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Title Hot thespian action! : ten premiere plays from Walterdale Playhouse / edited with a critical introduction by Robin C. Whittaker.
Imprint Edmonton : AU Press, [2008]

Series Canadian plays series
Canadian plays series.
Subject Canadian drama -- 21st century.
Alt Name Whittaker, Robin, 1976-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 569 pages) : illustrations, music.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The Canadian fact (1967) / Wilfred Watson -- Chief Shaking Spear rides again, or The taming of the Sioux (1974) / Warren Graves -- Mutants (1981) / Brad Fraser -- Tenth negative pig (1983) / Barbara Sapergia and Geoffrey Ursell -- The three sillies (1983) / Mary Glenfield -- Just (1999) / Trevor Schmidt -- The Beaver effect (2002) / Mark Stubbings -- Ice land (2003) / Jonathan Seinen -- The trial of Salome (2007) / Scott Sharplin.
Summary In Hot Thespian Action! Robin Whittaker argues that new plays can thrive in amateur theatres, which have freedoms unavailable to professionalized companies. And he proves it with 10 relevant, engaging playscripts originally produced by one of Canada's longest-running theatres, Edmonton's acclaimed Walterdale Theatre Associates. This collection challenges notions that amateur theatre is solely a phenomenon of the pre-professional past. Whittaker makes an important contribution to Canadian theatre studies with the first North American anthology in 80 years to collect plays first produced by a no.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781897425275 (electronic bk.)
1897425279 (electronic bk.)
9781897425268 (pbk.)
OCLC # 607927371
Additional Format Print version: Hot thespian action! Edmonton : AU Press, ©2008 9781897425268 (DLC) 2009367344 (OCoLC)244651817

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