Quiet in the Land

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Playwrights Canada Press, 1983 - Drama - 113 pages
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"At first glance, this is a rural family drama with a twist. Jack, called Yock, chafes against the strict beliefs of his father, Christy, and wants to 'join the twentieth century' like many a farm boy before him. But farm boys usually can join the army without rupturing their bond to their community. Not Yock. By enlisting as a soldier in the First World War, he exiles himself from the pacifist Amish country side around Elmira, Ontario, and from Katie Brubacher, with whom he has fallen in love. But Chislett then takes the conflict a step further, into the realm of dangerous themes that characterize first-quality drama." Ray Conlogue

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About the author (1983)

Anne Chislett was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. She was educated at Memorial University, St. John's and the University of British Columbia, and taught English in Ontario high schools before becoming a full-time playwright in 1980. Anne Chislett's plays have been widely produced across Canada, the United States, and Japan. Her Amish play, Quiet in the Land, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama and the Chalmers Award, and has become a classic of modern Canadian theatre. Flippin' In won the Chalmers Young Audiences Award and Not Quite the Same was nominated for both Dora Mavor Moore and Chalmers awards. Other plays include A Summer Burning; >The Tomorrow Box, which won the Best Production Award at the Hiroshima Festival; Another Season's Promise; and a new sequel, Another Season's Harvest

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