New Canadian Realisms: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Volume 2

New Canadian Realisms: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Volume 2


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770910720
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 14.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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, 1984–2000: 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

Acknowledgements v

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

Index 275

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