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Drama Canadian

Heat Wave

by (author) Michel Marc Bouchard

translated by Bill Glassco

Publisher
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896239095
    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
    List Price
    $12.95

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Michel Marc Bouchard's Heat Wave tells the story of a family learning how to live again after a three-year vigil at the bedside of controlling patriarch Fred Cloutier. Cloutier is still controlling his wife and children from beyond the grave, as the characters deal with guilt complexes created by years of manipulation. But this situation comedy is mainly about love, about May/September relationships, and about appearances and not-so-little white lies that people tell in order to disguise their true selves and deny their true emotions.

About the authors

Michel Marc Bouchard
Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard has written 25 plays, and he is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including: le Prix Journal de Montréal, Prix du Cercle de critiques de l’Outaouais, the Governor General’s Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the Chalmers Award for Outstanding New Play. The Vancouver productions of Lilies (1993) and The Orphan Muses (1995) also garnered nine Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards. Bouchard is also the author of Written on Water, Down Dangerous Passes Road, The Coronation Voyage, which was performed in 2003 as the first Canadian-authored play at the Shaw Festival in 25 years, and The Tale of Teeka, all available in English from Talonbooks.

Linda Gaboriau
Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal. Her translations of plays by Quebec’s most prominent playwrights have been published and ­produced across Canada and abroad. In her work as a ­literary manager and dramaturge, she has directed ­numerous translation residencies and international exchange projects. She was the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Most recently she won the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Forests, her translation of the play by Wajdi Mouawad.

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Bill Glassco is the founding artistic director of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, co-founding director of the Canadian Stage Company, and one of this country’s best known directors of Canadian work. He has also translated plays by Michel Tremblay and Simon Fortin.

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