Christopher Innes

Department of English

Professor
Canada Research Chair
Distinguished Research Professor

Office: Winters College, 123
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 77461
Emailcinnes@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.moderndrama.ca

Currently working on studies of The Music Drama of R. Murray Schafer, Religion and Theatre, and an updated version of Avant-Garde Theatre.

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Christopher Innes, Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Killam Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society, holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance & Culture. He is the author of, among others, Theatre Directing (2013), Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America (2005), Modern British Drama - The Twentieth Century (2002), A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre (2000), Avant Garde Theatre (1993), and Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga (1986). He has published widely on modern drama and theatre history, in particular the development of political and avant-garde theatrical movements in Germany and France, including Brecht and Artaud; and on the work of stage directors. He is general editor of the Cambridge “Directors in Perspective” series, co-editor of the” Lives of the Theatre” series, and an editor of Modern Drama. Founding Director of the MA Program in Interdsiciplinary Studies and co-founder of the Theatre Studies Graduate Program, he has chaired the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, and LA&PS Council (2011-2012). His website is www.moderndrama.com.

Degrees

B.A. , Oxon
B. Phil, Oxon
M.A., Oxon
D.Phil., Oxon

Professional Leadership

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2005
Local Host and Organizer, “Writing on Performance”, American Society for Theatre Research, York University, Toronto

2007
Convener, 20th Century Section, IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English) Conference, Lund University (Sweden)

2008
Initiator and Organizer, “Carnival: ‘A People’s Art’ and Taking Back the Streets”, in conjunction with the SSHRCC, University of Toronto, Caribana, the International Steelpan Association, York University (Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts, V-P Academic) and the Tubman Institute.

July 30-August 3: See: www.CarnivalConference.ca

Invited to organize the International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, York University 2013

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

Dramatic Writing
Poor Pearl (one act version produced Stong Theatre, York University, 1976)

Acting
Paradise Lost (Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, 1980)

Directing
The Pink Siamese (Children's Theatre, York Montessori Schools, Toronto, 1982)
Alice in Wonderland (Musical adaptation for children, Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto 1983)
Wild Oats by John O'Keefe (Cambridge Festival, open air performance, 1984) Pinocchio (Operetta for children, Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto, 1985)

Concert Readings
“Shostakovich & His Poets” (Krylov, Pushkin, Tsvetaeva, Blok), University of Toronto, 2001
“Percy Grainger”, York University, Jan. 2002
“A Garland of English Song” (Finzi), Winters College, York University, Feb. 2002
“Melancholia” (Readings of Richard Burton, with music by Musicians in Ordinary), Winters College, York University, March 2006

RECENT INTERVIEWS & CONSULTING

“York U’s arts faculty takes a hit” Louise Brown, TORONTO STAR January 25, 2009
“York Prof Eyes Arts” Eva Lam, METRO CANADA, March 10, 2009
HRHRC (University of Texas) Bel Geddes Exhibition Planning Group, 2009-2011.
United States Postal Services (USPS) development of its commemorative stamp program. 2009-10.
Senior Advisor for the project, “Avatars for Virtual Heritage in Immersive Theater”, PublicVR (funded by the Digital Humanities Startup Grant programme. 2009-2011.

Community Contributions

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
2009 Reviewer: SSHRC Standard Grant applications
2009 Expert advisor, United States Postal Service (USPS) commemorative stamp program
2008-11 Consultant, Humanities Research Center (Texas): planning group for Bel Geddes exhibition (2012)
2007 to date: York Representative for the Egyptian Government Channel Exchange Programme: Ain Shams/York Universities
2007 Molson Prizes Peer Assessment Committee
2006 Expert of International Standing – Australian Research Council (nominated ARC College of Experts)
2006 to date: National Adjudication Committee, Canadian Merit Scholarship & Morehead Foundations
2005-08 John Charles Polanyi Prizes Selection Committee
2004 to date: Invited Nominator for the Trudeau Foundation
2002 to date: Program Quality Assessor for the PEQAB (Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities)
2002 Review Board, School of Theatre Studies, University of Warwick
2001 External Examiner, Brighton University UK
2001-04 Executive Committee, American Society for Theatre Research Nominating Committee, 1999-2002; Chair, 2001-02
1999-02 Appraisals Committee, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies Chair, 2001-02
1998 to date: External Expert on recruitment/Assessor, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1992-7 Board of Directors, Canadian Stage Company
CSC Artistic Liaison Committee, 1992-4
CSC Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-6
1997-9 York U. Representative, Can. Fed. for the Humanities
1996 to date: Initiator & York Representative for the English Department Exchange Programme (Faculty & Graduate Student): Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz/York University
1996 to date: York U. Representative, FRSC Academy II
1996-9 John Charles Polanyi Prizes Selection Committee Chair, 1998-9
1995-9 Royal Society of Canada Committee on Freedom of Scholarship & Science
1994 to date: Assessor, Australian Research Council
1994 Referee of papers for ACCUTE 1994 Conference
1993 to date: Royal Society of Canada: Freedom of Scholarship & Science Committee
1992-8 Chair, Assessment Committee, Canadian Merit Scholarship & Morehead Foundations
National Adjudication Committee, 1998-2000
1992 Consultant (on establishing a European Studies Programme), the Chinese University of Hong Kong Executive, Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America
1982-3 Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, Campus representative
1981-3 Selection Board, O.G.S.
1980 to date: External Examiner & Consultant to the Theatre / English Depts / Humanities Faculties of: Northwestern University; University of British Columbia; University of Ottawa; University of Toronto; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Institüt fur Theaterwissenschaft, Munich; Manchester University; University of Warwick; UC Santa Barbara; University of Victoria; Chinese University of Hong Kong; University of Brighton, Australian National University
1979-81 Consultant Appraiser in English, O.G.S.
1977-8 Canadian Treasurer IASAIL (International Assoc. for Studies in Anglo Irish Literature)
1973-5 Executive Committee, CAIS (Canadian Association for Irish Studies)
1973-4 Treasurer, CAIS

All Publications

Books

Art and Myth: the Operas of R. Murray Schafer, for McGill/Queens University Press: under contract, for publication 2014

Avant-Garde Theatre: Principles and Continuities, (Revised edition of Avant Garde Theatre) for Routledge: under contract, for publication 2014

(With Maria Shevtsova) Directors/Directing: The Craft of Staging, Cambridge University Press: under contract, for publication 2013

Carnival: Theory & Practice, Cambridge Scholars Press (2013)

Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Drama (2013)

(With Maria Shevtsova) The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Protest Plays, for Methuen (in process, to be published 2011)

Piscator's Political Theatre: The Development of German Drama, Cambridge University Press: September 1972 (238pp.) Reissued in paperback 1977. Digital Reprint 2009

Modern German Drama: A Study in Form, Cambridge University Press: November 1979 (304pp.) Paperback edition 1980. Digital Reprint 2009 Paperback reprint 2010

(With Maria Shevtsova) Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre, Cambridge University Press, April 2009 (279pp.)

Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street, Yale University Press, October 2005 (307pp.)

Hedda Gabler: a Sourcebook, Routledge, August 2003, (184pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Reissued in the Routledge “Guide to Literature” series, September 2004

Modern British Drama – the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, November 2002 (572pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Arabic Translation in preparation: Supreme Council of Culture - Eygpt

Entries on British and German theatre - total: 32,000 words - for the Cambridge Guide to World Theatre: CUP 1988. Reprinted 1992; Revised edition 1995, Reprinted 2000, 2003 (awarded the Barnard Hewitt Prize for theatre history by ASTR, 1989) 1-3 Major essays on: Britain 1900-1950; 20th Century Austria; 20th Century Germany 4-74 Individual entries on 20thC British drama: Bax; Baylis; Bennett; Benson; Bottomley; British Council; Browne; CEMA; Corrie; Craig; Cusak; Dane; Daubeny; Dottrice; Drinkwater; Dukes; Du Maurier; Dunsany; Eliot; ENSA; Equity; Evans; Everyman Theatre; Fagan; Flecker; Gaiety Theatre; Galsworthy; Gate Theatre; Gielgud; Gray; Greene; Greet; Group Theatre; Hankin; Houseman; Hunt; Isherwood; Lang; Laughton; Lawrence; Leigh; Lonsdale; Lyric Theatre; Marowitz; Marshall; Martin-Harvey; Masefield; Maugham; McCarthy; Mercury Theatre; Milne; Morley; Murray; Parker; Payne; People's National Theatre; Poel; Priestley; Rattigan; Rix; Sherriff; Stage Society; Thorndike; Travers; Tree; Unity Theatre; Vedrenne; West End Theatre. 75-135 Individual entries on 20thC German drama Baierl; Barlach; Bauer; Beerhoffman; Bergner; Berliner Ensemble; Bernhard; Borchert; Braun; Brecht; Bronnen; Bruckner; Dorst; Enzensberger; Falkenberg; Fassbinder; Feuchtwanger; Fleisser; Forte; Goering; Grass; Gruendgens; Hacks; Handke; Hasenclever; Hildesheimer; Hochhuth; Hochwaelder; Hollmann; Horvath; Jessner; Kaiser; Kipphardt; Kokoschka; Kornfeld; Koertner; Krauss; Kroetz; Lange; Martin; Mueller; Palitzsch; Pallenberg; Peymann; Piscator; Sorge; Sperr; Stein; Sternheim; Strauss; Strittmatter; Toller; Viertel; Volksbuehne; Wagner; Walser; Weigel; Weisenborn; Weiss; Werfel; Wolf; Zadek; Zuckmayer.

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre, Routledge, February 2000 (278pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

Remaking Modern Classics: Special Issue of Modern Drama (with Ronald Bryden), UTP, Summer 2000

(with Catherine Carlstrom and Scott Fraser) British & American Twentieth Century Theatre: A Critical Guide to Archives, Scolar Press/Ashgate, August 1999 (402pp.)

Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre, Harwood Academic Publishers, July 1998 (340pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, CUP, September 1998, 343pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback Reprinted, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2000 Chinese Translation – 2002 Reissued by CUP as an electronic text, 2005

Modernism in European Drama (with Frederick Marker), UTP, October 1998, 293pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback “E-Version” issued, UTP August 2007

Modernism in European Drama (with Frederick Marker), UTP, October 1998, 293pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback “E-Version” issued, UTP August 2007

For the Lives of the Theatre Series: published by Praeger/Greenwood Press, USA Wagner and Festival Theatre - Simon Williams, Greenwood 1994 (234pp) Shaw and Socialist Theatre - Tracy Davis, Greenwood 1994 (184pp) Christopher Marlowe and Renaissance Tragedy - Doug Cole, Greenwood 1996 (176pp) Menander and the Making of Comedy - Peter Arnott & Michael Walton, Greenwood 1996 (161pp) Sam Shepard and Contemporary American Theatre - Les Wade, Greenwood 1997 (188pp) Pinter and Contemporary British Theatre – Keith Peacock, Geenwood 1997 (227pp) Voltaire and 18th Century French Theatre - Marvin Carlson, Greenwood 1998 (186pp) Gower Champion: Dance and American Musical Theatre - David Payne-Carter & Brooks McNamara, Greenwood 1999 (177pp) Clifford Odets and American Political Theatre – Christopher Herr, Praeger 2003 (177pp) Michel Saint-Denis and Modern European Theatre - Jane Baldwin, Praeger 2003 (184pp) Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Theatre - Josh Beer, Praeger 2004 (190pp) Oscar Asche, Orientalism and Late-Empire Musical Comedy – Brian Singleton, 2004 (219pp)

The International Dictionary of the Theatre, St James Press, 1990 & vol. II Playwrights, 1994

Avant Garde Theatre: 1892-1992, Routledge: May 1993 (286pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Nominated for the 1994 Hewitt & Freedly awards Reprinted, January 1994, December 1996 Japanese translation, Teatoro 1997 Korean translation, Wang 1999 Turkish translation, DOST Kitabevi, 2004 Reprinted, 2009 Chinese translation. Yuan-Liou, 2008

Modern British Drama: 1890-1990, Cambridge University Press: January 1992 (520pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback nominated for the 1992 NCR book award Reprinted, May 1995, December 1996, July 1997 Excerpt reprinted in An Introduction to the Humanities, The Open University (UK), 2000

Drama East & West: Special Issue of Modern Drama. UTP, March 1992, 185pp.

The Cambridge Guide to World Drama, Cambridge University Press 1988 (awarded the Barnard Hewitt Prize for Theatre History by ASTR, 1989), 1,104 pp. (revised edn. 1994)

For the Canadian Dramatists Series: published by Simon & Pierre (now Dundern Press), Toronto. 1)Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga – Christopher Innes, S&P 1985, 130pp. 2)Collective Theatre and the Playwright - Diane Bessai, S&P 1992, 292pp. (Ann Saddlemyer Award for outstanding book on Canadian Theatre for 1992) 3)The Female Voice: Bolt, Hollingsworth, Ritter - Cynthia Zimmerman, S&P 1994, 283pp.

Edward Gordon Craig, Cambridge University Press, November 1983 (236pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback.

For the Directors in Perspective Series: published by Cambridge University Press. 1. Peter Stein - Michael Patterson. CUP 1981 (186pp) Reprinted 1998, Digital reprint 2009 2. Ingmar Bergman - F & L-L Marker. CUP 1982 (262pp) Revised ed. 1991, reprinted 1998 3. Max Reinhardt - John Styan. CUP 1982 (171pp) 4. Gordon Craig - Christopher Innes. CUP 1983 (236pp) 5. Joseph Chaikin - Eileen Blumenthal. CUP 1984 (208pp) Reprint 1994 6. Jacques Copeau - John Rudlin. CUP 1986 (141pp) Digital reprint 2008 7. Bertolt Brecht - John Fuegi. CUP 1987 (223pp) 8. Adolphe Appia - Richard Beacham. CUP 1987 (190pp) 9. Roger Blin - O. Aslan & Ruby Cohn. CUP 1988 (173pp) 10. Andrzej Wajda - Marciew Karpinski. CUP 1989 (135pp) 11. Vsevolod Meyerhold - Robert Leach. CUP 1989 (223pp) 12. Harold Prince & the American Musical Theatre - Foster Hirsch. CUP 1989 (187pp) Reprint 1997 13. Andre Antoine - Jean Chothia. CUP 1991 (218pp) Digital reprint 2008 14. Giorgio Strehler - David Hirst. CUP 1992 (140pp) Reprint 1998 15 Ariane Mnouchkine - Adrian Kiernander. CUP 1993 (172pp) 16. Peter Brook - Geoffrey Reeves & Albert Hunt. CUP 1995 (288pp) 17. Robert Wilson - Arthur Holmberg. CUP 1997 (229pp) 18. Susuki Tadeshi - Ian Carruthers and Takahashi Yasunari, CUP 2004 (293pp)

Holy Theatre: Ritual and the Avant Garde, Cambridge University Press: February 1981 (283pp.) Reissued in the Cambridge Paperback Library 1984. Spanish translation, Fondo Centro de Economica, 1993 Hungarian translation, Gondolat, 1995 Excerpt reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Gale Research - GaleNet 1997

Theatre & Religion, for Methuen: under negotiation

Reading Plays, for Palgrave/MacMillan.: under discussion

J.B. Priestley and the English Character, for Ashgate Press; under discussion

Monographs

Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga, Simon & Pierre, Toronto: January 1986 (127pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

Book Chapters

“Neil Labute” Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Christopher Innes. Methuen, August 2013

“The Significance of Carnival” for Carnival: Theory/Practice – Africa World Press, January 2013, ix-xiii

“Modular & Mobile,” in Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, ed. Donald Albrecht, Abrams: New York, November 2012, 200-214.

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama,” in English Past and Present, ed. Wolfgang Viereck, Peter Lang, 2012, 247-257.

“John Osborne” for Modern British Drama on Screen, Cambridge UP, to be published Fall 2011

“Modernism in Drama” (revised and updated) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (ed. Michael Levenson, 2nd Edition) Cambridge University Press, September 2011, 128-154.

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, (ed. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz) Methuen October 2011, 445-465.

’Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Relationship of Arcadia to Stoppard’s Work” for Lectures de Tom Stoppard, ed. Liliane Campos & Julie Vatain, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, November 2011, 15-21

“Defining Irishness: Shaw and the Image of Ireland on the English Stage” The Companion to Irish Drama. (ed. Julia Wright) Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2010

Visiones del Movimiento. Isadora Duncan y Gordon Craig” (“Visions of Movement: Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan”) for Edward Gordon Craig. El espacio como espetáculo (Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Lisbon) November 2009, 434-448.

“Modern Drama: An Overview of Developments”, A Teaching Guide to Modern Drama, ed. Amir Al-Azraki, York University, December 2009, 9-35

“Copenhagen in Context”, Frayn in Germany, Ed. Susanne Bach, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Trier: WVT, Sept 2008, 68-71,

“The Rise of the Director”, in The Cambridge History of German Theatre, ed. Maik Hamburger & Simon Williams, CUP October 2008, 171-197.

“Terrorists on Stage: Dialogue, Dualities and Drama” in Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Casebook. (Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer and Annette Kern-Stähler), Heidelberg UP, December 2008,327-339.

“Ibsen in America – Influence, Inspiration, Catalyst”, One Hundred Year Commemoration to the Life of Henrik Ibsen, ed. G. O. Mazur, New York: Semenko Foundation, March 2007. pp. 81-98.

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Drama and/after Postmodernism. Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. Contemporary Drama in English 14. (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007) . 179-196.

“Transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance: Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc”, Tro pa teatret: Essays om religion og teater, ed Bent Holm (Copenhagen U.P., 2006, pp.122-144.

“The Past is the Present: Stoppard’s Histiographic Eye”, History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz (Trier: WRT, 2006), pp.175-189

Individual Entries for The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Ed Dominic Shellard, CUP. 2005 (14,487 words): 144-197 Arcadia; John Arden; Alan Ayckbourn; Howard Barker; Peter Barnes; Neil Bartlett; Alan Bennett, Steve Berkhoff; Alan Bleasdale; Edward Bond; Howard Brenton; Jim Cartwright; Caryl Churchill; Copenhagen; Sheila Delaney; David Edgar; Michael Frayn; Christopher Fry; Pam Gems; John Godber; Simon Gray; Trevor Griffiths; Christopher Hampton; David Hare; Robert Holman; Ann Jellicoe; Terry Johnson; Sarah Kane; Tom Kempinski; Bryony Lavery; Henry Livings; Doug Lucie; Partick Marber; Martin McDonagh; John McGrath; Julian Mitchell; John Mortimer; Peter Nichols; John Osborne; Harold Pinter; Alan Plater; Stephen Poliakov; Racing Demon; Simon Ravenhill; David Rudkin; Willy Russell; James Saunders; Peter Shaffer; N.F. Simpson; Tom Stoppard; Peter Terson; Timberlake Wertenbaker; Arnold Wesker; Charles Wood.

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, in Refractions of Canada, Vol II, ed. Klaus Stiersdorfer. De Gruyter, December 2005, pp.197-210.

“Auden’s Dramatic Impulse and the Experimental Muse”, for The Cambridge Companion to W.H.Auden, Ed. Stan Smith. CUP December 2004, pp.82-95

“Shifting the Frame – Modernism in Modern Theatre”, for Rethinking Modernism, ed. Marianne Thormählen, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, pp.204-212

“Science on the Stage”, in British Drama in the Nineties, ed. Bernhard Reiz, Universitätsverlag Heidelberg 2002, pp.95-106

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

"From The Front Page to Pravda – All the News that’s Fit to Stage", for What revels are in hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English – Festschrift for Wolfgang Lippke, WVT (Trier) 2001, pp.153-162

“Avant Garde Theatre: Themes and Definitions”, in The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance, ed. L. Goodman & J. de Gay, Routledge 2000, pp.70-74

"Text/pre-text/pretext: the Language of Avant-garde Experiment", for Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Texuality, ed. Richard Harding: U of Michigan Press, 2000, pp.58-75

"Terence Rattigan: the Voice of the Fifties", for British Theatre in the Fifties, ed. Dominic Shellard, Sheffield UP 2000, pp.53-63

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text versus Performance", for The Performance Text, ed. Domenic Pietropaulo: Legas, 1999, pp.9-19

"Modernism in Drama", for the Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. Michael Levenson, CUP 1999, pp. 130-156

"Elemental, My Dear Clare: the Case of the Missing Poet", for Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Werner Huber: Camden House, 1999, pp.187-200

"Talk, Talk, Talk -- Shaw Talk", for The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, ed. Christopher Innes, CUP, 1998, pp. 162-179

"Dreams of Violence: Moving beyond Colonialism", for Theatre Matters, ed. Richard Boon: CUP, 1998, pp. 76-96

“The Essential Continuity of Sean O’Casey”, for DIScovering Authors, Gale Research (CDRom), 1998

Entries for the Oxford Guide to Canadian Theatre: OUP 1989 (reprinted, revised ed. 1997). 136-137 Essays on: Ryga; The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.

"After Two Wars": studies of key productions in Europe, Russia, England, Africa & the U.S. from 1918 to 1970 for The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, ed. John Russell Brown, OUP, 1995, pp. 380-445. (revised edition 1997)

"Mythic Dimensions & Modern Classics" (excerpt from Holy Theatre, pp.202-40) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, ed. J.Chapman & D.Jones, Gale Research–GaleNet (Website) 1997

Entries for Contemporary British Dramatists, Gale Research International, 1994 142-143 Essays on: Pam Gems’ Queen Christina; Piaf

"The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics", in New Forms of Comedy, WVT (Trier) 1994, pp. 8-21

Entries for Contemporary Dramatists, St. James Press, 1993 (revised ed. 1998) 138-141 Essays on: Michael Frayn, Pam Gems, Arnold Wesker, & Robert Wilson

"Adapting Dickens to the Modern Eye", for Novel Images: 19th and 20th Century Fiction on Stage and Screen, ed. Peter Reynolds, Routledge 1993, pp. 64-80

"Gordon Craig and the Actor" - in 40 Years of Mise en Scene, ed. Claude Shumacher, Dundee 1986 (pp.59-71).

Journal Articles

Review, “Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian”, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, (in press).

“Strindberg’s Radical Aesthetics,” in Scandinavian Studies, special issue, 'Strindberg and Radicalism/Strindberg and the Avant-Garde,' to be published 2013

“Strindberg’s Radical Aesthetics,” in Scandinavian Studies, special issue, 'Strindberg and Radicalism/Strindberg and the Avant-Garde,' to be published 2013

Review: “Seth Lerer, Prospero’s Son”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 11 April 2013

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, ed. Martin Middeke, Methuen – to be published Spring 2011

“Bel Geddes’ Theatre” for HRC (University of Texas at Austin) Exhibition Catalogue (2011)

“Story-telling: a Dystopian Perspective on Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011

“John Osborne” for Modern British Drama on Screen, Cambridge UP, to be published Fall 2011

“La obra de Murray Schafer: El drama musical como agente restaurador de la religion en una sociedad secular”, for Apuntes, No. 132: spring 2011, 22-30.

“ ‘I Hate Musicals, But I Love to Sing’: Developments in Contemporary English Drama,” Coup de Théâtre, le Musical: théâtre et cinéma. RADAC 25/2011, 59-74.

“Tall Tales and Bedtime Stories: Narrative in Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, July 2011, 167-180.

“Modernism in Drama” (revised and updated) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (ed. Michael Levenson, 2nd Edition) Cambridge University Press, September 2011, 128-154.

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, (ed. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz) Methuen October 2011, 445-465.

"’Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Relationship of Arcadia to Stoppard’s Work” for Lectures de Tom Stoppard, ed. Liliane Campos & Julie Vatain, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, November 2011, 15-21.

“Bel Geddes’ Theatre” for HRC (University of Texas at Austin) Exhibition Catalogue (2011)

“Story-telling: a Dystopian Perspective on Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011

“A Woman At The Globe”, The Mark (on-line Toronto newspaper) 23 February 2010: http://themarknews.com/articles/991-a-woman-at-the-globe

“The Fagan Connection: Shaw and the British Theatre of the Early Twentieth Century”, for SHAW 30: Summer 2010 – in press.

“Defining Irishness: Shaw and the Image of Ireland on the English Stage” The Companion to Irish Drama. (ed. Julia Wright) Oxford: Blackwell Press – to be published, October 2010

“The Imperfect Wagnerite: Bernard Shaw and Richard Wagner”, Text and Presentation – to be published, March 2010

“The Significance of Carnival” (introduction) for Carnival: Theory/Practice – to be published CSP, Fall 2010

Review. “Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre”, Text & Presentation, (Comparative Drama Conference Series 5) March 2009, 219-221.

“Shavian Wit on the Airwaves”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 4-10 June 2009, 54.

“The Canon: Martin Esslin, The Theatre of the Absurd”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 18 June 2009, 47.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Gospels for the People”, in Adaptations: Performing Across Media and Genres, WTV. May 2009, 97-112.

“Towards a Post-Millennial Mainstream? Documents of the Times” (Chinese trans. Yin Ling-yun), in Studies in Culture & Art (Beijing) Vol.2 No.1 (July) 2009, 227-236

“Visiones del Movimiento. Isadora Duncan y Gordon Craig” (“Visions of Movement: Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan”) for Edward Gordon Craig. El espacio como espetáculo (Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Lisbon) November 2009, 434-448.

“Modern Drama: An Overview of Developments”, A Teaching Guide to Modern Drama, ed. Amir Al-Azraki, York University, December 2009, 9-35

“Restoring Religion to a Secular Society through Performance: the Art of Murray Shafer”, Drama and Religion, ed. Majid Sarsangi, (University of Tehran, March 2008), 3-18.

“Defining Modernism: George Bernard Shaw”, Literature Criticism, Vol. 205, 13-54. Gale Publishing, July 2008.

“Copenhagen in Context”, Frayn in Germany, Ed. Susanne Bach, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Trier: WVT, Sept 2008, 68-71,

* “The Rise of the Director”, in The Cambridge History of German Theatre, ed. Maik Hamburger & Simon Williams, CUP October 2008, 171-197.

“Terrorists on Stage: Dialogue, Dualities and Drama” in Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Casebook. (Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer and Annette Kern-Stähler), Heidelberg UP, December 2008,327-339.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Voices of War: Music in Shaw’s Plays”, SHAW 28: Summer 2008, 137-152

“Bernard Shaw – A Life” (Review Article) Victorian Studies, Vol. 29 # 2 (Winter 2007) 374-377

“Ibsen in America – Influence, Inspiration, Catalyst”, One Hundred Year Commemoration to the Life of Henrik Ibsen, ed. G. O. Mazur, New York: Semenko Foundation, March 2007. pp. 81-98.

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Drama and/after Postmodernism. Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. Contemporary Drama in English 14. (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007) . 179-196.

“The ‘Old Guard’ in the ‘New’ Millennium: Stoppard, Hare and Documentary Drama”, Modern Drama (special issue: ed. Darren Gobert). Vol. L No.3 (Fall 2007), 435-452 Republished in Chinese in Studies in Culture and Art (Beijing) July 2009

"Bridging Opposites – Drama and Science – in the Plays of John Mighton”, CTR (special issue on Science and Theatre, ed. Jenn Stephenson) 131, Summer 2007, 20-27.

“Allegories from the Past: Stoppard’s Uses of History”, Modern Drama 49:2 (Summer 2006), pp.223-237

“Transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance: Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc”, Tro pa teatret: Essays om religion og teater, ed Bent Holm (Copenhagen U.P., 2006, pp.122-144.

“The Past is the Present: Stoppard’s Histiographic Eye”, History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz (Trier: WRT, 2006), pp.175-189

“The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…” (Review article) Nineteenth Century Theatre & Film, Fall 2006, 67-69

“Scenography in Canada”, The University of Toronto Quarterly 75:1 (Winter 2005/2006) -- “Letters in Canada 2004.” 75:1 (Winter 2005/2006), pp.447-449

“Science, Chorus Girls and Skeletons” – http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/star_c05 (2005)

“Des passions monumentales à l'âge de l'idéologie: Edward Gordon Craig et Norman Bel Geddes”, L’Annuaire théâtral, No 37, Printemps 2005, 65-84

“Indian Images on the English Stage”, in Ethnicity and Identity, ed. Ravi Chaturvedi. Publication Scheme Jaipur Summer 2005, pp. 270-279

“Puppets and Machines of the Mind: Robert Lepage and the Modernist Heritage”, Theatre Review International, Vol 30 No. 2 (July 2005), pp.1-15

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, in Refractions of Canada, Vol II, ed. Klaus Stiersdorfer. De Gruyter, December 2005, pp.197-210.

"Cross-Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, in Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic Expression, ed. Hans-Ulrich Mohr, WVT 2004, pp.183-196

“Utopian Apocalypses: Shaw, War and H.G. Wells”, SHAW 23, 2004, pp.37-46

“The Evolution of the Species: Darwin (Man) Shaw (Superman) & automobile mechanic (New Man)”, Programme Essay for G.B. Shaw, Man and Superman, Shaw Festival, 2004

“Robert Lepage, Kanadyjski Postmodernista” (Robert Lepage, Canadian Postmodernist: trans. Agata Chałupnik), Dialog (Warsaw) Vol. 49 No 9 Fall 2004, pp.179-187

“Auden’s Dramatic Impulse and the Experimental Muse”, for The Cambridge Companion to W.H.Auden, Ed. Stan Smith. CUP December 2004, pp.82-95

“Bernard Shaw, Barry Jackson and the Webbs”, review article, University of Toronto Quarterly, 73:1, Winter 2003/4, pp.251-253

“Baring the Breast – or ‘Author, Author!’ ” European Journal of English Studies, 2003. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 9-23

“Shifting the Frame – Modernism in Modern Theatre”, for Rethinking Modernism, ed. Marianne Thormählen, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, pp.204-212

“Gordon Craig in the Multi-Media Postmodern World: from the Art of the Theatre to Ex Machina” – web publication, Centre for Performance Research: http://www.thecpr.org.uk (2003)

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, in Contemporary Drama in English (Dis)Continuities, WVT (Trier) 2002, pp.165-176

“Science on the Stage”, in British Drama in the Nineties, ed. Bernhard Reiz, Universitätsverlag Heidelberg 2002, pp.95-106

“Immortal Eyes and Fearful Symmetry: Towards a Drama of Vision”, Irish University Review – Spring/Summer 2002, pp 164-174

“Reinterpreting Hamlet – Images on Film”, Enegkigaku Ronso (University of Osaka), Vol.4 Jan 2002, pp. 200-209

“The Forgotten Playwright”: Programme Essay for J.M.Barrie, The Old lady Shows Her Medals: Shaw Festival, 2002

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

"From The Front Page to Pravda – All the News that’s Fit to Stage", for What revels are in hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English – Festschrift for Wolfgang Lippke, WVT (Trier) 2001, pp.153-162

“Expanding Dialogues: From Tribal Traditions to the Internet”, Otani University Studies in English Language and Literature, vol. 28 2001, pp.85-104

“Defining Modernism: George Bernard Shaw” (reprinted from Modern British Drama), in An Introduction to the Humanities, The Open University (UK), 2000

“Modern Irish Drama”, (review article), Modern Drama, Vol. XLIII (2000), pp.419-22

“Avant Garde Theatre: Themes and Definitions”, in The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance, ed. L. Goodman & J. de Gay, Routledge 2000, pp.70-74

"Text/pre-text/pretext: the Language of Avant-garde Experiment", for Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Texuality, ed. Richard Harding: U of Michigan Press, 2000, pp.58-75

"Terence Rattigan: the Voice of the Fifties", for British Theatre in the Fifties, ed. Dominic Shellard, Sheffield UP 2000, pp.53-63

“Time and Priestley’s England” – Programme-essay for Shaw Festival, 2000

“Remaking Modern Classics” (Introduction to edited selection of essays), Modern Drama, vol. XLIII No.2 (2000), pp.248-251

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text versus Performance", for The Performance Text, ed. Domenic Pietropaulo: Legas, 1999, pp.9-19

"Modernism in Drama", for the Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. Michael Levenson, CUP 1999, pp. 130-156

"Elemental, My Dear Clare: the Case of the Missing Poet", for Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Werner Huber: Camden House, 1999, pp.187-200

"Indian Images - from The Ecstasy of Rita Joe to Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing", International Theatre, Summer 1998, pp. 38-47

"Talk, Talk, Talk -- Shaw Talk", for The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, ed. Christopher Innes, CUP, 1998, pp. 162-179

"Dreams of Violence: Moving beyond Colonialism", for Theatre Matters, ed. Richard Boon: CUP, 1998, pp. 76-96

“The Essential Continuity of Sean O’Casey”, for DIScovering Authors, Gale Research (CDRom), 1998

"After Two Wars": studies of key productions in Europe, Russia, England, Africa & the U.S. from 1918 to 1970 for The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, ed. John Russell Brown, OUP, 1995, pp. 380-445. (revised edition 1997)

"Music Halls and Mesmerists", Programme-essay for Will Any Gentleman, Shaw Festival 1997

Review article on George Ryga Archives, for English Studies in Canada, vol 23 (1997), pp.222-4

"Beyond Categories (Redefining 'Mainstream)" for Contemporary Drama in English: Beyond the Mainstream, WVT (Trier) 1997, pp. 55-68

"Mythic Dimensions & Modern Classics" (excerpt from Holy Theatre, pp.202-40) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, ed. J.Chapman & D.Jones, Gale Research–GaleNet (Website) 1997

"The End of History - And After: the Politics of Drama Today", for Contemporary Drama in English: Drama and Reality, WVT (Trier) 1996, pp.17-28

"National Theatre(s) - Politics and Audiences", for Contemporary Drama in English: Centre and Margins, WVT (Trier) 1995, pp. 53-67

"Lost Empires", Programme Essay for Cavalcade, Shaw Festival 1995

"The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics", in New Forms of Comedy, WVT (Trier) 1994, pp. 8-21

"The Shaw Factor: Retrospective Modernism & British Theatre", SHAW 14 (June 1994), pp. 89-101

"What Price Eden?" Programme Essay for Eden End, Shaw Festival 1994

"Modern Approaches to Bertolt Brecht" (review), Modern Drama, vol. XXXVII (1994), pp. 271-4

"Adapting Dickens to the Modern Eye", for Novel Images: 19th and 20th Century Fiction on Stage and Screen, ed. Peter Reynolds, Routledge 1993, pp. 64-80

"The Political Spectrum of Edward Bond" in Contemporary British Drama: 1970-1990, ed. H Zeifman & C Zimmerman, Macmillan 1993, pp. 81-101

"Hail the Bourgeois Hero!" Programme Essay for The Unmentionables, Shaw Festival 1993

"Christopher Hampton & Peter Shaffer", in Englische Drama des Gegenwarts, ed. Klaus Mueller, Tubingen 1993, pp. 433-453

"Directing on the English Stage", (review) Essays in Theatre, May 1992, pp. 198-200

"The Dramatist's Dilemma", Modern Drama, 35 (1992) pp. 466-477

"The Theatre of the Weimar Republic", (review) Modern Drama, Vol. XXXIII No. 1 (1990) pp.150-152.

"The Essential Continuity of Sean O'Casey", Modern Drama, Vol XXXIII No. 3 (1990) pp. 419-433.

"North American Expressionism", (review) Theatre History in Canada: Vol 11 No. 2 (1990) pp. 215-218. -- web-publication: Theatre Research in Canada, 2003 – http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/TRIC/

"Hapgood - A Question of Gamesmanship?", Modern Drama, Vol. XXXII No. 2 (1989) pp. 315-318.

"Granville Barker and Galsworthy: Questions of Censorship", Modern Drama, Vol XXXII No 3 (1989) pp. 331-344.

"The Salesman on the Stage", English Studies in Canada Vol III No 3 (Fall 1977) Toronto, pp. 336-50. -- reprinted in Modern Critical Interpretations: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, ed. Harold Bloom, Prentice Hall 1988, pp.59-75.

"Repertory Theatre in Britain", Modern Drama, Vol XXX No 1 (1987) Toronto, pp. 131-3.

"Somerset Maugham: A Test Case for Popular Comedy", Modern Drama, Vol XXX No 4 (1987), pp. 453-465.

"Gordon Craig and the Actor" - in 40 Years of Mise en Scene, ed. Claude Shumacher, Dundee 1986 (pp.59-71).

"Jerzy Grotowski", Theatre Research International Vol 11 No 3 (1986) Oxford, pp. 277-80.

"The Many Faces of Rita Joe: Anatomy of a Playwright's Development", Canadian Drama Vol 11 No 4 (1985) Waterloo, pp. 145-166.

"The Psychology of Politics: George Ryga's Captives of the Faceless Drummer", Theatre History in Canada Vol 6 No 1 (1985) Toronto, pp. 23-43. -- web-publication: Theatre Research in Canada, 2003 – http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/TRIC/

"Alfred Jarry" - in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Gale 1985 (pp. 32-44)

Pamphlet: Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America, Toronto 1985, 16pp.

"Brecht's Dramaturgy: The Dynamic Mirror", Essays in Theatre, Vol II No 2 (1984) Guelph, pp. 111-124.

"Edward Bond" - in Modern British Dramatists: New Perspectives, ed. John Russell Brown, Prentice Hall 1984, pp. 26-48

"Modern Drama in Theory and Practice", Modern Drama Vol XXVI (Spring 1983) Toronto, pp. 103-7.

"The Kiss of Death: Theatre and Criticism", Gamut No 4 (1983) Toronto, pp. 46-54.

"The Political Spectrum of Edward Bond", Modern Drama Vol XXV (Summer 1982) Toronto, pp. 189-206. -- reprinted in Modern British Dramatists: New Perspectives, ed. John Russell Brown, Prentice Hall 1984; and in Contemporary British Dramatists, ed. H. Zeifman: MacMillan, 1993.

"Political Mythologies: George Ryga", Canadian Theatre Review, Vol 8 No 2 (1982) Waterloo, pp. 160-172. -- reprinted in Canadian Drama Vol 11 No 1 (1985) -- excerpted in Modern Canadian Drama: Some New Perspectives, ed. L. W. Conolly, Talonbooks, 1987, Vancouver, pp. 43f.

"The Theatre of Erwin Piscator", Modern Drama, Vol XXIII (Winter 1981) Toronto, pp. 502-4.

"Edward Bond: From Rationalism to Rhapsody", Canadian Theatre Review, Vol 3 (Summer 1979) Toronto, pp. 108-114.

"The Story of the Volksbühne", Canadian Theatre Review Vol 18 (Spring 1978) Toronto, pp. 146-7.

"Masks, Mirrors and Lindsay Kemp", Canadian Theatre Review Vol 19 (Summer 1978) Toronto, pp. 25-34.

"Rasputin: A Documentation", The Drama Review Vol 22 (December 1978) New York, pp. 83-98.

"Piscators Einfluss auf Brecht", Die Bühnengenossenschaft 7/8 (July/August 1970) Hamburg, pp. 267-9.

Conference Proceedings

“Continuities in the Avant-Garde: Dada to Clowns, Circus and Avant-Garde Theatre” in 속표지 (Conference Proceedings) Seoul University Press, November 2012, 177-195.

“Tall Tales and Bedtime Stories: Narrative in Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, July 2011, 167-180.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Gospels for the People”, in Adaptations: Performing Across Media and Genres, WTV. May 2009, 97-112

“Restoring Religion to a Secular Society through Performance: the Art of Murray Shafer”, Drama and Religion, ed. Majid Sarsangi, (University of Tehran, March 2008), 3-18.

“Indian Images on the English Stage”, in Ethnicity and Identity, ed. Ravi Chaturvedi. Publication Scheme Jaipur Summer 2005, pp. 270-279

"Cross-Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, in Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic Expression, ed. Hans-Ulrich Mohr, WVT 2004, pp.183-196

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, in Contemporary Drama in English (Dis)Continuities, WVT (Trier) 2002, pp.165-176

"Beyond Categories (Redefining 'Mainstream)" for Contemporary Drama in English: Beyond the Mainstream, WVT (Trier) 1997, pp. 55-68

"The End of History - And After: the Politics of Drama Today", for Contemporary Drama in English: Drama and Reality, WVT (Trier) 1996, pp.17-28

"National Theatre(s) - Politics and Audiences", for Contemporary Drama in English: Centre and Margins, WVT (Trier) 1995, pp. 53-67

"Christopher Hampton & Peter Shaffer", in Englische Drama des Gegenwarts, ed. Klaus Mueller, Tubingen 1993, pp. 433-453

"Canadian Theatre", Northwestern University, 1985

Conference Papers

“Popular Shakespeare: Musical Adaptations.” Popular Culture Association of Canada, Niagara, May 2013

Marat/Sade Bohnice – Brook to Thauberger” Invited Talk, Sunday Scene, The Power Plant (Harbourfront) April 2013

“Gender Issues in Musical Adaptations of Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America, York University, March 2013

Series of 4 lectures on “Naturalism: Zola, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shaw”, Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, February 2013

“The Love Deficit” Shaw Panel, Mid-West MLA, Cincinnati, November 2012

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Modernity: Gertrude Stein to Robert Wilson and Peter Sellars” MAPACA, Pittsburgh October 2012.

Series of 4 lectures on “Gender in Shakespeare’s Comedies: The Taming of the Shrew / As You Like It / Twelfth Night / Measure for Measure.” Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, October 2012.

“Contemporary Avant-Garde” Invited Plenary Paper, Seoul, South Korea, October 2012

“Imagining Private Sponsors” conference, 'Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship: Theatre and Performance Culture in Uncertain Times' (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, July 2012

“Triumphant Physical Theatre: Undermining Ethics through the Body,” CDE, Universität an der Ruhr, June 2012

“Clowns, the Circus and Avant-Garde Theatre” Popular Culture Association Canada, Niagara, May 2012

Panelist: “Shakespeare: The Authorship Question” Conference, York University, April 2012

Midsummer Night’s Dream: Drama – Painting – Film – Music”, series of 4 invited lectures, University of Copenhagen, March 2012

“Ecological myths: the Patria Cycle of Opera Composer, Murray Schafer” for Mid-America Popular and American Culture Conference, Philadelphia, November 2011

“Tradition and Innovation: the operas of Murray Schafer.” IFTR, Osaka Japan, August 2011

“Alien Shores: Anti-imperialist, Post-Colonial or Eurocentric? Shaw’s View of Foreigners” for International Shaw Society Conference “Shaw Without Borders.” University of Guelph, July 2011

“Undermining Ethics through Performance,” CDE, Mainz, June 2011

“The Art of Gertrude Stein” for Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2011

Lecture series – on Directing: Robert Wilson / Robert Lepage / Peter Sellars. Theatre Dept. University of Copenhagen, February 2011

(with Jeffrey Jacobson & Robyn Gillam. “Performance and Ritual in the Virtual Egyptian Temple”. Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA), Granada, Spain, April, 2010

“Stories the Irish Tell Themselves”. CDE Conference, Paderborn, June 2010

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama”, IAUPE Conference, Malta, July 2010

“The Challenge of the New: Gertrude Stein’s religious opera, Four Saints in Three Acts” & Chair: Panel on Gertrude Stein, IFTR Conference, Munich, July 2010

“Musical Politics – from Kurt Weill and Brechtian cabaret to Tom Stoppard and Simon Stephens,” Keynote lecture for SAES (Research on contemporary Anglophone performing arts) conference, Lille (France) October 2010.

“‘Life is a Cabaret!’ – To Borrow a Phrase.” Keynote lecture for RADAC (Research on contemporary Anglophone Drama) conference, Lille (France) October 2010.

“Brecht – Theory – Plays – Practice.” Series of 3 invited lectures, Department of Theatre, University of Copenhagen, October 2010.

“The politics of Re-uniting the Carnival Arts” Keynote lecture for 3rd International Conference on Steelpan: Integrating the Three Elements of Carnival, Steelpan, Calypso and Mas. University of East London, October 2010 (see; http://www.panonthenet.com/news/2010/dec/3rd-itnl-panconf-12-01-10.htm)

“The Challenge of the New: Gertrude Stein and Postdramatic Theatre” IFTR Conference, Munich, July 2010.

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama”, IAUPE Conference, University of Malta, July 2010

“Stories the Irish Tell Themselves”. CDE Conference, Paderborn, June 2010

“The (Im)perfect Wagnerite” Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2009

“Monumental Passions and Modernism”, York to the Power of 50, Toronto, April 2009

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Religious Censorship: the 25th International Theatre Festival, Tehran”, IFTR Conference, Lisbon, July 2009

“Communities and Process in Schafer’s Operas”, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, August 2009

“Politics of Play Writing: Suffragettes, Suffering Families and the Stage”, International Shaw Society Conference, Washington DC, October 2009

“Contemporary British Drama ” - Series of Invited Lectures, Copenhagen University, October 2009 (1) Literary Theatre (2) Authors as Characters (3) Art on Stage (4) Aesthetics vs Politic

“Street Theatre to Carnival”, Faculty Research Seminar, Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, October 2009

“Bernard Shaw on Stage”, Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2008

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “Gospels for the People – Adaptations from the Bible in Modern Musical Theatre”, CDE Conference, Siegen, May 2008

“Censorship!” Invited keynote talk for “Banned Book Day”, Centre for Inquiry (CFI) – Ontario, September 2008

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Biblical Updates – Christ in the Modern Musical” Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association conference, Niagara Falls, November 2008

“Establishing a Religious Drama in a Secular Society” – Opening Keynote speech: “Drama and Religion” Conference, Tehran University, Iran, January 2007

“Lepage’s Self-Reflexive Art: the Andersen Project”, Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, May 2007

“From the Surrealists to Multimedia Performance”, Modern Writing & Modern Life session, IAUPE Conference, Lund, July 2007

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “Ideals of Africa on North American Stages”, IFTR Conference, Stellenbosch, July 2007

“Technology in the Theatre” Public Lecture: El Hanagar Centre for Arts, Cairo. February 2006

“Staging Science: Chaos Theory, Quantum Mechanics & Mathematics”, Cairo University, Cairo. February 2006

“Canadian Theatre on the Cutting Edge: Robert Lepage & John Mighton”, Ain Shams University, Cairo. February 2006

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Public Lecture: University of Kent (UK), February 2006

“Designing Modern America”. Public Lecture: Graduate Program in Design, York University, March 2006

“Out of Africa: Body Rituals from Nigeria to North America”. Keynote paper for “Religion, Body, Theatre” Conference, Copenhagen, April 2006

“The Andersen Project – Intercultural Images”. IFTR, Helsinki. August 2006

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “The Arts of War: From Comic Operetta to Wagner”. Shaw Seminar, Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 2006

“The Passion of Gordon Craig” – A series of two Public Lectures, Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, 13 & 14 October 2006

“Criticism as Career – Contemporary Drama in English”. Mainz, November 2006

“Fundamental Noises – Extremism and the Role of Conflict in Drama”. Fundamentalism and Literature – Global/Local Conference, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, November 2006

“Science, Chorus Girls and Skeletons” – for Science, Theatre, Audience, Reader Conference, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, March 2005 Also: Panel 1 – “Communicating Science: Language Across Disciplines” Panel 2 – “Math, Science, and Audience in Stoppard’s Arcadia”

“Words that Count – The Writer in Modern British Theatre”. Public Lecture: Charles University, Prague, April 2005

“Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc: transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance”. Keynote address for “Spirituality and Literature” Conference, Copenhagen, April 2005

“Metatheatre in Modern English Drama”. Public Lecture: University of Copenhagen, April 2005

“Stoppard and History”, Public Lecture: Lund University, May 2005

“Voices of the 90s: Sensation and Sarah Kane”. Master Seminar: Lund University, May 2005

“Rituals of performance: Masks on stage and in Carnival”. Invited talk: Symposium, University of Copenhagen August 2005

“Canadian Theatre at the Cutting Edge” – University of Düsseldorf, June 2004

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage” – for the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, June 2004

“Gordon Craig and Robert Lepage: Uebermarrionettes and Mechanical Stages” – for the Polish Puppetry Conference, Bialystock (Poland), June 2004

Chair: Performance Studies in Canada – ATHE pre-conference session, Toronto, August 2004 Arcadian Thermodynamics and Chaos Theory” – for Theatre of Science: Crossovers & Confluences, University of Glamorgan, Wales, September 2004

“Indian Images/Cultural Connections” – for IFTR, Jaipur, January 2003

“Monumental Passion – Italian Inspirations / Ideal Stages”, University of Toronto, March 2003 -- Also broadcast (with an interview): Omni TV, April 2003

“Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, CDE, Dresden, June 2003

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, Keynote speech: Conference – “Refractions of Canada in European Literature, Dűsseldorf, July 2003

“The Theatre Artist: From Craig to Robert Lepage”, Keynote Speech: Past Masters Conference- “Craig & Appia: Sculptors of the Modern Stage”, Center for Performance Research, Aberysthwyth, Wales, December 2003.

“New Worlds for Old – Theatrical Modernism – for ‘Culture and the City’ seminar, Toronto, January 2002

“Science on the Modern Stage” – for Würzburg Universität, June 2002

“George Ryga and Canadian Drama” – Würzburg Universität, June 2002

“Lost Leaders: Granville-Barker and His Majesty”, Shaw Festival, August 2002

“Squaring the Circle: Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory and Contemporary Drama” – for University of Buckingham, November 2002

“Trends in Modern Drama” – for University of Hyderabad, December 2002

“From Broadway to Main Street”, Graduate Center for the Study of Drama, University of Toronto, February 2001

“Shaw, War and H.G.Wells”, ‘Shaw’s Brave New World’ conference, Marquette University (Milwaukee), April 2001

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, CDE Conference, Vienna, May 2001

“State of the Nation? American Drama Today” – for Universität Wien, May 2001

“Robert Lepage: Machines of the Mind”, IFTR, Sydney (Australia), July 2001

“Molière’s Tartuffe – scandal and censorship”, Stratford Festival Table Talk series, July 2000

“Brecht in England: A Question of Influence”, ESSE5 2000, Helsinki, August 2000 -- also panel discussion on Brecht and British Theatre

“A Theatrical Perspective on Modernism”, Lund University (Sweden), September 2000 -- also colloquium & panel discussion on Modernism

“Expanding Dialogues: Contemporary Canadian Theatre” – Otani Women’s University, Osaka (Japan), October 2000

“Images of Hamlet: Text to Film”, Osaka University (Japan), October 2000

“Avant-Garde Theatre Today”, Tokyo University (Japan), October 2000

“Staging America: The Image of the Future and the 1940 World’s Fair”, Plenary Paper, ASTR, Minneapolis, November 1999

“Tennessee Williams & Camino Real”, Robert Gill Theatre, UofT Symposium, November 1999

"Maurice Maeterlinck's The Intruder", CBC interview, "Showcase on Sunday" program – broadcast, February 1998

"Staging Black History: Suzanne Lori Parks, from Lincoln to Venus", CDE Conference, Frankfurt, June 1998

“Shaw and Major Barbara”, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, July 1998

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text and Performance", University of Toronto, March 1997

"The Role of the Author in Contemporary British Drama", Heidelberg Universität, June 1997

"Crossing Cultures in Canada: Tompson Highway and Robert LePage", Inaugural Address, Institute for Canadian Studies, Würzburg Universität, June 1997

Session Chair & Panel Discussant, CDE Conference, Paderborn, July 1997

"The Seriousness of Farce", Shaw Festival Seminar, July 1997

"The Voice of the Fifties: Terence Rattigan", British Library Conference, London, December 1997

"Recontextualizing Hamlet", Tufts University, February 1996

"Beyond the Mainstream: Robert LePage", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English: Tübingen, June 1996

"Anyone for Cricket? Playing the Game in Modern British Drama", Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz; & Saarbrucken Universität: July 1996

"The Politics of the Mega Musical", Lancaster University, May 1995

"The End of History - and After: the politics of drama today", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English: Dresden, June 1995 -- and at Humbolt University, Berlin: June 1995

"Millennial Drama, from the 1890s to the 1990s", for IAUPE: Copenhagen, July 1995

"Theatre Research Today", University of Kent, July 1995

"Modernism -- Post-Modernism -- And After?", for "Why Theatre" Conference, University of Toronto & Humbolt University: Toronto, October 1995

"The Politics of Cabaret", Public Lecture, Brown University, February 1994

"Historical Perspectives on Actor Training: 'the Art of Acting'", Trinity College Dublin, June 1994

"The Death of Nostalgia", Shaw Festival Seminar, July 1994

"Critics, Canons and Sacred Cows", Wayne State University, September 1994

"Outsiders Offside on the Inside: Sex Politics and the National Theatre", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English, Halle, October 1994 -- also panel discussion (with Thomas Kilroy, Bryony Lavery) on "State of the Art"

"Upstaged and Off-stage - the Fallacy of Fin de Siecle", ASTR, New York, November 1994

"Bali and Artaud": for Centre for Performance Research, University of Cardiff, January 1993 -- also keynote & plenary speeches as Chair of 4th "Points of Contact Conference: Performance, Ritual & Shamanism": University of Cardiff, January 1993.

“The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics": for German Society for Contemporary Theatre & Drama in English, Politische Akademie Biggsee, June 1993

"Mephistopheles, Machiavelli and Morality Play Paradigms", for Shakespeare Association of America, Kansas: April 1992

"The Perils of Criticism: Beckett, Brecht & Academia", Public Lecture, University of Newcastle (Australia): May 1992

"Samuel Beckett: a Reevaluation", University of Sidney (Australia): May 1992

"Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Cabaret", for Berlin! Berlin! Program, Continuing Education Centre, University of Sydney: May 1992

"Revisiting the Avant-Garde", University of New South Wales (Australia): May 1992

"British Drama in the 1980s", University of New South Wales: May 1992

"Brecht and Beckett on the modern Stage", Public Lecture, La Trobe University (Australia): May 1992

"The Significance of Bernard Shaw", Public Lecture, University of Queensland (Australia): June 1992

"The Stage Irishman Abroad", for joint AAIS/CAIS Conference, Galway (Ireland): July 1992

"The Indian in Canadian Drama", for IAUPE conference, Trent University, August 1992.

"The Shaw Factor: Retrospective Modernism & British Theatre": for Shaw Conference, Virginia, November 1992

Chair, "Drama & Biography", CAIS Conference, Ottawa 1991.

"Defining the Dream: the Politics of Irish Culture": Imperialism & Popular Culture Conference, University of Newcastle, July 1991

"Samuel Beckett and the Critics", Cambridge University, 1990 -- & Newcastle (Australia): July 1991.

"A Theatre for the St. Matthew Passion", BBC Third Programme, London 1988 -- re-broadcast 1990

"In the Mind's Eye: Gordon Craig and the Actor", Craig Memorial Lecture, FIRT Congress (Glasgow), 1985

"Cabaret & Political Theatre", CBC "Ideas" programme, 1983 -- re-broadcast 1984

"Edward Bond", Trent University, 1981

"Modern Tragedy", University of British Columbia, 1980

"The Theatre of Cruelty", University of Ottawa, 1980

"Brecht: A Reassessment", Northwestern University, 1980

"Peter Brook and the Avant Garde", Cornell University, 1980

Seminar Leader, Shaw Festival, Niagara, 1978

Seminar Leader, Ibsen Centennial Conference, UBC 1978

"Miller, O'Neill and Gelber", Canadian Association for American Studies, 1976

"Carl Sternheim", Theatre Plus, Toronto, 1976

Public Lectures

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare's Music” Invited Public Lecture, University of Toronto, October 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare's Words Spoken and Sung: Twelfth Night, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice” Invited public lecture/ performance, University of Copenhagen, October 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare’s Music” Invited public lecture/ performance, University of Toronto, September 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Shakespeare” Invited public lecture/ performance, Buckingham University (UK), August 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Shaw’s Music Criticism.” Invited Keynote/Concert/ Reading, International Shaw Conference, Ayot-St. Lawrence (UK), June 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shaw's Pygmalion at 100/ Lerner & Lowe's My Fair Lady at 57 - Carving Identity in Words and Music” Invited Plenary Lecture, Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, April 2013.

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Music in Elizabethan Theatre, Shakespeare’s Songs, and Shakespeare in the Modern Musical.” Invited Public Lecture: Lund University, Sweden. February 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Bernard Shaw and Musical Chairs: the Language of Expression” Invited Public Lecture, Copenhagen University, February 2013

“Life is a Cabaret: Popular Art and and Avant-Garde Theatre” Inaugural Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, March 2012

“Lepage’s Self-Reflexive Art: the Andersen Project”, Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, May 2007

Chair, Plenary session, ASTR, New York, November 1995


Currently working on studies of The Music Drama of R. Murray Schafer, Religion and Theatre, and an updated version of Avant-Garde Theatre.


Christopher Innes, Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Killam Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society, holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance & Culture. He is the author of, among others, Theatre Directing (2013), Broadway to Main Street: Designing Modern America (2005), Modern British Drama - The Twentieth Century (2002), A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre (2000), Avant Garde Theatre (1993), and Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga (1986). He has published widely on modern drama and theatre history, in particular the development of political and avant-garde theatrical movements in Germany and France, including Brecht and Artaud; and on the work of stage directors. He is general editor of the Cambridge “Directors in Perspective” series, co-editor of the” Lives of the Theatre” series, and an editor of Modern Drama. Founding Director of the MA Program in Interdsiciplinary Studies and co-founder of the Theatre Studies Graduate Program, he has chaired the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, and LA&PS Council (2011-2012). His website is www.moderndrama.com.

Degrees

B.A. , Oxon
B. Phil, Oxon
M.A., Oxon
D.Phil., Oxon

Professional Leadership

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2005
Local Host and Organizer, “Writing on Performance”, American Society for Theatre Research, York University, Toronto

2007
Convener, 20th Century Section, IAUPE (International Association of University Professors of English) Conference, Lund University (Sweden)

2008
Initiator and Organizer, “Carnival: ‘A People’s Art’ and Taking Back the Streets”, in conjunction with the SSHRCC, University of Toronto, Caribana, the International Steelpan Association, York University (Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts, V-P Academic) and the Tubman Institute.

July 30-August 3: See: www.CarnivalConference.ca

Invited to organize the International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, York University 2013

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

Dramatic Writing
Poor Pearl (one act version produced Stong Theatre, York University, 1976)

Acting
Paradise Lost (Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, 1980)

Directing
The Pink Siamese (Children's Theatre, York Montessori Schools, Toronto, 1982)
Alice in Wonderland (Musical adaptation for children, Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto 1983)
Wild Oats by John O'Keefe (Cambridge Festival, open air performance, 1984) Pinocchio (Operetta for children, Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto, 1985)

Concert Readings
“Shostakovich & His Poets” (Krylov, Pushkin, Tsvetaeva, Blok), University of Toronto, 2001
“Percy Grainger”, York University, Jan. 2002
“A Garland of English Song” (Finzi), Winters College, York University, Feb. 2002
“Melancholia” (Readings of Richard Burton, with music by Musicians in Ordinary), Winters College, York University, March 2006

RECENT INTERVIEWS & CONSULTING

“York U’s arts faculty takes a hit” Louise Brown, TORONTO STAR January 25, 2009
“York Prof Eyes Arts” Eva Lam, METRO CANADA, March 10, 2009
HRHRC (University of Texas) Bel Geddes Exhibition Planning Group, 2009-2011.
United States Postal Services (USPS) development of its commemorative stamp program. 2009-10.
Senior Advisor for the project, “Avatars for Virtual Heritage in Immersive Theater”, PublicVR (funded by the Digital Humanities Startup Grant programme. 2009-2011.

Community Contributions

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
2009 Reviewer: SSHRC Standard Grant applications
2009 Expert advisor, United States Postal Service (USPS) commemorative stamp program
2008-11 Consultant, Humanities Research Center (Texas): planning group for Bel Geddes exhibition (2012)
2007 to date: York Representative for the Egyptian Government Channel Exchange Programme: Ain Shams/York Universities
2007 Molson Prizes Peer Assessment Committee
2006 Expert of International Standing – Australian Research Council (nominated ARC College of Experts)
2006 to date: National Adjudication Committee, Canadian Merit Scholarship & Morehead Foundations
2005-08 John Charles Polanyi Prizes Selection Committee
2004 to date: Invited Nominator for the Trudeau Foundation
2002 to date: Program Quality Assessor for the PEQAB (Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities)
2002 Review Board, School of Theatre Studies, University of Warwick
2001 External Examiner, Brighton University UK
2001-04 Executive Committee, American Society for Theatre Research Nominating Committee, 1999-2002; Chair, 2001-02
1999-02 Appraisals Committee, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies Chair, 2001-02
1998 to date: External Expert on recruitment/Assessor, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1992-7 Board of Directors, Canadian Stage Company
CSC Artistic Liaison Committee, 1992-4
CSC Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-6
1997-9 York U. Representative, Can. Fed. for the Humanities
1996 to date: Initiator & York Representative for the English Department Exchange Programme (Faculty & Graduate Student): Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz/York University
1996 to date: York U. Representative, FRSC Academy II
1996-9 John Charles Polanyi Prizes Selection Committee Chair, 1998-9
1995-9 Royal Society of Canada Committee on Freedom of Scholarship & Science
1994 to date: Assessor, Australian Research Council
1994 Referee of papers for ACCUTE 1994 Conference
1993 to date: Royal Society of Canada: Freedom of Scholarship & Science Committee
1992-8 Chair, Assessment Committee, Canadian Merit Scholarship & Morehead Foundations
National Adjudication Committee, 1998-2000
1992 Consultant (on establishing a European Studies Programme), the Chinese University of Hong Kong Executive, Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America
1982-3 Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, Campus representative
1981-3 Selection Board, O.G.S.
1980 to date: External Examiner & Consultant to the Theatre / English Depts / Humanities Faculties of: Northwestern University; University of British Columbia; University of Ottawa; University of Toronto; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Institüt fur Theaterwissenschaft, Munich; Manchester University; University of Warwick; UC Santa Barbara; University of Victoria; Chinese University of Hong Kong; University of Brighton, Australian National University
1979-81 Consultant Appraiser in English, O.G.S.
1977-8 Canadian Treasurer IASAIL (International Assoc. for Studies in Anglo Irish Literature)
1973-5 Executive Committee, CAIS (Canadian Association for Irish Studies)
1973-4 Treasurer, CAIS

All Publications

Books

Art and Myth: the Operas of R. Murray Schafer, for McGill/Queens University Press: under contract, for publication 2014

Avant-Garde Theatre: Principles and Continuities, (Revised edition of Avant Garde Theatre) for Routledge: under contract, for publication 2014

(With Maria Shevtsova) Directors/Directing: The Craft of Staging, Cambridge University Press: under contract, for publication 2013

Carnival: Theory & Practice, Cambridge Scholars Press (2013)

Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Drama (2013)

(With Maria Shevtsova) The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Protest Plays, for Methuen (in process, to be published 2011)

Piscator's Political Theatre: The Development of German Drama, Cambridge University Press: September 1972 (238pp.) Reissued in paperback 1977. Digital Reprint 2009

Modern German Drama: A Study in Form, Cambridge University Press: November 1979 (304pp.) Paperback edition 1980. Digital Reprint 2009 Paperback reprint 2010

(With Maria Shevtsova) Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre, Cambridge University Press, April 2009 (279pp.)

Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street, Yale University Press, October 2005 (307pp.)

Hedda Gabler: a Sourcebook, Routledge, August 2003, (184pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Reissued in the Routledge “Guide to Literature” series, September 2004

Modern British Drama – the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, November 2002 (572pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Arabic Translation in preparation: Supreme Council of Culture - Eygpt

Entries on British and German theatre - total: 32,000 words - for the Cambridge Guide to World Theatre: CUP 1988. Reprinted 1992; Revised edition 1995, Reprinted 2000, 2003 (awarded the Barnard Hewitt Prize for theatre history by ASTR, 1989) 1-3 Major essays on: Britain 1900-1950; 20th Century Austria; 20th Century Germany 4-74 Individual entries on 20thC British drama: Bax; Baylis; Bennett; Benson; Bottomley; British Council; Browne; CEMA; Corrie; Craig; Cusak; Dane; Daubeny; Dottrice; Drinkwater; Dukes; Du Maurier; Dunsany; Eliot; ENSA; Equity; Evans; Everyman Theatre; Fagan; Flecker; Gaiety Theatre; Galsworthy; Gate Theatre; Gielgud; Gray; Greene; Greet; Group Theatre; Hankin; Houseman; Hunt; Isherwood; Lang; Laughton; Lawrence; Leigh; Lonsdale; Lyric Theatre; Marowitz; Marshall; Martin-Harvey; Masefield; Maugham; McCarthy; Mercury Theatre; Milne; Morley; Murray; Parker; Payne; People's National Theatre; Poel; Priestley; Rattigan; Rix; Sherriff; Stage Society; Thorndike; Travers; Tree; Unity Theatre; Vedrenne; West End Theatre. 75-135 Individual entries on 20thC German drama Baierl; Barlach; Bauer; Beerhoffman; Bergner; Berliner Ensemble; Bernhard; Borchert; Braun; Brecht; Bronnen; Bruckner; Dorst; Enzensberger; Falkenberg; Fassbinder; Feuchtwanger; Fleisser; Forte; Goering; Grass; Gruendgens; Hacks; Handke; Hasenclever; Hildesheimer; Hochhuth; Hochwaelder; Hollmann; Horvath; Jessner; Kaiser; Kipphardt; Kokoschka; Kornfeld; Koertner; Krauss; Kroetz; Lange; Martin; Mueller; Palitzsch; Pallenberg; Peymann; Piscator; Sorge; Sperr; Stein; Sternheim; Strauss; Strittmatter; Toller; Viertel; Volksbuehne; Wagner; Walser; Weigel; Weisenborn; Weiss; Werfel; Wolf; Zadek; Zuckmayer.

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre, Routledge, February 2000 (278pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

Remaking Modern Classics: Special Issue of Modern Drama (with Ronald Bryden), UTP, Summer 2000

(with Catherine Carlstrom and Scott Fraser) British & American Twentieth Century Theatre: A Critical Guide to Archives, Scolar Press/Ashgate, August 1999 (402pp.)

Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre, Harwood Academic Publishers, July 1998 (340pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, CUP, September 1998, 343pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback Reprinted, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2000 Chinese Translation – 2002 Reissued by CUP as an electronic text, 2005

Modernism in European Drama (with Frederick Marker), UTP, October 1998, 293pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback “E-Version” issued, UTP August 2007

Modernism in European Drama (with Frederick Marker), UTP, October 1998, 293pp. Issued simultaneously in paperback “E-Version” issued, UTP August 2007

For the Lives of the Theatre Series: published by Praeger/Greenwood Press, USA Wagner and Festival Theatre - Simon Williams, Greenwood 1994 (234pp) Shaw and Socialist Theatre - Tracy Davis, Greenwood 1994 (184pp) Christopher Marlowe and Renaissance Tragedy - Doug Cole, Greenwood 1996 (176pp) Menander and the Making of Comedy - Peter Arnott & Michael Walton, Greenwood 1996 (161pp) Sam Shepard and Contemporary American Theatre - Les Wade, Greenwood 1997 (188pp) Pinter and Contemporary British Theatre – Keith Peacock, Geenwood 1997 (227pp) Voltaire and 18th Century French Theatre - Marvin Carlson, Greenwood 1998 (186pp) Gower Champion: Dance and American Musical Theatre - David Payne-Carter & Brooks McNamara, Greenwood 1999 (177pp) Clifford Odets and American Political Theatre – Christopher Herr, Praeger 2003 (177pp) Michel Saint-Denis and Modern European Theatre - Jane Baldwin, Praeger 2003 (184pp) Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Theatre - Josh Beer, Praeger 2004 (190pp) Oscar Asche, Orientalism and Late-Empire Musical Comedy – Brian Singleton, 2004 (219pp)

The International Dictionary of the Theatre, St James Press, 1990 & vol. II Playwrights, 1994

Avant Garde Theatre: 1892-1992, Routledge: May 1993 (286pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback Nominated for the 1994 Hewitt & Freedly awards Reprinted, January 1994, December 1996 Japanese translation, Teatoro 1997 Korean translation, Wang 1999 Turkish translation, DOST Kitabevi, 2004 Reprinted, 2009 Chinese translation. Yuan-Liou, 2008

Modern British Drama: 1890-1990, Cambridge University Press: January 1992 (520pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback nominated for the 1992 NCR book award Reprinted, May 1995, December 1996, July 1997 Excerpt reprinted in An Introduction to the Humanities, The Open University (UK), 2000

Drama East & West: Special Issue of Modern Drama. UTP, March 1992, 185pp.

The Cambridge Guide to World Drama, Cambridge University Press 1988 (awarded the Barnard Hewitt Prize for Theatre History by ASTR, 1989), 1,104 pp. (revised edn. 1994)

For the Canadian Dramatists Series: published by Simon & Pierre (now Dundern Press), Toronto. 1)Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga – Christopher Innes, S&P 1985, 130pp. 2)Collective Theatre and the Playwright - Diane Bessai, S&P 1992, 292pp. (Ann Saddlemyer Award for outstanding book on Canadian Theatre for 1992) 3)The Female Voice: Bolt, Hollingsworth, Ritter - Cynthia Zimmerman, S&P 1994, 283pp.

Edward Gordon Craig, Cambridge University Press, November 1983 (236pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback.

For the Directors in Perspective Series: published by Cambridge University Press. 1. Peter Stein - Michael Patterson. CUP 1981 (186pp) Reprinted 1998, Digital reprint 2009 2. Ingmar Bergman - F & L-L Marker. CUP 1982 (262pp) Revised ed. 1991, reprinted 1998 3. Max Reinhardt - John Styan. CUP 1982 (171pp) 4. Gordon Craig - Christopher Innes. CUP 1983 (236pp) 5. Joseph Chaikin - Eileen Blumenthal. CUP 1984 (208pp) Reprint 1994 6. Jacques Copeau - John Rudlin. CUP 1986 (141pp) Digital reprint 2008 7. Bertolt Brecht - John Fuegi. CUP 1987 (223pp) 8. Adolphe Appia - Richard Beacham. CUP 1987 (190pp) 9. Roger Blin - O. Aslan & Ruby Cohn. CUP 1988 (173pp) 10. Andrzej Wajda - Marciew Karpinski. CUP 1989 (135pp) 11. Vsevolod Meyerhold - Robert Leach. CUP 1989 (223pp) 12. Harold Prince & the American Musical Theatre - Foster Hirsch. CUP 1989 (187pp) Reprint 1997 13. Andre Antoine - Jean Chothia. CUP 1991 (218pp) Digital reprint 2008 14. Giorgio Strehler - David Hirst. CUP 1992 (140pp) Reprint 1998 15 Ariane Mnouchkine - Adrian Kiernander. CUP 1993 (172pp) 16. Peter Brook - Geoffrey Reeves & Albert Hunt. CUP 1995 (288pp) 17. Robert Wilson - Arthur Holmberg. CUP 1997 (229pp) 18. Susuki Tadeshi - Ian Carruthers and Takahashi Yasunari, CUP 2004 (293pp)

Holy Theatre: Ritual and the Avant Garde, Cambridge University Press: February 1981 (283pp.) Reissued in the Cambridge Paperback Library 1984. Spanish translation, Fondo Centro de Economica, 1993 Hungarian translation, Gondolat, 1995 Excerpt reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Gale Research - GaleNet 1997

Theatre & Religion, for Methuen: under negotiation

Reading Plays, for Palgrave/MacMillan.: under discussion

J.B. Priestley and the English Character, for Ashgate Press; under discussion

Monographs

Politics and the Playwright: George Ryga, Simon & Pierre, Toronto: January 1986 (127pp.) Issued simultaneously in paperback

Book Chapters

“Neil Labute” Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Christopher Innes. Methuen, August 2013

“The Significance of Carnival” for Carnival: Theory/Practice – Africa World Press, January 2013, ix-xiii

“Modular & Mobile,” in Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, ed. Donald Albrecht, Abrams: New York, November 2012, 200-214.

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama,” in English Past and Present, ed. Wolfgang Viereck, Peter Lang, 2012, 247-257.

“John Osborne” for Modern British Drama on Screen, Cambridge UP, to be published Fall 2011

“Modernism in Drama” (revised and updated) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (ed. Michael Levenson, 2nd Edition) Cambridge University Press, September 2011, 128-154.

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, (ed. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz) Methuen October 2011, 445-465.

’Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Relationship of Arcadia to Stoppard’s Work” for Lectures de Tom Stoppard, ed. Liliane Campos & Julie Vatain, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, November 2011, 15-21

“Defining Irishness: Shaw and the Image of Ireland on the English Stage” The Companion to Irish Drama. (ed. Julia Wright) Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2010

Visiones del Movimiento. Isadora Duncan y Gordon Craig” (“Visions of Movement: Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan”) for Edward Gordon Craig. El espacio como espetáculo (Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Lisbon) November 2009, 434-448.

“Modern Drama: An Overview of Developments”, A Teaching Guide to Modern Drama, ed. Amir Al-Azraki, York University, December 2009, 9-35

“Copenhagen in Context”, Frayn in Germany, Ed. Susanne Bach, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Trier: WVT, Sept 2008, 68-71,

“The Rise of the Director”, in The Cambridge History of German Theatre, ed. Maik Hamburger & Simon Williams, CUP October 2008, 171-197.

“Terrorists on Stage: Dialogue, Dualities and Drama” in Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Casebook. (Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer and Annette Kern-Stähler), Heidelberg UP, December 2008,327-339.

“Ibsen in America – Influence, Inspiration, Catalyst”, One Hundred Year Commemoration to the Life of Henrik Ibsen, ed. G. O. Mazur, New York: Semenko Foundation, March 2007. pp. 81-98.

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Drama and/after Postmodernism. Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. Contemporary Drama in English 14. (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007) . 179-196.

“Transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance: Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc”, Tro pa teatret: Essays om religion og teater, ed Bent Holm (Copenhagen U.P., 2006, pp.122-144.

“The Past is the Present: Stoppard’s Histiographic Eye”, History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz (Trier: WRT, 2006), pp.175-189

Individual Entries for The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Ed Dominic Shellard, CUP. 2005 (14,487 words): 144-197 Arcadia; John Arden; Alan Ayckbourn; Howard Barker; Peter Barnes; Neil Bartlett; Alan Bennett, Steve Berkhoff; Alan Bleasdale; Edward Bond; Howard Brenton; Jim Cartwright; Caryl Churchill; Copenhagen; Sheila Delaney; David Edgar; Michael Frayn; Christopher Fry; Pam Gems; John Godber; Simon Gray; Trevor Griffiths; Christopher Hampton; David Hare; Robert Holman; Ann Jellicoe; Terry Johnson; Sarah Kane; Tom Kempinski; Bryony Lavery; Henry Livings; Doug Lucie; Partick Marber; Martin McDonagh; John McGrath; Julian Mitchell; John Mortimer; Peter Nichols; John Osborne; Harold Pinter; Alan Plater; Stephen Poliakov; Racing Demon; Simon Ravenhill; David Rudkin; Willy Russell; James Saunders; Peter Shaffer; N.F. Simpson; Tom Stoppard; Peter Terson; Timberlake Wertenbaker; Arnold Wesker; Charles Wood.

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, in Refractions of Canada, Vol II, ed. Klaus Stiersdorfer. De Gruyter, December 2005, pp.197-210.

“Auden’s Dramatic Impulse and the Experimental Muse”, for The Cambridge Companion to W.H.Auden, Ed. Stan Smith. CUP December 2004, pp.82-95

“Shifting the Frame – Modernism in Modern Theatre”, for Rethinking Modernism, ed. Marianne Thormählen, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, pp.204-212

“Science on the Stage”, in British Drama in the Nineties, ed. Bernhard Reiz, Universitätsverlag Heidelberg 2002, pp.95-106

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

"From The Front Page to Pravda – All the News that’s Fit to Stage", for What revels are in hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English – Festschrift for Wolfgang Lippke, WVT (Trier) 2001, pp.153-162

“Avant Garde Theatre: Themes and Definitions”, in The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance, ed. L. Goodman & J. de Gay, Routledge 2000, pp.70-74

"Text/pre-text/pretext: the Language of Avant-garde Experiment", for Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Texuality, ed. Richard Harding: U of Michigan Press, 2000, pp.58-75

"Terence Rattigan: the Voice of the Fifties", for British Theatre in the Fifties, ed. Dominic Shellard, Sheffield UP 2000, pp.53-63

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text versus Performance", for The Performance Text, ed. Domenic Pietropaulo: Legas, 1999, pp.9-19

"Modernism in Drama", for the Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. Michael Levenson, CUP 1999, pp. 130-156

"Elemental, My Dear Clare: the Case of the Missing Poet", for Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Werner Huber: Camden House, 1999, pp.187-200

"Talk, Talk, Talk -- Shaw Talk", for The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, ed. Christopher Innes, CUP, 1998, pp. 162-179

"Dreams of Violence: Moving beyond Colonialism", for Theatre Matters, ed. Richard Boon: CUP, 1998, pp. 76-96

“The Essential Continuity of Sean O’Casey”, for DIScovering Authors, Gale Research (CDRom), 1998

Entries for the Oxford Guide to Canadian Theatre: OUP 1989 (reprinted, revised ed. 1997). 136-137 Essays on: Ryga; The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.

"After Two Wars": studies of key productions in Europe, Russia, England, Africa & the U.S. from 1918 to 1970 for The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, ed. John Russell Brown, OUP, 1995, pp. 380-445. (revised edition 1997)

"Mythic Dimensions & Modern Classics" (excerpt from Holy Theatre, pp.202-40) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, ed. J.Chapman & D.Jones, Gale Research–GaleNet (Website) 1997

Entries for Contemporary British Dramatists, Gale Research International, 1994 142-143 Essays on: Pam Gems’ Queen Christina; Piaf

"The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics", in New Forms of Comedy, WVT (Trier) 1994, pp. 8-21

Entries for Contemporary Dramatists, St. James Press, 1993 (revised ed. 1998) 138-141 Essays on: Michael Frayn, Pam Gems, Arnold Wesker, & Robert Wilson

"Adapting Dickens to the Modern Eye", for Novel Images: 19th and 20th Century Fiction on Stage and Screen, ed. Peter Reynolds, Routledge 1993, pp. 64-80

"Gordon Craig and the Actor" - in 40 Years of Mise en Scene, ed. Claude Shumacher, Dundee 1986 (pp.59-71).

Journal Articles

Review, “Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian”, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, (in press).

“Strindberg’s Radical Aesthetics,” in Scandinavian Studies, special issue, 'Strindberg and Radicalism/Strindberg and the Avant-Garde,' to be published 2013

“Strindberg’s Radical Aesthetics,” in Scandinavian Studies, special issue, 'Strindberg and Radicalism/Strindberg and the Avant-Garde,' to be published 2013

Review: “Seth Lerer, Prospero’s Son”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 11 April 2013

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, ed. Martin Middeke, Methuen – to be published Spring 2011

“Bel Geddes’ Theatre” for HRC (University of Texas at Austin) Exhibition Catalogue (2011)

“Story-telling: a Dystopian Perspective on Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011

“John Osborne” for Modern British Drama on Screen, Cambridge UP, to be published Fall 2011

“La obra de Murray Schafer: El drama musical como agente restaurador de la religion en una sociedad secular”, for Apuntes, No. 132: spring 2011, 22-30.

“ ‘I Hate Musicals, But I Love to Sing’: Developments in Contemporary English Drama,” Coup de Théâtre, le Musical: théâtre et cinéma. RADAC 25/2011, 59-74.

“Tall Tales and Bedtime Stories: Narrative in Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, July 2011, 167-180.

“Modernism in Drama” (revised and updated) The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (ed. Michael Levenson, 2nd Edition) Cambridge University Press, September 2011, 128-154.

“Simon Stephens” for The Methuen Guide to Contemporary British Drama, (ed. Martin Middeke, Aleks Sierz) Methuen October 2011, 445-465.

"’Et in Arcadia Ego’: The Relationship of Arcadia to Stoppard’s Work” for Lectures de Tom Stoppard, ed. Liliane Campos & Julie Vatain, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, November 2011, 15-21.

“Bel Geddes’ Theatre” for HRC (University of Texas at Austin) Exhibition Catalogue (2011)

“Story-telling: a Dystopian Perspective on Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011

“A Woman At The Globe”, The Mark (on-line Toronto newspaper) 23 February 2010: http://themarknews.com/articles/991-a-woman-at-the-globe

“The Fagan Connection: Shaw and the British Theatre of the Early Twentieth Century”, for SHAW 30: Summer 2010 – in press.

“Defining Irishness: Shaw and the Image of Ireland on the English Stage” The Companion to Irish Drama. (ed. Julia Wright) Oxford: Blackwell Press – to be published, October 2010

“The Imperfect Wagnerite: Bernard Shaw and Richard Wagner”, Text and Presentation – to be published, March 2010

“The Significance of Carnival” (introduction) for Carnival: Theory/Practice – to be published CSP, Fall 2010

Review. “Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre”, Text & Presentation, (Comparative Drama Conference Series 5) March 2009, 219-221.

“Shavian Wit on the Airwaves”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 4-10 June 2009, 54.

“The Canon: Martin Esslin, The Theatre of the Absurd”, Times Higher Education Supplement, 18 June 2009, 47.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Gospels for the People”, in Adaptations: Performing Across Media and Genres, WTV. May 2009, 97-112.

“Towards a Post-Millennial Mainstream? Documents of the Times” (Chinese trans. Yin Ling-yun), in Studies in Culture & Art (Beijing) Vol.2 No.1 (July) 2009, 227-236

“Visiones del Movimiento. Isadora Duncan y Gordon Craig” (“Visions of Movement: Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan”) for Edward Gordon Craig. El espacio como espetáculo (Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Lisbon) November 2009, 434-448.

“Modern Drama: An Overview of Developments”, A Teaching Guide to Modern Drama, ed. Amir Al-Azraki, York University, December 2009, 9-35

“Restoring Religion to a Secular Society through Performance: the Art of Murray Shafer”, Drama and Religion, ed. Majid Sarsangi, (University of Tehran, March 2008), 3-18.

“Defining Modernism: George Bernard Shaw”, Literature Criticism, Vol. 205, 13-54. Gale Publishing, July 2008.

“Copenhagen in Context”, Frayn in Germany, Ed. Susanne Bach, Albert-Reiner Glaap, Trier: WVT, Sept 2008, 68-71,

* “The Rise of the Director”, in The Cambridge History of German Theatre, ed. Maik Hamburger & Simon Williams, CUP October 2008, 171-197.

“Terrorists on Stage: Dialogue, Dualities and Drama” in Literary Encounters of Fundamentalism: A Casebook. (Ed. Klaus Stierstorfer and Annette Kern-Stähler), Heidelberg UP, December 2008,327-339.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Voices of War: Music in Shaw’s Plays”, SHAW 28: Summer 2008, 137-152

“Bernard Shaw – A Life” (Review Article) Victorian Studies, Vol. 29 # 2 (Winter 2007) 374-377

“Ibsen in America – Influence, Inspiration, Catalyst”, One Hundred Year Commemoration to the Life of Henrik Ibsen, ed. G. O. Mazur, New York: Semenko Foundation, March 2007. pp. 81-98.

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Drama and/after Postmodernism. Eds. Christoph Henke and Martin Middeke. Contemporary Drama in English 14. (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007) . 179-196.

“The ‘Old Guard’ in the ‘New’ Millennium: Stoppard, Hare and Documentary Drama”, Modern Drama (special issue: ed. Darren Gobert). Vol. L No.3 (Fall 2007), 435-452 Republished in Chinese in Studies in Culture and Art (Beijing) July 2009

"Bridging Opposites – Drama and Science – in the Plays of John Mighton”, CTR (special issue on Science and Theatre, ed. Jenn Stephenson) 131, Summer 2007, 20-27.

“Allegories from the Past: Stoppard’s Uses of History”, Modern Drama 49:2 (Summer 2006), pp.223-237

“Transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance: Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc”, Tro pa teatret: Essays om religion og teater, ed Bent Holm (Copenhagen U.P., 2006, pp.122-144.

“The Past is the Present: Stoppard’s Histiographic Eye”, History and Drama: Essays in Honour of Bernhard Reitz (Trier: WRT, 2006), pp.175-189

“The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…” (Review article) Nineteenth Century Theatre & Film, Fall 2006, 67-69

“Scenography in Canada”, The University of Toronto Quarterly 75:1 (Winter 2005/2006) -- “Letters in Canada 2004.” 75:1 (Winter 2005/2006), pp.447-449

“Science, Chorus Girls and Skeletons” – http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/star_c05 (2005)

“Des passions monumentales à l'âge de l'idéologie: Edward Gordon Craig et Norman Bel Geddes”, L’Annuaire théâtral, No 37, Printemps 2005, 65-84

“Indian Images on the English Stage”, in Ethnicity and Identity, ed. Ravi Chaturvedi. Publication Scheme Jaipur Summer 2005, pp. 270-279

“Puppets and Machines of the Mind: Robert Lepage and the Modernist Heritage”, Theatre Review International, Vol 30 No. 2 (July 2005), pp.1-15

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, in Refractions of Canada, Vol II, ed. Klaus Stiersdorfer. De Gruyter, December 2005, pp.197-210.

"Cross-Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, in Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic Expression, ed. Hans-Ulrich Mohr, WVT 2004, pp.183-196

“Utopian Apocalypses: Shaw, War and H.G. Wells”, SHAW 23, 2004, pp.37-46

“The Evolution of the Species: Darwin (Man) Shaw (Superman) & automobile mechanic (New Man)”, Programme Essay for G.B. Shaw, Man and Superman, Shaw Festival, 2004

“Robert Lepage, Kanadyjski Postmodernista” (Robert Lepage, Canadian Postmodernist: trans. Agata Chałupnik), Dialog (Warsaw) Vol. 49 No 9 Fall 2004, pp.179-187

“Auden’s Dramatic Impulse and the Experimental Muse”, for The Cambridge Companion to W.H.Auden, Ed. Stan Smith. CUP December 2004, pp.82-95

“Bernard Shaw, Barry Jackson and the Webbs”, review article, University of Toronto Quarterly, 73:1, Winter 2003/4, pp.251-253

“Baring the Breast – or ‘Author, Author!’ ” European Journal of English Studies, 2003. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 9-23

“Shifting the Frame – Modernism in Modern Theatre”, for Rethinking Modernism, ed. Marianne Thormählen, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003, pp.204-212

“Gordon Craig in the Multi-Media Postmodern World: from the Art of the Theatre to Ex Machina” – web publication, Centre for Performance Research: http://www.thecpr.org.uk (2003)

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, in Contemporary Drama in English (Dis)Continuities, WVT (Trier) 2002, pp.165-176

“Science on the Stage”, in British Drama in the Nineties, ed. Bernhard Reiz, Universitätsverlag Heidelberg 2002, pp.95-106

“Immortal Eyes and Fearful Symmetry: Towards a Drama of Vision”, Irish University Review – Spring/Summer 2002, pp 164-174

“Reinterpreting Hamlet – Images on Film”, Enegkigaku Ronso (University of Osaka), Vol.4 Jan 2002, pp. 200-209

“The Forgotten Playwright”: Programme Essay for J.M.Barrie, The Old lady Shows Her Medals: Shaw Festival, 2002

“Mythic Dimensions and Modern Classics” (reprinted from Holy Theatre), in Eugene Ionesco, ed. Harold Bloom, Chelsea House Publishers, PA, July 2002

"From The Front Page to Pravda – All the News that’s Fit to Stage", for What revels are in hand? Assessments of Contemporary Drama in English – Festschrift for Wolfgang Lippke, WVT (Trier) 2001, pp.153-162

“Expanding Dialogues: From Tribal Traditions to the Internet”, Otani University Studies in English Language and Literature, vol. 28 2001, pp.85-104

“Defining Modernism: George Bernard Shaw” (reprinted from Modern British Drama), in An Introduction to the Humanities, The Open University (UK), 2000

“Modern Irish Drama”, (review article), Modern Drama, Vol. XLIII (2000), pp.419-22

“Avant Garde Theatre: Themes and Definitions”, in The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance, ed. L. Goodman & J. de Gay, Routledge 2000, pp.70-74

"Text/pre-text/pretext: the Language of Avant-garde Experiment", for Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Texuality, ed. Richard Harding: U of Michigan Press, 2000, pp.58-75

"Terence Rattigan: the Voice of the Fifties", for British Theatre in the Fifties, ed. Dominic Shellard, Sheffield UP 2000, pp.53-63

“Time and Priestley’s England” – Programme-essay for Shaw Festival, 2000

“Remaking Modern Classics” (Introduction to edited selection of essays), Modern Drama, vol. XLIII No.2 (2000), pp.248-251

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text versus Performance", for The Performance Text, ed. Domenic Pietropaulo: Legas, 1999, pp.9-19

"Modernism in Drama", for the Cambridge Companion to Modernism, ed. Michael Levenson, CUP 1999, pp. 130-156

"Elemental, My Dear Clare: the Case of the Missing Poet", for Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama, ed. Martin Middeke & Werner Huber: Camden House, 1999, pp.187-200

"Indian Images - from The Ecstasy of Rita Joe to Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing", International Theatre, Summer 1998, pp. 38-47

"Talk, Talk, Talk -- Shaw Talk", for The Cambridge Companion to Bernard Shaw, ed. Christopher Innes, CUP, 1998, pp. 162-179

"Dreams of Violence: Moving beyond Colonialism", for Theatre Matters, ed. Richard Boon: CUP, 1998, pp. 76-96

“The Essential Continuity of Sean O’Casey”, for DIScovering Authors, Gale Research (CDRom), 1998

"After Two Wars": studies of key productions in Europe, Russia, England, Africa & the U.S. from 1918 to 1970 for The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre, ed. John Russell Brown, OUP, 1995, pp. 380-445. (revised edition 1997)

"Music Halls and Mesmerists", Programme-essay for Will Any Gentleman, Shaw Festival 1997

Review article on George Ryga Archives, for English Studies in Canada, vol 23 (1997), pp.222-4

"Beyond Categories (Redefining 'Mainstream)" for Contemporary Drama in English: Beyond the Mainstream, WVT (Trier) 1997, pp. 55-68

"Mythic Dimensions & Modern Classics" (excerpt from Holy Theatre, pp.202-40) in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, ed. J.Chapman & D.Jones, Gale Research–GaleNet (Website) 1997

"The End of History - And After: the Politics of Drama Today", for Contemporary Drama in English: Drama and Reality, WVT (Trier) 1996, pp.17-28

"National Theatre(s) - Politics and Audiences", for Contemporary Drama in English: Centre and Margins, WVT (Trier) 1995, pp. 53-67

"Lost Empires", Programme Essay for Cavalcade, Shaw Festival 1995

"The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics", in New Forms of Comedy, WVT (Trier) 1994, pp. 8-21

"The Shaw Factor: Retrospective Modernism & British Theatre", SHAW 14 (June 1994), pp. 89-101

"What Price Eden?" Programme Essay for Eden End, Shaw Festival 1994

"Modern Approaches to Bertolt Brecht" (review), Modern Drama, vol. XXXVII (1994), pp. 271-4

"Adapting Dickens to the Modern Eye", for Novel Images: 19th and 20th Century Fiction on Stage and Screen, ed. Peter Reynolds, Routledge 1993, pp. 64-80

"The Political Spectrum of Edward Bond" in Contemporary British Drama: 1970-1990, ed. H Zeifman & C Zimmerman, Macmillan 1993, pp. 81-101

"Hail the Bourgeois Hero!" Programme Essay for The Unmentionables, Shaw Festival 1993

"Christopher Hampton & Peter Shaffer", in Englische Drama des Gegenwarts, ed. Klaus Mueller, Tubingen 1993, pp. 433-453

"Directing on the English Stage", (review) Essays in Theatre, May 1992, pp. 198-200

"The Dramatist's Dilemma", Modern Drama, 35 (1992) pp. 466-477

"The Theatre of the Weimar Republic", (review) Modern Drama, Vol. XXXIII No. 1 (1990) pp.150-152.

"The Essential Continuity of Sean O'Casey", Modern Drama, Vol XXXIII No. 3 (1990) pp. 419-433.

"North American Expressionism", (review) Theatre History in Canada: Vol 11 No. 2 (1990) pp. 215-218. -- web-publication: Theatre Research in Canada, 2003 – http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/TRIC/

"Hapgood - A Question of Gamesmanship?", Modern Drama, Vol. XXXII No. 2 (1989) pp. 315-318.

"Granville Barker and Galsworthy: Questions of Censorship", Modern Drama, Vol XXXII No 3 (1989) pp. 331-344.

"The Salesman on the Stage", English Studies in Canada Vol III No 3 (Fall 1977) Toronto, pp. 336-50. -- reprinted in Modern Critical Interpretations: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, ed. Harold Bloom, Prentice Hall 1988, pp.59-75.

"Repertory Theatre in Britain", Modern Drama, Vol XXX No 1 (1987) Toronto, pp. 131-3.

"Somerset Maugham: A Test Case for Popular Comedy", Modern Drama, Vol XXX No 4 (1987), pp. 453-465.

"Gordon Craig and the Actor" - in 40 Years of Mise en Scene, ed. Claude Shumacher, Dundee 1986 (pp.59-71).

"Jerzy Grotowski", Theatre Research International Vol 11 No 3 (1986) Oxford, pp. 277-80.

"The Many Faces of Rita Joe: Anatomy of a Playwright's Development", Canadian Drama Vol 11 No 4 (1985) Waterloo, pp. 145-166.

"The Psychology of Politics: George Ryga's Captives of the Faceless Drummer", Theatre History in Canada Vol 6 No 1 (1985) Toronto, pp. 23-43. -- web-publication: Theatre Research in Canada, 2003 – http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/TRIC/

"Alfred Jarry" - in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Gale 1985 (pp. 32-44)

Pamphlet: Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America, Toronto 1985, 16pp.

"Brecht's Dramaturgy: The Dynamic Mirror", Essays in Theatre, Vol II No 2 (1984) Guelph, pp. 111-124.

"Edward Bond" - in Modern British Dramatists: New Perspectives, ed. John Russell Brown, Prentice Hall 1984, pp. 26-48

"Modern Drama in Theory and Practice", Modern Drama Vol XXVI (Spring 1983) Toronto, pp. 103-7.

"The Kiss of Death: Theatre and Criticism", Gamut No 4 (1983) Toronto, pp. 46-54.

"The Political Spectrum of Edward Bond", Modern Drama Vol XXV (Summer 1982) Toronto, pp. 189-206. -- reprinted in Modern British Dramatists: New Perspectives, ed. John Russell Brown, Prentice Hall 1984; and in Contemporary British Dramatists, ed. H. Zeifman: MacMillan, 1993.

"Political Mythologies: George Ryga", Canadian Theatre Review, Vol 8 No 2 (1982) Waterloo, pp. 160-172. -- reprinted in Canadian Drama Vol 11 No 1 (1985) -- excerpted in Modern Canadian Drama: Some New Perspectives, ed. L. W. Conolly, Talonbooks, 1987, Vancouver, pp. 43f.

"The Theatre of Erwin Piscator", Modern Drama, Vol XXIII (Winter 1981) Toronto, pp. 502-4.

"Edward Bond: From Rationalism to Rhapsody", Canadian Theatre Review, Vol 3 (Summer 1979) Toronto, pp. 108-114.

"The Story of the Volksbühne", Canadian Theatre Review Vol 18 (Spring 1978) Toronto, pp. 146-7.

"Masks, Mirrors and Lindsay Kemp", Canadian Theatre Review Vol 19 (Summer 1978) Toronto, pp. 25-34.

"Rasputin: A Documentation", The Drama Review Vol 22 (December 1978) New York, pp. 83-98.

"Piscators Einfluss auf Brecht", Die Bühnengenossenschaft 7/8 (July/August 1970) Hamburg, pp. 267-9.

Conference Proceedings

“Continuities in the Avant-Garde: Dada to Clowns, Circus and Avant-Garde Theatre” in 속표지 (Conference Proceedings) Seoul University Press, November 2012, 177-195.

“Tall Tales and Bedtime Stories: Narrative in Contemporary Irish Drama”, for Narrativity in Drama, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, July 2011, 167-180.

Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar. “Gospels for the People”, in Adaptations: Performing Across Media and Genres, WTV. May 2009, 97-112

“Restoring Religion to a Secular Society through Performance: the Art of Murray Shafer”, Drama and Religion, ed. Majid Sarsangi, (University of Tehran, March 2008), 3-18.

“Indian Images on the English Stage”, in Ethnicity and Identity, ed. Ravi Chaturvedi. Publication Scheme Jaipur Summer 2005, pp. 270-279

"Cross-Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, in Extending the Code: New Forms of Dramatic Expression, ed. Hans-Ulrich Mohr, WVT 2004, pp.183-196

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, in Contemporary Drama in English (Dis)Continuities, WVT (Trier) 2002, pp.165-176

"Beyond Categories (Redefining 'Mainstream)" for Contemporary Drama in English: Beyond the Mainstream, WVT (Trier) 1997, pp. 55-68

"The End of History - And After: the Politics of Drama Today", for Contemporary Drama in English: Drama and Reality, WVT (Trier) 1996, pp.17-28

"National Theatre(s) - Politics and Audiences", for Contemporary Drama in English: Centre and Margins, WVT (Trier) 1995, pp. 53-67

"Christopher Hampton & Peter Shaffer", in Englische Drama des Gegenwarts, ed. Klaus Mueller, Tubingen 1993, pp. 433-453

"Canadian Theatre", Northwestern University, 1985

Conference Papers

“Popular Shakespeare: Musical Adaptations.” Popular Culture Association of Canada, Niagara, May 2013

Marat/Sade Bohnice – Brook to Thauberger” Invited Talk, Sunday Scene, The Power Plant (Harbourfront) April 2013

“Gender Issues in Musical Adaptations of Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America, York University, March 2013

Series of 4 lectures on “Naturalism: Zola, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shaw”, Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, February 2013

“The Love Deficit” Shaw Panel, Mid-West MLA, Cincinnati, November 2012

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Modernity: Gertrude Stein to Robert Wilson and Peter Sellars” MAPACA, Pittsburgh October 2012.

Series of 4 lectures on “Gender in Shakespeare’s Comedies: The Taming of the Shrew / As You Like It / Twelfth Night / Measure for Measure.” Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, October 2012.

“Contemporary Avant-Garde” Invited Plenary Paper, Seoul, South Korea, October 2012

“Imagining Private Sponsors” conference, 'Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship: Theatre and Performance Culture in Uncertain Times' (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, July 2012

“Triumphant Physical Theatre: Undermining Ethics through the Body,” CDE, Universität an der Ruhr, June 2012

“Clowns, the Circus and Avant-Garde Theatre” Popular Culture Association Canada, Niagara, May 2012

Panelist: “Shakespeare: The Authorship Question” Conference, York University, April 2012

Midsummer Night’s Dream: Drama – Painting – Film – Music”, series of 4 invited lectures, University of Copenhagen, March 2012

“Ecological myths: the Patria Cycle of Opera Composer, Murray Schafer” for Mid-America Popular and American Culture Conference, Philadelphia, November 2011

“Tradition and Innovation: the operas of Murray Schafer.” IFTR, Osaka Japan, August 2011

“Alien Shores: Anti-imperialist, Post-Colonial or Eurocentric? Shaw’s View of Foreigners” for International Shaw Society Conference “Shaw Without Borders.” University of Guelph, July 2011

“Undermining Ethics through Performance,” CDE, Mainz, June 2011

“The Art of Gertrude Stein” for Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2011

Lecture series – on Directing: Robert Wilson / Robert Lepage / Peter Sellars. Theatre Dept. University of Copenhagen, February 2011

(with Jeffrey Jacobson & Robyn Gillam. “Performance and Ritual in the Virtual Egyptian Temple”. Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA), Granada, Spain, April, 2010

“Stories the Irish Tell Themselves”. CDE Conference, Paderborn, June 2010

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama”, IAUPE Conference, Malta, July 2010

“The Challenge of the New: Gertrude Stein’s religious opera, Four Saints in Three Acts” & Chair: Panel on Gertrude Stein, IFTR Conference, Munich, July 2010

“Musical Politics – from Kurt Weill and Brechtian cabaret to Tom Stoppard and Simon Stephens,” Keynote lecture for SAES (Research on contemporary Anglophone performing arts) conference, Lille (France) October 2010.

“‘Life is a Cabaret!’ – To Borrow a Phrase.” Keynote lecture for RADAC (Research on contemporary Anglophone Drama) conference, Lille (France) October 2010.

“Brecht – Theory – Plays – Practice.” Series of 3 invited lectures, Department of Theatre, University of Copenhagen, October 2010.

“The politics of Re-uniting the Carnival Arts” Keynote lecture for 3rd International Conference on Steelpan: Integrating the Three Elements of Carnival, Steelpan, Calypso and Mas. University of East London, October 2010 (see; http://www.panonthenet.com/news/2010/dec/3rd-itnl-panconf-12-01-10.htm)

“The Challenge of the New: Gertrude Stein and Postdramatic Theatre” IFTR Conference, Munich, July 2010.

“Staging the Mediterranean: Developing Views in English Drama”, IAUPE Conference, University of Malta, July 2010

“Stories the Irish Tell Themselves”. CDE Conference, Paderborn, June 2010

“The (Im)perfect Wagnerite” Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2009

“Monumental Passions and Modernism”, York to the Power of 50, Toronto, April 2009

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Religious Censorship: the 25th International Theatre Festival, Tehran”, IFTR Conference, Lisbon, July 2009

“Communities and Process in Schafer’s Operas”, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, August 2009

“Politics of Play Writing: Suffragettes, Suffering Families and the Stage”, International Shaw Society Conference, Washington DC, October 2009

“Contemporary British Drama ” - Series of Invited Lectures, Copenhagen University, October 2009 (1) Literary Theatre (2) Authors as Characters (3) Art on Stage (4) Aesthetics vs Politic

“Street Theatre to Carnival”, Faculty Research Seminar, Department of Theatre, Copenhagen University, October 2009

“Bernard Shaw on Stage”, Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, March 2008

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “Gospels for the People – Adaptations from the Bible in Modern Musical Theatre”, CDE Conference, Siegen, May 2008

“Censorship!” Invited keynote talk for “Banned Book Day”, Centre for Inquiry (CFI) – Ontario, September 2008

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Biblical Updates – Christ in the Modern Musical” Mid Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association conference, Niagara Falls, November 2008

“Establishing a Religious Drama in a Secular Society” – Opening Keynote speech: “Drama and Religion” Conference, Tehran University, Iran, January 2007

“Lepage’s Self-Reflexive Art: the Andersen Project”, Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, May 2007

“From the Surrealists to Multimedia Performance”, Modern Writing & Modern Life session, IAUPE Conference, Lund, July 2007

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “Ideals of Africa on North American Stages”, IFTR Conference, Stellenbosch, July 2007

“Technology in the Theatre” Public Lecture: El Hanagar Centre for Arts, Cairo. February 2006

“Staging Science: Chaos Theory, Quantum Mechanics & Mathematics”, Cairo University, Cairo. February 2006

“Canadian Theatre on the Cutting Edge: Robert Lepage & John Mighton”, Ain Shams University, Cairo. February 2006

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage”, Public Lecture: University of Kent (UK), February 2006

“Designing Modern America”. Public Lecture: Graduate Program in Design, York University, March 2006

“Out of Africa: Body Rituals from Nigeria to North America”. Keynote paper for “Religion, Body, Theatre” Conference, Copenhagen, April 2006

“The Andersen Project – Intercultural Images”. IFTR, Helsinki. August 2006

(with Brigitte Bogar) . “The Arts of War: From Comic Operetta to Wagner”. Shaw Seminar, Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 2006

“The Passion of Gordon Craig” – A series of two Public Lectures, Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, 13 & 14 October 2006

“Criticism as Career – Contemporary Drama in English”. Mainz, November 2006

“Fundamental Noises – Extremism and the Role of Conflict in Drama”. Fundamentalism and Literature – Global/Local Conference, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, November 2006

“Science, Chorus Girls and Skeletons” – for Science, Theatre, Audience, Reader Conference, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, March 2005 Also: Panel 1 – “Communicating Science: Language Across Disciplines” Panel 2 – “Math, Science, and Audience in Stoppard’s Arcadia”

“Words that Count – The Writer in Modern British Theatre”. Public Lecture: Charles University, Prague, April 2005

“Artaud – Grotowski – Stellarc: transmuting Flesh to Spirit through Performance”. Keynote address for “Spirituality and Literature” Conference, Copenhagen, April 2005

“Metatheatre in Modern English Drama”. Public Lecture: University of Copenhagen, April 2005

“Stoppard and History”, Public Lecture: Lund University, May 2005

“Voices of the 90s: Sensation and Sarah Kane”. Master Seminar: Lund University, May 2005

“Rituals of performance: Masks on stage and in Carnival”. Invited talk: Symposium, University of Copenhagen August 2005

“Canadian Theatre at the Cutting Edge” – University of Düsseldorf, June 2004

“Post-Modern Theatre in Canada – the Art of Robert Lepage” – for the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, June 2004

“Gordon Craig and Robert Lepage: Uebermarrionettes and Mechanical Stages” – for the Polish Puppetry Conference, Bialystock (Poland), June 2004

Chair: Performance Studies in Canada – ATHE pre-conference session, Toronto, August 2004 Arcadian Thermodynamics and Chaos Theory” – for Theatre of Science: Crossovers & Confluences, University of Glamorgan, Wales, September 2004

“Indian Images/Cultural Connections” – for IFTR, Jaipur, January 2003

“Monumental Passion – Italian Inspirations / Ideal Stages”, University of Toronto, March 2003 -- Also broadcast (with an interview): Omni TV, April 2003

“Cultural Connections – Indian Signs/English Conventions”, CDE, Dresden, June 2003

“Hewers of Wood in an Empty Landscape: Canadian Images on the European Stage”, Keynote speech: Conference – “Refractions of Canada in European Literature, Dűsseldorf, July 2003

“The Theatre Artist: From Craig to Robert Lepage”, Keynote Speech: Past Masters Conference- “Craig & Appia: Sculptors of the Modern Stage”, Center for Performance Research, Aberysthwyth, Wales, December 2003.

“New Worlds for Old – Theatrical Modernism – for ‘Culture and the City’ seminar, Toronto, January 2002

“Science on the Modern Stage” – for Würzburg Universität, June 2002

“George Ryga and Canadian Drama” – Würzburg Universität, June 2002

“Lost Leaders: Granville-Barker and His Majesty”, Shaw Festival, August 2002

“Squaring the Circle: Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory and Contemporary Drama” – for University of Buckingham, November 2002

“Trends in Modern Drama” – for University of Hyderabad, December 2002

“From Broadway to Main Street”, Graduate Center for the Study of Drama, University of Toronto, February 2001

“Shaw, War and H.G.Wells”, ‘Shaw’s Brave New World’ conference, Marquette University (Milwaukee), April 2001

“Designing Modern Life – The Impact of Theatre on American Society”, CDE Conference, Vienna, May 2001

“State of the Nation? American Drama Today” – for Universität Wien, May 2001

“Robert Lepage: Machines of the Mind”, IFTR, Sydney (Australia), July 2001

“Molière’s Tartuffe – scandal and censorship”, Stratford Festival Table Talk series, July 2000

“Brecht in England: A Question of Influence”, ESSE5 2000, Helsinki, August 2000 -- also panel discussion on Brecht and British Theatre

“A Theatrical Perspective on Modernism”, Lund University (Sweden), September 2000 -- also colloquium & panel discussion on Modernism

“Expanding Dialogues: Contemporary Canadian Theatre” – Otani Women’s University, Osaka (Japan), October 2000

“Images of Hamlet: Text to Film”, Osaka University (Japan), October 2000

“Avant-Garde Theatre Today”, Tokyo University (Japan), October 2000

“Staging America: The Image of the Future and the 1940 World’s Fair”, Plenary Paper, ASTR, Minneapolis, November 1999

“Tennessee Williams & Camino Real”, Robert Gill Theatre, UofT Symposium, November 1999

"Maurice Maeterlinck's The Intruder", CBC interview, "Showcase on Sunday" program – broadcast, February 1998

"Staging Black History: Suzanne Lori Parks, from Lincoln to Venus", CDE Conference, Frankfurt, June 1998

“Shaw and Major Barbara”, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, July 1998

"In the Beginning was the Word: Text and Performance", University of Toronto, March 1997

"The Role of the Author in Contemporary British Drama", Heidelberg Universität, June 1997

"Crossing Cultures in Canada: Tompson Highway and Robert LePage", Inaugural Address, Institute for Canadian Studies, Würzburg Universität, June 1997

Session Chair & Panel Discussant, CDE Conference, Paderborn, July 1997

"The Seriousness of Farce", Shaw Festival Seminar, July 1997

"The Voice of the Fifties: Terence Rattigan", British Library Conference, London, December 1997

"Recontextualizing Hamlet", Tufts University, February 1996

"Beyond the Mainstream: Robert LePage", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English: Tübingen, June 1996

"Anyone for Cricket? Playing the Game in Modern British Drama", Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz; & Saarbrucken Universität: July 1996

"The Politics of the Mega Musical", Lancaster University, May 1995

"The End of History - and After: the politics of drama today", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English: Dresden, June 1995 -- and at Humbolt University, Berlin: June 1995

"Millennial Drama, from the 1890s to the 1990s", for IAUPE: Copenhagen, July 1995

"Theatre Research Today", University of Kent, July 1995

"Modernism -- Post-Modernism -- And After?", for "Why Theatre" Conference, University of Toronto & Humbolt University: Toronto, October 1995

"The Politics of Cabaret", Public Lecture, Brown University, February 1994

"Historical Perspectives on Actor Training: 'the Art of Acting'", Trinity College Dublin, June 1994

"The Death of Nostalgia", Shaw Festival Seminar, July 1994

"Critics, Canons and Sacred Cows", Wayne State University, September 1994

"Outsiders Offside on the Inside: Sex Politics and the National Theatre", for the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English, Halle, October 1994 -- also panel discussion (with Thomas Kilroy, Bryony Lavery) on "State of the Art"

"Upstaged and Off-stage - the Fallacy of Fin de Siecle", ASTR, New York, November 1994

"Bali and Artaud": for Centre for Performance Research, University of Cardiff, January 1993 -- also keynote & plenary speeches as Chair of 4th "Points of Contact Conference: Performance, Ritual & Shamanism": University of Cardiff, January 1993.

“The Cutting Edge of Comedy: Peter Barnes' Polemics": for German Society for Contemporary Theatre & Drama in English, Politische Akademie Biggsee, June 1993

"Mephistopheles, Machiavelli and Morality Play Paradigms", for Shakespeare Association of America, Kansas: April 1992

"The Perils of Criticism: Beckett, Brecht & Academia", Public Lecture, University of Newcastle (Australia): May 1992

"Samuel Beckett: a Reevaluation", University of Sidney (Australia): May 1992

"Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Cabaret", for Berlin! Berlin! Program, Continuing Education Centre, University of Sydney: May 1992

"Revisiting the Avant-Garde", University of New South Wales (Australia): May 1992

"British Drama in the 1980s", University of New South Wales: May 1992

"Brecht and Beckett on the modern Stage", Public Lecture, La Trobe University (Australia): May 1992

"The Significance of Bernard Shaw", Public Lecture, University of Queensland (Australia): June 1992

"The Stage Irishman Abroad", for joint AAIS/CAIS Conference, Galway (Ireland): July 1992

"The Indian in Canadian Drama", for IAUPE conference, Trent University, August 1992.

"The Shaw Factor: Retrospective Modernism & British Theatre": for Shaw Conference, Virginia, November 1992

Chair, "Drama & Biography", CAIS Conference, Ottawa 1991.

"Defining the Dream: the Politics of Irish Culture": Imperialism & Popular Culture Conference, University of Newcastle, July 1991

"Samuel Beckett and the Critics", Cambridge University, 1990 -- & Newcastle (Australia): July 1991.

"A Theatre for the St. Matthew Passion", BBC Third Programme, London 1988 -- re-broadcast 1990

"In the Mind's Eye: Gordon Craig and the Actor", Craig Memorial Lecture, FIRT Congress (Glasgow), 1985

"Cabaret & Political Theatre", CBC "Ideas" programme, 1983 -- re-broadcast 1984

"Edward Bond", Trent University, 1981

"Modern Tragedy", University of British Columbia, 1980

"The Theatre of Cruelty", University of Ottawa, 1980

"Brecht: A Reassessment", Northwestern University, 1980

"Peter Brook and the Avant Garde", Cornell University, 1980

Seminar Leader, Shaw Festival, Niagara, 1978

Seminar Leader, Ibsen Centennial Conference, UBC 1978

"Miller, O'Neill and Gelber", Canadian Association for American Studies, 1976

"Carl Sternheim", Theatre Plus, Toronto, 1976

Public Lectures

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare's Music” Invited Public Lecture, University of Toronto, October 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare's Words Spoken and Sung: Twelfth Night, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice” Invited public lecture/ performance, University of Copenhagen, October 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shakespeare’s Music” Invited public lecture/ performance, University of Toronto, September 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Shakespeare” Invited public lecture/ performance, Buckingham University (UK), August 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “The Music of Shaw’s Music Criticism.” Invited Keynote/Concert/ Reading, International Shaw Conference, Ayot-St. Lawrence (UK), June 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Shaw's Pygmalion at 100/ Lerner & Lowe's My Fair Lady at 57 - Carving Identity in Words and Music” Invited Plenary Lecture, Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, April 2013.

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Music in Elizabethan Theatre, Shakespeare’s Songs, and Shakespeare in the Modern Musical.” Invited Public Lecture: Lund University, Sweden. February 2013

(with Brigitte Bogar) “Bernard Shaw and Musical Chairs: the Language of Expression” Invited Public Lecture, Copenhagen University, February 2013

“Life is a Cabaret: Popular Art and and Avant-Garde Theatre” Inaugural Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, March 2012

“Lepage’s Self-Reflexive Art: the Andersen Project”, Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen, May 2007

Chair, Plenary session, ASTR, New York, November 1995