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Linda Griffiths

Linda Griffiths

Edited by Jacqueline Petropoulos
Subjects: Women Writers, Non-Fiction / Essays, Biography
Series: New Essays on Canadian Theatre
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770919631, 184 pages, December 2018

Table of contents

Giving Women Centre Stage: Celebrating the Life and Work of Linda Griffiths by Jacqueline Petropoulos

The Road to Becoming a Writer by Paul Thompson

Ages of Arousal by Penny Farfan

The Tragic Magic Show of Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen by Brent Wood

The Enigma of Truth in The Darling Family by Ann Wilson

Wallis: Portraits of “That Woman” by Timothy Findley and Linda Griffiths by Sherrill Grace

Who Is She? A Subjective Assemblage on Linda G. by Daniel MacIvor

“This isn’t the story I set out to tell”: World War II, Process, and Autobiography in Linda Griffiths’s The Last Dog of War by Amanda Attrell

Re-viewing Jessica and The Book of Jessica: Critical and Cultural Transformations by Jacqueline Petropoulos

Game Development: Linda Griffiths’s Games: Who Wants to Play? by Shelley Scott

Linda Did Not Want to be a Boy, but She Wanted Their Stage Time by Layne Coleman


For more than three decades, Griffiths worked tirelessly and passionately to redefine drama and performance in Canada, constantly pushing artistic boundaries in her quest to tell new and unconventional stories about Canadians and women.

Weaving together new critical essays on Griffiths’s plays with personal pieces by artists who collaborated with her, this anthology opens up a new understanding of the theatrical legacy of a playwright whose work has not yet received the scholarly attention it deserves. These essays comment on a range of important critical issues, such as Griffiths’s artistic and creative process and her wide and complex use of literary and historical sources. By providing important critical, historical, and personal contexts for understanding her work, this anthology sheds new light on Griffiths’s plays and the highly dedicated and talented woman who created them.

Contributors include Amanda Attrell, Layne Coleman, Penny Farfan, Sherrill Grace, Daniel MacIvor, Shelley Scott, Paul Thompson, Ann Wilson, and Brent Wood.