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Doc

by Sharon Pollock

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publisher: Broadview Press
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When Catherine returns home on the eve of ceremonies honouring her physician father, she unleashes a kaleidoscope of memories as father and daughter attempt to lay old ghosts to rest. While public service has been the keynote of Doc's life it has covered the private anguish of a family in crisis. Interacting with figures from the past (including wife and mother Bob, best friend Oscar, and Catherine herself as the young child Katie), the characters retrace and relive past triumphs and tragedies, culminating in Bob's death. Humour leavens this drama of a father and daughter's struggle to love, to forgive, and to understand in order to go on.

Doc was first produced in 1984 at Theatre Calgary and has since been produced widely elsewhere. The play received the Governor General's Award for Drama in 1986.

About the Author
Sharon Pollock

Sharon Pollock is one of Canada's best-known women playwrights. Produced nationally and internationally, author of a large and varied canon, she has had a long and illustrious career in the theatre. From backstage to onstage, from front of house to director's chair, from actor to author, from teacher and mentor to artistic director of venues both large and small, Sharon Pollock remains an active, controversial and prolific participant in the Canadian theatre scene. Three volumes of her collected works were compiled by editor Cynthia Zimmerman and are available from Playwrights Canada Press.

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Sharon Pollock has been one of Canada's leading dramatists for over 20 years. She has received many honours including the Canada-Australia Literary Award, the Nellie Award for Drama, the Chalmers Award, and two Governor General's Awards.

Editorial Reviews

“Doc will have the same impact wherever it is performed...what happens on the stage has the truth of good theatre.”

— St. John Telegraph - Journal

“Doc emerges as Pollock's finest work yet...she has made a strong personal statement for universal applications.”

— The Calgary Herald

“An emotional steamroller of a play.”

— The Toronto Star

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