Modern Canadian Plays

Modern Canadian Plays

Book - 2001
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In Volume II, Wasserman shows us Canadian drama from 1985 up to 1997, during which we see women playwrights rise to greater prominence, along with Native, gay and lesbian, and Quebecois playwrights. But, continuing on from Volume I, this selection of plays not only takes us farther into the annals of the lives of the marginalized; it also provides a revealing cultural and philosophical cross-section of late-20th-century life in Canada.In one way or another, we are shown ourselves as we are, and not in the critically-neutral, determinedly naïve terms of the contemporary mainstream in which we are all represented as gloriously enmeshed in a world of cybernetic stringency-the uncomplicated aesthetic of a never-ending stream of zeroes and ones.If the plays presented in these two volumes are the contours of an "indigenous Canadian drama," they outline anything but a norm.The plays in this fourth edition of Modern Canadian Plays: Volume II date from 1985 to 1997: Bordertown Cafe by Kelly Rebar Polygraph by Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard Moo by Sally Clark The Orphan Muses by Michel Marc Bouchard 7 Stories by Morris Panych Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Tomson Highway Amigo's Blue Guitar by Joan MacLeod Lion in the Streets by Judith Thomson Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor Fronteras Americanas by Guillermo Verdecchia Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears Problem Child by George F. Walker
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2001
Edition: 4th edition
ISBN: 9780889224377
Branch Call Number: ANF 822.54 Vol. 2
Characteristics: v
Additional Contributors: Wasserman, Jerry 1945-


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