Heroines: three plays

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Red Deer College Press, 1992 - Drama - 191 pages
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Three of Canada's most distinguished playwrights-Michel Tremblay, Sharon Pollock and John Murrell-depict vivid manifestations of the feminine.

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Born in 1936 in Fredricton New Brunswick Sharon Pollock has written over a dozen published stage plays She moved to Alberta in 1966 and has been a major figure in Prairie and Canadian theatre ever since Pollock has taught at the University of Alberta led the playwrights colony of Banff Centre for the Arts and was the artistic director at Theatre Calgary and Theatre New Brunswick Pollock now lives in Calgary where she has been the Playwright in Residence at Theatre Junction since 1999 where she premiered her three latest plays Moving Pictures End Dreams and Angels Trumpet

Michel Tremblay, a French-Canadian native of Montreal, is both a dramatist and writer of fiction. Born June 25, 1942, he is known as an experimental and avant-garde writer. He has written a number of novels, including the autobiographical The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant (1981). His collection of stories Contes pour buveurs attardA[a括s (1966; translated as Stories for Late-Night Drinkers, 1974) included "The Thimble." Tremblay has been recognized on an international scale for his work. He is the recipient of eight cultural and literary awards in France, including the Chevalier of Arts and Letters in 1984, and Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France in 1991; twenty-one awards in Canada; one each in Italy, Belgium and Scotland; and winner of the award for Long-Standing Public Service at the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Festival in 1989. Recently he became the recipient of the 1994 Molson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts for the autobiographical novel The City in the Egg (1997).

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