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to this special retrospective exhibit about one of Canada’s most influential playwrights, David French (1939 – 2010), produced by the National Arts Centre in association with Theatre Museum Canada.
Learn about David French’s life, his career, and why his work was so important to the development of English Canadian theatre. Watch the video of actor/director R.H. Thomson’s in-depth interview with David French.
With a particular focus on the five semi-autobiographical plays French wrote about the fictional Mercer family of Newfoundland, this online exhibit is a companion to the physical exhibit created to coincide with the NAC English Theatre’s production of Salt-Water Moon, directed by Micheline Chevrier, October 18 – November 5, 2011.
Leaving Home, Tarragon Theatre, and Bill Glassco
David French on the early days as a playwright--Leaving Home at the Tarragon Theatre with Bill Glassco.
Playwriting, the opening of Leaving Home, rehearsals, and family
David French on playwriting, the opening of Leaving Home, rehearsals, and family.
Starting a play, Of the Fields, Lately, and dramaturgy
David French on starting a play, Of the Fields, Lately, and dramaturgy.
Becoming a writer, evolving as a writer, and advice to playwrights
David French on becoming a writer, evolving as a writer, and advice to playwrights.
Bill Glassco, directors, and staging his plays
David French on Bill Glassco, actors and directors, and staging his plays.
The Seagull, reviews, and Jitters
David French on Chekhov's The Seagull, reviews, and Jitters.
Jitters and touring to Broadway
David French on Jitters, June Havoc, and touring to Broadway.