Billy Bishop Goes to War: A Play

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Talonbooks, 1981 - Drama - 102 pages
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Billy Bishop Goes to War ranks as one of Canadaís most successful and endearing musical dramas in history. The Governor Generalís Award-winning musical documents the glorious World War I exploits of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This is my very favourite play, so I am very biased. My only complaint is that the score is not included - which may have something to do with copyright issues. All in all I love it and I'll read it a million times, no doubt! Read full review

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User Review  - Sasha Samion - Goodreads

Fantastic. A unique play with beautiful music and set, as well as an amazing story that goes from being extremely funny to chillingly somber so quickly, its an emotional roller coaster. But you are so wrapped up in the actor's story telling that you hardly notice. Read full review

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John Gray John Gray is the author of a novel, many magazine articles, and several stage musicals, a book on tattoos, Lost in North America: The Imaginary Canadian in the American Dream (1994), Local Boy Makes Good (1987) and the internationally acclaimed Billy Bishop Goes to War (1982) with Eric Peterson. He has contributed sixty-five satirical pieces for The Journal on CBC Television, and isa frequent speaker on cultural issues. Among his many awards are the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award and the National Magazine Award. John Gray John Gray is the author of a novel, many magazine articles, and several stage musicals, a book on tattoos, Lost in North America: The Imaginary Canadian in the American Dream (1994), Local Boy Makes Good (1987) and the internationally acclaimed Billy Bishop Goes to War (1982) with Eric Peterson. He has contributed sixty-five satirical pieces for The Journal on CBC Television, and is a frequent speaker on cultural issues. Among his many awards are the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award and the National Magazine Award. Eric Neal Peterson, stage, film and television actor is recognized as one of the early pioneers of the collective theatre movement in Canada during the 1970s. In 1976, he began working with John Gray, a playwright/director and fellow alumnus from Tamahnous Theatre, to create his most critically successful work, Billy Bishop Goes to War , a two-man show (Gray appeared as the narrator and pianist) in which he played more than a dozen characters. Heis also recognized for his roles in three major Canadian series - Street Legal , Corner Gas and This is Wonderland .

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