The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

Book - 1970
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Rita Joe is a Native girl who leaves the reservation for the city, only to die on skid row as a victim of white men's violence and paternalistic attitudes towards First Nations peoples. As perhaps the best-known contemporary Canadian play and a poetic drama of enormous theatrical power, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe had a major influence in awakening consciousness to the "Indian problem" both in whites and Natives themselves.

Cast of five women and 15 men. With a preface by Chief Dan George.

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe premiered November 23, 1967 at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Talonbooks, 1970.
ISBN: 9780889220003
088922000X
Branch Call Number: 819.22 RYG
Characteristics: 111 p. ; 22 cm.

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