Modern Canadian Plays

The plays in this fourth edition of Modern Canadian Plays: Volume IIdate from 1985 to 1997: Bordertown Cafeby Kelly Rebar Polygraphby Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard Mooby Sally Clark The Orphan Musesby Michel Marc Bouchard 7 Storiesby ...

Author: Jerry Wasserman

Publisher: Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110473084

Category: Drama

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In Volume II, Wasserman shows us Canadian drama from 1985 up to 1997, during which we see women playwrights rise to greater prominence, along with Native, gay and lesbian, and Quebecois playwrights. But, continuing on from Volume I, this selection of plays not only takes us farther into the annals of the lives of the marginalized; it also provides a revealing cultural and philosophical cross-section of late-20th-century life in Canada. In one way or another, we are shown ourselves as we are, and not in the critically-neutral, determinedly naive terms of the contemporary mainstream in which we are all represented as gloriously enmeshed in a world of cybernetic stringency--the uncomplicated aesthetic of a never-ending stream of zeroes and ones. If the plays presented in these two volumes are the contours of an "indigenous Canadian drama," they outline anything but a norm. The plays in this fourth edition of Modern Canadian Plays: Volume IIdate from 1985 to 1997: Bordertown Cafeby Kelly Rebar Polygraphby Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard Mooby Sally Clark The Orphan Musesby Michel Marc Bouchard 7 Storiesby Morris Panych Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasingby Tomson Highway Amigo's Blue Guitarby Joan MacLeod Lion in the Streetsby Judith Thomson Never Swim Aloneby Daniel MacIvor Fronteras Americanasby Guillermo Verdecchia Harlem Duetby Djanet Sears Problem Childby George F. Walker

Canadian Drama and the Critics

" Canadian Drama and the Critics encourages the reader to become involved in this process; it is also an enjoyable read that offers an intelligent, wide-ranging overview of modern Canadian plays and playwrights.

Author: Leonard W. Conolly

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017618328

Category: Drama

Page: 383

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The editor of this lively, updated assortment of reviews, interviews and other critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama has gathered material from books, theatre and scholarly journals; from major daily newspapers in Canada and abroad; from critics, academics, journalists and playwrights. In his concise introduction, Conolly argues that readers and theatregoers, as well as professional critics, can contribute significantly to the development of a vital Canadian theatre: Indeed, it is our responsibility to respond actively to scripts and productions, "as we respond to all else that truly matters in our lives - with a genuine effort to understand, appreciate, and judge." Canadian Drama and the Critics encourages the reader to become involved in this process; it is also an enjoyable read that offers an intelligent, wide-ranging overview of modern Canadian plays and playwrights. An ideal companion text to Talonbooks' Modern Canadian Plays Vols. I and II and other anthologies of Canadian drama, Canadian Drama and the Critics also includes detailed production information for the premiere of each play and a comprehensive index.

Performing National Identities

A collection of 18 original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by drama specialists in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary and elsewhere.

Author: Sherrill Grace

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106017653699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A collection of 18 original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by drama specialists in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary and elsewhere.

New Canadian Realisms

A collection of eight contemporary Canadian plays, each of which may be defined as "realist."

Author: Roberta Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1770910735

Category: Drama

Page: 443

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A collection of contemporary Canadian plays. Includes Gwen Pharis Ringwood's Still Stands the House, Trey Anthony's 'da Kink in my hair, Tara Beagan's Miss Julie: Sheh'mah, Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's La Maculées Tain, Hillar Liitoja's The Last Supper, selections from the Impromptu Splendour series, Theatre Replacement's BIOBOXES, and Zuppa Theatre's Penny Dreadful.

Contemporary Issues in Canadian Drama

English Studies in Canada 17 . 4 ( December , 1991 ) : 481 - 493 . Wasserman ,
Jerry , ed . Modern Canadian Plays . Vancouver : Talonbooks , 1986 . - . Modern
Canadian Plays , Volume I . Vancouver : Talonbooks , 1993 . - Modern Canadian
 ...

Author: Per K. Brask

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017082541

Category: Canadian drama

Page: 249

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In light of Canada's changing demographics and cultural fragmentation, fifteen essayists cover such issues as queer culture, feminist perspectives, Native and Asian theatre, regionalism and cultural immediacy in contemporary Canadian theatre.

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

Canada in 1936 , Riel can be counted as the first modern English - Canadian
classic , and its use of an epic style became common in Canadian historical
drama . Also influential was the New Play Society's annual satirical musical revue
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Author: Don Rubin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415227453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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This new in paperback edition of World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This Encyclopedia is indispensable for anyone interested in the cultures of the Americas or in modern theatre. It is also an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines including history, performance studies, anthropology and cultural studies.

Canadian Gothic

THE STORIES: CANADIAN GOTHIC.

Author: Joanna M. Glass

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 082220178X

Category: Drama

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THE STORIES: CANADIAN GOTHIC. Presented on a virtually bare stage, with the characters speaking sometimes to the audience and sometimes to each other, the play uses language of poetic eloquence and incision to illuminate its tale of an ill-fated lo

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England: Selimus, A Christian Turned Turk,
and The Renegado. 2000. ... Representative Modern Plays: Ibsen to Tennessee
Williams. 1964. World in Literature, The. 1950. 2v in 1. Modern Canadian Plays.

Author: John Henry Ottemiller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 781

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Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.

Canadian Theatre Review

mones announces MODERN CANADIAN PLAYS edited by Jerry Wasserman
After a long and sometimes painful adolescence , Canadian drama has come of
age . Now twelve of the seminal English - language plays of the modern period
are ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4355824

Category: Canadian drama

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Modern Anglophone Drama by Women

Post - Colonial English Drama : Commonwealth Drama since 1960 , ed . , Bruce
King . London : St . Martin ' s , 1992 . Pp . 97 – 117 . Glaap , Albert - Reiner and
Rolf Althof , eds . On - Stage and Off - Stage : English Canadian Drama in ...

Author: Alan P. Barr

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820488887

Category: Drama

Page: 494

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Alan P. Barr has brought together eleven world-class modern plays by women that show not only their artistry but also their variety and their passion. Drawn from nine different countries (other than the United States and England) that use English as their literary language, the plays reflect the concerns of women across the globe. The imagery and dramatic conventions may shift and the tones vary, but the need to be strong (and its difficulty), the sense of a world that is anything but nurturing or ideal, and the suspect nature of family life and relations are constant themes. The struggle over language, in countries that are very often ex-colonies, conveys the frequent overlap between feminist and postcolonial focuses. The diversity of Englishes on stages from Singapore to South Africa is a lovely curtain call to this theater festival.

Reference Sources for Canadian Literary Studies

... Modern Canadian children ' s books 0 - 007 Modern Canadian drama K - 091
Modern Canadian essays K - 079 Modern Canadian plays K - 086 Modern
Canadian poetry K - 041 Modern Canadian stories ( Rimanelli 1966 ] K - 084
Modern ...

Author: Joseph Jones

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080208740X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Reference Sources for Canadian Literary Studies offers the first full-scale bibliography of writing on and in the field of Canadian literary studies. Approximately one thousand annotated entries are arranged by reference genre, with sub-groupings related to literary genre.

Canadian Drama

Obviating against Luscombe as a seminal influence in modern Canadian theatre
, according to Filewod , is this director ' s authoritarian approach to an imported ,
although once radical , mode of assemble training ; his refusal to allow his ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015027586521

Category: Canadian drama

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Theatre and Transformation in Contemporary Canada

( Culture 9 ) 14 Jerry Wasserman , for example , in his Introduction to Modern
Canadian Plays , cites 1967 as " the year that English Canadian drama began to
achieve legitimacy " ( 9 ) . 19 Patrick McDonagh covers the rise and fall of the
Crest ...

Author: Robert Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110656019

Category: Theater

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Canadian Theatre History

Includes plays by Andre , Beissel , Cook , French , Griffiths , Reaney and Rubess
as well as criticism . ... Spotlight on Drama : A Teaching and Resource Guide to
Canadian Plays . ... Contemporary Canadian Theatre : New World Visions .

Author: Don Rubin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020388521

Category: Canadian drama

Page: 436

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Theatre history in Canada

No choices of anthologists can ever be definitive , in spite of Talonbooks '
extravagant claims for Modern Canadian Plays ( I trust these claims are the
publishers ' and not Jerry ' s ! ) . Mr . Wallace questions my 50 - year span . Since
earlier ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5153056

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The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning

He then uses this division to extend his inquiry first into post-naturalist forms of collective and collaborative creations, community plays, and historical metadramas, and then into postmodernist structures of environmental theatre and ...

Author: Richard Paul Knowles

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029051609

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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How do dramatic forms shape social formations? This study of Canadian dramatic structures asks this question of an extraordinarily wide range of contemporary plays. Knowles begins with a look at inherited naturalistic and modernist forms based, respectively, on time and space. He then uses this division to extend his inquiry first into post-naturalist forms of collective and collaborative creations, community plays, and historical metadramas, and then into postmodernist structures of environmental theatre and “dialogic monologue.” The book ends with a brief epilogue on the structures of “spacetime,” as Canadian theatre moves “towards a quantum dramaturgy.” From Michael Cook and David French through George F. Walker, Judith Thompson, and Sally Clark, to Monique Mojica, John Mighton, and feminist performance art, this book revolutionizes the study of contemporary Canadian drama. It’s a thoughtful and timely advance in our ways of thinking about dramaturgical form and meaning in Canadian theatrical Production, and in Canadian society.

Recherches Th trales Au Canada

For twelve years , she co - produced and hosted a weekly radio programme on
drama for CKUA in Edmonton . She has published widely on modern British and
Canadian drama , including “ Canadian Ethnic Theatre : Fracturing the Mosaic ”
in ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066109052

Category: Canadian drama

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