The Baron Bold and the Beauteous Maid: A Compact History of Canadian Theatre

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In this anthology, readers are first introduced to the historical and cultural context of each of six theatrical eras from 1606 to 2000. Then, scenes from the outstanding plays of each era bring the picture to life. From the early years of spirited, garrison theatricals to the golden era of melodrama in the 1890s to the contemporary Canadian theater of Tremblay, French and Highway.

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Overview

In this anthology, readers are first introduced to the historical and cultural context of each of six theatrical eras from 1606 to 2000. Then, scenes from the outstanding plays of each era bring the picture to life. From the early years of spirited, garrison theatricals to the golden era of melodrama in the 1890s to the contemporary Canadian theater of Tremblay, French and Highway.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780887546921
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The velvet gloves of the garrison 1
Scene 1 Marc Lescarbot, Le Theatre de Neptune 5
Scene 2 The Halifax prologues 11
Scene 3 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The school for scandal 17
Scene 4 G. F. Cameron and Oscar Telgmann, Leo, the royal cadet 31
Ch. 2 The baron bold 45
Scene 5 "C.P.M.," Society idyls 51
Scene 6 "Titus A. Drum," The baron bold and the beauteous maid 54
Scene 7 Sarah Anne Curzon, The sweet girl graduate 58
Scene 8 Alexandre Dumas, Camille 69
Scene 9 William Henry Fuller, H.M.S. parliament 77
Ch. 3 The dominion years 83
Scene 10 Merrill Denison, Brothers in arms 93
Scene 11 Oscar Ryan, Frank Love, E. Cecil-Smith and Mildred Goldberg, Eight men speak 101
Scene 12 Herman Voaden, Hill-land 110
Scene 13 Robertson Davies, At my heart's core 120
Scene 14 Patricia Joudry, Teach me how to cry 129
Ch. 4 A revolution in Quebec 139
Scene 15 Gratien Gelinas : Tit-Coq 145
Scene 16 Marcel Dube : Zone 153
Scene 17 Michel Tremblay, Les Belles Soeurs 163
Scene 18 Michel Marc Bouchard, The coronation voyage 173
Ch. 5 A revolution In English Canada 183
Scene 19 Paul Thompson and Theatre Passe Muraille, The farm show 189
Scene 20 David French, Leaving home 198
Scene 21 Sharon Pollock, Blood relations 206
Scene 22 H. Jay Bunyan, Prodigals in a promised land 213
Ch. 6 Web and circle 219
Scene 23 The Hamatsa 223
Scene 24 George Ryga, The ecstasy of Rita Joe 228
Scene 25 Tomson Highway, Aria, a one-woman play in one act 239
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