The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre

Documents the growth and development of Canadian theater, with biographies of actors, playwrights, and directors, descriptions of major theaters and companies, and discussions of major plays

Author: University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002921535

Category: Theater

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Documents the growth and development of Canadian theater, with biographies of actors, playwrights, and directors, descriptions of major theaters and companies, and discussions of major plays
Categories: Theater

Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

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Author: Herbert Whittaker

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773568150

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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In Montreal Whittaker witnessed the early careers of actors such as Christopher Plummer, Gratien Gélinas, John Colicos, Jean Gascon, Denise Pelletier, and Amelia Hall. He worked in close collaboration with many pioneers of the Little Theatre Movement, the Dominion Drama Festival, and Canadian theatre in general, such as Martha Allan, Charles Rittenhouse, and Pierre Dagenais. His involvement with Dagenais' L'Equipe allows him to report on the early days of francophone theatre in Montreal and the cross-fertilization between Martha Allan's Montreal Repertory Theatre and actor-directors such as Dagenais, Gratien Gélinas, and Yvette Brind'Amour. He also gives us glimpses of the early theatrical spaces in the city that no longer exist, as well as some, such as the Salle de Gésu and the Monument-National, that have survived. This engaging memoir of exciting times is prefaced by a personal tribute from Christopher Plummer and set in context through an introduction, chronology, and bibliography by Jonathan Rittenhouse. Illustrated with a selection of Whittaker's stage and costume designs as well as photographs, Setting the Stage provides a captivating visual record of the period and is a must for everyone interested in Canadian theatre, Canadian arts, culture, and Montreal.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre (Cambridge, 1994) Benson, Eugene, and Conolly, L. W. (eds.), The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre (Oxford, 1989) Brandon, James R., The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre (Cambridge ...

Author: Dennis Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199574193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 689

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Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

Bibliographie de la critique de la littérature québécoise au Canada anglais (1939–1989). ... Literary Companions and Encyclopedias Benson, Eugene, and L. W. Conolly, eds. The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre.

Author: Eva-Marie Kröller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108394123

Category: Literary Criticism

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This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters. A substantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authors such as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multiple literary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work of authors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Canada: theatre in English 1984, examines the value of liberalism in a world dominated by political and military power through the persona of a private eye, Tyrone M. Power. - While Toronto was undoubtedly the centre of English Canadian ...

Author: Colin Chambers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847146120

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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International in scope, this book is designed to be the pre-eminent reference work on the English-speaking theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, it consists of some 2500 entries written by 280 contributors from 20 countries which include not only top-level experts, but, uniquely, leading professionals from the world of theatre. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in theatre, it includes: - Overviews of major concepts, topics and issues; - Surveys of theatre institutions, countries, and genres; - Biographical entries on key performers, playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers and composers; - Articles by leading professionals on crafts, skills and disciplines including acting, design, directing, lighting, sound and voice.
Categories: Social Science

Profiles in Canadian Literature

Profiles in Canadian Literature

“Rick Salutin and the Popular Dramatic Tradition: Toward a Dialectical Theatre in Cana ”, Canadian Drama/L'Art dramatique canadien, ... “Rick Salutin”, in Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly, eds., The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre.

Author: Jeffrey M. Heath

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9789994531233

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Page: 108

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

A former Chair of The nant , whose lawyer husband leaves her , yet she WRITERS ' UNION OF CANADA ( 1983–4 ) ... Born in The Pas , Manedited The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre itoba , he was educated at the University of ( 1989 ) ...

Author: William Toye

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: IND:30000081493748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 529

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The Second Edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, now in its third printing, is a landmark reference work. Reducing its 1200 pages by almost one half this concise edition will make the core contents of the original volume accessible to a much wider range of readers. Someentries have been shortened and others have been dropped, including many genre and regional surveys (except for Aboriginal literature, Exploration literature, and Writing in New France) and articles on Quebecois and Acadian writers whose works have not been translated into English. The remainingentries, however, have all been updated to include new publications, and those on leading writers have in many cases been expanded. Finally, over sixty new entries have been added - including entries on Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Anne Cameron, Wayson Choy, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, TravorFerguson, Cecil Foster, D.M. Fraser, The Giller Prize, Elizabeth Hay, David Macfarlane, Peter Oliva, Kenneth Opel, Witold Rybczynski, Shyam Selvadurai, Russell Smith, and Margaret Visser - making this concise edition an indispensable supplement to the original companion. original companion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Five other maps - Atlantic Canada , Labrador and Quebec , Ontario , Western Canada , and Northern Canada - show the ... The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre was published in 1989 , edited by Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly .

Author: Gerald Hallowell

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015060835579

Category: History

Page: 748

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In over 1700 entries, Canada's leading historians draw on the latest scholarship to describe and analyse events in Canada's political, military, social, economic, cultural and intellectual history.
Categories: History

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Despite Canada's diversity, multicultural and native Shakespeare is rare. Two notable exceptions are the Modern Times Stage Company's Hamlet (1999), directed by Soheil Parsa, and Louis Baumander's ...

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ISBN: 9780198117353

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