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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Robert “Reg” Skene (c1934-2016)


Born at Oxdrift, Ontario around 1934, he came to Winnipeg where he attended the University of Manitoba, serving as Editor of The Manitoban (1956-1957). After teaching at Vincent Massey Collegiate (1960-1964), he moved to the University of Winnipeg where he taught drama that led eventually to its Department of Theatre and Film. He did doctoral research on the history of professional theatre in Winnipeg and he also did theatre reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC. He died at Winnipeg on 19 April 2016.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gemmill House (157 West Gate, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 2016.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2021

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