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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Glace Bay Miners' Museum, The
A Stage Play Based on the Novel by Sheldon Currie

By Wendy Lill

A story of the ill-fated romance between a wandering musician-social-idealist and a Cape Breton coal miner’s daughter, whose dreams are reawakened by their passion. The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum is a play in which the all-consuming brightness of dreams and memory are overshadowed by absentee greed, callousness, and exploitation. It is a tragedy that is hard as nails and completely unsentimental, yet nonetheless full of love and humour.

Cast of 2 women and 3 men.

ISBN 13: 9780889223691 | ISBN 10: 889223696
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

“Lill has translated a novel – and, moreover, a novel that is essentially an intense, first-person monologue – into a captivating dramatic form, with engaging dialogue, conflict between characters, and enough thoughts shared directly with the audience to retain the flavor of the original.” – Canadian Book Review Annual

“… a tender, romantic triumph over the genre …” – Eye Weekly

"… bittersweet magic realism leavened by the ribald banter between the characters"
Halifax Daily News

"… as real as the coal."
Halifax Chronicle Herald

"What an emotional roller coaster ride! Playwright Wendy Lill has touched every possible nerve in her latest offering, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum."
Halifax Mail Star

AWARDS

Governor General’s Drama Award Finalist, 1996

About the Contributors

Wendy Lill

Wendy Lill has not only written extensively for radio, magazines, film, television and the stage, but has also been active in national politics. In 1979, while with CBC Radio in Winnipeg, Lill wrote her first play, On the Line, to dramatize the plight of striking Winnipeg garment industry workers. Since then, her plays have gone on to examine the Canadian women’s suffrage movement (The Fighting Days); aboriginal-white relations (The Occupation of Heather Rose, Sisters); pedophilia and mass hysteria (All Fall Down); the slashing of social programs (Corker); and the dangerous lives of coal miners in her adopted province of Nova Scotia (The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum).

[cover of Messenger]
Messenger

Wendy Lill
Frontlist

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Occupation of Heather Rose, The

Wendy Lill
Drama

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Chimera

Wendy Lill
Drama

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Memories of You

Wendy Lill
Drama

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Corker

Wendy Lill
Drama

The Glace Bay Miners' Museum
Glace Bay Miners' Museum, The

Wendy Lill
Drama

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All Fall Down

Wendy Lill
Drama

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Sisters

Wendy Lill
Drama

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The Fighting Days

Wendy Lill
Drama


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