Behind the Scenes: A Canadian Scene Book, Volume 1

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Mary Ross, Ron Cameron
Dundurn, 1990 - Performing Arts - 126 pages
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"Scenes from Canadian plays for two to six actors. Thirty-two excellent opportunities for young thespians ... these are texts which I would certainly use with my own senior students of dramatic arts."

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Contents

Foreword
9
Some Guidelines for Beginning Scene Study Work
11
Peter Colley Youll Get Used to It The War Show
13
Jack Crisp A Wifein the Hand
17
Robertson Davies Overlaid
24
Sandra Dempsey DArcy
31
Rex Deverell Boiler Room Suite
37
David French Leaving Home
45
Sharon Pollock Walsh
86
Gwen Pharis Ringwood Still Stands the House
92
Colin Thomas One Thousand Cranes
97
Scene 5
101
Herman Voaden Wilderness
104
Appendix 1 Type of Play
117
Appendix 2 Theme of Play
118
Appendix 3 Historical Periods
119

William Fruet Wedding in White
49
Ted Galay After Babas Funeral
54
Joanna M Glass Canadian Gothic
62
Margaret Hollingsworth Ever Loving
70
Robert Hunter The Black
75
Beth McMaster The Naciwonki
82
Appendix 4 Life Relationships and Conflicts
120
Appendix 5 Playwright Chronology
121
Permissions and Publishers
122
Mary Ross Ron Cameron
125
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About the author (1990)

Mary Ross, B.A., is a theatre arts teacher at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School in Etobicoke, Ontario. She has been involved in numerous stage productions including Fiddler on the Roof, The Fantastiks, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Ross has also assisted in the production of her own children's play, entitled The Silent Clock. In addition, she has written several short works which were published after she earned her degree from St. Frances Xavier University. Mary Ross presently resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ron Cameron, B.A., A.G.S.M., has taught acting at Sheridan College for fifteen years, and adjudicated over one thousand shows across North America. He has also directed many community and summer theatre productions. Cameron studies theatre at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (in England), and the University of London after receiving his B.A. in history at the University of Western Ontario. Ron Cameron is currently Academic Co-ordinator in the Music Theatre Department at Sheridan College.

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