Forests

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Forests
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From Odette to Hélène, then to Léonie, Ludivine, Sarah, Luce and finally to Aimée, Loup's mother.

It would seem that a curse of tragedy and death decimated this family in the heart of the Ardennes Forest. But Loup is courageous, she wants to end the bitter legacy of fate ... Read more


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From Odette to Hélène, then to Léonie, Ludivine, Sarah, Luce and finally to Aimée, Loup's mother.

It would seem that a curse of tragedy and death decimated this family in the heart of the Ardennes Forest. But Loup is courageous, she wants to end the bitter legacy of fate and break the chain of abandoned childhoods.

Following Littoral (Tideline) and Incendies (Scorched), Forests is the third part of Wajdi Mouawad's critically acclaimed dramatic quartet set in the painful wake of the past century.

Wajdi Mouawad

Wajdi Mouawad (author of Scorched, Tideline, Forests and Heavens, among others) has established himself as a uniquely original player on the contemporary theatre scene. His plays have been translated into more than twenty languages and presented all over the world. In all his work, from his own plays and adaptations, from the productions he has directed to the novels he wrote, Wajdi Mouawad expresses the conviction that “art bears witness to human existence through the prism of beauty.” He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours for his work. He is currently Artistic Director of Théatre de la Colline—théâtre national in Paris.

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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