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Normand Chaurette was born in Montreal in 1954. His published plays include: Rêve d’une nuit d’hôpital; Provincetown Playhouse, juillet 1919, j’avais 19 ans; Fêtes d’autome; La Société de Métis; and The Queens (Talonbooks 1998). Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists (Talonbooks 1998) was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 1987 and won the Prix de l’Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre for Best Play Produced in 1988. His novel, Scènes d’enfants, was nominated for a 1989 Governor General’s Award. Chaurette’s plays have been showcased or produced in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Banff, New York, Paris, Brussels and Florence, as well as in Zaire and the Congo. His most recent play, available from Talonbooks, is All the Verdis of Venice (2000).
BOOK AWARDSQueens, The
Winner of the 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award”
QUOTES OF NOTEConcise Köchel, The
The situation and dialogue are intriguing…The play may be difficult, but Chaurette’s unnerving climax should lead to heated and extended discussions in the lobby after the play is over
— Stage Directions
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