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The Book of Jessica (print) by Linda Griffiths and Maria Campbell

Part dialogue, part narrative, part playscript, this unique book contains the award-winning play Jessica, as well as the extraordinary story of its making.




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"Imagine one woman acting out another woman's life before that woman's eyes. Imagine that the woman improvising is white, and the woman watching is Metis. Imagine that the two women collaborate on a play: fight over the plays, do not speak to each other for years, and finally reconcile, recording their tempestuous journey in a book which ends with the play.
Essentially that is the process that culminated in The Book of Jessica, the work of actress (playwright) Linda Griffiths and Metis activist Maria Campbell, author of Halfbreed. The result is a fascinating study not only of the tortuous birth of a magnificent play but of the relationship of two women driven apart and bound together by a maelstrom of internal and external forces.
Their book changed me for the better. The spirit lives." —Janet Silman, Globe and Mail

Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award, Outstanding New Play, Winner Quizanne International Festival, 1996, Winner Chalmers Award, 1996.

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Title The Book of Jessica (print)
ISBN 13 9780887545351
Genre Aboriginal Drama, Drama
Contributor(s) Linda Griffiths
Maria Campbell
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Agent Michael Petrasek at Kensington Literary, (416) 848-9648
Year 1997

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