Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 2, 5th Edition) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Modern Canadian Plays series.


Modern Canadian Plays is the core text for university-level Canadian drama courses around the world. Now in its fifth edition, with the previous edition published in 2002, the two-volume Modern Canadian Plays drama series anthologizes major Canadian plays written and performed since 1967. The second volume presents a range of exciting Canadian plays from the late 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first -century. These plays respond directly or indirectly to the events of our time; work effectively on the stage, on the page, and in the classroom; and are contextualized with accompanying history, biography, and criticism.

Polygraph (1988) by Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard
7 Stories (1989) by Morris Panych
Never Swim Alone (1991) by Daniel MacIvor
The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (1995) by Wendy Lill
Counter Offence (1996) by Rahul Varma
Problem Child (1997) by George F. Walker
Harlem Duet (1997) by Djanet Sears
Street of Blood (1998) by Ronnie Burkett
The Shape of a Girl (2001) by Joan MacLeod
Tempting Providence (2002) by Robert Chafe
Scorched (2003) by Wajdi Mouawad
The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil (2005) by Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Camyar Chai
Age of Arousal (2007) by Linda Griffiths
BIOBOXES: Artifacting Human Experience (2007) by Theatre Replacement
The Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story (2010) by Marie Clements
Kim's Convenience (2011) by Ins Choi

About the Author

Professor of English and theatre at the University of British Columbia, Jerry Wasserman has written and lectured widely on Canadian drama. His books include Spectacle of Empire: Marc Lescarbot's Theatre of Neptune in New France, Theatre and AutoBiography (with Sherrill Grace), and Twenty Years at Play, all published by Talonbooks. He has more than two hundred professional acting credits on stage and screen, and has reviewed more than fifteen hundred plays for CBC Radio, the Province newspaper, and his website, Wasserman has received the Killam Teaching Prize (1998), the Dorothy Somerset Award (2005), and the Sam Payne Award (2012), honouring a lifetime of achievement in the performing arts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889226791
ISBN-10: 0889226792
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: August 15th, 2013
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Modern Canadian Plays