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The Lady of Lyons Burlesque, Officers of the Garrison, Halifax, 1872

The first of ongoing military Theatricals at New Fort in Toronto by Officers of the Garrison is performed on January 4 to which "a limited number of the public" is admitted. Almost every British garrison in Canada from 1758 to 1870 engages in periodic theatrical performances for entertainment and to convey British cultural and political superiority to local society.