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ISBN: 9780889223851 | Paperback

$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223851 | Rights: WORLD

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.

By Margaret 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.

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