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Friday March 26, 2010 in Books

Balconville

By David Fennario

Balconville is Canada’s first bilingual play. Three families and Thibault, the neighbourhood delivery boy, sit on their balconies in the heat of a Montreal summer. It is election time and Gaétan Bolduc is running for re-election for the Liberals. His broadcast truck roams the streets making election promises in English and in French, and playing the music of Elvis Presley. The English and the French-Canadian working class take on the Establishment in this award-winning play.

ISBN 13: 9780889221451 | ISBN 10: 889221456
5.5 W x 8.5 H inches | 128 pages
$17.95 CAN / $17.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

QUOTES OF NOTE

“The bilingual nature of the drama makes it a great play instead of a good one, but the setting itself could be anywhere. Balconville is a work of genius. It’s angry, bitter, cruel and funny. It’s a real vision of this country—and even more rare—it’s a moment when bilingualism has found a voice.”
Globe and Mail

AWARDS

Winner of the 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

About the Contributors

David Fennario

Anglophone playwright born David Wiper in Montreal, Quebec, 1947. He was raised in the working class district of Pointe-St-Charles, an area he would make the centre of most of his plays.

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