Essay topics range from Hollywood’s influence on the look of the contemporary Canadian “real,” to the power and the pitfalls of a “realism of redress” in intercultural Canadian theatre, to the apparently oxymoronic notion of “devised” realism, to the complexities of Indigenous realism(s). Together, this book’s writers suggest that Canada’s theatrical realisms are fractious, multiple, difficult, yet rife with potential.
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About the Author
Roberta Barker is Associate Professor of Theatre at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. She is the author of Early Modern Tragedy, Gender and Performance, 19842000: The Destined Livery . Her work on early modern and modern drama in performance has been published in Shakespeare Survey , Shakespeare Quarterly , Modern Drama , and Early Theatre , among other journals and essay collections, while her articles on contemporary Atlantic Canadian theatre have appeared in Canadian Theatre Review and Theatre in Atlantic Canada .
Kim Solga is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and Senior Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance: Invisible Acts , and co-editor of Performance and the City and Performance and the Global City . Her work on Canadian performance has appeared in Theatre Research in Canada , Canadian Theatre Review , The Drama Review , and Theatre Journal , as well as in several essay collections.
Table of Contents
General Editors Preface Ric Knowles III
Introduction: Reclaiming Canadian Realisms, Part Two Roberta Barker Kim Solga 1
The Hidden History of Stanislavsky in Canada Anna Migliarisi 16
Real Canadian: Performance, Celebrity, and National Identity Kirsten Pullen 32
Plaitform Concerns: Trey Anthony's 'da Kink in my Hair Harvey Young 50
After the Apple: Post-Lapsarian Realism in Garden/Suburbia-An Autobiographical Site-Specific Work Jenn Stephenson 68
The Workings of the "Real": Système Kangourou's Performative Theatre Jeremy Greenway Elise Kruidenier 87
From Langue To Body: The Quest for the "Real" in Québécois Theatre Louis Patrick Leroux 106
Devising Realisms (An Exchange) Evan Webber Alex McLean Bruce Barton 124
Realisms of Redress: Alameda Theatre and the Formation of a Latina/o-Canadian Theatre and Politics Natalie Alvarez 144
Drama as Surgical Act: Operative Realism and the Chinese Canadian Redress Parie Leung 163
Feminist Realism in Canada: Then and Now Susan Bennett Kim Solga 182
Scripting Reality in the Subjunctive Mood: Everyday Life Performance at the 2010 Toronto G20 Protest and Police Kettle Susanne Shawyer 200
In Plain Sight: Inscripted Earth and Invisible Realities Monique Mojica 218
Works Cited 243
Notes on Contributors 268