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Canada and the Theatre of War: Volume I - World War I & II

Canada and the Theatre of War: Volume I - World War I & II
Your Price: $49.95 CDN
Edited by: Donna Coates & Sherrill Grace
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 492
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0887548342
ISBN-13: 9780887548345

About the Plays:

About the world of live theatre and dramatic literature, Canada and the Theatre of War, Volume I is a collection of stage plays by some of Canada's leading playwrights, selected and edited by Donna Coates and Sherrill Grace.

World War I:
The Lost Boys by R.H. Thomson
Soldier's Heart by David French
Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte
Dancock's Dance by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Vimy by Vern Thiessen

World War II:
Ever Loving by Margaret Hollingsworth
None is Too Many by Jason Sherman
Burning Vision by Marie Clements

What people say:

"…forgiveness and reconciliation, is what gives these plays their significance: regardless of their setting in home fronts, hospitals, dreamscapes, train stations, or psychological No Man's Lands, they address timeless issues of memory, history, trauma, and identity. Above all, these plays remind us of the ease with which conflict permeates national and cultural boundaries and the terrible persistence of ghosts. These plays are examples of a different kind of theatre because they take the theatre seriously and use the stages of live performance to show us who we were and might still be…." — Sherrill Grace, from the Introduction

About the Editors:

Donna Coates is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Calgary. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand women's literary responses (fiction and drama) to the First and Second World Wars, and to the Vietnam War in Australia.

Sherrill Grace is Professor of English and Distinguished University Scholar at The University of British Columbia. She specializes in Canadian literature and culture.

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