A Survey of the Professional and Major Amateur Theatre Presentations in Saskatoon from 1912 to1930
Williams, Albert Ronald
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This thesis is a survey of theatrical presentations in Saskatoon from 1912 to 1930. No attempt is made to propound theories based upon these facts. About three-quarters of this thesis presents a day-by-day compilation of professional stage productions and locally produced shows that appeared in the major Saskatoon Theatres from 1912 through 1921. In the remaining one-quarter of the thesis the theatrical productions from 1922 through 1930 are dealt 'With under five headings: Vaudeville, Repertory Companies, Local Shows, Travelling Shows and Specials. Under each heading, trends are reported and notable or recurring shows are listed. A concluding chapter is added, in which the particular years 1912, 1922, 1925, 1929 and 1930 are compared in order to emphasize the differences between the earlier years of flourishing professional theatrical entertainment and its later, rapid decline. An appendix comparing the lowest and highest prices of admission in 1912, 1920, 1928 and 1930 concludes the thesis.