Based on the life and autobiography of the actress and independent filmmaker Nell Shipman.
Return to the hot summer of July 1924 in Vancouverâ??s wealthy Shaughnessy Heights to re-open the famous, unsolved case of Janet Smith, the English nanny found dead in her employerâ??s basement
Revisits the story of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald to pose some questions. At stake is nothing less than art and sanityâ??his art and her sanity.
About the authors
Sharon Pollock was born Mary Sharon Chalmers in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1936, where she first became involved in the theatre in university. Later, with the Praire Players, she toured British Columbia and Alberta in 1966, and was voted Best Actress at the Dominion Drama Festival. She settled in Calgary the next year, raised a family, and while pregnant with her sixth child she began writing her first play. In 1973, Walsh (1983) premiered at Theatre Calgary. A subsequent production in 1974 at the Stratford Festival brought Pollock’s writing to wide public attention. She has written many plays, including Blood Relations and Other Plays, which won the Governor General’s Award in 1981, and Doc (1985), which won the Governor General’s Award in 1986.
Sherrill Grace is a professor of English and theatre at the University of British Columbia. She is former President, Academy I, of the Royal Society of Canada. She has lectured widely in North America, as well as in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, France, China and Japan.
A member of several professional associations, including the Association of Canadian Studies, the Canadian Association of American Studies, the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, the Modern Languages Association and the International Association of Professors of English, Grace was awarded the prestigious Killam Teaching Prize in 2008, and in 2009 she received the Ann Saddlemyer Award for her biography Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock.
Other titles by Sharon Pollock
Other titles by Sherrill Grace
A Life of Timothy Findley
Theatre and AutoBiography
Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice
First Woman of Canadian Theatre
Performing National Identities ebook
International Perspectives on Contemporary Canadian Theatre
Landscapes of War and Memory
The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977-2007
Perspectives on War and Peace from the Arts and Humanities
Painting the Maple
Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada
On the Art of Being Canadian
Canada and the Theatre of War: Volume Two
Essays on the Work of Malcolm Lowry