Voices from Canada: Focus on Thirty Plays

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Albert-Reiner Glaap, Nicholas P. Quaintmere
Playwrights Canada Press, 2003 - Drama - 142 pages
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Includes specifies details regarding first performance, director, cast of characters, stage setting, available editions, and information about performance rights and the author‚e(tm)s agents.

Each entry also includes:
‚eĘ A summary of the play‚e(tm)s content.
‚eĘ Background and commentary, providing information about the context of the play and the author‚e(tm)s work, with tips about potential performances of the play.
‚eĘ Useful lists of keywords, central themes and other plays written by the respective authors.

Authors include: * Michel Marc Bouchard * Normand Chaurette * Sally Clark * René-Daniel Dubois * Dennis Foon * Brad Fraser * David French * Michel Garneau * Connie Gault * John Gray/Eric Peterson * Tomson Highway * Marie Laberge * Suzanne Lebeau * Wendy Lill * Ann-Marie MacDonald * Daniel MacIvor * Joan MacLeod * John Mighton * Daniel David Moses * John Murrell * Morris Panych * Sharon Pollock * Djanet Sears * Jason Sherman * Raymond Storey * Drew Hayden Taylor * Judith Thompson * Michel Tremblay * Guillermo Verdecchia * George F. Walker

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About the author (2003)

Albert-Reiner Glaap studied English Language and Literature, Latin, and Philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and London (King‚e(tm)s College), graduated from Cologne University and received a PhD from this university in 1955. He began his career as a teacher of English and Latin at secondary schools in D√ľsseldorf and Philadelphia. Since 1973, he has been Professor of English at Neuss and at Heinrich-Heine-University D√ľsseldorf.

His main fields of research have been English and Canadian literature, with special emphasis on theatre and drama; the methodology of teaching English literature at secondary school and university level; theory and practice of literary translation. Albert-Reiner Glaap has published numerous books and articles in all these fields.

He is also editor of some twenty annotated editions of English-language plays. In 1991 he was made an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and has been an Honorary Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada since 2006.

Albert-Reiner Glaap‚e(tm)s curiosity about Jewish culture was inspired by an incident in his childhood: "It was November 9th, 1938. Early in the morning my mother sent me to the neighbouring grocery shop to buy a pound of butter and a few other things. When in the shop, I heard the sound of windows being smashed, which made me dodge behind the counter. I was shocked. It was the ‚eoeNight of Broken Glass.‚e This moment instilled into me the urge to learn what Jewish culture is all about.

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