Tomson Highway Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Criticism

Grant, Agnes. "Canadian Native Literature: The Drama of George Ryga and Tomson Highway." Australian-Canadian Studies 10, No. 2 (1992): 37-56.

Compares Highway's The Rez Sisters to George Ryga's The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.

Kirchhoff, H. J. "International Authors Festival." The Toronto Globe and Mail (23 October 1989): D7.

Discusses the awarding of the 1989 Wang Festival Prize to Tomson Highway.

Loucks, Bryan. "Another Glimpse: Excerpts from a Conversation with Tomson Highway." Canadian Theatre Review, No. 68 (Fall 1991): 9-11.

Interview in which Highway discusses his work and his role as a voice for Native culture.

Nunn, Robert. "Marginality and English-Canadian Theatre." Theatre Research International 17, No. 3 (Autumn 1992): 217-25.

Examines the themes in Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, asserting that Highway presents three responses to white hegemony.

Petrone, Penny. "1980–1989." In her Native Literature in Canada: From the Oral Tradition to the Present, pp. 138-81. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Discusses Highway's major works along with those of other Native Canadian writers.

Preston, Jennifer. "Weesageechak Begins to Dance: Native Earth Performing Arts Inc." The Drama Review 36, No. 1 (Spring 1992): 35-59.

Traces the development of Native Earth Performing Arts Inc., a Native theater company in Toronto, and their productions, including several of Highway's plays.

Rainwater, Catherine. "Community of Dreamers." Canadian Literature 15, No. 130 (Autumn 1991): 169-70.

Asserts that Highway emphasizes spiritual rather than biological bonds between humans in his The Rez Sisters.

Townsend, Martin. "A Very Limited Edition … a Wordstruck Wordsmith … Out of Afghanistan: New Drama Books Set the Canadian Stage." Quill and Quire 55, No. 3 (March 1989): 76-7.

Provides a favorable review of Highway's The Rez Sisters. Townsend praises "Highway's good sense of comic rhythm and the novelty of the play's setting."

Usmiani, Renate. "The Bingocentric Worlds of Michel Tremblay and Tomson Highway: Les Belles-souers vs. The Rez Sisters." Canadian Literature, No. 144 (Spring 1995): 126-40.

Comparative reading of the two plays.

Wigston, Nancy. "Nanabush in the City." Books in Canada 18, No. 2 (March 1989): 7-9.

Presents an overview of Highway's life and work.