Playing Bare Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223356
Pages: 112
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC052000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Performing Arts / Dance, Theater & Musicals
  • FICTION / Satire

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Playing Bare

By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Witty, prickly and fresh, Playing Bare is a mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. An accomplished actress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she directs Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. In her deranged effort to expose the emptiness of playing fictional characters, she casts the lead roles with a pair of non-actors whose lives mirror those of the characters they play. Her search for the ultimate theatrical experience—life becoming art—takes the action in hilarious and insightful directions.

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation