Vol. 3 No. 2 (Fall 1982)

Contributors/Collaborateurs

YASHDIP SINGH BAINS received his doctorate at Syracuse University, and has taught in universities in Canada, the United States and India. He is author of a dozen articles on Canadian theatre.

JOHN BALL is College Librarian at Scarborough College, University of Toronto. His pioneering work in Canadian theatre history led to 'Theatre in Canada - a bibliography' (Canadian Literature, no. 14, autumn 1962) and subsequently with Richard Plant to A Bibliography of Canadian Theatre History 1583-1975 and its Supplement 1976.

J. DOUGLAS CLAYTON is Associate Professor in Modern Languages at the University of Ottawa. He has published a number of articles on Pushkin, Russian drama and poetic translation, and is compiling a checklist of Canadian productions of Russian plays.

CLAUDE DES LANDES who is now Head, Performing Arts, Cultural Affairs Division, for Canada's Department of External Affairs was Associate Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council from 1978 to 1981. A graduate of the National Theatre School, he served as director of the Centre d'essai des auteurs dramatiques de Montreal from 1973 to 1978 and was co-founder; administrator of the Theatre Revue Jeu from 1975 to 1978.

ROBIN BELITSKY ENDRES co-edited and supplied the Introduction for Eight Men Speak, an Anthology of Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre Movement (Toronto: Hogtown Press, 1976). She is currently Artistic Director of Pelican Players, a multicultural neighbourbood theatre in Toronto.

LOUISE FORSYTH enseigne le français à l'université Western Ontario depuis 1965. A partir de juillet 1980 elle est directrice du départment des études françaises. Ses domaines de recherche sont la civilisation et la littérature québécoises. Elle s'intéresse surtout à l'histoire du théâtre et à l'écriture au féminin. Elie a fait des communications et publié des articles dans les deux domaines.

DAVID GARDNER was head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council from 1971 to 1972. A professional actor with Stratford, the Old Vic, the Canadian Players and more recently on the CBC, he was Director of the Vancouver Playhouse and has recently completed a Ph.D. thesis for the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto, on the early years of Canadian theatre history.

DAVID KEMP is a Professor holding a joint appointment in the Department of Drama and the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. One of his main interests, theatre for young audiences, has seen him directing professionally in England, Canada, Denmark and Sri Lanka. His play King Grumbletum and the Magic Pie has been produced extensively and translated into many different languages.

WILLIAM KILBOURN, Professor of History and Humanities, York University, is well-known as a biographer and historian, one of his most recent books being CD. Howe. Among his many activities are that of Chairman, Toronto Arts Council; Advisory Council, Toronto Historical Board; Member of the Canada Council and its Executive.

WALTER LEARNING, who took up duties as Artistic Director of the Vancouver Playhouse on 1 July, 1982, was appointed as Theatre Officer for the Canada Council in 1978. He came to the Council from Theatre New Brunswick where he was artistic director and general manager. In addition to his administrative duties, he is also a playwright and has written three plays in collaboration with Alden Knowlan.

BARBARA McEWEN is a member of the Department of Romance Studies at Brock University. She received her doctorate from the Université de Lille, and is currently engaged in research on contemporary French-Canadian and French theatre.

ELAINE NARDOCCHIO teaches in the Department of Romance Languages at McMaster University. She is author of a book length study of modern Quebec theatre.

JAMES NOONAN is Associate Professor of English at Carleton University where he teaches modem drama and Anglo-Irish studies. Among his publications in Canadian drama and theatre are the introductory remarks to James Reaney's Sticks and Stones and entries for the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature.

PATRICK B. O'NEILL is Associate Professor of Speech and Drama at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. His extensive research in Canadian theatre and drama history has uncovered countless Canadian plays and allowed him to publish a large number of articles on the subject. He is currently working on a bibliography of Canadiana, 1895-1924, deposited in the British Library.

DAVID PEACOCK, who is now cultural counsellor at the Canadian High Commission in London, England, was Head of the Theatre Section from 1972 to 1977 at which point he was named Assistant Director of the Canada Council with specific responsibility for the Arts Division. Prior to coming to the Canada Council he was Director General of the National Theatre School.

JEAN ROBERTS' long and distinguished career in theatre includes being the first Theatre Officer directly appointed by the Council in 1967. Prior to that she served as co-director of the Canadian Players, and she left in 1970 to head the English Theatre Department for the National Arts Centre. She is now Director of Program Development and Production for CBC-TV Drama.

MARY ELIZABETH SMITH is Professor of English and Chairman of the Division of Humanities and Languages at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Her recent history of theatre in Saint John, 1789-1900, Too Soon the Curtain Fell, is but one of numerous publications in Canadian theatre and Renaissance drama and theatre, including Love Kindling Fire: A Study of Christopher Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage.