William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling wins the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
We are elated to share that William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal is the WINNER of the 2023 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. Congratulations Cliff Cardinal for being recognized for this important work of theatre!
The Governor General's Literary Awards are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and determined by peer assessment committees to honour excellence in Canadian literature. Winners receive $25,000.
Here's what the peer assessment committee (Aaron Bushkowsky, Tai Amy Grauman and Julie Tamiko Manning) had to say about the play: “In a blistering indictment of the country we call Canada, Cliff Cardinal challenges us to ask ourselves what role we play and are prepared to play on the path forward. It spares no one, not even the performer himself. It’s a rant, a fool, a stand-up routine and an angry personal essay full of humour, insights and surprises.”
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