Reading Carol Bolt

By Carol Bolt
Edited by Cynthia Zimmerman

Reading Carol Bolt
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Includes:Cyclone JackBuffalo JumpGabeRed EmmaOne Night StandEscape EntertainmentIcetimeYellow RibbonsFamily PartiesTwo Cowboys and a LadyCompañerasFamous"Carol Bolt was a pioneer, a multi-talented writer who excelled in all the fields of dramatic art. Her work was shaped by ... Read more


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Includes:Cyclone JackBuffalo JumpGabeRed EmmaOne Night StandEscape EntertainmentIcetimeYellow RibbonsFamily PartiesTwo Cowboys and a LadyCompañerasFamous"Carol Bolt was a pioneer, a multi-talented writer who excelled in all the fields of dramatic art. Her work was shaped by an astute political sensibility and even when full of outrage, never lacked for humour. Like the subjects of her plays, she possessed mythic qualities. She was a leading voice in the development of a national theatre and, in the early seventies, our first star." —Paul Ledoux

Carol Bolt

Carol Bolt (1941â??2000) was born Carol Johnson, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Educated at the University of British Columbia, she was a successful and prolific playwright, who was also one of the founders of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She was president of the organization at least twice, and chaired many of its committees over the years. Boltâ??s work includes Buffalo Jump (1972), Gabe (1973), Pauline (1973), Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists (1974), and One Night Stand (1977). In addition to her work for adults, Bolt also wrote several plays for children, including My Best Friend is Twelve Feet High (1972), Cyclone Jack (1972), Maurice (1975), and Finding Bumble (1975).

Cynthia Zimmerman

Cynthia Zimmerman has been a highly regarded commentator on Canadian playwriting and on the voice of women on the Canadian stage for her whole career at Glendon College, York University, where she is a professor in the English department. Previously book review editor of the international journal Modern Drama and a member of its advisory board, Zimmerman has authored or co-authored a number of books, including Playwriting Women: Female Voices in English Canada. She has produced many articles, chapters, and public papers. She also edited the successful anthology, Taking the Stage, for Playwrights Canada Press.

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