Carol Bolt

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Carol Bolt
Born (1941-08-25)August 25, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died November 28, 2000(2000-11-28) (aged 59)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation playwright
Nationality Canadian
Period 1970s-1990s
Notable works One Night Stand, Buffalo Jump

Carol Bolt (August 25, 1941 – November 28, 2000)[1] was a Canadian playwright. She was a founding member and, for several years, president of the Playwrights Union of Canada.

Career[edit]

Bolt's play Buffalo Jump, an examination of Canada during the depression era of the 1930s, was performed at Theatre Passe Muraille in 1972.[2]

Bolt's best known play, the thriller One Night Stand, was first performed in 1977,[3] and was turned into a made-for-television film by Allan King in 1978; the film won several awards,[4] and received mixed reviews. [5][6][7] Her play Red Emma, told the story of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Her last play was Famous, produced on stage in 1997, based on the real-life story of criminals Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmolka.[8]

For television, Bolt's writing credits include Tales of the Klondike, two episodes of the animated children's series The Raccoons, and a single episode of Fraggle Rock.

Bolt died of complications due to liver cancer on November 28, 2000, in Toronto, Ontario.[9] Following her death, the Canadian Authors Association renamed its CAA Award for Drama to the Carol Bolt Award in her memory; the award is now administered by the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Works[edit]

Plays
  • Buffalo Jump (1972)
  • My Best Friend Is Twelve Feet High (1972)
  • Cyclone Jack (1972)
  • Gabe (1973)
  • Pauline (1973)
  • Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists (1974)
  • Shelter (1975)
  • Maurice (1975)
  • Finding Bumble (1975)
  • One Night Stand (1977)
  • "Desperados" (1977)
  • Escape Entertainment (1981)
  • Love or Money (1981)
  • Famous (1997)
Books
  • Drama in the Classroom (1986)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carol Bolt". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Cynthia Zimmerman (September 1994). Playwriting Women: Female Voices in English Canada. Dundurn. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-88924-258-6. 
  3. ^ "A "One Night Stand" to forget". by Peter Hendra, Kingston Whig-Standard, February 25, 2016
  4. ^ "Allan King's documentaries spoke to the human condition". The Globe and Mail, Sandra Martin, June 15, 2009
  5. ^ "FILM: 'ONE NIGHT STAND,' ROMANCE-CUM-THRILLER". New York Times, Apr 29, 1982. Janet Maslin
  6. ^ André Loiselle (16 October 2003). Stage-Bound: Feature Film Adaptations of Canadian and QuŽbŽcois Drama. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-7735-7146-4. 
  7. ^ "Thriller that fails to thrill not totally beyond redemption". The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, Canada. February 21, 1980, Page 32
  8. ^ "VIOLENT WOMEN: THE BERNARDO/HOMOLKA CASE IN FAMOUS BY CAROL BOLT AND PAUL'S CASE BY LYNN CROSBIE". Shelley Scott. Theatre Research in Canada, Volume 22 Number 1 / Spring 2001
  9. ^ "Playwright befriended writers and students". The Eye Opener, January 17, 2001. By Kevin Ritchie

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