Bonjour, Là, Bonjour

By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Bonjour, Là, Bonjour
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Michel Tremblay considers Bonjour, Là, Bonjour to be the best of all his works. “In Bonjour, Là, Bonjour, I apprehended the most of what I wanted to do in the theatre—to take out everything that is not strictly necessary. “
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Overview

Michel Tremblay considers Bonjour, Là, Bonjour to be the best of all his works. “In Bonjour, Là, Bonjour, I apprehended the most of what I wanted to do in the theatre—to take out everything that is not strictly necessary. “
This new substantially revised translation by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco updates their original English translation of Bonjour, Là, Bonjour which has been available from Talonbooks since 1975.
Cast of 6 women and 2 men.

Michel Tremblay

A major figure in Québec literature, Michel Tremblay has built an impressive body of work as a playwright, novelist, translator, and screenwriter. To date Tremblay’s complete works include twenty-nine plays, thirty-one novels, six collections of autobiographical stories, a collection of tales, seven screenplays, forty-six translations and adaptations of works by foreign writers, nine plays and twelve stories printed in diverse publications, an opera libretto, a song cycle, a Symphonic Christmas Tale, and two musicals. His work has won numerous awards and accolades; his plays have been published and translated into forty languages and have garnered critical acclaim in Canada, the United States, and more than fifty countries around the world.

Reviews

“Dialogue functions like movements in a piece of music. It’s confusing at first, until the individual parts cohere into duets, trios, quartets, and octets. … At the heart of the play is a secret that each family member already knows or should suspect, but has never acknowledged. … Bonjour, là, Bonjour was first performed in Québécois French by the Compagnie des Deux Chaises at the National Art Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1974. Tremblay used his working-class background as source material. ”
Santa Fe New Mexican

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