1949 (Paperback)

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About the Author

David FrenchBorn in Coley's Point, Newfoundland, David French was one of Canada's best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights. His work received many major awards, and French was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour. Among his best-loved works are the semi-autobiographical Mercer plays: Salt-Water Moon, 1949, Leaving Home, recently named one of Canada's 100 Most Influential Books (Literary Review of Canada) and one of the 1,000 Most Essential Plays in the English Language (Oxford Dictionary of Theatre), Of the Fields, Lately and Soldier's Heart. The Mercer plays have received hundreds of productions across North America, including a Broadway production of Of the Fields, Lately. This quintet of plays about a Newfoundland family has also touched audiences in Europe, South America and Australia. In addition, French produced skillful adaptations of Alexander Ostrovsky's The Forest, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and August Strindberg's Miss Julie.

Praise For…

"Told with French’s warm humour and effortless command of stage convention."
Globe and Mail

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889222663
ISBN-10: 0889222665
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: February 15th, 1989
Pages: 176
Language: English