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Drama Canadian

Almighty Voice and His Wife

by (author) Daniel David Moses

introduction by Yvette Nolan

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Category
Canadian, Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887546990
    Publish Date
    Jan 2006
    List Price
    $14.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887548970
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $15.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770911178
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late twentieth century. The “renegade Indian story” transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.

About the authors

Daniel David Moses, playwright and poet, is a Delaware who was born at Ohsweken, Ontario on the Six Nations lands. Now living in Toronto, he writes and works with Native and cross-cultural organizations. He is the author of Coyote City, nominated for the 1991 Governor General's Award for Drama, and The Dreaming Beauty, Big Buck City, Almighty Voice and His Wife, and The Mite Lines, a book of poetry. He is co-editor with Terry Goldie of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English.

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Yvette Nolan is a playwright, dramaturge, and director. In 1996, she was the Aboriginal Writer-in-Residence at Brandon University, where she wrote the first draft of Annie Mae’s Movement. Her other plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, the libretto Hilda Blake, and the radio play Owen. She is also the editor of Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and co-editor of Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes. She was the president of Playwrights Union of Canada from 1998–2001, and of Playwrights Canada Press from 2003–2005. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to an Algonquin mother and an Irish immigrant father, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lived in the Yukon and Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

"By its end, the poetic, imaginative Almighty Voice and His Wife has turned into a one-ring circus. And that's a good thing." —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

"…one of the few plays firmly considered as part of the canon of great Canadian drama…" —Christopher Hoile, EYE Weekly

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