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

39.1: General Issue

This general issue includes articles from two senior academics and two emerging scholars, on topics ranging from Robertson Davies at the Shaw Festival to site-specific performance in Newfoundland, plus two extended Forum contributions on pressing issues in our field right now. We are also excited to debut our expanded digital content with this issue; look for an in depth and interactive review of 2017’s Postmarginal Symposium and Project.

Read More »

Upcoming Issue

39.2: General Issue

Our next issue traverses women’s theatrical labour from a diverse range of perspectives. Shelley Scott revisits the legacy of Gwen Pharis Ringwood; Laine Zisman Newman theorizes “lesbian rush” through Jess Dobkin’s The Magic Hour; Cathleen McKague catches up with Robertson Davies in the margins of his 1949 production script for The Taming of the Shrew; and much more.

Read More »

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.

Read More »