Kailin Wright's critical edition of The God of Gods revives a play that has been out of print since 1927 and provides historical context for Carroll Aikin's contributions to theatrical modernism. Aiking served as director of the Home Theatre in British Columbia (1920-22) and artistic director of Toronto's Hart House Theatre (1927-29). This edition reveals the play's modernism in its Canadian and international contexts. Aikins was also closely linked to modernist Canadian artists and the Group of Seven. The God of Gods exhibits the practice of modernist primitivism in Canada. Despite his progressive critique of materialism and organized religion, Aikins presents a conservative dramatization of indigenous peoples. Ultimately, The God of Gods offers a look into how English and Canadian theatre audiences respond to primitivism, theatrical modernism, and theosophical tenets during the 1920s. Book jacket.
The God of Gods: a Canadian Play
University of Ottawa Press/Presses de l'Universite d'Ottawa
A Critical Edition
Education & Reference