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Modern Canadian Plays: Volume 1 (Paperback, Fourth Edition): Jerry Wasserman

Modern Canadian Plays: Volume 1 (Paperback, Fourth Edition)

Jerry Wasserman

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"I don't see how a play can be Canadian. I don't think there are any plays that you could call strictly Canadian ... What does that phrase mean?"
Now, thirty-three years after Canadian directors spoke their minds, or rather shrugged their shoulders at the seeming hopelessness of de-colonizing Canadian theatre, this fourth edition of the "classic" "Modern Canadian Plays" sets out for us an even broader range of plays than previous editions, outlining a Canadian drama-scene that is far from colonial, inert, middle-class, or middle-aged. Spanning the years from 1967 to 1997, this anthology will likely continue to be the standard anthology for Canadian drama--and not without good reason.
Edited by Jerry Wasserman--professor at the University of British Columbia, theatre critic for CBC, and one of Vancouver's most recurring (and memorable) faces on television-- Volume I still contains plays such as George Ryga's seminal and highly political "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe" (first performed in 1967, it was described as a "cicatrice" of Canadian society that "showed the bleeding flesh beneath"), as well as Michel Tremblay's "Les Belles-Soeurs" (one of the most critically acclaimed plays in Canada, translated from the original, controversial, joual). But more to the point, this edition of Volume I carries with it an even more distinct flavour of adventurousness in its juxtaposition of plays that are strikingly, even wildly, various--plays that can only be said to cohere around the difficulty of amorphous notions such as social justice, cultural belonging, and the existence of a collective past.
The plays in this fourth edition of "Modern Canadian Plays: Volume I" date from 1967 to 1986.


Imprint: Talon Books,Canada
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: September 2000
First published: September 2000
Editors: Jerry Wasserman
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 464
Edition: Fourth Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-88922-436-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
LSN: 0-88922-436-6
Barcode: 9780889224360

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