny Dreadful, as well as a series of text-specific introductions and a resource page for students and researchers. Designed to be read alongside NECT Vol. 2 but just as provocative on its own, this collection will be an ideal teaching tool for a wide array of Canadian theatre courses.