Sharon Pollock Criticism: Generations - Essay

Anne F. Nothof (essay date spring 1998)

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Nothof, Anne F. “Gendered Landscapes: Synergism of Place and Person in Canadian Prairie Drama.” Great Plains Quarterly 18, no. 2 (spring 1998): 127-38.

[In the following excerpt, Nothof studies the differences between man's and womans relationship with the land. By evaluating Canadian plays including Pollock's Generations, Nothof suggests that man views the land as something to conquer and control, and land, as an entity, can destroy him; women, however, tends to notice the beauty and the bounty of the land, and try to conform and become one with it.]

In an attempt to realize the relationship of character and landscape, recent Canadian Prairie drama...

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Geeta Budhiraja (essay date winter 2001)

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Budhiraja, Geeta. “A Glimpse of Canada in India.” Canadian Theatre Review, no. 105 (winter 2001): 24-26.

[In the following essay, Budhiraja discusses a production of Generations in India and details how the Indian audience related to the Canadian drama.]

M.S. University Baroda, in the state of Gujarat, has the distinction of having produced two Canadian plays, Sharon Pollock's Generations and George F. Walker's Love and Anger. These productions were sponsored by the Indian Association of Canadian Studies (IACS), which has, from its inception, organized seminars and workshops on different aspects of Canadian studies, including...

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