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What do Audiences Do?

Cross-posted from Glasswater Theatre’s This is Not a Review When talking about the differences between theatre and film, or theatre and television, one of the things I like to emphasize is the audience’s role as co-collaborator in the work: without an … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Theatre

Cross-posted from Glasswater Theatre’s This is Not a Review “Some of you are hoping tonight that the rarest of things will happen: that someone is actually going to tell the truth.That’s rare. That’s hen’s teeth. You should know better. And so … Continue reading

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Truthiness: Dos and Don’ts in Reality-Based Theatre

Cross-posted from Glasswater Theatre’s This is Not a Review I’ve been thinking a lot lately (as have a lot of people) about the relationship between the theatre and the truth. Partly in view of the upcoming Glasswater project, and partly from the … Continue reading

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I still exist . . .

. . . I just feel strange about posting things on the internet for no reason. Good news: I now have a reason! I’ll now be contributing reviews to Glasswater Theatre’s “This is Not a Review” blog. I’ll cross-post them … Continue reading

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Autobiographicality and Inalienability

Because I primarily work on classical plays instead of new ones, but most of what I see are new plays, I sometimes think when watching them about the possibility for subsequent productions.  I get the impression (but I’m happy to … Continue reading

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Top 5 of 2010

I saw a tonne of great shows last year, but these five stood out among the rest: 5. The Anderson Project (Ex Machina/Canadian Stage, (October 26) Robert Lepage is probably the foremost Canadian theatre artist of our time.  His stagecraft … Continue reading

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2010: 76 shows

In 2010, I tried for the first time to keep a log of each show (play, opera or ballet) that I saw, and write some comments about it.  Over the course of the year I saw 76 different productions, most … Continue reading

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