Carole Fréchette: Two Plays

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Playwrights Canada Press, 2007 - Drama - 89 pages
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In John and Beatrice, Beatrice waits for the right man to respond to her ad. When John appears, the games begin. A play about the difficulty of connection and the meaning of love. In Helen's Necklace, Helen wanders through a Middle Eastern city looking for a lost pearl necklace. Helen comes into contact with a series of people, and she is irrevocably changed by her search for a trinket.

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Carole Frechette has been a force in Quebec theatre for more than twenty-five years. Her plays, translated in several languages, are performed all over the world. She won the 1995 Governor General's Award for her play Les Quatre morts de Marie (The Four Lives of Marie) and the 1998 Chalmers Award for the same play translated into English. She then received Governor General's Literary Award nominations for La Peau d'?lisa (Elisa's Skin) in 1998, forLes Sept jours de Simon Labrosse (Seven Days in the Life of Simon Labrosse) in 1999, and forJean et Beatrice (John and Beatrice) in 2002. Her playLeCollier d'Hel'ne (Helen's Necklace) recently earned her the Sony Labou Tansi Award in France. In 2002, the French association SACD (Societe des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) awarded her, in Avignon, the Prix de la Francophonie to underline her success in the French-speaking world; the same year, she received in Toronto the Siminovitch Prize, Canada's most prestigious theatre award. Three English translations of her plays by John Murrell, were published under the titleThree Plays by Playwrights Canada Press in Toronto:The Four Lives of Marie, Seven Days in the Life of Simon Labrosseand'lisa's Skin. She has also translated Colleen Wagner'sThe Monument into French.

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