Other Literary Forms
Although Michel Tremblay is best known for his drama, he is also the author of a number of short stories, film scripts, and television plays; in addition, he translated into French Aristophanes’ Lysistrat (411 b.c.e.; Lysistrat, 1837), Paul Zindel’s And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (pr. 1967, pb. 1972) and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (pr. 1965, pb. 1971), four short plays by Tennessee Williams, and Dario Fo’s Mistero buffo: Giullarata popolare (pr. 1969, pb. 1970; Mistero Buffo: Comic Mysteries, 1983). He has also published a number of novels, including La Grosse Femme d’à côté est enceinte (1978; The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant, 1981); Thérèse et Pierrette à l’École des saintes-anges (1980; Thérèse and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel, 1984); Le Cur découvert (1986; The Heart Laid Bare, 1989; also as Making Room, 1990), and Hotel Bristol: New York, NY (1999). In 1990, Tremblay wrote and published the libretto for an opera, Nelligan, which was produced the same year.