Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781854594952Publication Date:
28 Apr 2000
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First Staged:
1996; this translation: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, & Barbican, London, 2000

Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer

By Michel Tremblay Translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay

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A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay into a robust earthy Scots.

On six moonlit Montreal balconies on a sultry summer's evening, eleven people tell their stories of love. Isabelle and Yannick are alive and ecstatic with the thrill of first love. Jeannine and Louise are in torment that their love may be dying. Rose and her son, Mathieu, are suspended in silent complicity, fearful of the other's pain. Gaston and his daughter, Mireille, are caught in a trap of need and blame. Yvon and Gérard are bound to one another through longing and guilt. The Widow sits alone with the memory of a perfect love...

Inspired by the discovery of a lost mass by Berlioz, Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer dispenses with religion but keeps the ritual to lay its characters bare.

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'Like nothing seen on the Scottish stage before. It is a quirky work that none the less hits home with its classic themes of love, loss and redemption'

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Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781854594952Publication Date:
28 Apr 2000
Size: 197mm x 121mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780018461Publication Date:
20 Dec 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Michel Tremblay:

The Unmanageable Sisters
Albertine in Five Times
The Guid Sisters
The Guid Sisters and other plays
Manon / Sandra

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Also by Martin Bowman:

The Guid Sisters and other plays
The Guid Sisters

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Also by Bill Findlay:

The Guid Sisters
The Guid Sisters and other plays

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