Actor Needs Restraint!
By Andy Jones
Three plays from the repertoire of iconic Newfoundland and Labrador playwright, actor, and member of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, Andy Jones.
Based on Jones' well-known epistolary radio series, An Evening with Uncle Val is a set of comic reportages from ... Read more
Canadian Drama and the Critics
Edited by L. W. Conolly
The editor of this lively, updated assortment of reviews, interviews and other critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama has gathered material from books, theatre and scholarly journals; from major daily newspapers in Canada and abroad; from critics, academics, journalists ... Read more
Canadian Theatre History
Edited by Don Rubin
Written over the course of the twentieth century, the selections in Canadian Theatre History address the development of theatre in Canada: the influences of foreign touring syndicates, the Dominion Drama Festival, regional theatres, as well as the impacts of the Massey Commission, ... Read more
Counterpoint to a City
By Robin Elliott
The book chronicles the history of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, which has been sponsoring chamber music and solo recitals for nearly 100 years. The book features archival documents, interviews, newspaper reports and reviews, and recent scholarship in the field.
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By Edward Mullaly
Desperate Stages tells the stories of a disgraced one-time playwright, a starving actor, and a failed actor-manager, whose lives crossed in Fredericton in 1845. Together they provided New Brunswick with some of its most exciting drama and its wildest theatre riot.
Discovering Mavor Moore
By Allan Boss
A cultural giant, Mavor Moore was active in one of the most important periods for the growth of Canadian identity. The years following WWII saw the creation of the CBC, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the centennial celebrations. Moore was a leader in all of these influential ... Read more
Dora Mavor Moore
By Paula Sperdakos
Winner of the Ann Saddlemyer Book Prize, as awarded by the Association for Canadian Theatre Research. In this first biography of Dora Mavor Moore, Paula Sperdakos examines the life and career of a key figure in the development of the theatre in Canada. This extraordinary woman ... Read more
By Patrick Caux & Bernard Gilbert
Translated by Neil Kroetsch
In 1993 when Robert Lepage suggested to his colleagues that a specific identity and image be found for his next working group, he imposed one condition. The word “theatre” was not to be part of the name of the new company. This gorgeous full-colour book documents the results ... Read more
From Fire to Flood
By Kevin Longfield
Theatre as we know it started in Manitoba almost a century and a half ago. During that time it has produced some shining moments, some unforgettable characters, and some great stories: how two visionaries, Tom Hendry and John Hirsch, convinced Manitoba to embrace a theatre centre ... Read more
Fundamentals of Directing
By Ric Knowles
Illustrated by Pat Flood
Concise and practical, Fundamentals of Directing is a distillation of Ric Knowles’s twenty-five years of experience as a director, teacher of directing, and dramaturge across Canada. Organized to reproduce the chronology of a play’s rehearsal, the book moves through the various ... Read more