Goons of History
Playwright’s note by Michael Hollingsworth

The History of the Village of the Small Huts is a comedy of manners, satirizing Canada's various colonial periods. It is an historical epic for an audience raised on rock and TV. It is the goons of history in their very own Goon Show. It is the Canadian book of the dead, a merry tale told by ghosts and demons. More ...
 

Making History with Michael Hollingsworth
Program notes by Deanne Taylor

In 1982 Michael Hollingsworth was known for hip black comedies (one of them closed by the Toronto police) and video-rock stagings of Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World; he may have seemed the playwright least likely to spend the next thirty years writing about Canadian history. But that year, Canada presented a pageant in which a British queen and a Québécois prime minister marked the repatriation of the Constitution. More ...
 

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