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Posted: Monday October 17, 2011
Jerry Wasserman

Professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia and a professional actor, Jerry Wasserman has written and lectured widely on Canadian theatre, dramatic literature, theatre history, modern fiction, and blues music; publicly interviewed writers and theatre artists ranging from Margaret Atwood to Stephen Sondheim; and served for over fifteen years as a drama critic on CBC Radio. He is currently theatre critic for The Province newspaper and editor of Vancouverplays.com, an informative Web site that provides up-to-date listings and reviews of local theatre performances. Wasserman grew up in New York and attained an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Cornell, specializing in twentieth-century literature and drama. He started teaching at UBC in 1972; though his initial research focus was on fiction, his work in the theatre as an actor soon led him to teach mainly drama courses, eventually creating a course in Canadian drama.

In addition to his scholarly accomplishments, Wasserman continues to maintain a busy career as an actor. A seasoned veteran on the Vancouver theatre scene, he has also made over two hundred appearances on film and television. For more information on Wasserman and his work, please visit his faculty webpage. His acting credits may also be found here.



LATEST Jerry Wasserman NEWS

June 2015 : Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 the Jessie Awards!

January 2014 : In Review: Seeds at the PuSh Festival, Vancouver

August 2013 : Volume Two of Modern Canadian Plays (5th Edition) Has Arrived!

QUOTES OF NOTE

Spectacle of Empire

“The French play by Lescarbot is a significant literary and cultural artifact: it represents a social interaction expressed in artistic form.”
—Dalhousie Review

The Theatre of Neptune in New France was a defining moment … a moment in which the theatre enacted an imagined authenticity even as it confirmed the extension of empire by transmuting the work of colonialism into spectacle.”
—Alan Filewod, Performing Canada

“A useful and amusing book filled with fascinating little-known facts.”
—Geist

QUOTES OF NOTE

Modern Canadian Plays, Vol. II – 5th Edition

“Unquestionably, Jerry Wasserman and Talonbooks deserve praise for publishing an anthology that brings together in such a reader-friendly format … the most important plays of the Canadian dramatic repertory.”
– Andre Loiselle, Theatre Research in Canada

QUOTES OF NOTE

Modern Canadian Plays, Vol. I – 5th Edition

Praise for the 4th edition:

“The anthology of choice for most courses … both Jerry Wasserman and Talonbooks continue to expand, update, and broaden the representational range of the standard teaching anthology in the field. One can only look forward to the fifth edition, and all those to follow.”
– Ric Knowles, Canadian Literature

QUOTES OF NOTE

Modern Canadian Plays, Vol. I

“The anthology of choice for most courses … both Jerry Wasserman and Talonbooks continue to expand, update, and broaden the representational range of the standard teaching anthology in the field. One can only look forward to the fifth edition, and all those to follow.”
– Ric Knowles, Canadian Literature


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