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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books

Albertine in Five Times – 2nd Edition

By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Michel Tremblay’s well-loved and award-winning play presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come – “Our fate depends on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30. Together, these five Albertines provide a moving portrait of the extraordinary life of an “ordinary” woman.

This new, updated translation by Linda Gaboriau, commissioned for the prestigious Shaw Festival, celebrates the twenty-five years this classic Canadian drama has intrigued and delighted audiences around the world.

ISBN 13: 9780889226272 | ISBN 10: 088922627X
5.5 W x 8.5 H x 0.24 D inches | 80 pages
$16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
Rights: World
Drama | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
2 Edition

QUOTES OF NOTE

“The story of a life, told by Tremblay with immense compassion.”
– Toronto Sun

“A remarkable play …. The conception is brilliant.”
– New Statesman

“Michel Tremblay’s Albertine – a fascinating, conflicted woman who refuses to take life’s knocks lying down – is one of Quebec theatre’s most celebrated characters.”
– Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival

About the Contributors

Michel Tremblay

One of the most produced and the most prominent playwrights in the history of Canadian theatre, Michel Tremblay has received countless prestigious honours and accolades. His dramatic, literary and autobiographical works have long enjoyed remarkable international popularity, including translations of his plays that have achieved huge success in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

Awards and Recognition*
Prix du Grand (2009) La Traversée de la ville (Leméac Editeur Inc.)
Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix (2006)
Globe and Mail Top 100 Books (2003) Birth of a Bookworm
Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (2000) For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
Chalmers Awards (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1989, 2000)
Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (1999)
Molson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts (1994)
Louis-Hémon Prize (1994)
Montreal Book Fair Grand Public Prize (1994)
Banff Centre National Award (1992)
Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France (1991)
Chevalier of the Order of Quebec (1990)
San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Festival Long-Standing Public Service Award (1989)
CBC Anik Prize (1988)
Athanase-David Lifetime Achievement Prize (1988)
Quebec-Paris Prize (1985)
Chevalier of Arts and Letters of France (1984).

Linda Gaboriau

Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal.

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