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. 2, Fall

Age of Iron: Adaptation and the Matter of Troy in Clement's Indigenous Urban Drama
And I wish that I were not any part of the fifth generation of men, but had died before it came, or been born afterward. For here now is the age of iron. (1) (Hesiod, lines 174-180) WISEGUY: The discovery of the first metals and...
Introduction: Marie Clements/Presentation: Marie Clements
"... white people look up and down without seeing you--like you are not worthy of seeing. Extinct, like a ghost...." (Marie Clements, The Unnatural and Accidental Women 82) But inside it is a beautiful woman, alive with happiness and living....
Monique Mohica and Ric Knowles, Eds.: Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English, Vol. I
MONIQUE MOHICA AND RIC KNOWLES, eds. Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English, Vol. I. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2003. 459 pp. MONIQUE MOHICA AND RIC KNOWLES, eds. Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology...
Ric Knowles, Ed.: The Shakespeare's Mine: Adapting Shakespeare in Anglophone Canada
RIC KNOWLES, ed. The Shakespeare's Mine: Adapting Shakespeare in Anglophone Canada. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009. x + 428 pp. LEANORE LIEBLEIN, ed. A Certain William: Adapting Shakespeare in Francophone Canada. Toronto: Playwrights...
Robin C. Whittaker, Ed.: Hot Thespian Action!: 10 Premiere Plays from Walterdale
ROBIN C. WHITTAKER, ed. Hot Thespian Action!: 10 Premiere Plays from Walterdale Edmonton, AB: AU Press, 2008. 569 pp. Robin C. Whittaker has assembled a collection of texts that lives up to its playful title, Hot Thespian Action!:10 Premiere...
Romance, Recognition and Revenge in Marie Clements's the Unnatural and Accidental Women
I begin by summarizing some well-known facts: Marie Clements's The Unnatural and Accidental Women is based on a series of killings that took place in Vancouver between 1965 and 1988. Most of the victims were middle-aged Native women who frequented...
Sherrill Grace and Jerry Wasserman, Eds.: Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice
SHERRILL GRACE AND JERRY WASSERMAN, eds. Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2006; 352 pp. Theatre and AutoBiography is itself a work of autobiography. In the creation of this...
Speaking Up, Speaking out, or Speaking Back: The Signposts Are in the Right Direction
This collection of essays offers critical discussions that illuminate some of the power behind playwright Marie Clements's vision. There are many ways to associate her work with different debates and questions that have animated Canadian literary criticism....
Theatrical Medicine: Aboriginal Performance, Ritual and Commemoration (for Vanessa Lee Buckner)
There are many different definitions of Medicine as unique and diverse as the peoples and cultures that create them. As a woman of mixed heritage (Metis, African-Canadian, and Creek) I consider myself fortunate to have been exposed to a diverse range...
The Murmuring-in-Between: Eco-Centric Politics in the Girl Who Swam Forever
One of our most distinctive characteristics as humans has to do with our ability to imagine ourselves as other selves. Not only do we clothe our bodies, quite literally, in otherness--wearing the skins of animals and fabrics garnered from other life...
The. Women. the Subject(s) of the Unnatural and Accidental Women and Unnatural and Accidental
"I see you, and I like what I see." "I see you--and don't worry, you're not white." "I'm pretty sure I'm white. I'm English." "White is blindness--it has nothing to do with the colour of your skin." (Clements, The Unnatural and Accidental...
"You Do Not Understand Me": Hybridity and Third Space in Age of Iron
Marie Clements's 1993 play Age of Iron features a hybridized aesthetic in which Euripides's The Trojan Women is overhauled, combining mythology and performance conventions from various cultures, to address the state of oppressed people in modern-day...

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