Malcolm Page (essay date fall 1979)
SOURCE: Page, Malcolm. “Sharon Pollock: Committed Playwright.” Canadian Drama (fall 1979): 104-11.
[In the following essay, Page details the storylines of a handful of Pollock's earlier plays, and considers the social and political motivations behind them.]
Sharon Pollock may be an under-estimated writer because, of her numerous works, only Walsh (Talonbooks) and The Komagata Maru Incident (Playwrights Co-op) are readily available—for the fact (sometimes the accident) of publication remains important in establishing the stature of a playwright. Further, Pollock identifies with alternative rather than mainstream theatre, telling an interviewer: “I...
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