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Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse

This collection commemorates Walterdale’s 50th anniversary and highlights the social and artistic significance of amateur theatre practice in Canada by drawing together significant plays by acclaimed and emerging Canadian playwrights, detailed introductions, and archival production photographs.

584 pages

Canadian Plays

Table of Contents

General Introduction

The Plays

The Canadian Fact (1967) / Wilfred Watson

Chief Shaking Spear Rides Again or The Taming of the Sioux (1974) / Warren Graves

Mutants (1981) / Brad Fraser

Swipe (1981) / Gordon Pengilly

The Tenth Negative Pig (1983) / Barbara Sapergia and Geoffrey Ursell

The Three Sillies (1983) / Mary Glenfield

Just (1999) / Trevor Schmidt

The Beaver Effect (2002) / Mark Stubbings

[ice land] (2003) / Jonathan Seinen

The Trial of Salomé (2007) / Scott Sharplin

Appendix I: New Plays Premiered by Walterdale Theatre Associates

Appendix II: Music



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