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Author Koustas, Jane, 1954- author.

Title Robert Lepage on the Toronto stage : language, identity, nation / Jane Koustas.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  792.0232 L556Dk 2016    ---  Available
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Description 214 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Robert Lepage: living, confronting, and staging the Other -- Robert Lepage meets the ROC: Circulations, Romeo and Juliette, The dragons' trilogy, Vinci, Tectonic plates, Polygraph -- The "love affair" begins: Needles and opium, The seven streams of the River Ota, Elsinore, The geometry of miracles -- The world leader on the Toronto stage: The far side of the moon, Lipsynch, Eonnagata, The Andersen Project, The blue dragon -- Conclusion.
Summary "Robert Lepage is recognized as a world leader in the production of innovative theatre for a global community. This study considers Lepage's encounter with a more immediate significant other, namely English Canada, and contends that while the triumph and popularity of Lepage's theatre is very much global, the artist's relationship with the "Rest of Canada" remains a central component of the identity question consistently addressed throughout his work. The book shows how Lepage was formed by, and in conversation with, Toronto. While this approach by no means contradicts the emphasis on globalisation, and indeed, adds another port of call, it brings to the fore a fundamental relationship critical to a fuller understanding of his work. His relationship with English Canada shaped his work initially and his reception in Toronto served as feedback loop influencing his productions. Rather than responding solely to the global themes in his work, this audience saw aspects of its own identity reflected in his theatre. Lepage 'staged' and developed Toronto's understanding of intercultural and transnational theatre. Robert Lepage on the Toronto Stage analyzes the playwright's importance on the Canadian and international theatre scene and in the landscape of political, cultural, and linguistic identity. Toronto's embrace of Lepage, whose oeuvre steps beyond a narrowly defined concept of national theatre, also allowed the city to redefine its importance and aspirations on the international theatre scene."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lepage, Robert, 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Theater -- Production and direction -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Lepage, Robert, 1957- (OCoLC)fst01798878
Theater -- Production and direction. (OCoLC)fst01149278
Ontario -- Toronto. (OCoLC)fst01205798
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Koustas, Jane, 1954- Robert Lepage on the Toronto stage. (CaOONL)20169006093
ISBN 9780773546745 (cloth)
077354674X (cloth)
9780773546752 (paperback)
0773546758 (paperback)
9780773598683 (e-pdf)
0773598685 (e-pdf)
9780773598690 (e-pub)
0773598693 (e-pub)

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