Theatre Research in Canada

Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches Theatrales au Canada is an academic journal published semiannually by the University of Toronto. Originally titled, Theatre History in Canada, the journal was founded in 1980 and covers Canadian theatrical research.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring

Aleksandar Sasa Dundjerovic: The Theatricality of Robert Lepage'
ALEKSANDAR SASA DUNDJEROVIC The Theatricality of Robert Lepage' Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2007, 252pp. In September 2008, Montreal playwright, actor, and director Wajdi Mouawad staged his solo show, Seuls, at the...
Haunted by the Cradle Will Rock: History and Adaptation in Jason Sherman's It's All True
It's All True, (1) Jason Sherman's play about the "runaway" 1937 premiere of Marc Blitzstein's proletarian musical The Cradle Will Rock (Houseman 274), brings together two central elements of Sherman's work: historically based political theatre and...
Jerry Wasserman, Ed. Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot's Theatre of Neptune in New France
JERRY WASSERMAN, ed. Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot's Theatre of Neptune in New France. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2006. 108 pp. Illus. Jerry Wasserman's Spectacle of Empire is an exciting compendium presenting the original 1609 French edition...
Kneading You: Performative Meta-Auto/biography in Perfect Pie
Self cannot be separated from narrative. It seems a bold claim, but there it is--we cannot live without stories. In the last two decades, it has become an accepted principle in psychology that the sense of self depends on autobiography (Neisser; Brewer;...
Louise Forsyth, Ed. Anthology of Quebec Women's Plays in English Translation Volume 1(1966-1986)
LOUISE FORSYTH, ed. Anthology of Quebec Women's Plays in English Translation Volume 1(1966-1986). Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006. 570pp. Anthology of Quebec Women's Plays in English Translation Volume II (1987-2003)' Toronto:...
Meditation in Two Parts and One Aphorism: Personal Experience, State Dirigisme, and New Play Development
Through my years as a theatre practitioner, I have scarcely acknowledged and almost never identified with the institutions that funded or supported my endeavours. I simply took them for granted (pun intended). In fact, institutions were about the farthest...
Michael Macina (1951-2006), in Memoriam
Michael Macina was raised in Toronto and graduated in 1973 from Saint Michael's College with a specialist degree in French and English literature to which he added in 1974, an M.A. in Drama. After more than thirty years in theatre and film, he returned...
Notes from the Editor's desk/Mot Du Redacteur
It is with great pleasure that I welcome some new additions to the masthead of Theatre Research in Canada. First off, Erin Hurley has stepped in as the new Book Review Editor for both English and French books as of January 2010. The journal's review...
Sherill Grace: Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock'
SHERILL GRACE Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2008. 480 pp. Illus., index. Sherrill Grace's wonderful biography, Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock, captures magically the intense pulse of the art and...
Sickness and Sexuality: Feminism and the Female Body in Age of Arousal and Chronic
A close comparison between two of Linda Griffiths's most recent plays, Chronic and Age of Arousal, yields a surprisingly rich, inter-textual exploration of the relationship between feminism, female sexuality, and a certain medical conceptualization...
Two Patterns of Touring in Canada: 1896 to 1914
From 1896 to the First World War was the golden age for the theatrical touring in North America. Touring companies, mainly originating in New York City, crisscrossed the continent by the hundreds. While the overwhelming majority of stops were in the...