Albertine in Five Times Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222342
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: January 1 1986
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC043000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Coming of Age

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Albertine in Five Times

By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

In one of his most daring theatrical achievements, Michel Tremblay presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come—“We all depend on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30—and the younger Albertines are passionate and full of explanations. Together, the five Albertines provide a moving portrait of an extraordinary “ordinary” woman in this Chalmers Award-winning play.

Cast of 6 women.

“The story of a life, told by Tremblay with immense compassion.”
Toronto Sun

“A remarkable play… The conception is brilliant.”
New Statesman

“Michel Tremblay’s Albertine—a fascinating, conflicted woman who refuses to take life’s knocks lying down—is one of Quebec theatre’s most celebrated characters.”
—Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival