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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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Theatre History in Canada Vol 1, 1980

The year when Canadian theatre begins to establish a bureaucratic infrastructure.

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is incorporated to serve as the national service and trade association for Canada's English-language not-for-profit professional theatres. At the same time, the Association for Canadian Theatre History, later the Association for Canadian Theatre Research, founded to promote research and publication on Canadian Theatre. Since 1980 the Association has published a journal, Theatre History in Canada (Theatre Research in Canada since 1992). And, further, Canadian Actors' Equity achieves its independence from U.S. Actors' Equity Association to represent well over 3,000 Canadian actors in professional contract negotiations and to administer their retirement and insurance plans.