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Nightwood Theatre A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

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Book Series: Canadian Plays ISSN: 19175094 ISBN: 9781897425558 9781897425565 Year: Pages: 345 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Nightwood Theatre is the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979, the company has produced works by Canadian women, providing new opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the “home company” for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald. In Nightwood Theatre, Scott describes the company’s journey toward defining itself as a feminist theatre establishment, highlighting its artistic leadership based on its relevance to diverse communities of women. She also traces Nightwood’s relationship with the media and places the theatre in an international context by comparing its history to that of like companies in the U.K. and the U.S.

Hot Thespian Action! 10 Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse

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Book Series: Canadian Plays ISSN: 19175094 ISBN: 9781897425268 9781897425275 Year: Pages: 585 Language: English
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In Hot Thespian Action! Robin Whittaker argues that new plays can thrive in amateur theatres, which have freedoms unavailable to professionalized companies. And he proves it with 10 relevant, engaging playscripts originally produced by one of Canada’s longest-running theatres, Edmonton’s acclaimed Walterdale Theatre Associates. This collection challenges notions that amateur theatre is solely a phenomenon of the pre-professional past. Whittaker makes an important contribution to Canadian theatre studies with the first North American anthology in 80 years to collect plays first produced by a nonprofessionalized theatre company. Plays by • Brad Fraser • Mary Glenfield • Warren Graves • Gordon Pengilly • Barbara Sapergia & Geoffrey Ursell • Trevor Schmidt • Jonathan Seinen • Scott Sharplin • Mark Stubbings • Wilfred Watson

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