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Toronto, Mississippi, & Jewel

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Toronto, Mississippi, & Jewel, Joan Macleod. Playwrights Canada Press, 1991. 

Red sticker on title page. No other markings inside. Very good condition. 

Joan Macleod is a Canadian playwright. She studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. Her plays are lyrical and poetic, and address the complexities of personal and political relationships. She was a playwright-in-residence for six years at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. Toronto, Mississippi was influenced by MacLeod’s experience as a social worker with folks with developmental disabilities, and explores the dynamics between a mother and her autistic daughter. Jewel was her first play; a monologue spoken by a woman to her deceased husband who drowned during a storm while working on an oil rig. (Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia, 2021).

"You find yourself responding with all that's good in you - intelligence, compassion, joy.…. isn't that like falling in love?"  -The Georgia Straight, on Toronto, Mississippi

"Gem of a Jewel... exquisite writing." -The Toronto Star, on Jewel