And Other Plays
By (author) Sharon Pollock
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Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock
Book DescriptionThis brand new edition features the plays that established Sharon Pollock as a major Canadian playwright and gained her many accolades, among them, the first ever Governor General's award for drama for 'Blood Relations' in 1981. In the four plays in this collection Pollock uses historical backdrops to tackle the issue of freedom of choice in the midst of physical and emotional confinement. Her characters are the oppressed, from the spinster Lizzie Borden in the title play, 'Blood Relations', to the prisoners of 'One Tiger to a Hill', to Leah, 'chosen' daughter/mistress of rum runner Mr Big in 'Whiskey Six Cadenza'. In 'Generations', she uses a regional setting of a prairie farm kitchen to examine the tensions and affections of a family, and their relationship to 'The Land'. Pollock's skilfully driven action and keen ear for dialect make for a satisfying read for drama- and fiction-lovers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781896300641
(155mm x 230mm x 23mm)
Imprint: NeWest Press
Publisher: NeWest Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Sharon Pollock
DOC, Paperback (April 2003)
The play received the Governor General's Award for Drama in 1986.
Fair Liberty's Call, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Sharon Pollock
"A dramatic gem combining history, poetry, and mystery into a look at the human condition and the roots of nationhood...drama at its best." -- H.J. Kirchhoff, The Globe and Mail
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