As an acting student at the National Theatre School of Canada, Judith Thompson discovered writing through a mask class; however, for her, masks are much more than the route through which she came to be a writer -- they are her way of writing. These essays examine how Judith Thompson turns her back on her own public persona and dons the masks of each of her characters in order to discover what they have to say and their richly various ways of saying it. (From TheatreBooks)
Ric Knowles is Professor of Theatre Studies, author of Reading the Material Theatre, Shakespeare and Canada, and The Theatre of Form. He is editor of the journal Canadian Theatre Review, and edited Modern Drama from 1999-2005.