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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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After marrying in 1881, actors Ida Van Courtland and Albert Tavernier form the Tavernier Company and tour Canada and the Northern U.S. until 1896, when the couple separate.

Sarah Anne Curzon's feminist comic sketch attacking the discrimination against the admission of women to university, The Sweet Girl Graduate, is published in the first volume of the satirical publication Grip-Sack.

C.F. Newcombe's and J.M. Hanks's prose dramas The Fireworshippers and Dermot McMurrough, set in Ireland in 800 A.D., are published in one volume by Hunter, Rose in Toronto.