Focus & Scope

Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada is Canada’s only peer-reviewed journal with an explicit focus on Canadian and québécois theatre in both official languages. As such, it provides a necessary forum for the dissemination of scholarly research that uses the full range of critical approaches applied to the study of theatre as a multidisciplinary art, in the context of the cultures of Canada and Quebec.

Current Issue

39.2: General Issue

This general issue is focused loosely around the theme of hearing women’s stories in the wake of #metoo.

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Upcoming Issue

40.1-2: Special Double Issue

Festivals dot the Canadian theatre and performance landscape, turning small towns into tourist destinations, and urban centres into festival cities. This issue of Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada focuses not on the large-scale, elite festivals that participate in the spectacularized economy of globalized marketability, nor on the neo-liberal and exploitative free-market of the open-access fringe circuit, but on small, focused, and arguably more culturally productive festivals working within specific local communities. Its articles and focused forum section are intended to initiate, spur, and inspire further work on the complex and burgeoning activity known as ‘festivalization’.

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About Us

About Us

Focus & Scope

Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada is Canada’s only peer-reviewed journal with an explicit focus on Canadian and québécois theatre in both official languages. As such, it provides a necessary forum for the dissemination of scholarly research that uses the full range of critical approaches applied to the study of theatre as a multidisciplinary art, in the context of the cultures of Canada and Quebec.

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