Françoise Loranger (1913 – 1995) is best known as an innovative and influential playwright in the 1960s, but her career as a writer of fiction, dramas for radio and television, and dramatic literature spanned more than three decades. She was the first woman in Québec to produce radio plays and to earn her living as a writer and producer for media and stage. She was one of the pioneers responsible for creating the unique dramatic forms and theatrical languages that still characterise the stage and popular media in Québec. Through her characters, both women and men, she explored dark sides of the human psyche and social institutions. She drew her characters and issues from everyday realities during years when Québec was undergoing radical change, and chronicled the painful decline of…

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Citation: Forsyth, Louise. "Françoise Loranger". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 April 2005 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5233, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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