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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books
Willful Acts is an expanded and updated collection of Margaret Hollingsworth’s best known and most popular plays, including The Apple in the Eye; Everloving; Diving; Islands; and War Babies (nominated for a Governor General’s Award); along with her latest play, Commonwealth Games. Hollingsworth’s earlier work showcases recurring women’s issues and themes (Islands was among the first plays to put lesbian characters front and centre on the Canadian stage). In her new play, Commonwealth Games, Hollingsworth wrestles with the question of what it means to be an English immigrant to Canada at a time when post-colonial thinking and political correctness dominate our lives.
ISBN 13: 9780889223851 | ISBN 10: 889223858
6 W x 9 H x 1 D inches | 256 pages
$19.95 CAN / $15.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
About the ContributorsMargaret Hollingsworth
Growing up in Sheffield and London, England, Margaret Hollingsworth wrote plays and worked in theatre before she immigrated to Canada in 1968. A regular contributor to CBC radio, Hollingsworth has won two ACTRA awards for radio drama. Her non-dramatic writing includes the screenplay for a feature film adaptation of Jane Rule’s Memory Board, and a collection of short stories, Smiling Under Water. A collection of her plays, Willful Acts, was published by Talonbooks in the Spring of 1998.
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.