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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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Cover of 'Fronteras Americans'

Guillermo Verdecchia's Fronteras Americanas (American Borders) receives its premiere at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space in Toronto. It goes on to win the 1993 Governor General's Award for Drama.

In Montreal, the final version of Pol Pelletier's Joie is produced by the Compagnie Pol Pelletier. The first play in her autobiographical solo trilogy that eventually includes Océan (1996) and Or (1997), this is an impressive re-enaction of the history and practice of theatre in Quebec, re-inscribing it in feminine terms. She defines he work as "a theatre of exploration. If what I am doing does not transform me, if I find I am repeating what I know how to do simply to give pleasure, I won't do it. My goal, really, is not only to give people aesthetic emotions, but to chemically and energetically transform them." Pelletier will perform the trilogy around the world, and in 1998 the Soirée des Masques awards her the prize for best female actor for her production of Océan.

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