Saving the Nation’s Aesthetic Soul: B.K. Sandwell at the Montreal Herald (1900-1914) and Saturday Night (1932-1951)

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Title
Saving the Nation’s Aesthetic Soul: B.K. Sandwell at the Montreal Herald (1900-1914) and Saturday Night (1932-1951)
Abstract
Bernard Keeble Sandwell (1876-1954) was Canada’s most influential theatre critic of his day. Between 1900 and 1945, professional theatre in English Canada consisted primarily of American and British touring productions. American producers often used Montreal during this period as a try-out town for productions touring to England or before their New York opening. Sandwell championed the best of British and European drama and criticized the American commercial control of the dramatic arts in Canada. The Montreal Herald encouraged his views because they fit with the newspaper’s activist, public-spirited, independent and non-sectarian editorial policy.
Book Title
Establishing Our Boundaries: English-Canadian Theatre Criticism
Place
Toronto
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date
1999
Pages
177-198
Language
en
Citation
Wagner, Anton. “Saving the Nation’s Aesthetic Soul: B.K. Sandwell at the Montreal Herald (1900-1914) and Saturday Night (1932-1951).” In Establishing Our Boundaries: English-Canadian Theatre Criticism, edited by Anton Wagner, 177–198. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.
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