The East End Plays: Part 2 Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889224049
Pages: 208
Pub. Date: March 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian

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The East End Plays: Part 2

By George F. Walker

Where is the East End? It’s where the sun comes up and where you bury the dead. It’s where George Walker set six of his plays. It’s the East End of Toronto; the Lower East Side of New York; down by the East River; East L.A.; East Vancouver. It’s where you get down to the basics of beginnings and endings, and how you get from each of those ends to the other. It’s where Walker’s settings have come home.” From his offer of tenuous hope to the denizens of a city salvaged from the powerful and the greedy in Beautiful City (1987); to his championing of women in Love and Anger (1989); to his explorations of sex and gender issues among three young people in Tough! (1993), Walker continues his explorations of characters living in extremity in the arena of a political comedy uniquely his own.

"Walker writes with unprecedented directness...[His] characters think and feel out loud in a perpetual persent-tense fever because life, and often more, is on the line."
Village Voice