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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

2000

By Joan MacLeod

According to Joan MacLeod, her play 2000 grew out of a story she read about a cougar that had wandered into a sports arena in Vancouver, B.C.: “I was intrigued by the notion of the wild invading the city and the city invading the wild, by the idea of things being not quite right in nature and the approach of the millennium.”

In the play, the cougar appears to embody the precarious and increasingly circumscribed state of nature. Each character relates to nature in a different way, whether it be with distrust, cynicism, awe or longing. The figure of the “Mountain Man,” who has abandoned all of his civilized ways, even speech, to live among the animals of the forest, provides a meeting ground between humanity and nature. Like the cougar, increasingly crowded by a rapidly encroaching civilization, he scavenges what precious little remains of the beautiful animal in all of us.

ISBN 13: 9780889223738 | ISBN 10: 889223734
6 W x 9 H inches | 128 pages
$16.95 CAN / $12.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

QUOTES OF NOTE

(2000) is a remarkable achievement.
CBRA (Canadian Book Review Annual)

Full of good insights good lines.
University of Toronto Quarterly

About the Contributors

Joan MacLeod

Multiple Betty Mitchell, Chalmer’s, Dora and Governor General’s Award-winning author Joan MacLeod grew up in North Vancouver.

Now an internationally celebrated star of the world of the theatre, MacLeod developed her finely honed playwriting skills during seven seasons as playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and turned her hand to opera with her libretto for The Secret Garden, which won a Dora Award.

In 1991, her play Amigo’s Blue Guitar won the Governor General’s Drama Award.

The Valley cover
The Valley

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889226227sm
Another Home Invasion

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889225831sm
Toronto, Mississippi

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889225824sm
Homechild

Joan MacLeod
Drama

The Shape of a Girl / Jewel cover
Shape of a Girl , The / Jewel

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889224117sm
Hope Slide / Little Sister, The

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889223738sm
2000

Joan MacLeod
Drama

9780889223714sm
Amigo’s Blue Guitar

Joan MacLeod
Drama


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