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Par Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives…in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
Par Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the…top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
Par James Reaney. 1983
A trilogy of three controversial plays, 'Sticks & Stones', 'St. Nicholas Hotel' and 'Handcuffs', telling the story of a generation…of Irish settlers to Canada. A secret society organizes their massacre at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers. Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario, in 1844. 1983.
Par Rita Dove. 1994
Set in the South before the Civil War, this classical tragedy is based on the Oedipus legend. A white woman…gives birth to a black baby and agrees to give him up if his life is spared. Twenty years later, the woman, now plantation mistress, acquires a slave named Augustus. Rebellious but susceptible to his owner's charms, Augustus becomes embroiled in an uprising just as he learns the truth about his heritage. 1994.
Par William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes. 1993
A dramatic comedy about a family divided exactly in half by a shipwreck. Each half contains one parent, one twin…son and one twin slave. Their attempts to become reunited cause many mistaken identity mix-ups and are complicated by the father's impending execution if he does not produce a ransom. 1993.
Par Drew Hayden Taylor. 2007
A consortium of German developers arrives at Otter Lake Reserve with an offer: they want to improve the local economy…with the creation of "OjibwayWorld", a Native theme park. Designed to attract European tourists, it instead causes personal and political divisions within the local community, as well as hilarity. 2007.
Par William Shakespeare, E Nesbit. 1997
Ten of Shakespeare's plays retold in simple language. Nesbit compiled the collection after a visit to the poet's home with…her children. She encouraged them to try reading some of the original plays, only to be told the writing was too difficult to understand. This volume includes Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, and Othello. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1997.
Par Tina Packer. 2004
Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays retold as stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest,…Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. Includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Stephen King. 1999
Screenplay for a TV miniseries. General store owner Mike Anderson recounts what happened when a blizzard struck Little Tall Island,…Maine, and Andre Linoge arrived for a horror-filled visit. Eighty-year-old Martha Clarendon was the first to see the stranger, and he killed her with his wolf-headed cane. Some violence. c1999. Uniform title: Storm of the century (Motion picture)
Par Tennessee Williams. 1995
Autobiographical play set in 1940 dealing with Tennessee Williams' first love - a young Canadian draft dodger who was dying…of a brain tumour. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995, c1981.
Par William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom. 2005
Par David Crystal. 2002
A glossary including every word which presents the reader with difficulty. A scene-setting caption puts the quotation in its dramatic…context and helps to clarify the meaning. The text also collates the way characters are named, the names of people and places they talk about, and the foreign languages that some of them use. Each play has a conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae. 2002.
Par William Shakespeare. 1997
A romantic tragedy of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. A sentence of exile and an impending…arranged marriage force the two to flee. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but miscommunication causes it to backfire. This is a fully dramatised unabridged version. For Senior High readers. Originally published in 1597. 1997.
Par Samuel Archibald. 2016
Ça fait deux jours qu'il mouille et les bêtes à l'étable s'ébrouent comme à l'approche d'un grand cataclysme. À Saint-André,…des gens attendent au bar-salon Le Cristal que le temps se répare un peu. Au début, il n'y a que Loulou, la barmaid primordiale. Puis apparaît Rénald, très agité, nerveux comme un enfant qui a peur. Il y a un silence. Avec grand fracas entrent Martial, Mario et un inconnu, tous les trois détrempés. Prisonniers de la tempête, ils vont tour à tour raconter leur histoire et se confier leur peur la plus étrange, jusqu'à ce que chacun comprenne qu'il a un rôle à jouer dans une histoire plus terrible encore, et qui est toujours en train de s'écrire. 2016.
Par William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, Jools Viner. 2006
The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet,…a Capulet, fall in love they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. For senior high readers. 2006.
Par William Shakespeare, Nick De Somogyi. 2002
This edition accurately reproduces the First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare. As a further aid to understanding, on…each opposite page, the same text appears, but this time in a fully modernized version. Edited by Shakespeare scholar Nick de Somogyi, it also contains two introductions, textual notes, and an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate. 2002, c1592.
Par Peter Anderson. 1988
In this play, two young men set out on a cross-country trip from Detroit to Vancouver in pursuit of a…woman. Before long, mystery and doubt turn their journey into a very strange adventure. Strong language. 1988.
Par S. Bernard Shaw. 2003
A witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it…is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower-girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. 2003, c1913.
Par William Shakespeare. 2002
A tragedy concerning a petulant king and his three daughters. Amid the political action, Lear is taken in by false…avowals of love from two of his daughters, and disinherits his third because of her refusal to flatter him. This is a fully dramatised version. Believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. 2002.
Par Jean-Luc Morin, Lyse Veilleux, Mireille Morissette. 2015
Ottilia, c'est l'histoire d'Odile, une jeune femme de 26 ans pleine de vie et de projets, qui apprend un jour…qu'elle est atteinte d'une rétinite pigmentaire, une maladie dégénérative des yeux. Elle vivra intensément la dégradation de sa vue et sa réadaptation en tant que non-voyante. Cette tragédie aura des répercussions tant sur sa vie personnelle que sur sa vie professionnelle. Odile travaille dans un cabinet d'avocats. Au fil de l'histoire, elle sera accusée de fraude. 2015.