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Blitzkrieg and Other Plays

Blitzkrieg and Other Plays
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Author: Bryan Wade
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 161
Pub. Date: 1979
ISBN-10: 0887541224
ISBN-13: 9780887541223

About the Play:

Blitzkrieg and Other Plays contains a collection of five plays by Bryan Wade. Here are five early works by a playwright who offers his own uniquely personal vision. The titular play Blitzkrieg takes place at Hitler's cottage in the Bavarian Alps and is a farcical and theatrical representation of the unusual relationship and lives of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun.

Blitzkrieg is about the private lives of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Imagine a chalet in the Barvarian Alps. Birds are singing in an idyllic setting of domesticity. The place is the salon of Eva Braun, at Berghof, during the last year of World War II. Adolf and Eva at home. A disturbing and haunting look at the Third Reich's first couple, as they play out their fantasies, while the world crumbles. (First Produced in 1974 at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto; Cast: 2 women, 2 men). Also includes: Electric Gunfighters (First Produced in 1973 at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto; Cast: 2 men) and Alias (Cast: 2 women, 2 men), which both look at subverting the heroic image; Lifeguard (First Produced in 1973 at the Vancouver Art Gallery; 2 women, 3 men); and Underground. (First Produced in 1976 at the Factory Lab in Toronto; 1 woman, 2 men).

What people say:

"Blitzkriega disturbingly eerie and comic interlude with Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun … a confident, stylish, nervy piece of writing. Underground is beautifully ordered, always interesting, often very funny, and frequently terrifying. On the evidence of these two plays, Bryan Wade is among the most considerable of our young playwrights." — Toronto Star

"so engrossing, you are likely to be astonished. Underground may take you farther down than you want to go in these three non-lives, but you'll appreciate how good it feels when you stop, he stops, they stop." — Globe and Mail

About the Playwright:

Bryan Wade is a Canadian playwright and educator. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario and raised in Victoria, B.C. where he took a creative writing course and began writing plays. He has had numerous productions of his stage plays in various theatres across Canada. He has also been Playwright-in-Residence at Factory Theatre and the Blyth Festival along with being an invited artist at the Playwrights Colony at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Stratford Festival. He is an associate professor of UBC's Creative Writing Program.

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