Dancock's Dance

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Blizzard Pub., 1996 - Drama - 71 pages
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"Harrowing stuff". -- CBC Radio

Questions of authority, social and personal responsibility all come to the forefront in Guy Vanderhaeghe's play Dancock's Dance. Taking place during the influenza epidemic of 1918, and during the ruin and chaos of the First World War, Guy Vanderhaeghe, winner of the Governor General's Award for fiction for Man Descending and the Canadian Author's Association Award for Drama, transforms these world events so they resonate through the locked doors and barred windows of an insane asylum.

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Author Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada on April 5, 1951. He received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina. He is the author of three collections of short stories, whose titles are "Man Descending," which won the Governor General's Award for English fiction and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in Great Britain, "My Present Age" and "The Englishman's Boy," which won the Governor General's Award for English fiction (1996), the Saskatchewan Book Award Fiction prize and the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. His novel "Homesick" was a co-winner of the City of Toronto Book Award. His first play "I Had a Job I Liked. Once." was given the Canadian Authors Association prize for the best drama published in 1993.

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