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Jacob's Wake

by (author) Michael Cook

Initial publish date
Jan 1975
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1975
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A Maritime family’s tragedy, set in a raging storm. Cast of two women and five men.

About the author

Michael Cook
Originally from London, England, Michael Cook began writing plays during the 1950s while serving in the British army in Europe and the Far East. He studied teaching and drama at Nottingham University in the early 1960s and emigrated to St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1965 where he began directing plays and teaching at Memorial University. He has written more than 50 plays, many of them exploring Newfoundland’s history and culture?the most notable of which, Jacob’s Wake, was published in 1975. After moving to remote outport of Random Island, Cook wrote the one-act dramas collected in Tiln & Other Plays (1976). In the 1980s, Cook divided his time between Newfoundland and Stratford, Ontario, where he was playwright-in-residence in 1987. Michael Cook moved back to St. John’s shortly before his death in 1994 at the age of 61.

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