Academic journal article Theatre Research in Canada

Reviews of the Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English Series

Academic journal article Theatre Research in Canada

Reviews of the Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English Series

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Reviews of the Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English series

ERIN HURLEY, Book Review Editor

Dear readers,

In these pages and in those of the next two issues of TRiC/RtaC, you will be able to read reviews of all 21 volumes in the Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English series, published between 2005 and 2011 by Playwrights Canada Press. In his General Editor's Preface to volume 9 (Space and the Geographies of Theatres, edited by Michael McKinnie), Ric Knowles describes the goal of the series as follows:

   Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to
   make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily
   available to teachers, students, and scholars of Canadian drama
   and theatre. In volumes organized by playwright, region,
   genre, theme and cultural community, the series publishes the
   work of scholars and critics who have, since the so-called
   renaissance of Canadian theatre in the late 1960s and early
   1970s, traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant
   theatrical community in English Canada.

As the last volume in the series was just published, and since none of the volumes had yet been reviewed in our journal, we thought it timely and meet to devote the bulk of our review pages in the next two issues to reviews of this important and useful series. …

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