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Beyond Wilde: Revealing the Mysteries of 19th Century Theatre

PEER INTO THE PLAYBILL

BEYOND WILDE: REVEALING THE MYSTERIES OF 19TH CENTURY THEATRE

Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Thursday, August 15, 2024
10:30 a.m. to noon

Some say that there were no great English plays written in the period between Richard Sheridan and Oscar Wilde. Yet playwright Dion Boucicault's London Assurance was a success at a time when melodrama, minstrel shows and musical revues dominated English-language theatre. Co-Artistic Director of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival James Wallis moderates this conversation with Dr. Cheryl Thompson, assistant professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, Dr. Terry Robinson, associate professor at the University of Toronto and others as they consider this unique era in theatre. 

Support for Peer into the Playbill is generously provided by The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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