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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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Cover of 'Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love'

Brad Fraser's career is kick-started by the premiere of Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love at Alberta Theatre Projects' playRites '89 New Play Festival. At first notorious for its nudity and stridently homosexual theme, this seriocomic gothic horror story goes on to become an international hit.

Richard Fowler and a group of his former students from the National Theatre School produce Dog Day at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, founding the experimental theatre group Primus under the influence of Fowler's work with Eugenio Barba at the Odin Theatre in Denmark. Also working out of Winnipeg, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan begin their collaboration on lesbian feminist costume-based performance, which eventually leads to the formation of Finger in the Dyke Productions.

Publication of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre, edited by Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly.

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