Popular Political Theatre and Performance: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, Vol. 17

Popular Political Theatre and Performance: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, Vol. 17

by Julie Salverson (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780887548918
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface iii

Acknowledgements v

Introduction: Piss on Pity Julie Salverson vii

Seize the Day: The Mummers' Gros Mourn Chris Brookes (1983) 1

Reclaiming Popular Theatre Rose Adams (1983) 14

Mixed Company Redefines Political Theatre Banuta Rubess (1984) 19

The Interactive Documentary in Canada: Catalyst Theatre's It's About Time Alan Filewod (1985) 24

Underdeveloped Alliance Ian Filewod (1987) 36

Three Cultures, One Issue: Popular Theatre in the Northwest Territories Jan Selman (1987) 40

Against All Odds: The Progressive Arts Club Production of Waiting for Lefty Bonita Bray (1990) 50

South Asian Women: Creating Stories of Resilience and Resistance Sheila James (1998) 67

Anxiety and Contact in Attending to a Play about Land Mines Julie Salverson (2001) 77

Placemats for September 11 Ruth Howard (2002) 93

Playwriting in Canadian Popular Theatre: Developing Plays with Actors and Non-Actors Aida Jordão (2003) 97

Radical Storytelling: Performing Process in Canadian Popular Theatre Ingrid Mündel (2003) 104

Theatre for Living and Practicing Democracy: Negotiating the Monologic Beast Becky Halvorson (2003) 124

Disability Pride within Disability Performance Catherine Frazee (2005) 131

Theatrical Nationhood in Radical Mobility: The Farm Show Futures and the Banner/Ground Zero Collaborations Alan Filewod (2005) 136

On the Political Importance of the Aesthetic Catherine Graham (2006) 145

Talking global, performing local: Something to Declare Lisa Doolitle Lauren Jerke (2008) 153

Memory, Memorial and the Monument Contested Memories in Rwanda, a Field Report Jennifer H. Capraru (2009) 161

Translating Research into Theatre: Nanay, A Testimonial Play Geraldine Pratt Caleb Johnston (2009) 173

Rehearsing with Reality: Exploring Health Issues with Aboriginal Youth through Drama Linda Goulet Jo-Ann Episkenew Warren Linds Karen Arnason (2009) 180

Digital Popular Theatre Sharon M. Lewis (2010) 196

Remembering Augusto Boal (1931-2009) Patti Fraser (2010) 200

Suggested Further Reading 203

Notes on Contributors 209

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