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Theatre Passe Muraille
Theatre Passe Muraille
Theatre Passe Muraille
is a theatre company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Contents1 Brief history 2 Collective creation 3 Developing Canadian Theatre 4 Theatre Space 5 Artistic Directors 6 Chalmers Canadian Play Awards 7 Notes 8 External linksBrief history[edit] One of Canada's most influential alternative theatres, Theatre Passe Muraille (theatre "goes through walls") was founded in 1968 by director and playwright Jim Garrard, who started the company out of Rochdale College. Its radical intention was create a distinctly Canadian voice in theatre
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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto
Toronto
(/təˈrɒntoʊ/ ( listen) tə-RON-toh, locally  [təˈɹɑnoʊ] (help·info)), officially the City of Toronto, is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe
Golden Horseshoe
in Southern Ontario
Ontario
on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. With 2,731,571 residents in 2016, it is the largest city in Canada
Canada
and fourth-largest city in North America by population
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Atlas Of Canada
The Atlas
Atlas
of Canada
Canada
is an online atlas published by Natural Resources Canada
Canada
that has information on every city, town, village, and hamlet in Canada. It was originally a print atlas, with its first edition being published in 1906 by geographer James White and a team of 20 cartographers. Much of the geospatial data used in the atlas is available for download and commercial re-use from the Atlas
Atlas
of Canada site or from GeoGratis
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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CODCO
CODCO was a Canadian comedy troupe from Newfoundland, best known for a sketch comedy series which aired on CBC Television
CBC Television
from 1987 to 1992.[1] Founded as a theatrical revue in 1973,[1] CODCO drew on the province's cultural history of self-deprecating "Newfie" humour, frequently focusing on the cod fishing industry. The troupe's name was an abbreviation of " Cod
Cod
Company". Following the end of CODCO, two of the troupe's core members and an occasional guest collaborator, as well as some of their sketch characters, moved on to the new series This Hour Has 22 Minutes.[1]Contents1 Roots 2 TV series 3 Segments and characters 4 The end of CODCO 5 References 6 External linksRoots[edit] In 1973, Tommy Sexton and Diane Olsen wrote a comedic show about Canadian stereotypes of Newfoundlanders, Cod
Cod
on a Stick
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Nightwood Theatre
Nightwood Theatre
Nightwood Theatre
is Canada's oldest professional women’s theatre company. Based in Toronto, it was founded in 1979 by Cynthia Grant, Kim Renders, Mary Vingoe, and Maureen White. For 37 years Nightwood has produced, developed, and toured landmark, award-winning plays by Canadian women
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Davy Crockett
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee
Tennessee
in the U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
and served in the Texas Revolution. Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. He was made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee
Tennessee
and was elected to the Tennessee
Tennessee
state legislature in 1821. In 1827, he was elected to the U.S. Congress where he vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, especially the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1831 elections
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Improvisational Theatre
Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is the form of theatre, often comedy, in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted: created spontaneously by the performers. In its purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script. Improvisational theatre
Improvisational theatre
exists in performance as a range of styles of improvisational comedy as well as some non-comedic theatrical performances. It is sometimes used in film and television, both to develop characters and scripts and occasionally as part of the final product. Improvisational techniques are often used extensively in drama programs to train actors for stage, film, and television and can be an important part of the rehearsal process
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National Theatre School
The National Theatre
Theatre
School of Canada
Canada
(NTS; French: École nationale de théâtre du Canada) is Canada's foremost centre for professional theatre studies. It was established in 1960 in Montreal, Quebec. It is a private school offering intensive theatre arts training in both English and French languages in a setting that unites all the related disciplines: acting, playwriting, directing, set and costume design, and production
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The Living Theatre
The Living Theatre
Theatre
is an American theatre company founded in 1947 and based in New York City. It is the oldest experimental theatre group in the United States.[citation needed] For most of its history it was led by its founders, actress Judith Malina
Judith Malina
and painter/poet Julian Beck; after Beck's death in 1985, company member Hanon Reznikov became co-director with Malina.[1] After Malina's death in 2015, her responsibilities were taken over by the anarchist company. The Living Theatre
Theatre
and its founders were the subject of the 1983 documentary Signals Through The Flames.Contents1 History 2 Goals and influences 3 Plays and publications 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit] In the 1950s, the group was among the first in the U.S
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95Canada Flag Coat of arms Motto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin)"From Sea to Sea"Anthem: "O Canada"[a] CapitalOttawa45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest cityTorontoOfficial languagesEnglishFrenchEthnic groups (2016)[2] List of ethnicities 74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian Religion (2011)[3] List of religions 67.2% Christianity
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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Michael Healey
Michael Healey is a Canadian playwright and actor. He graduated from the acting programme at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre School in 1985. His acting credits include the plays of Jason Sherman (The League of Nathans, Reading Hebron and Three in the Back, Two in the Head) and George F. Walker (The End of Civilization, Better Living). Playwright[edit] Healey trained as an actor at Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School in the mid -eighties. He began writing for the stage in the early nineties and his first play, a solo one-act called Kicked, was produced at the Fringe of Toronto Festival in 1996
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Michel Marc Bouchard
Michel Marc Bouchard, OC CQ (born February 2, 1958) is a Canadian playwright.[1] He has received the Prix Journal de Montreal, Prix du Cercle des critiques de l'Outaouais, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and nine Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for the Vancouver
Vancouver
productions of Lilies and The Orphan Muses. In 1993, Bouchard and his theatre company Les deux mondes were awarded the National Arts Centre Award, a companion award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Notes 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec, he studied theatre at the University of Ottawa.[citation needed] Career[edit] Bouchard made his professional playwriting debut in 1983 and since then has written some 25 plays.[3] His best-known work is the play Lilies, which was produced as the movie Lilies by John Greyson
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Lilies (play)
Lilies (French: Les feluettes) is a play written by Quebec
Quebec
playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, which premiered in 1987. The play concerns the confession of an aging prisoner to a bishop. Through the confession, and the staged scenes acted out by the male prisoners in the prison chapel, we learn that the bishop and the prisoner were part of a gay love triangle, and that the bishop was responsible for the death of a young man many years ago. The play's English translation by Linda Gaboriau was published in 1991, and was made into a film called Lilies, which was directed by John Greyson. Lilies was published in 1990 by Playwrights Canada Press. The play was adapted as an opera, with music by Kevin March and a libretto by Bouchard, which premiered at Pacific Opera Victoria in 2017.[1] References[edit]^ " Pacific Opera Victoria presents Les Feluettes (The Lilies) - Daily Xtra"
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Margaret Laurence
Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.Marker for Margaret Laurence
Margaret Laurence
at Neepawa, ManitobaContents1 Biography1.1 Early years 1.2 Education 1.3 Later life2 Literary career2.1 Awards and recognition3 Bibliography3.1 Novels 3.2 Short story
Short story
collections 3.3 Children's books 3.4 Non-fiction4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Early years[edit] Margaret Laurence
Margaret Laurence
was born Jean Margaret Wemyss in Neepawa, Manitoba, the daughter of solicitor Robert Wemyss and Verna Jean Simpson. She was known as "Peggy" during her childhood
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