Les Canadiens

Rick Salutin (Author) Ken Dryden (Introduction by)
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Description

Les Canadiens begins on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when a French-Canadian soldier throws his rifle to his son and it becomes a hockey stick. It ends in the Montreal Forum on the night of November 15, 1976, when Montreal Canadien fans turn a hockey game into an election victory rally for the indépendantiste Parti Québécois. In between, it is a play about Quebec and Canada using hockey as a metaphor--and a play about hockey using Quebec and Canada as its setting. Les Canadiens was commissioned by and first performed at Centaur Theatre in Montreal in February, 1977. The book contains a preface by Ken Dryden, former goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, and an introduction on hockey, politics and theatre by Rick Salutin.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Talonbooks
Publish Date
January 01, 1977
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.63 X 0.57 X 8.51 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780889221222
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About the Author

Rick Salutin
His play Les Canadiens (1977), written with an "assist" by hockey great Ken Dryden, won a Chalmers Award in 1978.

Reviews

"An examination of the Canadiens has never been mastered so well--even in a town that searches every pore of its sports heroes."
-- Montreal Gazette