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The Resource 887 : a play, Robert Lepage ; including "Speak White" by Michèle Lalonde ; preface by Denys Arcand ; translated by Louisa Blair

887 : a play, Robert Lepage ; including "Speak White" by Michèle Lalonde ; preface by Denys Arcand ; translated by Louisa Blair

Label
887 : a play
Title
887
Title remainder
a play
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lepage ; including "Speak White" by Michèle Lalonde ; preface by Denys Arcand ; translated by Louisa Blair
Title variation
Eight hundred eighty-seven
Creator
Contributor
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"As the 40th anniversary of La Nuit de la poésie in Montreal approaches, playwright Robert Lepage is invited to recite Michèle Lalonde's seminal poem "Speak White" from memory on the special night. After agonizing hours spent attempting to memorize the piece, Lepage finds himself unable to recall a single line. In a last effort he decides to employ a mnemonic device dating back to ancient Greece called the Memory Palace - a technique of imagination and association. Lepage's Memory Palace is 887 Murray Avenue, the apartment block where he grew up. Winding his way around the rooms of the building and the lives of the tenants therein, Lepage guides the reader through a world of recollections of 1960s Quebec, the decade that shaped the province's cultural and political consciousness. A mesmerizing and multifaceted glimpse into the realm of memory, 887 is a tour of culture and community in 1960s Quebec through one masterful artist's remarkable, boundary-defying perspective."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Lepage, Robert
Dewey number
842.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941 June 25-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blair, Louisa
  • Arcand, Denys
  • Lalonde, Michèle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian drama (French)
  • French-Canadian drama
  • Québec (Québec)
  • Québec (Québec)
  • Québec (Province)
  • Québec (Province)
  • Québec (Province)
Target audience
adult
Label
887 : a play, Robert Lepage ; including "Speak White" by Michèle Lalonde ; preface by Denys Arcand ; translated by Louisa Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: 887
  • A play
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xv, 116 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781487003920
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1956846
  • 896563
Label
887 : a play, Robert Lepage ; including "Speak White" by Michèle Lalonde ; preface by Denys Arcand ; translated by Louisa Blair
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: 887
  • A play
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xv, 116 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781487003920
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1956846
  • 896563

Library Locations

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