War Cantata / Child Object

Product Number: EB00642471
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780889229075
Publisher: Talonbooks
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Description

War Cantata translated by Keith Turnbull How far will humanity go in its quest for power? Why do we desire to eliminate each other through war? War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his son hatred to transform him into a soldier impervious to pity. Without focusing on a particular battle or soldier, this harsh, intense, choral text builds the rhythmic power of words to expose war's spiral toward hatred. In 2012, SACD (SociEtE des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques), in partnership with France Culture, awarded War Cantata the Prix SADC for best world play written in French, and CEAD (Centre des auteurs dramatiques) awarded it the Prix Michel-Tremblay for the best play written in Quebec in 2012. Cast of 2 men and a chorus Child Object translated by Chantal Bilodeau With child as a blank page, a man sets about constructing his ideal companion manipulating personality, gender, and body. The child becomes the ultimate consumer good. Cast of 1 woman and 2 men

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Author(s): Larry Tremblay
Original Publish Date: Dec 22, 2014

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