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Guid Sisters: Three Plays

Guid Sisters: Three Plays

By Michel Tremblay
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854591180, 169 pages, October 1991


Three plays from the renowned Quebecois writer.

The Guid Sisters is a Scots version of Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs (Montreal, 1968), translated by Bill Findlay & Martin Bowman.

Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

Manon/Sandra is a controversial but humane duet crosscutting between the lives of Manon, an obsessively religious girl, and 'Sandra', a sex-obsessed transvestite.

Albertine in Five Times is a one-act portrait of a woman at five different ages.


'When Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs opened in Montreal in 1968 it shocked, it confounded, and established the then 26-year-old playwright's reputation immediately ... Tremblay is not merely a Quebecois writer, he is a cultural hero'

- Guardian

'A sharp, merciless black comedy ... the Tremblay dialogue - written in the once despised 'joual' French dialect of Quebec - translates into urban Scots as though the languages were long lost twins'

- Scotsman