By (author) Sharon Pollock
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DOC by Sharon Pollock
Book DescriptionWhen Catherine returns home on the eve of ceremonies honouring her physician father, she unleashes a kaleidoscope of memories as father and daughter attempt to lay old ghosts to rest. While public service has been the keynote of Doc's life it has covered the private anguish of a family in crisis. Interacting with figures from the past (including wife and mother Bob, best friend Oscar, and Catherine herself as the young child Katie), the characters retrace and relive past triumphs and tragedies, culminating in Bob's death. Humour leavens this drama of a father and daughter's struggle to love, to forgive, and to understand in order to go on. Doc was first produced in 1984 at Theatre Calgary and has since been produced widely elsewhere. The play received the Governor General's Award for Drama in 1986.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551115252
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Sharon Pollock
Fair Liberty's Call, Paperback (January 1999)
"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
Saucy Jack, Paperback (December 1994)
In Saucy Jack, Pollock implicates the most upper echelons of British society in the brutal Jack-the-Ripper murders of London's prostitutes.
Walsh, Paperback (January 1983)» View all books by Sharon Pollock
A historical documentary of Sitting Bull's exile in Canada after Little Big Horn. Cast of 3 women and 11 men.
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Author Biography - Sharon Pollock
Sharon Pollock has been one of Canada's leading dramatists for over 20 years. She has received many honours including the Canada-Australia Literary Award, the Nellie Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award, and two Governor General's Awards.
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