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Shakespeare and Canada

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Table of Contents Acknowledgements ix Shakespeare and Canada: "Remembrance of Ourselves" Irena R. Makaryk and Kathryn Prince 1 "Theatre is not a nursing home": Merchants of Venice of The Stratford Festival C. E. McGee 11 Intercultural Performance and The Stratford Festival as Global Tourist Place: Leon Rubin's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night Robert Ormsby 27 Stratford, Shakespeare, and J. D. Barnett Ian Rae 49 Counterfactual History at The Stratford Festival: Timothy Findley's Elizabeth Rex and Peter Hinton's The Swanne Peter Kuling 71 "Who's There?": Slings & Arrows' Audience Dynamics Kailin Wright 79 Race, National Identity, and the Hauntological Ethics of Slings & Arrows Don Moore 97 Performing "Indigenous Shakespeare" in Canada: The Tempest and The Death of a Chief Sarah Mackenzie 111 Shakespeare, a Late Bloomer on the Quebec Stage Annie Brisset 127 Mediatic Shakespeare: McLuhan and the Bard Richard Cavell 157 Shakespeare and the "Cultural Lag" of Canadian Stratford in Alice Munro's "Tricks" Troni Y. Grande 177 Beyond (or Beneath) the Folio: Neil Freeman's Shakespearean Acting Pedagogy in Context Tom Scholte 199 Rhyme and Reason: Shakespeare's Exceptional Status and Role in Canadian Education Dana M. Colarusso 215 The Truth About Stories About Shakespeare ... In Canada? Daniel Fischlin 241 Contributors 263 Index 267

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IRENA R. MAKARYK. Professor of English, cross-appointed to Theatre, at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests focus on Shakespeare's afterlife, Soviet theatre, modernism, and theatre during periods of great social duress. Her most recent book is April in Paris 1925: Theatre, Politics, Space (forthcoming). KATHRYN PRINCE. Theatre historian at the University of Ottawa, where she is an Associate Professor and, in 2016, recipient of the Excellence in Education prize. Her current work focuses on the practice of emotions in early modern drama. She has published widely on Shakespeare in performance from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. ANNIE BRISSET. Professor emerita, University of Ottawa, School of Translation and Interpretation, FRSC. Prize-winning author on translation, founding member and past president of IATIS (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies), consultant to UNESCO on translation-related projects. RICHARD CAVELL. Professor, Department of English, University of British Columbia. Expertise in Canadian cultural studies and cultural memory, Marshall McLuhan, and media theory, and a published playwright. DANA COLARUSSO. Ontario educator since 1998, with varied roles from high-school English teacher to instructor at Trent and UOIT Faculties of Education. Currently FSL Teacher, Durham Catholic Board of Education. 2010 Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association for Teacher Education for her book Teaching English in the Global Age: Cultural Conversations. DANIEL FISCHLIN. University Research Chair, University of Guelph. Founder and Director of the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project ( with numerous publications on Shakespeare in / and Canada. TRONI Y. GRANDE. Associate Professor and Head of the English Department at University of Regina, where she teaches Shakespeare, early-modern and eighteenth-century drama, and feminist theory. Her publications include Northrop Frye's Writings on Shakespeare and the Renaissance (co-edited with Garry Sherbert), Marlovian Tragedy: The Play of Dilation, and two feminist essays on Frye. PETER KULING. Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. He has edited issues of Canadian Theatre Review on "Digital Performance" and "Sports and Theatre" while completing his forthcoming monograph Queer Shakespeare in Canada: Adaptations and Performances of Nationalism and Sexualities. SARAH MACKENZIE. Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick, where she teaches Indigenous Literature. Her dissertation examined the ways Indigenous women playwrights address the colonialist legacy of violence against women in contemporary North American contexts. Her academic research interests include Indigenous theatre, postcolonial feminist theory, Canadian history, and Indigenous literatures. C. E. MCGEE. Professor Emeritus in the English Department of the University of Waterloo. A member of the Board of Governors of The Stratford Festival from 1992 to 1999, he continues to serve on its Education and Archives Committee. Besides ongoing work on the New Variorum Othello and the REED Wiltshire and Yorkshire West Riding, he studies productions of Shakespeare's plays in Canada. DON MOORE. Instructor, Department of English, University of Guelph. Expertise in literary theory, film studies, and Shakespearean adaptations. He received his PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University in 2008 for a dissertation interrogating the ethical rhetoric of 9/11. His recent research has focused on the ethics and politics of post-9/11 global cinema and mass media, and on the cultural impacts of intermedial adaptations of Shakespeare. IAN RAE. Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, King's University College at Western University. Expertise in Canadian literature, recipient of an Insight Development Grant entitled "Mapping Stratford Culture." TOM SCHOLTE. Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC, recipient of Canada Screen Awards as actor/director/writer for theatre and film, with performances on professional stages across Canada and work screened at film festivals including Sundance, TIFF, Rotterdam, and the Berlinale. KAILIN WRIGHT. Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University. Expertise in Canadian drama with research published or forthcoming in Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, and Theatre Research in Canada. Her critical edition, The God of Gods: A Canadian Play by Carroll Aikins, was published by the University of Ottawa Press in 2016.

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