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Two Plays

Two Plays

by George Woodcock
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This volume contains two uniquely Canadian stories of exile. Whether portraying the romantic lovers in The Island of Demons, or the political revolutionary Gabriel Dumont in Six Dry Cakes for the Hunted, the plays are related by their underlying themes. From the earliest days of settlement in Canada, those who have adhered to their ties to colonial …

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Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

by David Fennario
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It is 1976. In a tavern in the Point Saint Charles working class district of Montreal, three friends gather on their lunch hour and reminisce about the past. They are survivors of a decade. One is Jerry Nines, a writer who has had some success, having written a novel and a hit play. The others are Jackie Robinson and Frank Saladini, old friends of …

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Cruel Tears

Cruel Tears

by Ken Mitchell
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Cruel Tears is one of the most original and inventive theatre pieces ever staged in Canada. Shakespeare buffs may see in the play certain intriguing parallels to Othello, but in Cruel Tears, the jealous hero is a Ukrainian truck driver from Saskatoon, not a moor of Venice. Described as a “country opera,” the play is written in the idiom of coun …

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Les Canadiens

Les Canadiens

by Rick Salutin, introduction by Ken Dryden
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Les Canadiens begins on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when a French-Canadian soldier throws his rifle to his son and it becomes a hockey stick. It ends in the Montreal Forum on the night of November 15, 1976, when Montreal Canadien fans turn a hockey game into an election victory rally for the indépendantiste Parti Québécois. In between, it is a …

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 13, 1975

edited by C.B. Bourne
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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law.

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Alan Crawley and Contemporary Verse

by J. McCullagh
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Little magazines like Alan Crawley's Contemporary Verse are the life blood of literary culture. They provide an ongoing forum in which both well established and new poets can experiment and present their latest work, and it is often with the little magazines, therefore, that litearary change and oringiality have their beginnings. In this book Joan …

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Duchesse de Langeais & Other Plays

Duchesse de Langeais & Other Plays

by Michel Tremblay, translated by John Van Burek
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La Duchesse de Langeais and Other Plays is a collection of five short plays by Québec’s best known playwright, Michel Tremblay — “La Duchesse de Langeais,” “Berthe,” “Johnny Mangano and His Astonishing Dogs,” “Gloria Star” and “Surprise, Surprise.”

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Dürer's Angel

Dürer's Angel

by Marie-Claire Blais, translated by David Lobdell
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This is Marie-Claire Blais’s third novel in the trilogy of Pauline Archange.

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Tiln & Other Plays

Tiln & Other Plays

by Michael Cook
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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 …

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The Great Wave of Civilization

The Great Wave of Civilization

by Herschel Hardin
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The Great Wave of Civilization is Herschel Hardin’s play about the destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor trade in Montana and Alberta in the 19th century. Little Dog of the Northern Blackfoot tribe vs. Snookum Jim, free trader, I.G. Baker, merchant-prince of Fort Benton and the rest of the “great wave of civilizat …

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The Execution

The Execution

by Marie-Claire Blais, translated by David Lobdell
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The Execution is Marie-Claire Blais’s only play for the stage. Set in a boarding school, it tells the story of two schoolboys who plot the murder of one of their classmates and enact the crime. As a play, it is a study of innocence, evil and complicity, themes well-known to readers of Blais’s fiction.

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On the Job

On the Job

by David Fennario
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It is Christmas Eve, 1970. In the shipping room of a Montreal dress factory, the workers get drunk and decide to go on strike.

?So many of the guys I knew on the street are gone dead or crazy, man. There’s no escape. This whole country is just one big factory, one big jail, Billy — Either you’re a good nigger or ya die. Know what I mean” — …

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 12, 1974

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law.

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Pioneer Days in British Columbia

Pioneer Days in British Columbia

by Art Downs
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Pioneer Days is a blend of words and photos that proves British Columbia's history is as interesting as that recorded anywhere else in North America. Every article is true, many written or narrated by those who, 100 or more years ago, lived the experiences they relate. Each volume contains 160 pages, plus some 60,000 words of text and over 200 his …

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Bethune

Bethune

by Rod Langley
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Set in landscapes which move from Detroit to China, Bethune is a study of how one man’s vision may shape the world. In this play, Rod Langley attempts to chronicle the journey of Dr. Norman Bethune toward his final destiny. Bethune premiered at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1974.

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Jacob's Wake

Jacob's Wake

by Michael Cook
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A Maritime family’s tragedy, set in a raging storm. Cast of two women and five men.

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Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass

Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass

by Tom Hendry
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?There I was just out of high school, all eager for the future, and there was the road to the future stretching out in front of me like fifteen miles of broken glass.”

Set in Winnipeg in August, 1945, Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass is Tom Hendry’s look at post-World War II Canada from a recent high-school graduate’s viewpoint. The play was comm …

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En Pièces Détachées

En Pièces Détachées

by Michel Tremblay, translated by Allan Van Meer
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En Pièces Détachées is Michel Tremblay’s look at “The Main” in Montreal. The play concerns Hélène, a waitress who used to work in a bar called the Coconut Inn, but who now works slinging smoked meat in a joint on Papineau Street. She is married to Henri, who sits around all day watching Captain Cartoons on television. They live in a tene …

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Theme for Diverse Instruments

Theme for Diverse Instruments

by Jane Rule
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Jane Rule’s first collection of short stories, some of which were first published in The Ladder, the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. Jane Rule is also the author of Desert of the Heart and Memory Board.

In the sensual and tender “Middle Children,” two closeted young lesbians radiate the joy of their love …

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 11, 1973

edited by C.B. Bourne
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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 10, 1972

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Checklist of Printed Material Relating to French-Canadian Literature

by Gerard Tougas
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This second enlarged edition of Gérard Tougas' Checklist is essentially a primary bibliography of French-Canadian literature from the nineteenth century to 1968. The Checklist, containing over 2800 titles, represents the holdings of the University of British Columbia Library. The UBC collection comprises a substantial portion of the total body of …

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Esker Mike and His Wife, Agiluk

Esker Mike and His Wife, Agiluk

by Herschel Hardin
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Esker Mike & His Wife, Agiluk is a social satire about Eskimo life in the Mackenzie River Delta and how it is affected by white settlers, priests and government officials. The play is also a tragic reflection on the role of women who are forced to bear children in a society that cannot afford to support them.

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 09, 1971

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British Columbia–Yukon Sternwheel Days

British Columbia–Yukon Sternwheel Days

by Art Downs
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Over 300 sternwheelers plied the BC-Yukon waters, a record in North America. In icy northern lakes, rivers and the open sea, these flat-bottomed steamers served for 100 years. Ripped open by rapids, gutted by fire, crushed by ice, they left a memorable wake that altered history forever. This book includes portraits of flamboyant captains and crews, …

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Listen to the Wind

Listen to the Wind

by James Reaney
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In a Perth County farmhouse some time during the 1930s, a boy named Owen decides to spend the summer putting on plays with the help of his cousins, his grown-up relatives and the neighbourhood children. One of the plays they put on is their adaptation of a Victorian novel, The Saga of Caresfoot Court. In James Reaney’s Listen to the Wind, we watc …

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Crabdance

Crabdance

by Beverley Simons
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Crabdance is a tragicomedy in three acts in which a lonely, middle-aged woman plays elaborate, ritualistic games with three men whom she forces to play the roles of her son, her husband and her lover.

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 08, 1970

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law.

 

The Yearbook contains articles of lasting significance in the field of international legal studies, a notes and comments s …

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Legends of Vancouver

by Pauline Johnson
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A much-loved Canadian classic, Pauline Johnsons Legends of Vancouver was first published in 1911 and has been in print ever since. Through her poetic, romantic retelling of these Native legends, Pauline Johnson takes the reader back to a time long ago, before the city of Vancouver was built, when the land belonged to the Squamish people. These lege …

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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 07, 1969

edited by C.B. Bourne
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The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law.

 

The Yearbook contains articles of lasting significance in the field of international legal studies, a notes and comments s …

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

by George Ryga
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Rita Joe is a Native girl who leaves the reservation for the city, only to die on skid row as a victim of white men’s violence and paternalistic attitudes towards First Nations peoples. As perhaps the best-known contemporary Canadian play and a poetic drama of enormous theatrical power, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe had a major influence in awakening c …

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