Michael Cook (playwright)
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14 February 1933|
Fulham, London, England
|Died||1 July 1994
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Occupation||Theatre reviewer and playwright|
|Period||1971 - 1991|
Michael Cook (14 February 1933 – 1 July 1994) was a Canadian playwright
Most of Cook's work, including his best-known plays, Jacob's Wake and The Head, Guts and Soundbone Dance, are set in Newfoundland, which provides a sometimes realistic and sometimes richly symbolic backdrop for his poetic rendering of lives in continual conflict with natural elements.
- Tiln, 1971.
- Colour The Flesh the Colour of Dust, 1972.
- The Head, Guts and Sound Bone Dance, 1973.
- Jacob's Wake, 1974.
- Quiller, 1975.
- Therese's Creed, 1976.
- The Fisherman's Revenge, 1976. (children's play)
- On The Rim of the Curve, 1977.
- The Gayden Chronicles, 1980.
Works about Michael Cook
- Craig Walker, "Michael Cook: Elegy, Allegory and Eschatology," The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
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