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Jennie's Story & Under the Skin by Betty Lambert and Pamela Hawthorn

Two plays by Betty Lambert, one of Canada's most prolific writers for the stage.




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Jennie's Story & Under the Skin

Jennie’s Story is set in the late 1930s on the Canadian prairies. It concerns the Sexual Sterilization Act that was enacted in 1928, allowing a sterilization procedure to be performed without consent on individuals that were deemed to be unfit or mentally challenged. Jennie McGrane takes the title role, and her discovery of what the priest Father Fabrizeau has done to her is the central drama of the play. Believing she had an appendectomy when she was a teenager, the truth is revealed when she’s unable to conceive.

In Under the Skin, Emma, the twelve-year-old daughter of Maggie Benton, has disappeared. John and Renee Gifford, Maggie's neighbours and friends, attempt to console her, but their own ominous behaviour makes this a cold comfort.

"...nuanced and very disturbing." —Vancouver Sun

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Title Jennie's Story & Under the Skin
ISBN 13 9780887544620
Genre Drama, Western Canadian Theatre, Women Writers
Contributor(s) Betty Lambert
Pamela Hawthorn
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Agent Ruth Anne Lambert, (604) 522-1710
Year 1987

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