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Literary Criticism Drama

Queer Theatre in Canada

edited by Rosalind Kerr

series edited by Ric Knowles

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
May 2007
Drama, Canadian, Gay Studies
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Includes:Sexuality and Identity in Fortune and Men's Eyes by Neil Carson (1972)Homo Creation: Towards a Poetics of Gay Male Theatre by Robert Wallace (1994)"That's Why I Go to the Gym": Sexual Identity and the Body of the Male Performer by Reid Gilbert (1994)Only in Alberta?: Angels in America and Canada by Susan Bennett (1996)Queer(y)ing the Canadian Stage: Brad Fraser's Poor Superman by Marcia Blumberg (1996)Wrestling with a Double Standard by Darrin Hagen (1999)Hosanna! Michel Tremblay's Queering of National Identity by Elaine Pigeon (2001)The Elephant, the Mouse, and the Lesbian National Park Rangers by B.J. Wray (2001)"Performing Femininity" On Stage and Off: Confronting Effeminaphobia Through Drag Performance by David Bateman (2002)The Configurations of Gender in Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Susan Billingham (2003)Brothers' Keepers, or, The Performance of Mourning: Queer Rituals of Remembrance by Peter Dickinson (2004)Strange Sisters and Boy Kings: Post-Queer Tranz-gendered Bodies in Performance by J. Bobby Noble (2005)Get Your ‘Boy' On! Politics of Parody and Embodiment in ‘Drag' Performances in Toronto by Frances J. Latchford (2007)Making a Spectacle: The ‘Danger' of Drag Performance in Two Canadian Pride Parades by Judith R. Anderson (2007)Passionate Performances: Pol Pelletier and Experimental Feminist Theatre Beyond Barriers of Language (1975–1985) by Louise Forsyth (2007)Staging Lesbian Sex and the City by Rosalind Kerr (2007)Potluck Feminism—Where's the Meat?: Sonja Mills' Comedy of Resistance by Ann Holloway (2007)Queer and Now: The Queer Signifier at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre by J. Paul Halferty (2007)"Writing Gay: Is it Still Possible?" by Sky Gilbert (2007)Cultivating Queer: The Invisibility of the Canadian Gay Play by David Allan King (2007) Cheep Queers by Mariko Tamaki (2007)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.

About the authors

Rosalind Kerr is Associate Professor of Dramatic Theory in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta. She combines her studies of the sixteenth-century Italian commedia dell'arte actresses and the impact that they had on shaping the early modern stage, with her work on contemporary Canadian experimental and queer theatre. She also has experience as a dramaturge, actor, and director.

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Ric Knowles is of anglo-Scottish heritage, and is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, editor of Canadian Theatre Review, and past editor of Modern Drama (1999â??2005). He is author of The Theatre of Form and the Production of Meaning, Shakespeare and Canada, and Reading the Material Theatre, co-author (with the Cultural Memory Group) of Remembering Women Murdered by Men, editor of Theatre in Atlantic Canada, Judith Thompson, and The Masks of Judith Thompson, and co-editor (with Joanne Tompkins and W.B.Worthen) of Modern Drama: Defining the Field. He is general editor of the book series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English and New Essays on Canadian Theatre from Playwrights Canada Press.

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