EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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The theatre as one of Canada's cherished institutions. Current issues with regard to the theatre. The continuing theatre. The theatre as the soul of the entertainment business. A discussion as to whether the talking pictures or television will kill or even affect the theatre. Comparisons between the stage and the screen. Similarities and differences between the two media. The technical and artistic course which the theatre may take. The problem of the supply of good plays. The little theatre and the amateur stage. The community theatre movement as the most prolific developing ground for playwrights. The importance of academic encouragement and development of the drama. The problem of the freedom of the theatre and the question of censorship. The state of the theatre in Canada at the present time. The strong Imperial link of the continuous and effective interchange of theatrical endeavour between England the Canada. The speaker's belief that in a hundred years time the theatre will be recognisable to us. The bright future for the stage.