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Drama Canadian

Mother Tongue

by (author) Betty Quan

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
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Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Drama. Mother Tongue is a unique and innovative play that weaves together Cantonese, English, and sign language. It is about family loyalties, youthful dreams, and generational and cultural differences.

About the author

Betty Quan has written and/or adapted over a dozen acclaimed plays for stage and radio. Mother Tongue was nominated for a Jessie Award for best new play, as well as the 1996 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Betty’s professional credits also encompass writing and story editing for film and television, and she has published fiction for young readers. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a member of both the Playwrights Union of Canada and the Writers’ Guild of Canada.

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