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The Drowning Girls and Comrades

The Drowning Girls

Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless ...

The Blue Light

Leni Riefenstahl, one hundred years old, is in the office of a young female Hollywood studio executive. Leni’s reason to be there is clear: to make one last desperate pitch to direct her first feature ...

Mieko Ouchi: Two Plays

The Blue Light: Leni Riefenstahl, one hundred years old, is in the office of a young female Hollywood studio executive. Leni's reason to be there is clear: to make one last desperate pitch to direct her ...

Annie Mae's Movement

Annie Mae’s Movement explores what it must have been like to be Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a woman in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America, an Aboriginal in a white-dominant culture at a time when ...

George F. Walker

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have ...

A Short History of Night

A Short History of Night charts the strange origins of contemporary science through two of the Renaissance's most unusual figures—mercurial, ambitious Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and meticulous, ...

The Gwendolyn Poems

From her meteoric rise to her final unravelling in the grips of alcoholism, we meet a Gwendolyn with a contagious wit, a brave heart, and an endless capacity for self re-invention.

Judith Thompson

Volume 3 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English.

"This book publishes what I take to be a representative sampling—by no means complete—of critical writings about [Judith ...

Robert Chafe: Two Plays

Butler's Marsh

Thirty years ago Nora's mother disappeared into the small, dense forest of Butler's Marsh. She emerged three days later, covered in blood, badly shaken, and completely silent about what ...

Alien Creature

Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen is inspired by MacEwen's life and work, yet is an entirely new creation. MacEwen, as evoked by Linda Griffiths, returns to a modern world one night, ...