Albertine in Five Times

By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Albertine in Five Times
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Michel Tremblay’s well-loved and award-winning play presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come??Our fate depends on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30. Together, ... Read more


Overview

Michel Tremblay’s well-loved and award-winning play presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come??Our fate depends on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30. Together, these five Albertines provide a moving portrait of the extraordinary life of an ?ordinary” woman.

This new, updated translation by Linda Gaboriau, commissioned for the prestigious Shaw Festival, celebrates the 25 years this classic Canadian drama has intrigued and delighted audiences around the world.

Cast of 6 women.

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.

Reviews

“A remarkable play… The conception is brilliant. ”
New Statesman

“The story of a life, told by Tremblay with immense compassion. ”
Toronto Sun

“Michel Tremblay’s Albertine—a fascinating, conflicted woman who refuses to take life’s knocks lying down—is one of Quebec theatre’s most celebrated characters. ”
— Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival

“The story of a life, told by Tremblay with immense compassion. ”
Toronto Sun

“A remarkable play… The conception is brilliant. ”
New Statesman

“Michel Tremblay’s Albertine—a fascinating, conflicted woman who refuses to take life’s knocks lying down—is one of Quebec theatre’s most celebrated characters. ”
— Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival

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