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Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

Gaetan Charlebois and Athabasca University 

Last updated in 2021

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA (Note: assigning sections is permitted, but adaptations are not allowed without permission)

The Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia on the WWW was a project begun by Gaetan Charlebois, a theatre editor with Hour Magazine (Montreal), in 1993. The idea of the project is to keep an ongoing, highly accessible, database of information about Canadian actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, theatre organizations and institutions, composers and plays available to the world. The Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia is maintained by Athabasca University as a service to the Canadian theatre community.

Format: Online

Suggested for:
THE 3347 Theatre in English Canada


Development of Theatre 1: Classical – Neoclassical Forms∗

Compiled by Teresa Focarile and Monica Brown (Boise State University)


Licence: CC BY 4.0

Included in this compilation: The Poetics of Aristotle, Oedipus the King, Lysistrata, The Brothers, The Little Clay Cart, Everyman, Hamlet, and Life is a Dream.

Formats: Pressbooks webbook, EPUB, PDF, and MOBI

Suggested for:
THE 5130 Dramaturgy


An Introduction to Technical Theatre∗

Tal Sanders (Pacific University)


Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices. Introduction to Technical Theatre’s accessible format is ideal for students at all levels, including those studying technical theatre as an elective part of their education. The text’s modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling.

Formats: PDF and EBUP

Reviews: Open Textbook Library

Suggested for:
THE 1101 Introduction to the Practice of Theatre: Backstage


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