Includes:David Watmough: Monodramatist by David Watmough (1972)The Bare Necessities of One-Man Shows by Bruce McDougall (1980)Going it Alone: Is Canadian Theatre the Sound of One Voice Talking? by Renate Usmiani (1992)from The Canadian Dramatist volume 2: Playwrights Collective Creation Billy Bishop Goes to War by Diane Bessai (1992)"Stand Up" or "Sit Down": Daniel MacIvor's House by Johanne Bénard (1992), translated by Jenn StephensonBored to Distraction: Auto-Performance and the Perniciousness of Presence by Ann Wilson (1994)Dialogic Monologue: A Dialogue by Jennifer Harvie and Ric[hard Paul] Knowles (1994)Ship of Death: Eschatology in Michael Cook's Quiller by Craig Stewart Walker (1995)Performing Hybridity in Post-Colonial Monodrama by Helen Gilbert and Jacqueline Lo (1997)Performing the Auto/Biographical Pact: Towards a Theory of Identity in Performance by Sherrill Grace (2005)Canadiana or the Quintessence of Queer by David Bateman (2005)Documemory, Autobiography, and the Utopian Performative in Autobiographical Solo Performance by Ric Knowles (2006)(Un)Covering the Mirror: Performative Reflections in Linda Griffiths's Alien Creature: A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen and Wendy Lill's The Occupation of Heather Rose by Katherine McLeod (2006)Poetic Terrorism and the Politics of Spoken Word by Kedrick James (2007)from The Theatricality of Robert Lepage: Solo Performances: Lepage as Actor-Author by Aleksandar Saa Dundjerovic ´ (2007)Portrait of the Artist as Artist: The Celebration of Autobiography by Jenn Stephenson (2010)Locating the "We" in Autobiographical Performance by Hourig Attarian (2011)Kicking the Heroine Habit: Memorializing the Survivance Skirmishes and Little Victories of the Merely Mortal Women Who Fought Them by Jill Carter (2011)Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.
Ric Knowles is a freelance dramaturge and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. He is the award-winning author or editor of twenty books on theatre and performance, including Fundamentals of Directing, Judith Thompson, The Masks of Judith Thompson, "Ethnic," Multicultural, and Intercultural Theatre (with Ingrid Mündel), The Shakespeare’s Mine, Asian Canadian Theatre (with Nina Lee Aquino), Staging Coyote’s Dream (two volumes, with Monique Mojica), and Performing Indigeneity (with Yvette Nolan). He is also founding editor of the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English and New Essays on Canadian Theatre.
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