New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays
New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays collects works of contemporary theatre, each of which may be defined as "realist" through both a crucial link to the past and a zest for re-tooling old definitions. Grounded by Gwen Pharis Ringwood's pioneering Still Stands the House, the anthology also features Trey Anthony's 'da Kink in my hair, Tara Beagan's Miss Julie: Sheh'mah, Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's sTain, Hillar Liitoja's The Last Supper, selections from the Impromptu Splendor series by National Theatre of the World, Theatre Replacement's BioBoxes, and Zuppa Theatre's Penny Dreadful, as well as a series of text-specific introductions and a resource page for students and researchers. Designed to be read alongside NECT Vol. 2 but just as provocative on its own, this collection will be an ideal teaching tool for a wide array of Canadian theatre courses.
Citation of this paper:
Barker, R. & Solga, K. (Eds.). (2012). New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press.