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date: 16 September 2019

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This chapter provides a brief survey of the more significant English-language productions of Greek drama in Canada. It is by no means an exhaustive account and for the most part ignores one-off productions, focusing instead on performances of Greek drama which are notable, either for their long-term commitment to productions of Greek drama, or their significance to Canadian literature and/or Canadian theater history, and which can be said to have had an impact that stretched beyond the original production and audience. The works discussed include productions by the Classics Drama Group at Trent University and the Vancouver-based United Players, Tyrone Guthrie’s 1957 production of Oedipus rex at the Stratford Festival, Gwendolyn MacEwen’s Trojan Women, Anne Carson’s translations of various classical plays, Deanne Kasokeo’s adaptation of Antigone, and Marie Clement’s play Age of Iron.

Keywords: Canadian theater, Greek drama, Tyrone Guthrie, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Anne Carson, Deanne Kasokeo, Marie Clements

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