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Nightwood Theatre
A Woman’s Work Is Always Done
Shelley Scott  

$39.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/25/2010
ISBN: 9781897425558    

346 Pages

Distributed for Athabasca University Press


About the Book

Nightwood Theatre is the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979, the company has produced works by Canadian women, providing new opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the "home company" for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.

In Nightwood Theatre, Scott describes the company’s journey toward defining itself as a feminist theatre establishment, highlighting its artistic leadership based on its relevance to diverse communities of women. She also traces Nightwood’s relationship with the media and places the theatre in an international context by comparing its history to that of like companies in the U.K. and the U.S

About the Author(s)

Shelley Scott is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts at the University of Lethbridge. She is President of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and has published in Canadian Theatre Review, Modern Drama, Theatre Research in Canada, and the recent monograph The Violent Woman as a New Theatrical Character Type: Cases from Canadian Drama.

Table of Contents




Context, Creativity, Collectivity

Chapter 1. The Beginning of Nightwood Theatre, 1979-1988

Chapter 2. Breaking Away and Moving On, 1989-1993

Chapter 3. New Leadership Models, 1994-2000 and 2001-2009

Chapter 4. Nightwood and Feminist Theory

Appendix. A Nightwood Chronology





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Related Topics

Women's Studies

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