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Drama Anthologies (multiple Authors)

The CTR Anthology

Fifteen Plays from Canadian Theatre Review

edited by Alan Filewod

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1991
Anthologies (multiple authors), Canadian, History & Criticism
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    Publish Date
    May 1991
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    Publish Date
    Dec 1991
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Since its inception in 1974, Canadian Theatre Review has been one of the most important publishers of new Canadian plays. With a script in each issue, CTR has introduced new writers and advocated new approaches to Canadian drama.


This volume brings together fifteen of the most significant plays published in CTR between 1974 and 1991. Most have been out of print since their appearance in the journal. They include recognized classics that have transformed Canadian theatre, such as "Ten Lost Years" and "This is for You, Anna," and lesser-known plays by such major writers as Robert Lepage and George F. Walker.


Taken together these plays not only expand the boundaries of Canadian drama; they also document an important and exciting period in Canadian theatre. They are vivid testaments to the diversity of contemporary theatrical practice in Canada.

About the author

Alan Filewod is professor of Theatre Studies and director of the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario. His research fields include Canadian theatre history, radical political theatre and masculinist performance in war play and re-enactment. His books include Committing Theatre: Theatre Radicalism and Political Intervention (2011), Performing Canada: The Nation Enacted in the Imagined Theatre (2002), Collective Encounters: Documentary Theatre in English Canada (1987), and, with David Watt, Workers' Playtime: Theatre and the Labour Movement since 1970 (2001). He is a past president of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research and of the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures/Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise, and is a former editor of Canadian Theatre Review. As a theatre activist he was a member of the Mummers Troupe in Newfoundland in the 1970s, and in the 1980s was a founder of the Canadian Popular Theatre Alliance. Honours include the Ann Saddlemyer Book Prize (twice), the Richard Plant Essay Prize (both from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research), the President’s Distinguished Scholar Award at the University of Guelph, the University of Guelph Distinguished Professor Teaching Award, and the Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations Teaching Award.

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