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By Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives… in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
By Betty Friedan. 1993
Three decades after "The feminine mystique" changed the public's views on women, Friedan takes a similar approach to aging. She… makes an appeal for the idea that aging does not have to become a state of decline, rather that it is possible to continue to change and to grow as a person at any age. 1993.
By Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the… top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
By James Reaney. 1983
A trilogy of three controversial plays, 'Sticks & Stones', 'St. Nicholas Hotel' and 'Handcuffs', telling the story of a generation… of Irish settlers to Canada. A secret society organizes their massacre at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers. Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario, in 1844. 1983.
By Rita Dove. 1994
Set in the South before the Civil War, this classical tragedy is based on the Oedipus legend. A white woman… gives birth to a black baby and agrees to give him up if his life is spared. Twenty years later, the woman, now plantation mistress, acquires a slave named Augustus. Rebellious but susceptible to his owner's charms, Augustus becomes embroiled in an uprising just as he learns the truth about his heritage. 1994.
By William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes. 1993
A dramatic comedy about a family divided exactly in half by a shipwreck. Each half contains one parent, one twin… son and one twin slave. Their attempts to become reunited cause many mistaken identity mix-ups and are complicated by the father's impending execution if he does not produce a ransom. 1993.
By Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon… discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
By Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded… tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
By Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,… training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2007
A consortium of German developers arrives at Otter Lake Reserve with an offer: they want to improve the local economy… with the creation of "OjibwayWorld", a Native theme park. Designed to attract European tourists, it instead causes personal and political divisions within the local community, as well as hilarity. 2007.
By Connie Goldman, Richard Mahler. 1995
The authors describe a late bloomer as anyone who defies the notion that his or her best years are over… and who responds to the later stages of life not as a crisis but as a quest. They relate the "secrets" of older people who took the initiative to make positive choices for their lives. 1995.
By Stephen King. 1999
Screenplay for a TV miniseries. General store owner Mike Anderson recounts what happened when a blizzard struck Little Tall Island,… Maine, and Andre Linoge arrived for a horror-filled visit. Eighty-year-old Martha Clarendon was the first to see the stranger, and he killed her with his wolf-headed cane. Some violence. c1999. Uniform title: Storm of the century (Motion picture)
By Edith S McCall. 1994
Believing that life is a gift of endless possibilities, eighty-something writer McCall urges others not to drop out of the… dance of life just because they live alone in their later years. Using her own life as an example, McCall describes the adventures she has had since her divorce in the 1960s and the help she received from God. Included is a list of recreational resources. 1994.
By Tennessee Williams. 1995
Autobiographical play set in 1940 dealing with Tennessee Williams' first love - a young Canadian draft dodger who was dying… of a brain tumour. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995, c1981.
By Leah Cohen. 1984
After a lifetime as home-makers and wage earners, most older women end up poor and alone. This book looks at… the causes and workings of the prejudice endured by women as they age. 1984.
By William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom. 2005
By David Crystal. 2002
A glossary including every word which presents the reader with difficulty. A scene-setting caption puts the quotation in its dramatic… context and helps to clarify the meaning. The text also collates the way characters are named, the names of people and places they talk about, and the foreign languages that some of them use. Each play has a conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae. 2002.
By William Shakespeare, Nick De Somogyi. 2002
This edition accurately reproduces the First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare. As a further aid to understanding, on… each opposite page, the same text appears, but this time in a fully modernized version. Edited by Shakespeare scholar Nick de Somogyi, it also contains two introductions, textual notes, and an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate. 2002, c1592.