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Performing History: Representations of Women and Gender on stage

Performing History: Representations of Women and Gender on stage
214 College St., 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Time: Nov 8th, 1:15 pm End: Nov 8th, 2:45 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cinema, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900, 1500-1800
Colloquium featuring Nancy Copeland and Michelle MacArthur

Drama Centre

Tuesday 8 November 2011


DC Seminar Room


Performing History: Representations of Women and Gender Onstage

Nancy Copeland is Associate Professor of Drama in the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and the Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga, where she is also Associate Chair and Director of Theatre, Drama, and Performance Studies. Her current research is concerned with performances of modern history in recent Canadian drama in English. Her recent article, “Haunted by The Cradle Will Rock: History and Adaptation in Jason Sherman’s It’s All True,” appeared in Theatre Research in Canada 31.1 (Spring 2010). From 2004 to 2007 she was the reviewer of Canadian Drama in English for the annual Letters in Canada issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly. She also publishes on Aphra Behn and Susanna Centlivre. Her essay “Aphra Behn in the Contemporary Theater” appears in Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, ed. Bonnie Nelson and Catherine Burroughs (MLA 2010).

Michelle MacArthur is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama. Her dissertation focuses on the critical reception of feminist theatre in Toronto and Montreal. She is co-editor of Performing Adaptations: Essays and Conversations on the Theory and Practice of Adaptation and of the Fall 2009 special issue of Canadian Theatre Review on audiences. Michelle has also published in alt.theatre and has contributed theatre entries to the Historica Foundation’s online Canadian Encyclopedia. She teaches courses in Drama and Women and Gender Studies at U of T.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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