Essays on Modern Quebec Theater

By Joseph I. Donohoe Jr.; Jonathan M. Weiss | Go to book overview

Quebec Theater in the Postmodern Period: A Theatrical Institution in the Shadow of the Mass Media 1

Gilbert David

Dans l'organisation de la société, aucune oeuvre d'art ne peur se soustraire à son appartenance à la culture, mais il n'en est aucune, si elle est plus qu'un produit industriel, qui n'oppose à la culture un geste de refus: cette démarche par laquelle elle est devenue oeuvre d'art.

T. W. Adorno ( 1951)2

Lieux privilégiés de la culture et de la civilisation, le cabaret, l'église et le théâtre jouent un rôle de moins en moins important dans la société québécoise par la raison que ces lieux furent traditionnellement des lieux étrangers, des zones d'influence au service du catholicisme romain, dans le cas de l'église; de la culture française et universelle, dans le cas du théâtre; de l'american way of life dans le cas du cabaret. Tant et aussi longtemps que le théâtre n'aura pas trouvé sa polarisation et sa motivation créatrice en lui-même, tant et aussi longtemps qu'il n'aura pas assumé sa condition québécoise avec ses hauts, ses bas et ses incohérences, tant et aussi longtemps qu'il ne sera pas le reflet de ce qui s'écrit ici et maintenant, le théâtre restera un phénomène artistique marginal dont l'importance ira en décroissant.

Jean-Claude Germain ( 1970)3

Since the 1930s, the number of theatrical companies in Quebec has increased dramatically, engendering a proliferation of theatrical activities of considerable socio-esthetic diversification. At the same time the theater truly established itself as an institution.4 This essay will attempt to describe the principal components of that institution, and

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