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Popular Political Theatre and Performance (print) by Julie Salverson and Ric Knowles

Volume 17 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English.

This collection of new and previously published writing presents a range of artists and scholars grappling with questions about history, politics, and criticism in English Canadian popular theatre. These essays provide a variety of voices and approaches to creating politically engaged and aesthetically challenging theatre that is provocative in content and responsive to the times in which it is produced.

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Popular Political Theatre and Performance (print)


Seize the Day: The Mummers’ Gros Mourn by Chris Brookes (1983)
Reclaiming Popular Theatre by Rose Adame (1983)
Mixed Company Redefines Political Theatre by Baņuta Rubess (1984)
The Interactive Documentary in Canada: Catalyst Theatre’s It’s About Time by Alan Filewod (1985)
Underdeveloped Alliance by Ian Filewod (1987)
Three Cultures, One Issue by Jan Selman (1987)
Against All Odds: The Progressive Arts Club Production of Waiting for Lefty by Bonita Bray (1990)
South Asian Women: Creating Stories of Resilience and Resistance by Sheila James (1998)
Anxiety and Contact in Attending to a Play About Landmines by Julie Salverson (2001)
Placemats for September 11 by Ruth Howard (2002)
Playwriting in Canadian Popular Theatre: Developing Plays with Actors and Non-Actors by Aida Jordão (2003)
Radical Storytelling: Performing Process in Canadian Popular Theatre by Ingrid Mündel (2003)
Theatre for Living and Practicing Democracy: Negotiating the Monologic Beast by Becky Halvorson (2003)
Disability Pride within Disability Performance by Catherine Frazee (2005)
Theatrical Nationhood in Radical Mobility by Alan Filewod (2005)
On the Political Importance of the Aesthetic by Catherine Graham (2006)
Talking Global, Performing Local by Lisa Doolitle and Lauren Jerke (2008)
Memory, Memorial and The Monument: Contested Memories in Rwanda, A Field Report by Jennifer H. Capraru (2009)
Rehearsing with Reality: Exploring Health Issues with Aboriginal Youth through Drama by Linda Goulet, Jo-Ann Episkenew, Waren Linds and Karen Arnason (2009)
Translating Research into Theatre; Nancy, A Testimonial Play by Geraldine Pratt and Caleb Johnston (2009)
Digital Popular Theatre by Sharon M. Lewis (2010)
Remembering Augusto Boal (1931-2009) by Patti Fraser (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.

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Title Popular Political Theatre and Performance (print)
ISBN 13 9780887548918
Genre Academic, Essays
Contributor(s) Julie Salverson
Ric Knowles
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Year 2010

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