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Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle — Theatre

Broadway North / Let's Go to The Grand! / Once Upon a Time in Paradise / Passion to Dance / Sky Train / Romancing the Bard / Stardust and Shadows

by James Neufeld; Charles Foster; Mel Atkey; Martin Hunter; Sheila M.F. Johnston & Ward McBurney

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list price: $44.99
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published: Dec 2013
ISBN:9781459728301
publisher: Dundurn Press
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This special bundle contains seven books that detail Canada’s long and storied history in the performing arts. We learn about Canada’s early Hollywood celebrity movie stars; Canadians’ vast contributions to successful international stage musicals; the story of The Grand, a famous theatre in London, Ontario; reminiscences from the early days of radio; the history of the renowned Stratford Festival; and a lavish history of the famous National Ballet of Canada. Canada’s performing artists blossomed in the twentieth century, and you can learn all about it here.

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  • Broadway North
  • Let’s Go to The Grand!
  • Once Upon a Time in Paradise
  • Passion to Dance
  • Sky Train
  • Romancing the Bard
  • Stardust and Shadows
About the Authors
James Neufeld has been going to the ballet for nearly fifty years and has written extensively about dance and the arts in Canada. Previously, he published Power to Rise and Lois Marshall. He recently retired from a thirty-eight year teaching career at Trent University and lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Charles Foster met Donald Brian for the first time in 1943 while on leave from pilot training for the Royal British Air Force in Calgary, Alberta. Through his connection with silent film era director, Sidney Olcott and his wife, Valentine, Charles had the fortune to meet many of Hollywood's most recognizable stars. Charles lives in Riverview, New Brunswick.
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Mel Atkey has been writing musicals ever since he was in high school in his native Vancouver. His work has been shortlisted for the Vivian Ellis Prize, the Quest for New Musicals, the Ken Hill Prize and Musical Stairs. His first musical, Shikara, was produced on radio in Canada.

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Martin Hunter has been a child actor, boy diplomat, university teacher, and arts journalist. His first passion is theatre, where he has worked as an actor, director, writer, and producer. Former artistic director of Hart House Theatre, Hunter has written several plays and CBC Radio dramas and documentaries. He is president of the KM Hunter Charitable Foundation.

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Sheila M.F. Johnston was raised in Stratford, Ontario. She earned a B.A. in English in 1980 from the University of Western Ontario, London. During a 20-year career in arts marketing, Sheila has worked at The Stratford Festival, The Globe Theatre (Regina, Saskatchewan), The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton, England), The Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover, Ontario), the Grand Theatre (London, Ontario) and the Gateway Theatre (Richmond, B.C.).

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Ward McBurney has been broadcasting his stories on CBC Radio One's Fresh Air for over four years. He is a contributing editor at Write magazine, and has worked as a bookseller, managing editor, historical interpreter, and farm hand. Ward now freelances from his home in downtown Toronto. Sky Train is his first book.

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