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Author Walker, Craig Stewart, 1960-

Title The buried astrolabe : Canadian dramatic imagination and Western tradition / Craig Stewart Walker
Published Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 467 pages)
Contents James Reaney: metamorphic masques -- Michael Cook: elegy, allegory, and eschatology -- Sharon Pollock: besieged memory -- Michel Tremblay: existential mythopoeia -- George F. Walker: postmodern city comedy -- Judith Thompson: social psychomachia
Summary "The Buried Astrolabe shows that Canadian plays are increasingly being recognized as some of the most important on the international scene. Craig Walker devotes the main body of his critical introduction to readings of James Reaney, Michael Cook, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay, George F. Walker, and Judith Thompson. His interpretations shed light on poetics, mythological underpinnings, and the cultural significance of characteristic tropes."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-454) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Canadian drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 077356859X (electronic bk.)
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