"Canadian Mosaic II" is the second volume in a series of popular drama anthologies edited by Aviva Ravel. The plays, written by Canadian playwrights, are set in diverse communities. The works focus on minority cultures, their customs and roots, and their concerns regarding the integration of immigrants into their adopted country.
Supplementary information includes a glossary, biography of the playwright, and details of first and subsequent productions. In addition, the playwright and the editor provide some brief questions for each play, which can be used in class or discussion groups to stimulate debate and a deeper understanding of the themes.
About the Author
Aviva Ravel is an award-winning playwright who has written several plays which have been performed on television and on stage across Canada. She also teaches drama at McGill University. Knowing the need for a collection of plays about Canada's ethnic communities for use in her own classes, she contacted playwrights across the country for use in Canadian Mosaic, which was published in 1995. Canadian Mosaic II is the follow-up volume.