Adaptor 1 Maillet, Antonine
Date of First Production
1991, April 16
Title William S
Director
André Brassard
Place of First Production
Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Montreal
Technical Design/Direction
Set Design: Richard Lacroix
Lighting Design: Claude Accolas
Costumes: François Barbeau
Cast/Performers
Shakespeare: Guy Nadon
Lady Macbeth: Michell Rossignol
Falstaff: Michel Dumont
La Mégère: Marie Tifo
Le Roi Lear: Jean-Louis Roux
Hamlet: René Gagnon
Juliette: Linda Roy
Shylock: Jean-Guy Viau
Nounou: Lénie Scoffié
Publishing and Multimedia
*Maillet, Antonine. William S. Ottawa: Leméac Éditeur, 1991.
 
*Maillet, Antonine. William S. Ottawa: Leméac Éditeur, 1991.
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Secondary Materials
*Beaunoyer, Jean. "L'impossible exploit de Mme Maillet." La Presse 22 Apr. 1991: B5.
*des Rivières, Paule. "Antonine Maillet, la révolte des personnages." Le Devoir 13 Apr. 1991: n.pag.
*Fischlin, Daniel. "Nation and/as Adaptation: Shakespeare , Canada, and Authenticity." Shakespeare in Canada: 'a world elsewhere'?. Eds. Diana Brydon and Irena Makaryk. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002. 313-338.
*Letourneur, Micheline. Rev. of William S, by Antonine Maillet. Jeu: Cahiers de Théâtre 60 (1991): n.pag.
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Adaptor 1 Biography
"Playwright/translator born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, May 10, 1929.
"She studied at University of Moncton, Université de Montréal and at Laval in Quebec City. Since the success of her play, La Sagouine, her name has dominated contemporary Acadian letters but it was with the Prix Goncourt, one of the most prestigious prizes in French-language literature, for her novel Pélagie-La-Charette (1979) that Mme Maillet was catapulted into international celebrity.
"Mme Maillet's plays are simple in structure but rich and surprising in language. Her characters are rural-savvy and reflect the accumulated wisdom and humour of four centuries of difficult Acadian life.
"Mme Maillet is a companion of the Order of Canada and was uniquely honoured by the city of Outremont, Quebec, where she has a house: the street upon which she lives was named after her" (12 Nov. 2003. qtd. from http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Antonine%20Maillet).
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Adaptor 1 Bibliography
*Beddows, Joël. "Pour une poetique du texte de Shakespeare: les formes metriques utilisees par Antonine Maillet et Jean-Louis Roux." L'Annuaire Théâtral 24 (Fall 1998): 35-51.
*de Finney, James, Glenn Moulaison & Judith Perron. "Une base de Données Informatisées sur Les Lecteurs d'Antonine Maillet." Vie Française 41.1 (Jan.-Dec. 1989): 17-28.
*Jacquot, Martine. "Last Story-Teller: An Interview with Antonine Maillet." Waves 14.4 (Spring 1986): 92-5.
*Kulyk Keefer, Janice. "Recent Maritime Fiction: Women and Words." Studies in Canadian Literature [New Brunswick Literature Issue] 11.2 (1986): 168-81.
*Maillet, Marguerite and Judith Hamel, eds. La Réception des oeuvres d'Antonine Maillet: Actes du colloque international organisé par la Chaire d'études acadiennes les 13, 14 et 15 octobre 1988. Moncton: Chaire d'etudes acadiennes [U de Moncton], 1989.
*Richer, Anne. "Anne Richer rencontre Antonine Maillet: 'Chaque livre est le brouillon d'un prochain.'" La Presse 22 Nov. 1993: A1.
*Stockman, Katia. "Notice biographique [Antonine Maillet]." L'Ile. 7 June 2002.
http://www.litterature.org/notice.asp?numero=315.
*"Antonine Maillet." Répertoire théâtral québécois. 14 Aug. 2002,
http://www.aqad.qc.ca/list.asp?aid=262.
*"Antonine Maillet." Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. 12 Nov. 2003.
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Antonine%20Maillet.
*"Antonine Maillet: October 7, 1994." National Library of Canada. 26 July 2001.
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/3/8/t8-2002-e.html.
*"Antonine Maillet et Shakespeare." La Presse 25 Aug. 1988.
*"Antonine Maillet." Northwest Passages. 26 July 2001.
http://www.nwpassages.com/bios/maillet.asp.
*"Antonine Maillet: Visionary Epic Storyteller." 26 July 2001.
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume6/238-239.htm.
*"Maillet, Antonine." Répertoire des membres du Centre des auteurs dramatiques. 25 July 2001.
http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/mailletantonine.htm.
*"Notes biographiques d'Antonine Maillet." 25 July 2001.
http://prixlitteraire.acadie.net/html/bio.html.
  http://www.litterature.org/notice.asp?numero=315
http://www.aqad.qc.ca/list.asp?aid=262
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Antonine%20Maillet
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/3/8/t8-2002-e.html
http://www.nwpassages.com/bios/maillet.asp
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume6/238-239.htm
http://www.cead.qc.ca/repw3/mailletantonine.htm
http://prixlitteraire.acadie.net/html/bio.html
Keywords
Franco-Canadian
Professional
Shakespeare as a Character
Adaptation of
Macbeth
Henry IV
The Taming of the Shrew
King Lear
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
The Merchant of Venice
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