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Performing Arts History & Criticism

Desperate Stages

New Brunswick's Theatre in the 1840s

by (author) Edward Mullaly

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1987
History & Criticism, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1987
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Desperate Stages tells the stories of a disgraced one-time playwright, a starving actor, and a failed actor-manager, whose lives crossed in Fredericton in 1845. Together they provided New Brunswick with some of its most exciting drama and its wildest theatre riot.

About the author

Edward Mullaly lives in Fredericton, where he taught in the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick, specializing in drama production.

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