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New Canadian Realisms: New Essays on Canadian Theatre Vol. 2
(2012)
  • Kim Solga, The University of Western Ontario
  • Roberta Barker, Dalhousie University
Abstract

New Essays in Canadian Theatre Volume 2: New Canadian Realisms gathers writing by celebrated scholars and artists from both Canada and the US in order to explore what this much-debated genre might be doing for political performance in Canada today. Topics range from Hollywood’s influence on the look and feel of the contemporary Canadian “real,” to the power and the pitfalls of a “realism of redress” in intercultural Canadian theatre, to the apparently oxymoronic notion of “devised” realism, to the complexities of Indigenous realism(s). Together, this book’s authors suggest that Canada’s theatrical realisms are, like so much else among us, fractious, multiple, difficult, yet rife with potential.

Keywords
  • Canadian theatre,
  • new Canadian plays,
  • stage realism
Publication Date
2012
Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
ISBN
9781770910720
Citation Information
Kim Solga and Roberta Barker. New Canadian Realisms: New Essays on Canadian Theatre Vol. 2. Toronto(2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimsolga/29/