Tideline

By (author): Wajdi Mouawad

Translated by: Shelley Tepperman

A wildly theatrical tale of war and individual discovery, Tideline tells the personal story of Wilfrid, a young man born in Montreal, who struggles to bury his father in his parent’s homeland. There, he acquires friends who all dream of a better life, and confronts a country scarred by war, where an additional corpse is one too many. Followed by Scorched and Forests, Tideline is the first part of Wajdi Mouawad’s critically acclaimed dramatic quartet set in the painful wake of the past century.

AUTHOR

Wajdi Mouawad

Over the past twenty years Wajdi Mouawad has established himself, both in Canada and in Europe, as a uniquely original player on the contemporary theatre scene, acclaimed for his direct and uncompromising narratives and his spare and compelling theatre aesthetic. In all his work, from his own plays (over fifteen to date, including Tideline, Scorched, Forests and Heavens and adaptations (including Ce´line’s Journey to the End of the Night and Cervantes’ Don Quixote), the productions he has directed (including Macbeth, The Trojan Women and Three Sisters), to novels (Visage Retrouve´, Anima) Wajdi Mouawad expresses the conviction that “art bears witness to human existence through the prism of beauty.” Wajdi Mouawad’s plays have been translated in more than twenty languages and presented in all parts of the world, including Great-Britain, Germany

AUTHOR

Shelley Tepperman

Shelley is a Toronto-born, Montreal-based writer, dramaturge, and translator. Working from French, Spanish, and Italian, she has brought more than twenty-five plays into English, including Serge Boucher’s Natures Mortes and Les Bonbons qui sauvent la vie. Shelley’s translations have been produced at CBC Radio and on stages from coast to coast, and she was twice nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award in Translation. From 1994–1998 she worked for CBC Radio developing, adapting, and producing radio dramas for broadcast. Shelley also writes, story-edits, and directs for documentary film and television. She is working on a “Jewish” adaptation of 24 Exposures.

Awards

  • Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama (French 2000, Winner
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    Dimensions:

    168 Pages
    7.63in * 5.10in * .44in
    180.00gr

    Published:

    October 15, 2011

    ISBN:

    9780887549878

    Book Subjects:

    DRAMA / Canadian

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    eng

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