The Guid Sisters and other plays


ISBN: 9781854591180
Author: By Michel Tremblay Translated by Bill Findlay, Martin Bowman, John Van Burek, Bill Glassco
Publication Date: 10/10/1991
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 169pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2248 Categories: , , Tags: ,

Three plays from the renowned Quebecois writer.

The Guid Sisters is a Scots version of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs (Montreal, 1968), by Bill Findlay & Martin Bowman.

Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to paste the stamps into the books. The temptation to pilfer the stamps is irresistible and an enormous fight breaks out.

Manon/Sandra is a controversial but humane duet crosscutting between the lives of Manon, an obsessively religious girl, and ‘Sandra’, a sex-obsessed transvestite.

Albertine in Five Times is a one-act portrait of a woman at five different ages.

‘When Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs opened in Montreal in 1968 it shocked, it confounded, and extablished the then 26-year-old playwright’s reputation immediately … Tremblay is not merely a Quebecois writer, he is a cultural hero’
Guardian on ‘The Guid Sisters’

‘A sharp, merciless black comedy … the Tremblay dialogue – written in the once despised ‘joual’ French dialect of Quebec – translates into urban Scots as though the languages were long lost twins’
Scotsman on ‘The Guid Sisters’

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