Tiln & Other PlaysFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889221079 | Paperback

112 pages | Pub. Date: 19760101
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
Rights: WORLD

Three short plays by Michael Cook: Tiln, Quiller and Therese’s Creed.

In Tiln, two old men are caught in a personal power struggle. Using a lighthouse setting, Cook explores the modern man's dilemma in an uncaring world. Cast of 2 men.

In contrast, Quiller is a one-person play set in a Newfoundland outport. In this play, Cook creates a portrait of an old man assessing his empty life. Cast of 1 man.

Therese's Creed is similar to Quiller in that Cook again returns to the one-person format in an outport setting, but here he explores the female role. Cast of 1 woman.

By Michael Cook

Originally from London, England, Michael Cook emigrated to St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1965 where he began directing plays and teaching at Memorial University. He has written over fifty plays, many of them exploring Newfoundland’s history and culture—the most notable of which, Jacob’s Wake, was published in 1975. After moving to remote outport of Random Island, Cook wrote the dramas collected in Tiln & Other Plays (1976). Michael Cook moved back to St. John’s shortly before his death at the age of 61.

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