Sharon Pollock

As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada's national theatre tradition, and she continues to produce new works and to contribute to Canadian theatre as passionately as she has done over the past fifty years. Pollock is nationally and internationally respected for her work and support of the theatre community. She has also played a major role in informing Canadians about the "dark side" of their history and current events. This collection, comprised entirely of new and original assessments of her work and contribution to theatre, is both timely and long overdue.

Includes a new play titled "Sharon's Tongue" by the Playing with Pollock Collective

With contributions by:
Kathy K. Y. Chung
Donna Coates
Carmen Derksen
Sherrill Grace
Martin Morrow
Jeton Neziraj
Wes Pearce
Tanya Schaap
Shelley Scott
Jerry Wasserman
Jason Weins
Cynthia Zimmerman

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Half Title Page 2
Series Page 3
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Contents 6
Acknowledgements 8
Introduction 10
1 - Walsh and the (De-)Constructionof Canadian Myth 22
2 - Sharon Pollock and theScene of the Crime 38
3 - Ownership and Stewardship inSharon Pollock’s Generations 56
4 - Different Directions:Sharon Pollock’s Doc 74
5 - “The art a seein’ the multiplerealities”: Fragmented Scenography in Sharon Pollock’s Plays 92
6 - Listening is Telling:Eddie Roberts’s Poetics of Repair in Sharon Pollock’s Fair Liberty’s Call 116
7 - Loss and Mourning in Sharon Pollock’s Fair Liberty’s Call 136
8 - Questions of Collective Responsibility in Sharon Pollock’s Man Out of Joint 156
9 - Equal-Opportunity Torturers in Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End and Sharon Pollock’s ManOut of Joint 178
10 -Sharon Pollock and theGarry Theatre (1992–97) 206
11 - Sharon Pollock in Kosovo 216
12 - Biography and the Archive 222
13 - Sharon’s Tongue 246
Pollock on Plays 282
Contributors 312
Index 320
Back cover 338