Les Canadiens

Les Canadiens

A Play

Book - 1977
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Les Canadiens begins on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when a French-Canadian soldier throws his rifle to his son and it becomes a hockey stick. It ends in the Montreal Forum on the night of November 15, 1976, when Montreal Canadien fans turn a hockey game into an election victory rally for the indépendantiste Parti Québécois. In between, it is a play about Quebec and Canada using hockey as a metaphor—and a play about hockey using Quebec and Canada as its setting. Les Canadiens was commissioned by and first performed at Centaur Theatre in Montreal in February, 1977. The book contains a preface by Ken Dryden, former goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, and an introduction on hockey, politics and theatre by Rick Salutin.

A play that uses hockey as a metaphor for the history of Quebec and Canada. Cast of 7 men.


Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1977
ISBN: 9780889221222
0889221227
Characteristics: 186 p. : ill ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dryden, Ken 1947-

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