Best Canadian Dramas & Plays Books
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1. Treasure Island: The Original 1883 Edition With Complete Illustrations (A Classic Adventure Novel Of Robert Louis Stevenson)
Author: by Robert Louis Stevenson
Seaward ho!Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure IslandThis beautiful edition contains 120 illustrations from the original edition which was published in 1915. The illustrations have been made by Louis Rhead.”For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed.
From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers.
Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil – but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring.
Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G.K. Chesterton, ‘the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.’ G.S.
2. The Awakening: The Original 1899 Edition (A Classic Novel Of kate chopin)
Author: by Kate Chopin
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. Kate Chopin, The AwakeningThe Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South.
It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel’s blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James.
3. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass: The Original Edition With Complete Illustrations By Sir John Tenniel (A Lewis Carroll Classics)
Author: by Lewis Carroll
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-GlassThis Beautiful edition contains complete original black and white illustrations from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Sir John Tenniel.
Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (first published in 1865 and 1871, respectively) have entertained readers young and old for more than a century. Their magical worlds, amusing characters, clever dialogue, and playfully logical illogic epitomize the whit and whimsy of Carroll’s writing.
Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.
The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. Through the Looking-Glass is a novel published on 27 December 1871 by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it.
4. Belle Moral: A Natural History
Author: by Ann-Marie MacDonald
October 22, 2010
In Belle Moral: A Natural History, we are steeped in a world on the cusp between magic and art, and science and madness. Set in 1899 just outside Edinburgh, the play unfolds in the venerable estate known as Belle Moral, home to Pearl MacIsaac, an avid amateur paleontologist and proud new woman; her maiden Aunt Flora, a sweetly maternal figure who nonetheless keeps an iron-grip on her set of keys; and a staff of quirky household retainers who seem to know more than they are willing say.
As Pearl steels herself for the reading of her late father’s will and the inevitable arrival of her wayward younger brother, Victor, she also does her best to dismiss the sinister signs that her home may house another occupantone whose existence her aunt and the good Doctor Reid seem determined to keep secret.
This dark yet redemptive gothic comedy is a story both of family secrets that come to life, and the birth pangs of the modern era-but above all, it is truly a play of morals. Reaching out in two directions to reconcile the extremes of rationalism and romanticism, Belle Moral embraces a complex range of thought with Ann-Marie MacDonald’s incisive insight and trademark wit.Copyright 2005 A.M.
5. Kim's Convenience
Author: by Ins Choi
House of Anansi Press
Winner of Best New Play and the Patron’s Pick Award at Toronto’s Fringe Festival, and now a CBC TV series, Kim’s Convenience is the critically acclaimed, wildly popular, smash-hit debut by celebrated actor, playwright, and poet Ins Choi.
6. Emilia (Oberon Modern Plays)
Author: by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Winner of the Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy at the 2020 Olivier AwardsIn 1611 Emilia Bassano wrote a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England.
The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the rest of HerStory has been erased by History. Morgan has taken what we know of Bassano, and her poetry, to create this lively, witty play.
7. Scorched (Revised Edition)
Author: by Wajdi Mouawad
Playwrights Canada Press
“This haunting work may be the best piece of theater this country has produced this millennium.”The Globe and Mail
9. Thunderstick (Scirocco Drama)
Author: by Kenneth T. Williams
Jacob is an alcoholic reporter, his estranged cousin Isaac is a worldly photojournalist just recently returned to Canada-and their editor pairs them up to cover a story on Parliament Hill. The problems start when Jacob vomits onto the Prime Minister, an act which is mistaken for an assassination attempt.
While in jail, the cousins get information which sends them on a madcap romp to try and track down what might be the story of their lives, involving a government coverup, an international fugitive and a lesbian love nest in the Northern Ontario woods.
When their car breaks down, stranding them in the woods in the middle of the night, Jacob and Isaac finally face up to their painful shared past, and come to terms with what has divided them for all these years.
Thunderstick has been produced in Toronto, Saskatoon, and Edmonton, where it drew standing-room-only crowds. One paper described the characters as “An aboriginal Oscar and Felix.”
10. Cowboy of the Road: True Stories of his Survival
Author: by Valerie M Pontbriand
Childhood or wildhood? This collection of stories begins with a young boy whose cleverness, ability, and determination are more inline with an adult rather than the curious-minded six year old that we are introduced to in the first story. Normal was never to be a part of Marcel Pontbriand’s life.
Orphaned at the tender young age of 14 and with only pennies to his name, you’ll read about how he took to the ice roads of Canada and met with fear, tragedy, and obstacles that only few could even imagine. Challenge, defeat, and the curses of Mother Nature would forge the young Marcel into a focused dreamer who would plan, re-examine his situation, and promise himself a better life, all the while pledging to help others along the way.
Just like the highways of Canada and the U.S.A., it’s never a straight path to meet a timeline and a destination. These stories will take you on an adventure of one man’s life that was intertwined with controversy, crime, and corruption.
It’s been a truckin’ hard life for Marcel Pontbriand, a life that he would not change in the least, because it molded him into what he became to be called; Cowboy of the Road. He has driven more than 5 million miles behind the wheel of his Peterbilt rig.
11. Brébeuf's Ghost
Author: by Daniel David Moses
In the year 1649, the Iroquois are on the warpath, killing traitors and Christians at the mission of Sainte Marie. The shaman is worried about windigos and the Black Robe about the fires of hell. Worlds collide in a renowned First Nations playwright’s epic, dark, funny, and healing vision of early Canada.
12. Annie Mae's Movement
Author: by Yvette Nolan
Playwrights Canada Press
Annie Mae’s Movement explores what is must have been like to be Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a woman in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America, an American Indian in a white-dominant culture. This play looks for the truth by examining the life and death of this remarkable woman.
13. Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists
Author: by Normand Chaurette
Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists is a dramatized inquiry in which five geologists are interrogated about the death of one of their colleagues in the Mekong Delta, Cambodia. It is a play about the beginnings and endings of all things.
It is a ritualized drama in which meaning is stripped first from reason, then from authority, then from language, then from geography, and finally from the body. Washed away by the rain, both deafening and silent. It is an investigation into the mystery of the wound of life opened up by a bolt of lightening striking a primordial, featureless sea, and the return of all things to that sea.
There is no mystery here but The Mystery. It is a play of specific speech, probing dialogue, investigative interrogation, but no narrative. This is experimental theatre of the very best kind because it succeeds in extending the possibilities of what can be contained by the conventions of the dramatic form in a way that does not betray either the subject or the form.