Lion in the streets by judith thompson directed by claire fogal march 16-23, 2018 laura c muir performing arts theatre lion in the streets, by award-winning canadian playwright judith thompson, tells the stories of many interconnected lives, and one little girl whose experience threads them all together. Dalhousie university actors do almost too good a job of realizing judith thompson’s nightmarish lion in the streets at the david mack murray studio this week. Pathways into the dark: three windows on judith thompson’s lion in the streets by kathleen m lindsay ba, bishop’s university, 1988 a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of.
Play tools doi: 105040/978177091628900000005 quote image for lion in the streets one of judith thompson’s most enduring plays, lion in the streets looks at the inner emotional turmoil in ordinary people and the ways in which they cope. One of judith thompson's most enduring plays, lion in the streets looks at the inner turmoil of ordinary people and the ways in which they cope it was first performed at the dumaurier theatre centre, toronto, in 1990. Judith thompson is a two-time winner of the governor general's literary award for white biting dog and the other side of the dark in 2006 she was invested as an officer in the order of canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious susan smith blackburn prize for her play palace of the end. Lion in the streets has 127 ratings and 6 reviews jenny said: this is a brilliant play that tackles a lot of the darker sides of humanity in a really tr.
Theatre erindale presents lion in the streets by judith thompson directed by katherine kaszas lighting design & scenic consultation by james w smagata sound design by inez khan costumes by the cast fight direction by daniel levinson the cast. Judith thompson's 1990 canadian masterpiece, lion in the streets, is difficult and potentially rewarding not just emotionally but also stylistically it's all about fear-especially fear of sexual. Buy the paperback book lion in the streets by judith thompson at indigoca, canada's largest bookstore + get free shipping on books over $25 seventeen years ago, isobel was murdered at the tender age of nine.
Judith thompson one of canada's most highly regarded playwrights, born in montreal, quebec , in 1954 and raised in the roman catholic faith a graduate of queen's university with a ba in english (1976), and of the national theatre school of canada 's acting section (1979), she worked only briefly as an actor before beginning to write. During the extended six-week workshop in the spring of l990 that transformed judith thompson's radio play a big white light into the first stage version of lion in the streets at the du maurier world stage theatre festival in june l990, judith thompson the director would occasionally ask the stage. Judith thompson is the author of lion in the streets (360 avg rating, 126 ratings, 6 reviews, published 1992), the crackwalker (322 avg rating, 122 rat.
Like many of judith thompson’s plays lion in the streets is a nightmare, full of heightened surrealistic imagery which derives from the obsessions of her characters – like the expressionistic dream plays of swedish playwright, august strindberg the young protagonist, a portuguese immigrant to toronto named isobel, is a ghost in a. The structure of judith thompson’s play lion in the streets mimics the rambling practice of the flâneur who “reads the streets,” and deciphers the “ever new book” that is the “text of the city itself,” as described by franz hessel. Judith thompson's first play, the crackwalker (1980), produced at toronto's theatre passe muraille, was an extraordinarily bold and yet compassionate depiction of marginalized characters living in kingston.
Examining judith thompson's most recent stage play, lion in the streets, this paper treats the play first as a unified realist text which refers to a 'knowable' reality and second, as a text which foregrounds its own construction and problematizes a perception of reality as essential and static. Judith thompson's new play, palace of the end, a trio of monologues about the iraq war, makes its canadian premiere jan 14 in a production by the canadian stage company in toronto. Judith thompson’s first play is a graphic, harrowing glimpse at life on the edge, at individuals battered by poverty, ignorance and hopelessness lion in the streets (1990) uses a structure similar to arthur schnitzler's la ronde to follow violent and cruel impulses from one character to another,. Lion in the streets by judith thompson powerful drama the ghost of a nine-year old portuguese girl named isobel wanders the neighbourhoods of toronto in search of her murderer.
Lion in the streets is a two-act play with sometimes violent and terrifying incidents engulfing the audience with its representations isobel, a ghost, must watch as others make life-altering. Lion in the streets received its world premiere at the du maurier theatre centre as part of the du maurier world stage theatre festival in toronto in june 1990, with the same cast and the. Video direction by andrew chown the national theatre school of canada presents: lion in the streets a play by judith thompson, directed by ravi jain.