By Bouchard, Michel MarcTranslated by Gaboriau, Linda
Two priests-to-be, Talbot and Michaud, in turn-of-the-century Quebec City, are pitted against one another in a battle for the hearts and minds of Quebeckers when ordered to deliver a letter from the Archbishop to the legendary French actress, The Divine Sarah Bernhardt, forbiddin...g her to appear on stage at any point during her one and only visit to the city.Read more
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Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard emerged on the professional theatre scene in 1985. Since then he has written twenty-five plays and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, in June 2012, the prestigious National Order of Quebec for his contribution to Quebec culture, and, in 2005, the Order of Canada. He has also received le Prix Litteraire du Journal de Montreal, Prix du Cercle des critiques de l'Outaouais, the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the Chalmers Award for Outstanding New Play. Translated into nine languages, Bouchard's bold, visionary works have represented Canada at major festivals around the world. Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal. Her translations of plays by Quebec's most prominent playwrights have been published and produced across Canada and abroad. In her work as a literary manager and dramaturge, she has directed numerous translation residencies and international exchange projects. She was the founding -director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Gaboriau has twice won the Governor General's Award for Translation.
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