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By Susan Stone-Blackburn

During this ebook, Susan Stone-Blackburn stories how the tastes and issues of 1 of Canada's best writers were given dramatic expression, starting with The King Who couldn't Dream and Benoni and finishing with Question Time and Pontiac and the golf green Man. She additionally examines how Davies' playwriting has been inspired by way of the dominant tastes of his time and by way of the stipulations below which his performs were played. facing the performs chronologically, Stone-Blackburn finds Davies' fondness for theatricality rather than realism, for mythic flavour and archetypal personality, his romanticism, and his irrepressible humour.

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