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LPG Drama Backlist Catalogue: 2015

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Prairie Play Series 22
Blood Relations and Other Plays (REV ED)
By (author): Sharon Pollock Edited by: Diane Bessai Edited by: Anne Nothof
9781896300641 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian May 16, 2002
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 in 352 pages NeWest Press

This brand new edition features the plays that established Sharon Pollock as a major Canadian playwright and gained her many accolades, among them, the first ever Governor General’s Award for Drama for Blood Relations in 1981. Her characters are the oppressed, from the spinster Lizzie Borden in the title play, Blood Relations, to the prisoners of One Tiger to a Hill, to Leah, "chosen" daughter/mistress of rum runner Mr. Big in Whiskey Six Cadenza.

Born in 1936 in Fredricton, New Brunswick, Sharon Pollock has written over a dozen published stage plays. She moved to Alberta in 1966 and has been a major figure in Prairie and Canadian theatre ever since. Pollock has taught at the University of Alberta, led the playwright<’>s colony of Banff Centre for the Arts, and was the artistic director at Theatre Calgary and Theatre New Brunswick. Pollock now lives in Calgary where she has been the Playwright in Residence at Theatre Junction since 1999, where she premiered her three latest plays, <">Moving Pictures,<"> <">End Dreams,<"> and <">Angels<’> Trumpet.<">

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