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The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition

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Over the last two decades Canadian drama has emerged as an important presence in international theatre. In The Buried Astrolabe Craig Walker offers a critical introduction to contemporary Canadian playwriting, providing a context for the study of Canadian drama and showing how it developed from Western European philosophical, literary, and dramatic traditions. Walker devotes the main body of his work to critical readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F. Walker, and Judith Thompson, respecting the distinctive elements of the writer's voice while helping the reader appreciate the cultural context that informs each play. He looks at the poetry and myth underpinning the works and investigates the cultural significance of the tropes that are repeating in their works. The Buried Astrolabe stakes the claim of Canadian playwrights to be considered among the most important in the contemporary world. The book is in excellent condition, with very little sign of previous ownership, while internally the binding is strong and the pages are clean.

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Author(s):
Craig Stewart Walker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Title:
The Buried Astrolabe

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Over the last two decades Canadian drama has emerged as an important presence in international theatre. In The Buried Astrolabe Craig Walker offers a critical introduction to contemporary Canadian playwriting, providing a context for the study of Canadian drama and showing how it developed from Western European philosophical, literary, and dramatic traditions. Walker devotes the main body of his work to critical readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F. Walker, and Judith Thompson, respecting the distinctive elements of the writer's voice while helping the reader appreciate the cultural context that informs each play. He looks at the poetry and myth underpinning the works and investigates the cultural significance of the tropes that are repeating in their works. The Buried Astrolabe stakes the claim of Canadian playwrights to be considered among the most important in the contemporary world. The book is in excellent condition, with very little sign of previous ownership, while internally the binding is strong and the pages are clean.

Author(s):
Craig Stewart Walker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Title:
The Buried Astrolabe

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