Appropriate bread for Ontario ci. 1972?
An odd request: I'm working on a production of Michael Healey's play, The Drawer Boy, which will be produced by our local professional theatre company. In the play, one of the characters (a man who was brain damaged by shrapnel in World War II) obsessively bakes bread. The play takes place in 1972 in rural Ontario, on a farm.
The question: what sort of bread would he be baking? Any Canadian bakers on the group?
UPDATE: After sending comments to the director and actor involved, they changed their minds about using soda bread for convenience (see responses below), and decided to go for accuracy--so it'll be yeasted white bread. The actor will prepare a loaf in advance, then knead and shape a loaf on stage, replace it with the kneaded/risen loaf and put into the oven. So thanks, all, for helping settle this question! Details about the production at http://catco.org