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Bibliography of Works about Sharon Pollock

Critical Articles and Interviews

Agnew, Theresa. Let Her But Breathe: Changing Representations of Women in Plays By Prairie Women Playwrights, M.A. Thesis. Edmonton: University of Alberta, 1994.

Balcon, D. "A Question of Copyright: The Sharon Pollock Case." Cinema Canada 102 (December 1983): 26-27.

Bessai, Diane. "Introduction." Blood Relations and Other Plays. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1981: 7-9.

Bessai, Diane. "Sharon Pollock’s Women: A Study in Dramatic Process." A Mazing Space: Writing Canadian Women Writing. Eds. Shirley Neuman and Smaro Kamboureli. Edmonton: Longspoon/NeWest Press, 1986: 126-136.

Bessai, Diane. "Women Dramatists: Sharon Pollock and Judith Thompson." Post- Colonial English Drama: Commonwealth Drama Since 1960. Ed. Bruce King. London: Macmillan, 1992: 97-117.

Clement, Susan, and Esther Beth Sullivan. "The Split Subject of Blood Relations." Upstaging Big Daddy: Directing Theatre as if Gender and Race Matter. Eds. Ellen Donkin and Susan Clement. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993: 53-66.

Conolly, L.W., Ed. Canadian Drama and the Critics. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1987: 134-135, 259-276.

Dufort, Lynn. "Sharon Pollock Talks About Her New Work." Foothills 2.2 (1986): 3-5.

Dunn, Margo. "Sharon Pollock: In the Centre Ring." Makara 1.5(August-September 1976): 2-6.

Gilbert, Reid. "‘My Mother Wants Me To Play Romeo Before It’s Too Late’: Framing Gender On Stage." Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches Thétrales au Canada 14.2 (1993): 123-143.

Gilbert, Reid. "Sharon Pollock." Profiles in Canadian Literature 6, Ed. Jeffrey M. Heath. Toronto: Dundurn, 1986: 113-120.

Gilbert, S.R. "Sharon Pollock." Contemporary Dramatists. Ed. James Vinson. 3rd ed. London: Macmillan, 1982: 642-645.

Hayes, Christopher. "Miss Pollock Downs Her Axe. She Settles Out of Court: The Borden Film Goes On." Alberta Report. 10 (June 20, 1983): 45.

Hayes, Christopher. "Miss Pollock Gives CFCN 40 Whacks: The Court Freezes the TV Adaptation of Her Lizzie Borden Play." Alberta Report 10 (May 16, 1983): 38.

Hofsess, John. "Families." Homemaker’s Magazine 15(March 1980): 41-60.

Hofsess, John. "Sharon Pollock Off-Broadway: Success as a Subtle Form of Failure." Books in Canada 12(April 1983): 3-4.

Hohtanz, Marie. "Passionate Playwright." Calgary Herald Sunday Magazine 29November 1987: 6-10.

Hustak, Alan. "A Very Dramatic Exit: Playwright Pollock Quits Theatre Calgary." Alberta Report 11 (September 10, 1984): 40-41.

Ingram, Anne. "Right Theatre at the Right Time: Sharon Pollock Takes New Brunswick by Storm." Performing Arts 24(July 1988): 12-13.

Jansen, Ann. "Change the Story: Narrative Strategies in Two Radio Plays." Contemporary Issues in Canadian Drama. Ed. Per Brask. Winnipeg: Blizzard, 1995: 86-102.

Kerr, Rosalind. "Borderline Crossings in Sharon Pollock’s Out-law Genres." Theatre Research in Canada 17.2 (1996): 200-215.

Knelman, Martin. "Daddy Dearest: Sharon Pollock’s Doc." Saturday Night 99 (October 1984): 73-74.

Knowles, Richard Paul. "Replaying History: Canadian Historiographic Metadrama." Dalhousie Review 67 (1987): 228-243.

Loiselle, André. "Paradigms of 1980’s Québécois and Canadian Drama: Normand Chaurette’s Provincetown Playhouse, juillet 1919, j’avais 19 ans and Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations." Quebec Studies 14 (Spring/Summer 1992): 93-104.

Loucks, Randee. Sharon Pollock: 1973-1985. Playwright of Conscience and Consequence. Unpublished M.A. Thesis. Calgary: University of Calgary, 1985.

McKinley, Marilyn. "Sharon Pollock’s Bloody Relations: A TV Adaptation of Her Hit Play Enrages the Calgary Writer." Alberta Report 10 (February 28, 1983): 36.

Messenger, Ann P. "More Utile than Dulce." Canadian Literature 65 (Summer 1976): 90-95.

Metcalfe, Robin. "Interview with Sharon Pollock." Books in Canada 16 (March 1987): 39-40.

Miner, Madonna. "‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’: Enacting Blood Relations." Literature in Performance 6 (April 1986): 10-21.

Much, Rita, Ed. "Reflections of a Female Artistic Director." Women on the Canadian Stage. Winnipeg: Blizzard, 1992: 109-114.

Much, Rita. "Theatre by Default: Sharon Pollock’s Garry Theatre." Canadian Theatre Review 82 (Spring 1995): 19-22.

Mullaly, Edward, J. "The Return of the Native." Canadian Theatre Review 63 (Summer 1990): 20-24.

Nothof, Anne. "Crossing Borders: Sharon Pollock’s Revisitation of Canadian Frontiers." Canadian Theatre Review (Winter 1995): 475-487.

Nothof, Anne. "Gendered Landscapes: Synergism of Place and Person in Canadian Prairie Drama." Great Plains Quarterly 18.2 (Spring 1998): 127-138.

Nunn, Robert C. "Sharon Pollock’s Plays: A Review Article." Theatre History in Canada 5.1 (Spring 1984): 72-83.

Page, Malcolm. "Sharon Pollock: Committed Playwright." Canadian Drama 5.2(Fall 1979): 104-111.

Perkyns, Richard. "Generations: An Introduction." Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre, 1934-1984. Toronto: Irwin, 1984: 605-608.

Plant, Richard. "Precious Blood." Books in Canada 11 (April 1982): 8-12.

Pollock, Sharon. Canadian Literature. Toronto: CMEC; Calgary: Access Network, c1984; videorecording.

Pollock, Sharon. "Dead or Alive: Feeling the Pulse of Canadian Theatre." Theatrum 23 (April/May 1991): 12-13.

Rempel, Byron. "Not a Diplomat, Pollock Returns Dismayed at Canadian Theatre." Alberta Report 16(November 6, 1989): 56-57.

Rudakoff, Judith, and Rita Much, Eds. Fair Play. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1990: 208- 220.

Russell, David. The Direction of Whiskey Six. Unpublished M.F.A. Thesis. Edmonton: University of Alberta, 1987.

Saddlemyer, Ann. "Circus Feminus: 100 Plays by English-Canadian Women." Room of One’s Own III.2 (July 1983): 78-91.

Saddlemyer, Ann. "Crime in Literature: Canadian Drama." Rough Justice: Essays on Crime in Literature. Ed. Martin L. Friedland. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991: 214-230.

Saddlemyer, Ann. "Two Canadian Women Playwrights." Cross-Cultural Studies: American, Canadian and European Literatures 1945-1985. Ljubljana: Edvard Kardelj University, 1988: 251-256.

Salter, Denis W. "Biocritical Essay. (Im)possible Worlds: The Plays of Sharon Pollock." First Accession. Eds. Apollonia Steele, and Jean Tener. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1989: ix-xxxv.

St. Pierre, Paul Mathew. "Sharon Pollock." Canadian Writers Since 1960. 2nd ser. DLB 60: 300-306.

Stone-Blackburn, Susan. "Feminism and Metadrama: Role Playing in Blood Relations." Canadian Drama 15.2 (1989): 169-178.

Unknown. "Sharon Pollock: Doc." Contemporary Literary Criticism: Yearbook 1987.  Ed. Sharon K. Hall. Detroit: Gale Research, 1988: 222-227.

Wallace, Robert, and Cynthia Zimmerman, Eds. The Work: Conversations with English Canadian Playwrights. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1982: 115-126.

Wylie, Herb. "‘Painting the Background’: Metadrama and the Fabric of History in Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations." Essays in Theatre 15.2 (1996): 191-205.

Zichy, Francis. "Justifying the Ways of Lizzie Borden to Men: The Play Within the Play in Blood Relations." Theatre Annual 42(1987): 61-81.

Zimmerman, Cynthia. "Sharon Pollock: The Making of Warriors." Playwriting Women: Female Voices in English Canada. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1994: 60-98.

Zimmerman, Cynthia. "Towards a Better, Fairer World: An Interview with Sharon Pollock." Canadian Theatre Review 69(Winter 1991): 34-38.

Ziraldo, Christiana. Replaying History: A Study of Sharon Pollock’s Walsh, The Komagata Maru Incident, and Blood Relations, M.A. Thesis. Guelph: University of Guelph, 1996.

Selected Reviews

Allen, Bob. "Laughs Aimed at Politicians in a New Play." Vancouver Province21 March: 35.

Allen, Bob. "Stratford Discovers the West." Vancouver Province5 April 1974: 3.

Anonymous. "Dramatic Feuding: Theatre Calgary’s Walsh Garners Controversy." Alberta Report 15 (February 15, 1988): 41.

Anonymous. "The Komagata Maru Incident: You Can Look For A Message Made Palatable." Vancouver Sun 16 January 1976: 31.

Anonymous. "Playwright Pollock’s a Hit in San Diego." Alberta Report 6 (November 23, 1979): 46.

Anonymous. "Sharon Pollock: National Arts Centre." The Globe and Mail 12 May 1983: 25.

Ashley, Audrey M. "Stratford Director, Cast and Playwright’s Delight." Ottawa Citizen 25 July 1974: 50.

Baldridge, Harold. "Calgary." Canadian Theatre Review 2 (Spring 1974): 118-120.

Bale, Doug. "Longshot Steals Show at Stratford Festival." London Free Press 25 July 1974.

Brennan, Brian. "Komagata Maru Incident Heavily Loaded with Propaganda." Calgary Herald 13 January 1979: A8.

Brennan, Brian. "Playwright’s Account of Lizzie Borden Effective Drama." Calgary Herald 14 March 1980: C9.

Brennan, Brian. "Plays Bogs Down in Enigmatic Historical Difficulties." Calgary Herald 12 January 1988: E2.

Brennan, Brian. "Pollock Offers Best Work Yet." Calgary Herald 8 April 1984: F2.

Brennan, Brian. "Whiskey Six is Pollock’s Best Play Yet." Calgary Herald 11 February 1983: F1.

Brunner, Astrid. "Getting it Straight." Arts Atlantic 9 (Spring-Summer 1989): 59.

Conlogue, Ray. "A Theatrical Gem Reflects the Last, Best West." The Globe and Mail 7 March 1983: 15.

Deakin, Basil. "TAG’s Walsh: Should Be Stuff of Good Theatre." Halifax Chronicle Herald 14 June 1984: 42.

Dibbelt, Dan. "Walsh." Windspeaker 5 (January 29, 1988): 14.

Doolittle, Joyce. "Walsh." NeWest Review 13 (April 1988): 13.

Downton, Dawn Rae. "Blood Relations." Arts Atlantic 9 (Winter 1989): 62-63.

Fraser, Matthew. "Doc May Be Tough Pill for New Brunswick." The Globe and Mail 7 March 1986: A12.

Freeman, Brian. "In Review: The Komagata Maru Incident." Scene Changes 9 (December 1977): 20-21.

Freedman, Adele. "NAC Brings Little to Wild West Yarn." The Globe and Mail 12 May 1983: 25.

Garebian, Keith. "In Review: One Tiger to a Hill." Scene Changes III.6 (September/October 1980): 37-38.

Godfrey, Stephen. "Debate Soars Above Earthbound Historical Drama." The Globe and Mail 29 January 1988: A18.

Hale, Amanda. "Family Flashback." Broadside 6 (November 1984): 11.

Hustak, Alan. "Sharon Pollock’s Triumph: A Hit for Theatre Calgary’s New Boss." Alberta Report 11 (April 30, 1984): 54-55.

Johnson, Bryan. "Sikh’s Play, Komagata Maru, Bitter and Austere, But True." The Globe and Mail 24 October 1977: 15.

Loukes, Randee. "Whiskey Six: Observations of a First Performance." ACTH Newsletter 7 (Fall 1983): 17-18.

Milliken, Paul. "In Review: Generations." Scene Changes IX.4 (June 1981): 39-40.

Peterson, Maureen. "Centaur’s Blood Relations Everything A Play Should Be." Montreal Gazette 9 January 1982: 34.

Portman, Jamie. "Calgary I." Canadian Theatre Review 1 (Winter 1974): 118-120.

Portman, Jamie. "Calgary II." Canadian Theatre Review 2 (Spring 1974): 121-123.

Portman, Jamie. "Sharon Pollock Demonstrates Immense Gifts With Latest Play." Calgary Herald 20 March 1980: D1.

Portman, Jamie. "Walsh Signals Red-Letter Event for TOL." Calgary Herald 9 November 1973.

Rich, Frank. "Theatre: Tiger to a Hill Canadian Prison Drama." New York Times 14 November 1980: C3.

Webster, J. "Another Stage Triumph for Sharon (Pollock)." Atlantic Advocate 64 (August 1974): 50.

Whittaker, Herbert. "Canadian West at Stratford." The Globe and Mail 22 July 1974: 14.

Whittaker, Herbert. "Walsh Beautiful, Tedious Too." The Globe and Mail 13 November 1973: 16.

Whittaker, Herbert. "Walsh Serves Up Sad History Straight." The Globe and Mail 25 July 1974: 13

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