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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.

Desperate Stages

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

EX MACHINA

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

Growing Up Salty and Other Plays

By Natalie Meisner

The questions raised in Natalie Meisner’s plays will follow you out the door. At their root is the ghost that haunts the modern theatre: What is the role of live theatre in the information age? Why is it necessary? What do we get from the experience that cannot be had in any ... Read more