Elizabeth Rex

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HarperCollins, Apr 27, 2003 - Drama - 160 pages
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Based on the original stage production at the Stratford Festival of Canada, directed by Martha Henry.

In this daring and original production of Timothy Findley's Governor-General Award winning play, William Shakespeare and the formidable Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, are brought together in a remarkable encounter on the night of April 22, 1616. The night the Queen's Lover will be executed, by the Queen's decree.

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Review: Elizabeth Rex

User Review  - Kris - My Novelesque Life - Goodreads

4 STARS "Based on the original stage production at the Stratford Festival of Canada, directed by Martha Henry. In this daring and original production of Timothy Findley's Governor-General Award ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Amazing play. His use of prose is hard to beat. I would say he might be the only author who could get away with so beautifully twining different Shakespeare quotes and exerts together to really drive ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Timothy Findley was one of Canada’s most compelling and best loved writers, from the publication of his first novel in 1967 until his death in June 2002. His acclaimed novels include Spadework, Pilgrim, The Piano Man’s Daughter, Headhunter, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Famous Last Words and The Wars. Findley was a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award: The Wars won the 1977 award for fiction; Elizabeth Rex, a play, won the 2000 award for drama. The recipient of many accolades for his fiction, non-fiction and drama, including the Chalmers Award and the Edgar Award, Findley was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.

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