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Robertson Davies: Two Plays

Robertson Davies: Two Plays
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Author: Robertson Davies
Publisher: Simon & Pierre
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 126
Pub. Date: 1993
ISBN-10: 0889242410
ISBN-13: 9780889242418

About the Play:

This volume contains the full-length play Fortune My Foe, and the one-act play Eros at Breakfast, by Robertson Davies who has been called the most important Canadian playwright of the postwar period. These two plays from the 1940s prove that great writing and important themes never go out of style.

In Fortune My Foe a immigrant and two professors of literature try to find support for an artistic project, but meet incomprehension and indifference from smug middle class Canadians. This wry satire was Robertson Davies's first successful full-length play. Written for Kingston's International Players in 1948, rave notices for the Kngston and for the Ottawa Drama League production followed, and the play has been produced over 100 times. (Cast: 3 woman, 7 men)

Eros at Breakfast explores first love, and hot it affects the inner man – a decidedly different viewpoint. This popular one-act farce was first performed in 1948. (Cast: 1 women, 4 men)

About the Playwright:

Robertson Davies (1913 – 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. One of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, He joined Trinity College at University of Toronto in 1960, where he taught English literature for 21 years. Appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to literature, theatre and journalism, Robertson Davies was the first Canadian to become an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts.