Carol Bolt (1398 words)


Carol Bolt was a Chalmers Award-winning playwright associated with the collective creation movement, a generation of English-Canadian theatre artists in the 1970s who rejected British and American imports in favour of new, nationalistic work. Her plays explored Canadian material with a political conscience. Her major works (One Night Stand, Red Emma, Buffalo Jump and Cyclone Jack) have been produced internationally in the USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Bolt was also active in theatre for young audiences and wrote for radio and television. She was a founding member of the Playwright's Co-op and influenced Canadian playwriting as a teacher and advocate.

Bolt was born Carol Johnson in …

Citation: Scott, Shelley. "Carol Bolt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 January 2004 [, accessed 19 September 2020.]

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