Tony Vickery

MA, PhD University of Victoria

Assistant Teaching Professor
Production and Management
Theatre History

Phoenix Building Room 147
By appointment
avickery@uvic.ca

Areas of Research
Theories of commercial theatrical administration and finance, theatre in the United States and Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, spectacular theatre, and melodrama.

Courses
Theatre 105: An Introduction to Stagecraft and Technical Practice
Theatre 205: An Introduction to Production and Management Areas of the Theatre
Theatre 210: French Classicism to the end of the Nineteenth Century
Theatre 305: Directed Studies in Production and Management (Professor of record)
Theatre 310: Performances in Popular Culture
Theatre 337: History of the Broadway Musical
Theatre 338: The Broadway Producer
Theatre 411: Performances in Popular Culture

Brief Biography
Dr. Anthony Vickery set out initially to be a sound, set and lighting designer in UVic’s undergraduate program. However, in his third year at the university, he switched to the Honours Theatre History program and became the first student to be awarded the B.A. (Honours) in Theatre History. ┬áHe received his Master’s degree from the University of Toronto and his doctorate from the University of Victoria. He has published works in Theatre SurveyThe International Journal of Arts Management, Nineteenth Century and Canadian Theatre Research. Throughout his academic career, he has continued to be a proud member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 168 in Victoria.

Recent scholarly publications

  • Book Review. Stage, Page, Scandals, and Vandals: William E. Burton and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre by David L. Rinear. Theatre Survey Volume 46, Number 2 (November 2005): 335-7.
  • “Accounting Fraud at Live Entertainment Canada, Incorporated, 1993-1998,” International Journal of Arts Management Volume 7, Number 2 (Winter 2005): 15-26.
  • “Static in the Signal: Clear Channel Communications and Theatre in the United States,” Angels in the American Theatre. Ed. Robert Schanke. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. 276-293.
  • “Shuberts on the Prairies, 1910” Nineteenth Century Volume 29, Number 2 (Winter 2009): 29-35.
  • “‘Two Patterns of Theatrical Touring in Canada, 1896 -1921” Theatre Research in Canada Volume 31, Number 1 (2010): 1-19.