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The Real World? is an early masterpiece from Michel Tremblay, one of Canada’s greatest living playwrights. Tarragon revives this Canadian classic nearly 25 years after it premiered it in English in 1988 with a powerhouse cast: Matthew Edison, Cara Gee, Sophie Goulet, Tony Nappo, Cliff Saunders, Jane Spidell & Meg Tilly.
The mother of a precocious young playwright takes issue with his latest play: not only does it put private family matters centre stage, it liberally blends fiction with truth. A play within a play, The Real World? remains a groundbreaking work about art, autobiography and authority.
Adeena Karasick was recently interviewed by Megan Yetman of Ontario College of Art and Design University. The excerpts from this interview that appear on Meta-Talon today – in which Karasick discusses This Poem and propounds ideas about pop culture, Derrida, print vs. new media, and the future of publishing – are published with permission from NIX Magazine, the first issue of which will be available in January.Thursday December 5, 2013 in Meta-Talon
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
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