Welcome to ModernDrama.ca website of the Canada Research Chair in Performance & Culture
This website is dedicated to all aspects of Western performance in the modern era, offering resources for students and scholars, information about theatre, critical analysis and a developing database of documentation, as well as an opportunity for interacting with others on a variety of theatrical topics.
We cover Modern Theatre History -- focussing specifically on developments in Canada, as well as in the UK, America and Ireland, from 1865 to the present -- and setting this in its social context, through an interactive chronology. We offer resources for both Drama in its literary form, and theatrical Practice ranging from street performance through acting exercises.
This site is sponsored by the Canada Research Chair, whose work it also showcases. It is -- and will continue to be -- very much a work in progress.
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MODERN THEATRE IN CONTEXT is an interactive chronology. It includes facts and commentary about plays and performances, as well as biographies, information about genres and movements, headlines and news items illustrating Political, Artistic and Scientific developments through each decade.