talonbooks.com
 

Email: info@talonbooks.com
Telephone: 604 444-4889
Outside Vancouver: 1 888 445-4176
Fax: 604 444-4119

 

BY THIS AUTHOR 

Subscribe to our Newsletter
 
PURCHASE BOOKS HERE
Buz'Gem Blues, The
Print Edition
Canadian Customers

$16.95 CDN


US & International Customers

$16.95 US

Payments processed by PayPal


Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Buz'Gem Blues, The

By Drew Hayden Taylor

The Buz’Gem Blues is the third play in Drew Hayden Taylor’s ongoing zany, outrageous, often farcical examination of both Native and non-Native stereotypes in what is to become what he calls his “Blues Quartet.”

Marianne has talked her mother, Martha, into attending an Elders conference with her, where she is to be used as a resource person, even though Martha doesn’t believe she has anything to offer anyone. Held in a college setting, the keynote paper of the conference is a dissertation on “the courting, love, and sexual habits of contemporary First Nations people as perceived by Western Society,” delivered by none other than a “Professor Savage.” Just to keep the caricatures in balance, Savage’s nemesis throughout the action is a young Native man, replete with dark sunglasses and a Mountie coat, who goes by the name “The Warrior Who Never Sleeps.”

The Buz’Gem Blues is not a play about clichés with which we have become so familiar that we recognize them as stereotypes instantly, but rather about how our ritualized and institutionalized systems of maintaining and policing those clichés prevent us from recognizing our common humanity within each other.

ISBN 13: 9780889224629 | ISBN 10: 889224625
6 W x 9 H inches | 128 pages
$16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

About the Contributors

Drew Hayden Taylor

Hailed by the Montreal Gazette as one of Canada’s leading Native dramatists, Drew Hayden Taylor writes for the screen as well as the stage and contributes regularly to North American Native periodicals and national newspapers. His plays have garnered many prestigious awards, and his beguiling and perceptive storytelling style has enthralled audiences in Canada, the United States and Germany. One of his most established bodies of work includes what he calls the Blues Quartet, an ongoing, outrageous and often farcical examination of Native and non-Native stereotypes.

[cover of Crees in the Caribbean]
Crees in the Caribbean

Drew Hayden Taylor
Backlist


Cerulean Blue

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

God and the Indian cover
God and the Indian

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

Dead White Writer on the Floor
Dead White Writer on the Floor

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

9780889225817sm
Berlin Blues, The

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

9780889225176sm
400 Kilometres

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

9780889224629sm
Buz'Gem Blues, The

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

The Boy in The Treehouse / Girl Who Loved Her Horses
Boy in The Treehouse, The / Girl Who Loved Her Horses

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

alterNatives cover
alterNatives

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

The Baby Blues
Baby Blues

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama


Copyright Talonbooks 1963-2017

 

 

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.


If you have any questions or comments about this website, contact the webmaster.