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Literary Criticism Drama

Theatre Histories

edited by Alan Filewod

series edited by Ric Knowles

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
May 2009
Drama, Canadian
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Includes:The Toronto Lyceum: A Study of Early Canadian Theatre in Miniature by Richard Plant (1976)Infinite Variety or a Canadian "National" Theatre: Roly Young and the Toronto Civic Theatre Association, 1945–1949 by Anton Wagner (1988)Dora Mavor Moore: Before the New Play Society by Paula Sperdakos (1989)William Aberhart: The Evangelist as Subversive Political Dramatist by Moira Day (1990) Feminist (Theatre) Historiography/Canadian (Feminist) Theatre: A Reading of Some Practices and Theories by Susan Bennett (1992)Performing Politics: Propaganda, Parody and a Women's Parliament by Kym Bird (1992)"Getting to" Canadian Theatre History: On the Tension Between the New History and the Nation State by Stephen Johnson (1992)Stories of Interest: Some Partial Histories of Mulgrave Road: Groping Towards a Method by Ric Knowles (1992)On Native Ground: Canadian Theatre Historiography and the Postmodernism/Postcolonialism Axis by Denis Salter (1992)Out of the Closet: Dramatic Works by Sarah Anne Curzon, Part One: Woman and Nationhood: Laura Secord, The Heroine of 1812 by Celeste Derksen (1994)A Golf Club for the Golden Age: English Canadian Theatre Historiography and the Strange Case of Roy Mitchell by Scott Duchesne (1997)Captain George Vancouver and British Columbia's First Play by James Hoffman (2000)Performance and Memory in the Party: Dismembering the Workers' Theatre Movement by Alan Filewod (2003)Introduction to Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English by Monique Mojica and Ric Knowles (2003)"Seeking Clues of Queerness": Researching Contemporary Canadian Queer Theatre by Tony Berto (2009)Sinking Neptune: Introduction by Donovan King (2009)Sinking Neptune by The Radical Dramaturgy Unit, Optative Theatrical Laboratories (2006/2009)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

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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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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