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New Canadian Drama Vol. 3:
Albertan Dramatists: Down for the Weekend, Checkin's Out, Swipe

Edited by
Denis William Salter
Written by
Frank Moher, Kelly-Jean Rebar, Gordon D. Pengilly

Cover of New Canadian Drama Vol. 3

179 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888878809
$19.95 CA

179 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780888878786
$32.95 CA

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About the Book New Canadian Drama - Volume 3, Albertan Dramatists, edited by Denis W. Salter. Douglas Flint, in Frank Moher´s Down for the Weekend, " ... sensibly recognizes that he cannot follow the traditional values and modern way of life. He is not a farmer. He is a modern, alienated man who is restless, dissatisfied, frustrated, and destructive. For him, the fertility of both the land and the spirit lies frozen beneath the dead of winter; spring is as distant and elusive a goal as Vancouver." "However, for Lindsay Andruchuk in Checkin´ Out, Albert is by no means a dead-end place: it is still a land of promise. in the traditional search to know oneself, she learns that the only limitations to personal freedom are her own lack of courage and her own lack of imagination." Rooster, in Swipe, shares with Lindsay Andruchuk and Dougie Flint the desire to take responsibility for the deliberate, almost self-conscious, re-creation of his own character. He is guided by a quixotic vision of what is false and what is truthful."

About the Authors Frank Moher
Frank Moher (1955- ), a native of Edmonton, is an award-winning Canadian playwright who has written more than eight plays. He has also written several musicals and musical reviews, dramas for television and radio, and film scripts. His play, "Down for the Weekend," is published in "New Canadian Drama," Volume 3, "Albertan Dramatist" (1984 Borealis). He, his wife, and three children currently live on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Gordon D. Pengilly
Gordon D. Pengilly is a Canadian playwright from Alberta. His play, "Swipe," is published in "New Canadian Drama," Volume 3, "Albertan Dramatist" (1984 Borealis).

Kelly-Jean Rebar
Kelly-Jean Rebar (1956- ) is a Canadian playwright whose play, "Checkin' Out," is published in "New Canadian Drama," Volume 3, "Albertan Dramatist" (1984 Borealis).

Denis William Salter
Denis W. Salter is an editor of "New Canadian Drama Volume 3" published by Borealis Press in 1984.

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