Catalogue


Fault lines : three plays /
by Nicolas Billon.
edition
First edition
imprint
Toronto : Coach House Books, c2013.
description
92 p. : 3 maps, port. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
155245276X, 9781552452769
format(s)
Book
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added author
uniform title
imprint
Toronto : Coach House Books, c2013.
isbn
155245276X
9781552452769
contents note
Greenland -- Iceland -- Faroe Islands.
catalogue key
9052799
 
Issued also in electronic format.
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB309770.
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Summaries
Long Description
""Iceland" is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice."--Atom Egoyan Nicolas Billon's acclaimed trilogy of plays tackles, with wit and dark humor, the banking crisis, the whale hunt, and a real estate deal gone horribly awry. Told through interwoven monologues, the plays in "Fault Lines" are a surprising hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute. Nicolas Billon's plays and translations have been produced at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, and the Canadian Stage.
Main Description
""Iceland" is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice."--Atom EgoyanNicolas Billons acclaimed trilogy of plays tackles, with wit and dark humor, the banking crisis, the whale hunt, and a real estate deal gone horribly awry. Told through interwoven monologues, the plays in "Fault Lines" are a surprising hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute.Nicolas Billons plays and translations have been produced at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, and the Canadian Stage.
Main Description
" Iceland is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice."--Atom Egoyan Nicolas Billon's acclaimed trilogy of plays tackles, with wit and dark humor, the banking crisis, the whale hunt, and a real estate deal gone horribly awry. Told through interwoven monologues, the plays in Fault Lines are a surprising hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute. Nicolas Billon 's plays and translations have been produced at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, and the Canadian Stage.
Main Description
In Greenland, the discovery of a new island off the nation's coast mirrors a growing rift between the island's discoverer and his family. In Iceland, set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. A young woman's idealism is challenged by the infamous whale hunt in Faroe Islands.Nicolas Billon's critically acclaimed trilogy asks the audience to consider the values that guide human relations. As the characters confront us with their stories -- at times confession, at times diatribe -- we are forced to reckon with their yearning to belong to something larger than themselves.A striking new voice that can be described as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute, Fault Lines showcases the wit and dark humour of its author, and offers a compelling exploration of relationships and the challenges of connecting to others in a meaningful way.'Iceland is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice.' -- Atom Egoyan'Billon is a masterful storyteller, drawing us into his characters' lives via richly detailed monologues, full of haunting imagery that echoes throughout the play.' -- NOW Magazine
Main Description
In Greenland, the discovery of a new island off the nation's coast mirrors a growing rift between the island's discoverer and his family. In Iceland, set against the backdrop of the banking crisis, a confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. A young woman's idealism is challenged by the infamous whale hunt in Faroe Islands.Nicolas Billon's critically acclaimed trilogy asks the audience to consider the values that guide human relations. As the characters confront us with their stories – at times confession, at times diatribe – we are forced to reckon with their yearning to belong to something larger than themselves.A striking new voice that can be described as a hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute, Fault Lines showcases the wit and dark humour of its author, and offers a compelling exploration of relationships and the challenges of connecting to others in a meaningful way.'Iceland is a beautifully structured and extremely powerful play that haunts the mind. Billon is an original and exciting voice.' – Atom Egoyan'Billon is a masterful storyteller, drawing us into his characters' lives via richly detailed monologues, full of haunting imagery that echoes throughout the play.' – NOW Magazine

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