Book details

Publication date: August 2022
Features: 139 images, thematic table of contents, foreword, index
Keywords: theatre drama plays scripts dance opera radio circus performance history historiography Canada Indigenous colonization Canadian Studies Cultural Studies anthology Pre-Confederation archive archival primary document choreography festivals race gender
Subject(s): DRAMA / Canadian, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama, History of Performing Arts, Cultural studies, Theatre and Drama, theatre drama plays scripts dance opera radio circus performance history historiography Canada Indigenous colonization Canadian Studies Cultural Studies anthology Pre-Confederation archive archival primary document choreography festivals race gender, Theatre & Drama / History & Criticism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Anthony J. Vickery. Anthony J. Vickery is Teaching Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria.

Glen F. Nichols. Glen F. Nichols is Professor of Drama at Mount Allison University.

Allana C. Lindgren. Allana C. Lindgren is the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria.

Jerry Wasserman.

“Through the invaluable service of gathering together the breadth of crucial texts and materials addressed in its exploratory essays, Canadian Performance Documents and Debates creates, defines, and shapes the very subject of Canadian performance.” Shelley Scott, Professor, University of Lethbridge


“Canadian Performance Documents and Debates reflects profoundly upon conceptualizations of Canadian identity and upon debates over the role of the arts in the formation of that identity: both vital questions for us to understand more deeply as we strive to move towards reconciliation and a more just, equitable, and compassionate society.” Roberta Barker, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

Thematic Table of Contents
Foreword | JERRY WASSERMAN
Acknowledgements
Introduction | ALLANA C. LINDGREN, GLEN F. NICHOLS, & ANTHONY J. VICKERY
1 | The Theatre of Neptune (1606) | JILL CARTER
The Theatre of Neptune in New France | MARC LESCARBOT
Translation by VK PRESTON & DANIEL J. RUPPEL
2 | The Conquest of Canada; or the Siege of Quebec (1766) | GLEN F. NICHOLS
The Conquest of Canada; or the Siege of Quebec | GEORGE COCKINGS
3 | Acadius, or Love in a Calm (1774) | JUSTIN A . BLUM
Acadius, or Love in a Calm | ANONYMOUS
4 | Early Quebec Circus (1797–1950s) | LOUIS PATRICK LEROUX
5 | Petitions Against Performances of “Jim Crow” (1840–1843) | STEPHEN JOHNSON
Transcripts of Petitions
6 | Shipboard Performances (1851) | HEATHER DAVIS-FISCH
Excerpts of Shipboard Performances
7 | Canadian Fancy Dress Balls (1876–1898) | CYNTHIA COOPER
8 | The Sweet Girl Graduate (1882) | KYM BIRD
The Sweet Girl Graduate | SARAH ANNE CURZON
9 | A Red Girl’s Reasoning (1892) | SASHA KOVACS
A Red Girl’s Reasoning | E . PAULINE JOHNSON (TEKAHIONWAKE)
10 | Walker Theatre, Winnipeg (1905–1907) | ANTHONY J. VICKERY
11 | Cantonese Theatre in Vancouver (1916–1936) | WING CHUNG NG
12 | The Man Who Went (1916) | ANTHONY J. VICKERY
The Man Who Went | WILLIAM ANDREW TREMAYNE
13 | Little Theatre Scenography (1919–1937) | PAUL J. STOESSER
14 | The Wood Carver’s Wife (1919) | MOIRA DAY
The Wood Carver’s Wife | MARJORIE PICKTHALL
15 | Evelyn Geary and the Uptown Girls (1922–1938) | AMY BOWRING
16 | The IODE’s Historical Pageant (1927) | ALLANA C. LINDGREN
17 | Rocks (1932) | ANTON WAGNER
Rocks | HERMAN VOADEN
18 | Unity (1933) | ALAN FILEWOD
Unity | OSCAR RYAN
19 | Cocktail (1935) | CHRISTL VERDUYN
Cocktail | YVETTE O. MERCIER-GOUIN
Translation by GLEN F. NICHOLS
20 | The Winnipeg Ballet Club (1939) | ERIN JOELLE MCCURDY
21 | William Tell (ca. 1943–1945) | CODY POULTON & JORDAN STANGER-ROSS
William Tell | FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Act III, scene three, in a Japanese rendering by JOHN NIHE I
Translation by MATSUKI MASUTANI
22 | Gay/Queer and Trans Performances and Cultures in Toronto
(1946–1965) | J. PAUL HALFERTY
23 | The Good Life (1947) | RAY ELLENWOOD
The Good Life | CLAUDE GAUVREAU
Translation by RAY ELLENWOOD
24 | Hilda Morgan (1949) | JOHN JACKSON & HOWARD FINK
Hilda Morgan | LISTER SINCLAIR
25 | Christmas Mummering Plays in Newfoundland (1949) | DENYSE LYNDE
Oldtime “Mumming” Christmas Play in Newfoundland
26 | A Dialogue on the State of the Theatre in Canada (1951) | JAMES HOFFMAN
A Dialogue on the State of the Theatre in Canada | ROBERTSON DAVIES
27 | Tyrone Guthrie and the Festival Stage (1953) | LIZA GIFFEN
28 | Zone (1953) | SYLVAIN LAVOIE
Zone | MARCEL DUBÉ
English Adaptation by AVIVA RAVE L (1977)
29 | How Now Black Man (1965–1970) | CLARENCE S. BAYNE
How Now Black Man | LORRIS ELLIOTT
30 | Theatre in the Canada Pavilion at Expo 67 (1967) | ERIN HURLEY
31 | Lament for Confederation (1967) | JENN COLE
Lament for Confederation | CHIEF DAN GEORGE (GESWANOUTH)
Previously Published Documents
Contributors
Index
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