Drama

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Aboriginal Creative Writing: A Survey to 1981

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Adam Shoemaker
Aboriginal History, vol. 6, no. 2, 1982, pp. 111-129
Description
Comments on some of the first Aboriginal authors published according to genre.
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An Act of Attention: Event Structure in "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elaine Jahner
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 37-46
Description
A description of the narrative style of using events in the novel Ceremony to engage the reader's attention to look into deeper into the feelings and ideas behind the narrative's actions. Silko's style is a bridge between oral and written traditions for Indigenous storytelling.
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[Agokwe]

Alternate Title
Hinterviews ; no. 5, 2010-11
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Suzanne Keeptwo
Ed Roy
Description
Director/dramaturge discusses development of the award-winning one-man show by Waawaate Fobister. Duration: 41:38.
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Alienation and Ritual in "Winter in the Blood"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Louise K. Barnett
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, A Special Symposium Issue on James Welch's , 1978, pp. 123-130
Description
A discussion on ritual in James Welch's Winter in the Blood and its a representation of Indigenous Americans fighting their own cultural alienation in society.
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Animals and Theme in "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Peter G. Beidler
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 13-18
Description
Looks at the role animals play in Leslie Silko's story and its reflections on Indigenous people needing to learn what to accept and what to resist in order to survive.
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The Bitter Humor of "Winter in the Blood"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrew Horton
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, A Special Symposium Issue on James Welch's , 1978, pp. 131-139
Description
Looks into the role of humor for the main character in James Welch's novel to take control of his life as things out of his control occur throughout the narrative.
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[Blue Ravens]

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Jay Whitaker
The American Indian Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 2, Spring, 2015, pp. 228-230
Description
Book review of: Blue Ravens by Gerald Vizenor.
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Broadway (Un)Bound: Lynn Rigg's The Cherokee Night

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jaye Darby
Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance, vol. 4, no. 1, Spring, 2007, pp. 7-23
Description
Discusses the play, published in 1936, which centered around culturally displaced mixed-blood youths in Oklahoma
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Burning Vision

Alternate Title
Twentieth Century North American Drama
E-Books
Author/Creator
Marie Humber Clements
Description
Play about the Dene people, uranium mining in the Bear Lake region of the Northwest Territories, and the bombing of Hiroshima. Originally published by Talonbooks, 2003.
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"Ceremony" as Ritual

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carol Mitchell
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 27-35
Description
Reflects on the importance of evolving traditional Indigenous ceremonies in contemporary Indigenous communities.
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Chasing Shakespeare

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Brady DeSanti
Journal of Religion & Film, vol. 17, no. 2, October 2013, p. Article 11
Description
Film review of: Chasing Shakespeare directed by Norry Niven.
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[Christopher Morris]

Alternate Title
Hinterviews, no. 4, 2009-10
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Peter Hinton
Christopher Morris
Description
Writer/director of the play Night discusses his work. Duration: 28:55.
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Circular Design in "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Robert C. Bell
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 47-62
Description
An analysis of the "tripratate" structural design of Silko's novel and how it places the hoop dance ceremony at the heart of the story despite the ritual only appearing in the middle of the novel.
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Copper Thunderbird by Marie Clements: Study Guide

Alternate Title
National Arts Centre English Theatre Programmes for Student Audiences, 2006-2007 Season
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jim McNabb
Description
Guide includes: synopses, production who's who, forms and facts, interviews with playwright/performers, themes, set design and extension activities.
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Cultural Shrines Revisited

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elaine Jahner
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 1, The Literary Achievements of Gerald Vizenor, Winter, 1985, pp. 23-30
Description
Comments on George Vizenor narrative style to help readers from different cultures relate to one another through his writing.
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Developing Indigenous Visual Arts Transnationally and Across Genres

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Birgit Daewes
Transmotion, vol. 6, no. 1, Ralph Salisbury, June 21, 2020, pp. 263-271
Description
This review essay uses Visualities 2: More Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art edited by Denise K. Cummings to discuss the recent developments in Indigenous films and visual texts.
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A Discussion of "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathleen M. Sands
A. Lavonne Ruoff
Paula Gunn Allen
Peter G. Beidler
Susan J. Scarberry ... [et al.]
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 63-70
Description
A discussion between six writers regarding Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Ceremony.
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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Alternate Title
Twentieth Century North American Drama
E-Books
Author/Creator
George Ryga
Description
Plot involves a young Shuswap woman who leaves her reserve for the city and is ultimately raped and murdered. Originally published by Talonbooks, 1970.
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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by George Ryga: Study Guide

Alternate Title
National Arts Centre English Theatre Programmes for Student Audiences
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Deborah James
Description
Plot of involves a young Shuswap woman who leaves her reserve for the city and is ultimately raped and murdered. Includes overview of play, biography of playwright and director, and focus questions.
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Edward Curtis Project

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Suzanne Keeptwo
Description
Study guide developed to accompany play written by Marie Clements, photography by Rita Leistner. Includes synopsis, information about the playwright, curriculum connections, discussion questions, and exercises.
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English First Peoples: Grade 10-12 Resource Guide

Alternate Title
FNESC/FNSA English First Peoples 10, 11, and 12 Teacher Resource Guide
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)
First Nations Schools Association (FNSA)
Description
Includes advice for non-Indigenous teachers teaching the class, list of recommended texts, and instruction and assessment units. Course conforms to the British Columbia curriculum, but incorporates literature from across Canada and the United States.
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The Erotic in Contemporary Native Women's Poetry in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jennifer Andrews
NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 2, no. 2, 2015, pp. 134-156
Description
Arguments made regarding the need to "bring the erotic back into Indigenous arts".
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First-Nations, Métis, and Inuit Drama from Playwrights Canada Press

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jennifer E. Shook
Transmotion, vol. 5, no. 1, Native American Narratives in a Global Context, July 11, 2019, pp. 225-233
Description
Review essay in which the author examines the reoccurring elements and themes in several plays written by Indigenous playwrights and published in Canada by Playwrights Canada Press.
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The Frozen Bodies of Edward S. Curtis

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Wanda Nanibush
Literary Review of Canada, April 2011, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the play The Edward S. Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story by Marie Clements; photographs by Rita Leistner.
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Gerald Vizenor: Compassionate Trickster

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 1, The Literary Achievements of Gerald Vizenor, Winter, 1985, pp. 67-73
Description
Describes how Gerald Vizenor literary work examines the inter-relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures.
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Healing via the Sunwise Cycle in Silko's "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Edith Swan
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 4, Autumn, 1988, pp. 313-328
Description
Looks at the use of traditional Navajo spiritual practices for healing the main protagonist Tayo in Leslie Silko's Ceremony.
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History in "Winter in the Blood": Backgrounds and Bibliography

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
A. Lavonne Ruoff
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, A Special Symposium Issue on James Welch's , 1978, pp. 169-172
Description
An examination of the Blackfeet's migration to Montana and through the interactions between the Blackfeet and Cree characters in James Welch's Winter in the Blood.
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The Hours That Remain by Keith Barker: Study Guide

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Angela Code
Description
Provides historical background about issues relating to the play about the murdered and missing women from the "Highway of Tears", a section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
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“The Indian Who Bombed Berlin”: German Encounters in Ralph Salisbury’s Work – Modulating Modern Precariousness

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cathy Covell Waegner
Transmotion, vol. 6, no. 1, June 21, 2020, pp. 97-130
Description
Literary criticism article which focuses on various ways that Salisbury’s work deals thematically with Germans and Germany. Compares and contrasts this engagement with Gerald Vizenor's in Blue Ravens: Historical Novel (2014) and Drew Hayden Taylor's in The Berlin Blues, a 2007 play.
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Indians in Indian Fiction: The Shadow of the Trickster

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Alan R. Velie
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4, Autumn, 1984, pp. 315-329
Description
Examines the protagonists and use of the trickster archetype in Indigenous author's fictional stories. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn and James Welch's Winter in the Blood and The Death of Jim Loney are the novels examined.
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