Old World Forms, New World Settings: The Emergence of Ukrainian-Canadian Plays on North American Themes

Balan, Jars; Mauguière, Bénédicte
January 1998
Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature/ Identités Culturell;1998, p5
Book Chapter
An essay from the book "Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature" is presented. It investigates the history of Ukrainian-language theatre in Canada, which has been only superficially investigated by scholars. "Ukiinysky," or "The Murderers" could be considered the first drama written by an immigrant playwright, John Bodrug. Locations of other Ukrainian drama productions include Vegreville, Hampton (Saskatchewan), Sifton, Venlaw, and Oakburn (Manitoba), Bellevue and Slawa (Alberta), Coniston (Ontario), East Kildonan, and Transcona (Winnipeg).


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