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A Round for Fifty Years: A History of Regina's Globe Theatre

by Gerald Hill

A Round for Fifty Years: A History of Regina's Globe Theatre

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, this Globe Theatre history captures, in historical and contemporary photographs as well as in Gerald Hill's accomplished storytelling, the struggles and the many victories of one of the most significant cultural institutions in Saskatchewan.

Founded in 1966 by Ken and Sue Kramer, the Globe Theatre was Saskatchewan's first professional theatre company, and, to this day, remains the only professional theatre-in-the-round in Canada.

Inspired by their work with Brian Way's theatre for children in London, England, the Kramers started the Globe as a touring company devoted to young audiences with a guiding philosophy of participation and access for all young people regardless of their location, economic means or initial interest in theatre. A program of six adult productions per season was soon developed as well. 

The Globe Theatre pioneered a playwright in residence program, featuring Rex Deverell, and the beginnings of professional theatre training in the province. Through the terms of its subsequent artistic directors, Susan Ferley and current director Ruth Smillie, it continues to offer high-quality performances to audiences, professional theatre training to artists and drama classes to children and adults.

Through it all, Globe principals have also been high-profile participants in the debates, the struggles and the development of the artistic community of the province as a whole.

This is, indeed, a social history to be remembered and celebrated.


10" x 8.5" 216 pages
34.95 CDN; 34.95 USD
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Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Tradepaper Adult
Gerald Hill
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About the Author

Two-time winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry, Gerald Hill published his sixth poetry collection, Hillsdale Book, with NeWest Press, and A Round For Fifty Years: A History of Regina's Globe Theatre with Coteau Books, both in 2015. In the fall of 2015 he was Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence at Fool's Paradise in Toronto. He lives and writes in Regina, retired from his career teaching English and Creative Writing at Luther College at the University of Regina.


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