Marcel Dubé

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Marcel Dubé, OC (born January 3, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian playwright. He has produced over 300 works for radio, television and the stage. His concerns for the preservation and sanctity of the French language in Quebec was a primary focus of his career.

Life[edit]

He studied at Collège Sainte-Marie where he got his taste for theatre frequenting the school's auditorium, the historic Salle du Gésu.

He then attended and the plays he wrote there were so successful that he was soon able to write for a living. He founded the group Jeune Scène which at the Dominion Drama Festival in 1953 won several awards with his own play, De l'autre côté du mur which later became Zone.

Over the next five years Radio-Canada presented, on radio and television, over 30 of his works (many of which he later adapted to the stage). He has produced over 300 works for radio, television and the stage.

His concerns for the preservation and sanctity of the French language in Quebec and around the world drove him into many other organizations. He was first secretary, then president, of the Conseil de la langue française, president of the Rencontres francophones du Québec and cofounder and director of the Sécretariat permanent des peuples francophones.

In February 2001, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Zone, Montréal, Éditions de la cascade, Collège Sainte-Marie, (1956), (1968), (1971)
  • Le temps des lilas, Québec, Institut littéraire, collection «Théâtre Canadien», (1958), (1969), (1973)
  • Un simple soldat, Québec, Institut littéraire, collection «Théâtre Canadien», (1958), (1967), (1980)
  • Florence, Québec, Institut littéraire du Québec ltée, (1960), (1970)
  • Le Train du Nord, Montréal, Les Éditions du jour, (1961)
  • Bilan, Montréal, Leméac, (1968)
  • Textes et documents (partie 1), Montréal, Leméac, (1968)
  • Les beaux dimanches, Montréal, Leméac, (1968)
  • Hold-up, en collaboration avec Louis-Georges Carrier, Montréal, Leméac, (1969)
  • Pauvre amour, Montréal, Leméac, (1969)
  • Au retour des oies blanches, Montréal, Leméac, (1969)
  • Le coup de l'étrier et Avant de t'en aller, Montréal, Leméac, (1970)
  • Un matin comme les autres, Montréal, Leméac, (1971)
  • Entre midi et soir, Montréal, Leméac, (1971), (1977)
  • Le naufragé, Montréal, Leméac, (1971)
  • The white geese, Toronto, new press, (1972)
  • L'échéance du vendredi suivi de Paradis perdu, Montréal, Leméac, (1972)
  • Textes et documents (partie 2), Montréal, Leméac, (1973)
  • La cellule, Montréal, Leméac, (1973)
  • Jérémie (argument de ballet), Montréal, Leméac, (1973)
  • Médée, Montréal, Leméac, (1973)
  • De l’autre côté du mur suivi de cinq pièces courtes, Montréal, Leméac, (1973)
  • Manuel, Montréal, Leméac, (1974)
  • Poèmes de sable, Montréal, Leméac, (1974)
  • Virginie, Montréal, Leméac, (1974)
  • L’impromptu de Québec ou le testament, Montréal, Leméac, (1974)
  • L’été s’appelle Julie, Montréal, Leméac, (1975)
  • Dites-le avec des fleurs, en collaboration avec Jean Barbeau, Montréal, Éditions Leméac, (1976)
  • Octobre, Montréal, Éditions Leméac, (1977)
  • Le réformiste ou l’honneur des hommes, Montréal, Éditions Leméac, (1977)
  • Zone (Anglais), Toronto, Playwrights Canada, (1982)
  • Le choix de Marcel Dubé dans l’œuvre de Marcel Dubé, Charlesbourg, Presses laurentiennes, (1986)
  • L’Amérique à sec, Outremont, Leméac, (1986)
  • Jean-Paul Lemieux et le livre, Montréal, Art global, (1988), (1993)
  • Andrée Lachapelle : Entre ciel et terre, Montréal, Éditions Mnémosyne, coll. « Portraits d'artistes », (1995)
  • Yoko ou le retour à Melbourne, Montréal, Leméac, (2000)
  • Marie Labelle : Ottawa, Ontario

Awards and prizes[edit]

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