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With a billion-dollar industry centred in Montreal the province of Quebec has established itself as a major hub for contemporary circus. Cirque du Soleil has a global presence and troupes such as Cirque loize and 7 doigts de la main are state-of-the-art innovators. The National Circus School of Montreal the only state-funded elite training facility in North America is an inuential leader in technique. Montreal-based Cirque du Soleils Cirque du Monde supports arts for social change on many continents and is renowned for its social-circus training and research. Cirque Global is the rst book-length study of this new variety of circus and its international impact. The contributors offer critical perspectives on this rapidly developing art form and its aesthetics ethics business practices pedagogical implications and discursive signications. Essays explore cre- ative entrepreneurial and cultural forces that are shaping Quebecs dynamic nouveau cirque. Lavishly illustrated with photographs from circus perform- ances the volume showcases Quebec circuss hybrid forms which have merged the ethos and aesthetics of European circus with American commer- cial and industrial creativity. Cirque Global is the denitive study of the phenomenon of Quebec circus and is an important model for future research on contemporary circus. Louis Patrick Leroux is associate professor of English and French studies at Concordia University and director of the Montreal Working Group of Circus Research. Charles R. Batson is associate professor of French and francophone studies at Union College. A leader in theatre production for a global community Robert Lepage actor cineaste and director revolutionized the Toronto theatre scene from the 1980s onwards by challenging conventional notions of language iden- tity and national belonging. Exploring Lepages twenty-ve-year history on the Toronto stage Jane Koustas analyzes his importance in the Canadian and international theatre scenes. Outlining the reasons behind Lepages success in Toronto Koustas skil- fully engages with a wide range of journalistic and scholarly texts moving between French and English critical reception of his work. For Lepage Toronto offered the best of both worlds he could remain an ardent Quebe- cer while being welcomed as a fellow Canadian. Lepage raised in a bilingual family brought to his Toronto productions an understanding of English and Canadian culture that resisted presenting French against English and the rest of Canada versus Quebec. Instead he took Toronto audiences on a global theatre voyage that transformed traditional geopolitical cultural and linguistic boundaries and questioned identity. Investigating the relationship between Quebecs master dramaturge and Toronto a burgeoning cosmopolitan city determined to be a global cultural capital Robert Lepage on the Toronto Stage analyzes the success of one of the few Qubcois artists to have achieved fame in English Canada. Jane Koustas is professor of French at Brock University. 1 1 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2016 978-0-7735-4673-8 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4672-1 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6.25 x 9.25 392pp 60 photos 7 tables 1 diagram Ebook available Cirque Global Quebecs Expanding Circus Boundaries edited by louis patrick leroux and charles r. batson Essays examine the innovative and inuential circus scene as a creative entrepreneurial and cultural force that spans the globe. C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S P E R F O R M A N C E S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2016 978-0-7735-4675-2 32.95A 32.95A 22.99 paper 978-0-7735-4674-5 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 224pp Ebook available Robert Lepage on the Toronto Stage Language Identity Nation jane koustas How Robert Lepage met transformed and transported the Toronto stage. T H E AT R E S T U D I E S C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S