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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
Other Schools of Thought is a collection of three unique plays that allow adult audiences to reflect on their past, and young audiences to reflect on their future. With stark sets and minimalist presentational styles, they leave no room for condescension—for dismissal of “adult concerns” by the young. In their treatment of sexuality, substance abuse, AIDS and identity crises, these plays open up the common ground between young adults and old children, mapping the personal uncertainties unleashed by everyone’s contemplation of life’s “big questions.” They are ruthlessly honest enough to permit us to see that adult responses of young people to the questions of their future. If these plays are “plays for young adults,” they are so only in the sense that _Romeo and Juliet_is a play for young adults.
ISBN 13: 9780889223462 | ISBN 10: 889223467
6 W x 9 H inches | 140 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
QUOTES OF NOTE
Cost of living is a brilliant play about growing up.
— Globe & Mail
About the ContributorsMorris Panych
Playwright, actor and director Morris Panych has been described as “a man for all seasons in Canadian theatre.” He has appeared in over fifty theatre productions and in numerous television and film roles. He has directed more than ninety productions and written over a dozen plays that have been translated and produced throughout the world. He has twice won the Governor General’s Award and has won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award fourteen times for acting and directing. He has also been nominated six times for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award and three times for the Chalmers Award. His classic 7 Stories ranks 9th among the ten best selling plays in Canada, outselling the Coles version of Romeo & Juliet.
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