Includes:Toronto's Baby Building Boom by Sandra Souchotte Ketchum (1979)Growing Pains: Toronto Theatre in the 1970s by Robert Wallace (1980)from In the Beginning Was Toronto: The Emergence of an Alternative Theatre Movement in English Canada by Renate Usmiani (1983)from A Dialectical Drama of Facts and Fictions on the Feminist Fringe by Amanda Hale (1987)Erasing Historical Difference: The Alternative Orthodoxy in Canadian Theatre by Alan Filewod (1989)Six Million Dollars and Still Counting by M. NourbeSe Philip (1993)Space Administration: Rereading the Material History of Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto by Michael McKinnie (1999)Toronto's Spectacular Stage by Susan Bennett (2005)Multicultural Text, Intercultural Performance: The Performance Ecology of Contemporary Toronto by Ric Knowles (2009)Evicted in—and from—Toronto: Walker's Beautiful City at Factory Theatre by J. Chris Westgate (2009)Building Utopia: Performance and the Fantasy of Urban Renewal in Contemporary Toronto by Laura Levin and Kim Solga (2009)Decolonizing the Gathering Place: Chocolate Woman Dreams a Gathering House in Toronto by Jill Carter (2011)The Foster Children of Buddies: Queer Women at 12 Alexander by Moynan King (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.
Laura Levin is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University. Her research focuses on contemporary theatre and performance art, performing gender and sexuality, and site-specific and urban performance. She is editor of a number of collections and her writing appears in several books including Performance and the City and Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research. She was recently awarded the Canadian Association for Theatre Research's Richard Plant Essay Award for her article, "Can the City Speak? Site-Specific Art After Poststructuralism" (2009).
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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