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Canadian Performance Documents and Debates

A Sourcebook

Canadian Performance Documents and Debates provides insight into performance activities from the seventeenth century to the early 1970s, and probes important yet vexing questions about Canada as a country and a concept. The volume collects playscripts and archival material to explore what these documents tell us about the values, debates, and priorities of artists and their audiences from the past 400 years. Analyses throughout rethink the significance of theatre, dance, opera, circus, and other performance genres and events. This landmark collection challenges readers to reconsider Canadian theatre and performance history.

Contributors: Clarence S. Bayne, Kym Bird, Justin A. Blum, Amy Bowring, Jill Carter, Jenn Cole, Cynthia Cooper, Heather Davis-Fisch, Moira J. Day, Ray Ellenwood, Alan Filewod, Howard Fink, Liza Giffen, J. Paul Halferty, James Hoffman, Erin Hurley, John D. Jackson, Stephen Johnson, Sasha Kovacs, Sylvain Lavoie, Louis Patrick Leroux, Allana C. Lindgren, Denyse Lynde, Erin Joelle McCurdy, Wing Chung Ng, Glen F. Nichols, M. Cody Poulton, VK Preston, Daniel J. Ruppel, Jordan Stanger-Ross, Paul J. Stoesser, Christl Verduyn, Anthony J. Vickery, Anton Wagner

About the Authors

Anthony J. Vickery is Teaching Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria. Glen F. Nichols is Professor of Drama at Mount Allison University. Allana C. Lindgren is the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria.


"Through the invaluable service of gathering together the breadth of crucial texts and materials addressed in its exploratory essays, Canadian Performance Documents and Debates creates, defines, and shapes the very subject of Canadian performance." Shelley Scott, Professor, University of Lethbridge

"Canadian Performance Documents and Debates reflects profoundly upon conceptualizations of Canadian identity and upon debates over the role of the arts in the formation of that identity: both vital questions for us to understand more deeply as we strive to move towards reconciliation and a more just, equitable, and compassionate society." Roberta Barker, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

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