Sainte-Carmen of the Main Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889221819
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
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Sainte-Carmen of the Main

By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

In Sainte-Carmen of the Main, Carmen—a character who appeared previously in Forever Yours, Marie-Lou—returns to the Rodéo from Nashville, where she has been sent to “improve her technique” in yodelling. But not only does she improve her technique, she also begins to write her own songs whose lyrics speak directly to the people about their problems, in words they understand. This challenging and profound play poses the question: “It’s fine to wake people up, but once they’re awake, what do you do with them?”

“An absolutely fascinating gesture by a powerful playwright.”
Toronto Star