Claiming the right to the language of Shakespeare and the power that it represents in our culture, this collection of Anglophone Canadian adaptations manages to talk back to that authority in some surprising ways. Includes: Cruel Tears by Ken Mitchell and Humphrey & the Dumptrucks, Claudius by Ken Gass, Mad Boy Chronicle by Michael O’Brien, Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears, Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen, and Death of a Chief by Yvette Nolan and Kennedy C. MacKinnon. (from the publisher's website)
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.