Good Country Canad: Five Plays by John Ferth

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FriesenPress, 2012 - Performing Arts - 176 pages
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The Stage is our world. We play our part in it, within the time allotted to us. When the time is up - down goes the curtain. Fate distributes the parts we play, we have no hand in the choosing. We are lucky sometimes. Olga believes she was destined to be a bag-lady, living in doorways. On her hospital bed, anorexic Tina is convinced that nothing is wrong with her. If people would just mind their own business. The Three Buddies, living on skid row, try to survive the best they can. There are good moments. And to hope costs nothing. One learns to accept the things one cannot change. Mister Alister and Mister Pedro realize that sometimes there are Happy Endings, after all.
 

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Who reads plays? People who love theater but have no chance to go. There are no
theaters north of the Arctic Circle if they live there. It is a real hustle to get in there if
you live in New York
and travel in a wheelchair. Then, when you're inside,and you
wear a hearing aid, you hear nothing. The actors are too far away, while the ideal
distance is 12 feet maximum to clearly hear them talk.
So, sit in your easy chair, get comfortable , put up your legs. Get your book, or your
tablet where you can even increase the size of the print, read it, visualize it, take
your own time to read it. All this is very inexpensive when you compare the price of
the book to the price of the theater tickets. You can read it again if you like it.
This is how I read five plays by John Ferth's Good Country Canada.
The next best thing to being there in person...
 

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Section 1
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Section 2
5
Section 3
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Section 4
30
Section 5
42
Section 6
66
Section 7
75
Section 8
83
Section 9
141
Section 10
153
Section 11
154
Section 12
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