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Volume 10 Number 2 / Fall 1989

Theatre in Ottawa in the 1930s: A Memoir

  • J. M.C. Meiklejohn
May 13, 2008


Michael Meiklejohn (1906-89) joined the Ottawa Drama League on his arrival in Canada in 1930, and became one of the ODL's most prominent members over the ensuing thirty-five years. In this memoir, written about 1981 and found among his private papers after his death, Mr Meiklejohn offers his observations and describes his activities as a young actor, director, and stagehand with one of Canada's leading 'little theatres' in the 1930s. Dès son arrivée au Canada en 1930, Michael Meiklejohn (1906-1989) se mit de l'Ottawa Drama League don't il devint, au cours des trente-cinq années suivantes, l'un des membres les plus en vue. Dans ce mémoire, rédigé vers 1981 et trouvé parmi ses effets personnels après sa mort, M. Meiklejohn offre ses observations et décrit ses activités comme jeune acteur, metteur en scène, et machiniste au sein d'un des 'petits théâtres' les plus actifs des années 1930.