War Cantata / Child Object

By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Keith Turnbull & Chantal Bilodeau

War Cantata / Child Object
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War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his son hatred to transform him into a soldier impervious to pity. Without focusing on a particular battle or soldier, this harsh, intense, choral ... Read more


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War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his son hatred to transform him into a soldier impervious to pity. Without focusing on a particular battle or soldier, this harsh, intense, choral text builds the rhythmic power of words to expose war's spiral toward hatred.

Reviews

"This is a powerful work, mesmerizing, painful. " – Karyne Lefebvre, CBC/Radio-Canada

"It is rough, it's brutal, it comes as a string of gunshots . .."
– Annie-Soleil Proteau, CBC/Radio-Canada

"This is a powerful work, mesmerizing, painful. "
DIV style="MARGIN: 0cm" align=right>– Karyne Lefebvre, CBC/Radio-Canada

 

"It is rough, it's brutal, it comes as a string of gunshots . .."

P align=right>– Annie-Soleil Proteau, CBC/Radio-Canada

"With War Cantata, Larry Tremblay delivers a great theatrical text that talks about the mechanics of hatred: hard, visceral, and uncompromising . .."

DIV style="MARGIN: 0cm" align=right>– Yves Rousseau, LeQuatrième. com

"With a vocabulary that does not fear ugliness and vulgarity, Larry Tremblay creates a state of emergency without wallowing in pathos. His writing digs into pain while providing relevant reflection. In its happy fusion between emotion and thought, he traces the contours between commitment and poetry . .. [between] the weight of savagery and the hardness of a crippled civilization. "

DIV style="MARGIN: 0cm" align=right>– Olivier Dumas, Montheatre. qc. ca

"With a vocabulary that does not fear ugliness and vulgarity, Larry Tremblay creates a state of emergency without wallowing in pathos. His writing digs into pain while providing relevant reflection. In its happy fusion between emotion and thought, he traces the contours between commitment and poetry . .. [between] the weight of savagery and the hardness of a crippled civilization. " – Olivier Dumas, Montheatre. qc. ca

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