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The Monument

by Colleen Wagner

Playwrights Canada Press | November 3, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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Winner of the 1996 Governor General''s Literary Award and the critics'' choice at both CanStage in Toronto and La Mama in Melbourne, Australia. Stetko is the model "boy next door" and the son of middle-class parents, but when war arrives it forever changes his life. Although he does nothing more than follow his commanding officer''s orders, when the war is over, he stands accused of terrible crimes. A profoundly affecting two-person drama that reminds us of the faceless horror of war, and of the guilt which whole nations must carry on their shoulders. Wagner''s play goes to the heart of man''s inhumanity in war time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 88 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887545076

ISBN - 13: 9780887545078

Found in: Drama, Drama

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The Monument

The Monument

by Colleen Wagner

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 88 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887545076

ISBN - 13: 9780887545078

From the Publisher

Winner of the 1996 Governor General''s Literary Award and the critics'' choice at both CanStage in Toronto and La Mama in Melbourne, Australia. Stetko is the model "boy next door" and the son of middle-class parents, but when war arrives it forever changes his life. Although he does nothing more than follow his commanding officer''s orders, when the war is over, he stands accused of terrible crimes. A profoundly affecting two-person drama that reminds us of the faceless horror of war, and of the guilt which whole nations must carry on their shoulders. Wagner''s play goes to the heart of man''s inhumanity in war time.

About the Author

Colleen Wagner is a professional playwright, film script and short fiction writer. Her first stage play, Sand, was shortlisted for best international play at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, in 1989. She won the 1996 Governor General''s Literary Award for Drama for her play The Monument, which was also nominated for a Dora Award. The Monument has been translated into French, German and Mandarin, and has been produced across North America and in Australia, Berlin and Beijing-the first commercial production of a Canadian play to be produced in China. In 2006, The Monument became the first production by a non-black writer to be presented by Toronto''s Obsidian Theatre Company. The Monument premiered in a Romanian translation in Resita, Romania in 2007. Colleen Wagner''s other stage credits include Eclipsed and The Morning Bird, which premiered at the Notable Acts Summer Theatre Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2005. Her current projects include a new play titled Home, a screenplay adaptation of The Monument, and story-editing a documentary film, "Hallowed be thy Name." Professor Wagner currently teaches at York University in the Film Department.

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Stetko is the model "boy next door" and the son of middle-class parents, but when war arrives it forever changes his life; although he does nothing more than follow his commanding officer's orders, when the war is over, he stands accused of terrible crimes. Canadian playwright Colleen Wagner's The Monument is a profoundly affecting two-person drama that reminds us of the faceless horror of war, and of the guilt which whole nations must carry on their shoulders.
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