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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation begins broadcasting live television drama to Canada-wide audiences and provides major work opportunities for Canadian actors, directors, writers, designers, composers and technicians. In English-Canada CBC series such as "Folio" and "Festival" showcase classical and contemporary international drama as well as opera, ballet and music. The series "General Motors Presents" and "On Camera" give Canadian writers the opportunity to explore contemporary issues and often controversial subject matter. In Quebec, series such as "Les Beaux Dimanches" and serialized dramas such as "La Famille Plouffe" become key outlets for Quebec playwrights and contribute to the development of a distinct Québécois cultural identity.