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Drama Canadian

Canadian Performance Documents and Debates

A Sourcebook

edited by Anthony J. Vickery, Glen F. Nichols & Allana C. Lindgren

foreword by Jerry Wasserman

The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Canadian, Drama, History & Criticism
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Canadian Performance Documents and Debates provides insight into performance activities from the seventeenth century to the early 1970s, and probes important yet vexing questions about Canada as a country and a concept. The volume collects playscripts and archival material to explore what these documents tell us about the values, debates, and priorities of artists and their audiences from the past 400 years. Analyses throughout rethink the significance of theatre, dance, opera, circus, and other performance genres and events. This landmark collection challenges readers to reconsider Canadian theatre and performance history.

Contributors: Clarence S. Bayne, Kym Bird, Justin A. Blum, Amy Bowring, Jill Carter, Jenn Cole, Cynthia Cooper, Heather Davis-Fisch, Moira J. Day, Ray Ellenwood, Alan Filewod, Howard Fink, Liza Giffen, J. Paul Halferty, James Hoffman, Erin Hurley, John D. Jackson, Stephen Johnson, Sasha Kovacs, Sylvain Lavoie, Louis Patrick Leroux, Allana C. Lindgren, Denyse Lynde, Erin Joelle McCurdy, Wing Chung Ng, Glen F. Nichols, M. Cody Poulton, VK Preston, Daniel J. Ruppel, Jordan Stanger-Ross, Paul J. Stoesser, Christl Verduyn, Anthony J. Vickery, Anton Wagner

About the authors

Anthony J. Vickery is Teaching Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria.

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Glen F. Nichols is Professor of Drama at Mount Allison University.

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Allana C. Lindgren is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria. Recent co-edited publications include The Modernist World and Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s. She is also the Dance Subject Editor for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.


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Excerpt: Canadian Performance Documents and Debates: A Sourcebook (edited by Anthony J. Vickery, Glen F. Nichols & Allana C. Lindgren; foreword by Jerry Wasserman)

“Theatre history texts have traditionally come in two kinds: anthologies of plays and narrative histories containing some play excerpts. This volume represents both a synthesis of those two genres and something new, a mix-and-match documentary approach that substitutes ‘performance’ for ‘theatre’ and lays out a progressive agenda for the study of Canadian performance in historical contexts.” Jerry Wasserman, from the Foreword

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