Sharon Pollock Criticism: Fair Liberty's Call - Essay

Criticism: Fair Liberty's Call

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Goldie, Terry. “Playing with the Margins.” Canadian Literature, nos. 161-62 (summer-autumn 1999): 203-05.

[In the following review, Goldie compares and contrasts Pollock's Fair Liberty's Call with the works of two other prominent Canadian playwrights.]

My title is a somewhat oblique reference to Robert Wallace's excellent study of Canadian theatre, Producing Marginality. This might seem strange given that with a few possible exceptions, such as George F. Walker, these three are as close to canonical as Canadian playwrights get. But as a colleague pointed out to me a few days ago, the genre of drama is one margin which has not become trendy in...

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