Adaptor 1 Dubois, René-Daniel
Date of First Production
April 9-19
Title Péricles Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
Director
Alexander Hausvater
Place of First Production
Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
Production Company
Theatre Passe Muraille
Technical Design/Direction
Set and lighting design: James Plaxton
Sound design & operator: David Akal Jaggs
Stage manager: Barry Peters
Assistant to director: Yvan Audet
Costume coordinator: David Juby
Set construction: Jackie Wareham, Steve Armour, Craig Stephens, Kathleen Charles
Photographer: Ken Martin
Program typeset & layout: Walker Communications
Cast/Performers
Usherette, Princess Lou (Lou): Brenda Bazinet
Pericles (Tom): John Blackwood
Antiochus', Princess Jane: Beverly Cooper
Thaliard, General (Andrew): Robert King
Stage Manager, The Prince (Glen): Andrew Lewarne
The Director, The Queen (Al): Tony Nardi
Antiochus, The White Knight, The King (Ted): Richard Partington
Gower (Witworth): Earl Pastko
Secondary Materials
*Ackerman, Marianne. "Three openings in a week for busy young playwright: Opportunity knocks in Toronto -- but Quebec's Dubois can't stand the city." Montreal Gazette 4 Apr. 1987: n.pag.
*Bemorse, John and John Goddard. "Drama's daring new voice." Maclean's 27 Apr. 1987: 61.
*Brown, Stewart. "Unique experience doesn't always mean good theatre." The Spectator 16 Apr. 1987: D3.
*Conlogue, Ray. "Mystifying show looks at nature of art, magic." The Globe and Mail 10 Apr. 1987: C6.
*Crew, Robert. "Dubois' Pericles not perfect but impressive nonetheless." Toronto Star 10 Apr. 1987: D20.
*Crew, Robert. "Get set for double shot of Dubois." The Saturday Star 4 Apr. 1987: F1, F8.
*Helwig, Maggie. "Finding new words: Dubois' theatre of dreams." The Varsity 15 Apr. 1987: 13.
*Kaplan, John. "Playing dream against empire." now 2-8 Apr. 1987: 16.
*McKinney, Louise. "Dubois' Dramatic Debut." Toronto Life 1987. n.pag.
*Pennington, Bob. "Much ado about nothing." The Sunday Sun 12 Apr. 1987: 55.
*"Theatre Passe Muraille presents a New Play by René-Daniel Dubois: Pericles Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare." Advertisement. Theatre Passe Muraille. 1987.
*Wallace, Robert. Rev. of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. by René-Daniel Dubois. ReState of the Arts. Ts. No Title. N.d.
*"Beverly found the answers." Sunday Star 11 Apr. 1987: n.pag.
*"Hot new Quebecois finds English mark." Now 16-22 Apr. 1987: n.pag.
*"Playwright claims indifference to success." Edmonton Journal n.d.: n.pag.
*"Theatre Passe Muraile extends Pericles run." Toronto Star 15 Apr. 1987: n.pag.
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Adaptor 1 Biography
"Author, director, translator and comedian trained at the National Theatre School of Canada (1973-1976) and at l'Institut Alain Knapp in Paris (1978-1979), René-Daniel Dubois was born in Montréal in 1955. He taught at the National Theatre School and at Quebec's Conservatoire d'art dramatique. Film, radio, television, music (as songwriter): Dubois is a stranger to none of these arts. In 1980, his first text, Panique à Longueuil, quickly established him as one of the most important voices in Quebec theatre. In 1985, he received the Governor General's Award for Ne blâmez jamais les Bédouins. Several of his thirteen plays have been performed across Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe, and translated into several languages. Being at home with Claude, for which he also wrote the screeplay, was directed by Jean Beaudin. This film became a Cannes Festival selection in 1992. René-Daniel Dubois chaired the CEAD administration council in 1980-1981 and, in 1989-1991, he became president. He is currently at work writing a novel, L'Orgueil des rats" (qtd. from 27 Aug. 2003 [Trans. Mark McCutcheon] http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/duboisrene-daniel.htm).
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Adaptor 1 Bibliography
*Conenta, Sandro. "No side artists who go public feel big chill." Toronto Star 10 Oct. 1995: A19. *Dubois, René-Daniel. "The Canadian Essence: What will it mean to be a Canadian in the 21st century?" Summer Conference 1998: Rethinking Canada for the 21st Century. Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs. 6-8 Aug. 1998. http://www.couch.ca/history/1998/Dubois.html. *"DUBOIS, René-Daniel." Répertoire des membres du Centre des auteurs dramatiques. 27 Aug. 2003. http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/duboisrene-daniel.htm. *"René-Daniel Dubois" Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia 23 Feb. 2000. http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Ren%E9-Daniel%20Dubois.
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Keywords
Franco-Canadian
Professional
Adaptation of
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
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