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Katalin Kürtösi: Stage Representations of Native People in Canada

29 January 2014
Dr. Katalin Kürtösi (University of Szeged) presented a survey of Canadian plays to show the progress from an initial European perspective in stagings of Native people to their first-hand representations in the late twentieth century. Amongst others, she discussed the following plays: Le Théâtre de Neptune (1606) by Marc Lescarbot, Namounah (1922) by Emma Gendron, Indian (1961) and The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (1967) by George Ryga, Jessica (1981) by Maria Campbell, Linda Griffith and Paul Thompson, and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989) by Thomson Highway