The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Plays: Volume 3

The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Plays: Volume 3 gathers an impressive range of work by some of the province’s most renowned authors. The third and final volume in the series includes six plays by Robert Chafe, Aiden Flynn, Andy Jones, Lisa Moore, Berni Stapleton, and Ed Riche. Edited and introduced by Denyse Lynde, this anthology celebrates the island’s rich dramatic tradition and finally makes groundbreaking work by Newfoundland playwrights available to audiences everywhere.

Included in this volume are Robert Chafe’s Belly Up, a funny, poignant story about a blind man torn between his sense of fear and responsibility; Berni Stapleton’s A Rum for the Money, a funny, moving story of three rum-runners questioning their lives as they encounter inexplicable scenarios in a dory in the North Atlantic; and Lisa Moore’s February, a haunting story of a woman shattered by her husband’s death; and others by Andy Jones, Aiden Flynn and Ed Riche.

Dr. Denyse Lynde is a professor in the English Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, specializing in Canadian and Newfoundland drama. Her work has been published with Playwrights Canada, in Canadian Theatre Review, and in numerous other academic journals and newspapers.

Author: Denyse Lynde
Genre: Drama
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 in
Weight: .5 kg
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 978-1-55081-636-5

James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. He began TMR in 2015, realizing that there was a genuine need for more book reviews of Canadian literature. It has since become Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases. James has been interviewed about TMR on CBC Radio and other media sites. James works as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist and lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife Diane and their tabby cat Eddie.