|dc.description.abstract||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
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.||en_US