Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays by Katherine KollerVoices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays by Katherine Koller

Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other Plays

byKatherine KollerIntroduction byAnne Nothof

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The sound of the wind across a Prairie field, the smell of grass onthe first day of spring, the vocalization of birds in the early morningwoods, the silence of the lake at night interrupted by call of the loon– these are the shapes and sounds of the Prairie landscape.Katherine Koller invokes the Prairie setting as a central character ineach of the four plays in Voices of the Land. Serving asupportive and, at other times, antagonistic role, the landscape actsupon the characters, driving and intensifying their transformation. Theland and those who live in intimate terms with it are the focus ofKoller’s plays.

In The Seed Savers, farmers face pressure to purchasegenetically modified seed; a protagonist refuses to sell untilled landfor development in Cowboy Boots and a Corsage; a dying womansees a lake as her final resting place in Abby’s Place;and in The Early Worm Club, Millie realizes a deep sense ofbelonging to the Alberta parkland and its birds while searching for hermate. Nature goes beyond mere setting and backdrop in these plays toeffect transformation and resolution on the characters. Ranging fromromantic comedy to drama and from one-act to full-length, the plays inVoices of the Land show western Canadians at the point ofleaving, returning, and renewing against the backdrop of their nativelandscape.

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Katherine Koller teaches in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and continues to write for radio, stage and screen. Her one-act comedies have been produced across Canada.
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Title:Voices of the Land: The Seed Savers and Other PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 6.03 × 0.45 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Athabasca University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Katherine Koller’s Prairie Synergism: Women on the Land– Anne Nothof

 

Cowboy Boots and a Corsage

The Early Worm Club

Abby’s Place

The Seed Savers

 

Plays by Katherine Koller