The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History 1945-1953

By Susan McNicoll

Literary Nonfiction. Canadian Theater heritage. the normal opinion is that pro Canadian theater begun in 1953 with the founding of the Stratford competition. yet Susan McNicoll asks how this is able to be, while the vast majority of these taking the level at Stratford have been specialist Canadian actors. to respond to this query, McNicoll delves into the interval to teach how in truth the unbroken chain of Canadian expert theater all started simply after global conflict , whilst a number of theater humans made up our minds that Canada wanted its personal specialist theater teams. Drawing on own interviews with the various actors and administrators energetic within the interval after the battle, McNicoll explores the position of such businesses as Everyman in Vancouver, New Play Society in Toronto, Canadian Repertory Theatre in Ottawa, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal, and plenty of extra. In 1953 the Stratford Shakespeare competition eventually confirmed the area that Canada was once prepared for heart level, however the genuine delivery theater occurred within the years major as much as that second. the amount comprises over 50 photographs of scenes from performs of the time and choices from McNicoll's interviews with such luminaries as Christopher Plummer, pleasure Coghill, Amelia corridor, and Herbert Wittaker.

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