About this book
This brand new edition features the plays that established Sharon Pollock as a major Canadian playwright and gained her many accolades—among them, the first-ever Governor General’s Award for drama, for Blood Relations in 1981. In these four plays, Pollock uses historical backdrops to tackle the issue of freedom of choice in the midst of physical and emotional confinement. Her characters are the oppressed, from the spinster Lizzie Borden in "Blood Relations" to the prisoners of One Tiger to a Hill to Leah, daughter/mistress of rum-runner Mr. Big in "Whiskey Six Cadenza." In "Generations," Pollock uses the regional setting of a prairie farm kitchen to examine the tensions and affections of a family, and their relationship to "the land." Pollock’s skillfully driven action and keen ear for dialogue make for a satisfying read for drama-lovers and fiction-lovers alike.