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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books
Two grown sisters confront the memory of their parents’ tragic death. Their parents are on stage as well, living out their last day. In this classic play, Tremblay addresses the cultural, religious, and economic tensions of Quebec during the cultural revolution; this family is Quebec, writ large. And yet, this family has its own intimate problems.
This revised edition of Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, which played at the 1990 Stratford Festival, is John Van Burek and Bill Glassco’s new translation of Michel Tremblay’s original French text.
Cast of 3 women and 1 man.
ISBN 13: 9780889223493 | ISBN 10: 889223491
5.25 W x 8.25 H inches | 80 pages
$16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
2 Paperback Edition
QUOTES OF NOTE
“One of Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay’s greatest works, the Long Day’s Journey into Night of his oeuvre”
– Globe and Mail (2015)
“Tremblay fizzes back and forth, rewiring the dialogue so that three separate conversations seem like a circuit. … Tremblay writes a beautiful argument, one that ebbs and flows like a symphony. It’s almost flirtatious at times, tart and playful, as if forged out of fondness rather than frustration, but when it wants to be, it’s as bruising as a thumb forced into flesh.”
“Its themes – Catholicism, sexuality, domestic abuse, and the legacy of a tragic death – are universal … Tremblay is produced around the world. His people exist in every society, not just Montreal’s Main.”
– NOW Toronto
“Brilliantly insightful, uncompromising drama.”
— Detroit News
“One of Tremblay’s infinitely hot and dense family dramas …”
— Globe & Mail
About the ContributorsMichel 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).
John Van Burek has been a practising theatre artist for over twenty years, in both French and English, throughout Canada. He has also worked in the fields of opera, film and television. He is also one of Canada’s leading translators for theatre, most notably of Michel Tremblay’s plays, including Les Belles-Soeurs (Talonbooks). Mr. Van Burek has received several awards and citations for his work, including the Toronto Drama Bench Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Canadian Theatre.Bill Glassco
Born in Quebec, William Grant (“Bill”) Glassco was a Canadian theatre director, producer and founder of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. He then became the artistic director of the CentreStage Theatre Company which merged, in 1988, with the Toronto Free Theatre to become CanStage. In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.