The Fairies Are Thirsty (Paperback)

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By Denise Boucher, Alan Brown (Translator)
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According to the 19th-century historian Michelet, "Les f es" were women who would rather sing than pray. For this crime, they were punished by being imprisoned in containers that would be opened only at the end of time. In Les f es ont soif (The Fairies Are Thirsty) Denise Bocher takes this image and focuses on it. The Fairies Are Thirsty is a daring, passionate and poetic exploration of the role of women through all time. In the play, three women--a housewife, a whore and the Virgin Mary--fight to break out of the stereotyped roles in which they have been imprisoned for centuries. At the end of the play they stand alone, "before themselves," "renewed," and ask the audience to imagine a world in which such stereotypes do not exist.

About the Author

Denise BoucherBorn in 1935, Denise Boucher has written many plays dealing with feminist issues including The Fairies are Thirsty (1982). She lives and continues to write in Montreal. Alan Brown

Praise For…

"A powerful script and an important play."
Montreal Gazette

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889222007
ISBN-10: 0889222002
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: January 1st, 1982
Pages: 64
Language: English