Dr. Tony Vickery - Chair

Dr. Tony Vickery - Chair
Teaching Professor

On Leave Jul-Dec 2022

Office: Phoenix Building Room 155a

BA, PhD University of Victoria, MA University of Toronto

Area of expertise

Theatre History: especially commercial theatre finance and business administration in the United States and Canada, melodrama and British and North American theatre of the 19th and 20th centuries

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.

THEA 246: Theatre History III
THEA 310: Seminar in Theatre History I
THEA 337: History of the Broadway Musical
THEA 338: The Broadway Producer
THEA 411: Seminar in Theatre History IV

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.  He 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.