Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Transit of Venus is set in France at a time when societywas rapidly expanding its knowledge of the earth and the cosmos.
This powerful drama about an ambitious astronomer and the womenwho love him examines the conflicting needs of men and women.
About the Author:
Maureen Hunter is one of Canada's most accomplished playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada's major stages, as well as in Britain and the U.S. and has been nominated for two Governor General*#146;s Awards, two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Outstanding New Play) and the Elinor and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Her plays include Atlantis, premiered in English by Manitoba Theatre Centre/Theatre Calgary in 1996 and in French by Theatre de la Manufacture, Montreal, in 1999, and Transit of Venus, which received its Canadian premiere at MTC in 1992 and in 1993 became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Britain. It received its U.S. premiere in 1998 at the Bershire Festival, Stockbridge, Mass. Other plays include Vinci, Footprints on the Moon, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, and I Met a Bully on the Hill (co-written with Martha Brooks). Maureen lives in Winnipeg, where she is currently at work on a new play, Wild Mouth, set in Saskatchewan in 1917, and a libretto of Transit of Venus for Manitoba Opera.
Title: Transit of Venus
Publisher: Shillingford J Gordon Pub Ltd
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Shillingford J Gordon Pub Ltd, 1992. Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP78499844
Book Description Blizzard Publishing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 92 pp. Slight edgewear. Original publication by the now-defunct Blizzard Publishing of Winnipeg, printed to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. It is inscribed on the half-title page: "To Donna, thanks for coming to the launch. All the best, Maureen Hunter." We are selling it with the program from the original MTC production. The play went on to be produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio, and Hunter adapted it for Manitoba Opera in 2007. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002384