White Biting Dog and Other Plays

By Judith Thompson

White Biting Dog and Other Plays
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This book collects some of Judith Thompson’s earlier, hard- to-find plays, including White Biting Dog, a poetic black comedy about a divorced lawyer who prepares to kill himself by jumping off the Bloor Street Viaduct, until he encounters a small dog who sets him on a different ... Read more


Overview

This book collects some of Judith Thompson’s earlier, hard- to-find plays, including White Biting Dog, a poetic black comedy about a divorced lawyer who prepares to kill himself by jumping off the Bloor Street Viaduct, until he encounters a small dog who sets him on a different path; I Am Yours, a harrowing story about a group of characters on the brink of despair as each tries to escape what haunts them the most; and Pink, a moving monologue set in 1970s South Africa that centres on a young girl’s surprising reaction after her nanny is murdered during a protest.

Judith Thompson

Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.

Reviews

“Judith Thompson’s White Biting Dog… is orgiastic and poetic in its use of language, excessive in its theatricality, and achieves its power by an accretion of extraordinary images.” —Carole Corbeil, Globe and Mail

“[In White Biting Dog] Thompson has crafted each line with precision, and all the characters speak with their own rhythm."—Debbie Fein-Goldbach, NOW Magazine

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