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Michel Tremblay's Hosanna hits Broadway

Michel Tremblay exploded on to the stage in 1968 with his highly acclaimed and controversial play Les Belles-soeurs. His brutally honest portrayal of the Montreal working class revolutionized Quebec theatre. Writing in a street dialect called joual, Tremblay's beautifully flawed characters resonated beyond borders and languages. His works have been translated and performed in more than 20 countries, making him one of Canada's most prolific writers.

The actor's portrayal of Tremblay's troubled transvestite wins rave reviews.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Supplement
Broadcast Date: Oct. 20, 1974
Guest: Richard Monette
Reporter: Cindy Bisaillon
Duration: 7:33

Last updated: May 27, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

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