Sharon Pollock

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  • Sherrill Grace (University of British Columbia)

Sharon Pollock is a modern Canadian playwright with thirteen published plays that have been produced across Canada as well as in the United States, England, Japan, Australia, and Europe. She is an accomplished actor, director, and theatre administrator with extensive experience as an artistic director, theatre manager, and adjudicator. Her international reputation to date is based on the teaching and production of Walsh (1973) and on Blood Relations (1981), which received a major new production in the 2003 season at Canada's prestigious Shaw Festival. Pollock has also written award-winning plays for radio, television, and children's theatre. Chief among her numerous awards are two Governor General's Awards for Drama (for

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Grace, Sherrill. "Sharon Pollock". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2004
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