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. 28, No. 2, Fall

Collective in the Classroom: Creating Theatre in Secondary School Collaboration Projects
Canadian Beginnings: Collective Creation as Documentary Theatre Collective creation has enjoyed an important position in the Canadian theatre tradition. Alan Filewod identifies Paul Thompson, then artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille, as...
Drama, Role Theory, and Youth: Implications for Teacher Education
If "to be or not to be" is the question, then "to be and not to be" --to me themost succinct conception of performance--might be the answer. (Fabian 179) A popular theatre project I facilitated in 2000 with a group of rural Alberta high school...
Introduction/Presentation
This guest-edited issue of TRIC gathers a selection of essays by university researchers interested in further investigating drama/theatre education. These researchers came together in the spring of 2005 during the ACTR (now CATR) conference in London,...
On Being or Becoming a Secondary School Drama/theatre Teacher in a Linguistic Minority Context
Introduction The purpose of this study is to reflect upon what it means to be or to become a secondary school drama/theatre teacher in a linguistic minority context such as the one in francophone Ontario. Ontario is Canada's most populous province,...
Performing Academic Spaces: An Ethnodramatic Exploration of Drama Curriculum Design in Teacher Education
Introduction Three bodies are frozen with their backs to the audience. GEORGE. Okay girls are you ready to go? Say goodbye to your house in PEI. We're off to UBC and the West Coast! Coming alive and miming picking up bags, looking at watch...
Storytelling as a Learning Trigger in Educational Drama
Introduction: "Once Upon a Time" "Once upon a time" is a well-known phrase that virtually always guarantees attention from children. Personally, what does it make you think of? Whom does it take you back to? Habitually, this phrase refers to emotionally...
Theatre Pedagogy and Performed Research: Respectful Forgeries and Faithful Betrayals
Scholars in the fields of education, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies have, in recent years, turned to theatre as an arts-based mode of representation and dissemination of research. Theatre, broadly defined, has been exploited to express...
Transmitting Transactive Pedagogy: A Dilemma of Pre-Service Teacher Education in Drama
Introduction to the Problem Before becoming a pre-service teacher educator, I taught high-school drama for over a decade, often using process drama techniques to encourage student explorations of universal themes and human problems (Bolton, "It's...
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