Michael Cook

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  • Craig Walker (Queen's University, Canada)

Michael Cook (b. February 14, 1933, London, England; d. July 2, 1994, St. John's, Newfoundland) wrote plays closely associated with his adopted homeland, the province of Newfoundland in Canada, to which he immigrated from England late in 1965. Much of Cook's early adult life, however, was spent in Asia, in the service of the British army, in which he had enlisted underage at sixteen, several months after being expelled from school. It was during his twelve years of service that Cook first became involved with theatre, writing and performing comic sketches, and directing several plays for the troops, including, perhaps most significantly, a production of John Arden's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance.

In 1961, Cook left the army …

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Citation:
Walker, Craig. "Michael Cook". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 January 2004
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