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Martha Schabas

Martha Schabas’ first novel, VARIOUS POSITIONS, was shortlisted for an Evergreen Fiction Award and named a book of the year by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine. Her essays, arts criticism and short fiction have appeared in several Canadian journals and magazines.  
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Review: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life is a radically immersive production
Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis’s photobook on breakups brings female artists closer together Subscriber content
Theatre Review
Soulpepper’s Sisters is an elegant if modest adaptation of Wharton novella
Theatre Review: Enjoy your stay at Soulpepper’s Bed and Breakfast Subscriber content
Theatre Review
Review: Vivid examples from real life spill into art at the Summerworks Performance Festival
Review: Dusk Dances Festival is a joyful collision of community and movement
Theatre Review
Review: Canadian Stage reassembles Romeo and Juliet into a contemporary and raw production
Review: A beautiful revival of The King and I still raises questions of appropriation Subscriber content
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Review: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando once felt risky and provocative, but this production feels stuffy and staid
Playwrights explore family, exodus and loss in deeply personal Two Birds One Stone
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Review: Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla comes to Canada as part of National Ballet triple bill
Book Review
Review: Rachel Cusk’s Kudos is a fearless and brazenly dark end to an unforgettable trilogy
CBC series Off Kilter takes a new, funnier angle on ballet
Tony-Award-winning musical Come From Away recouping its money in Toronto
Review: Swan Lake is beautiful, brilliant and utterly gripping
Review: The National Ballet’s Frame by Frame feels mixed − but with moments of striking beauty
Theatre Review
Review: La Bête strikes uneven compromise between sacred and profane
Author Sheila Heti wants Motherhood to reach beyond her politics
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Review: Selfie is a modern morality play that tackles weighty subjects
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Review: Tarragon’s Girls Like That sees its young women only as offensive stereotypes