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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books
From his plundering of elements from B-movies and melodrama in early plays like Zastrozzi and Beyond Mozambique to the uneasy satire and the class politics of the East End and the Power plays, and more recently in the shape of the six Suburban Motel plays, George F. Walker has not only created a substantial and impressive body of work, but impressed it all with his unique “Walkeresque” stamp – brash, assertive, perceptive, genuinely perverse, often wonky, and very, very funny. Toronto’s most-produced and internationally recognized playwright, Walker’s plays have appeared on stages in London and New York, across North America and around the world.
ISBN 13: 9780921368823 | ISBN 10: 921368828
5 W x 8 H x 1 D inches | 272 pages
$29.95 CAN / $24.95 US
Backlist | Non-Fiction | Bisac: LIT013000
QUOTES OF NOTE
“This book is … both very welcome and long overdue. … Johnson covers all of Walker’s twenty-seven plays [prior to Heaven]. He also provides a thorough account of Walker criticism … a valuable guide to extant scholarship.”
– Harry Lane, for Modern Drama
About the ContributorsChris Johnson
Chris Johnson is a professor of English literature at the University of Manitoba and specializes in Canadian drama and theatre.
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