The Cabbagetown Plays: Diamond Cutters
Tipe, David (Canadian playwright, actor, 1948-____), “The Cabbagetown Plays: Diamond Cutters,”
a __-minute play in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1972 by David Tipe;
• in David Tipe’s Diamond Cutters (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1972);
• also, in David Tipe’s Snow Birds (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1972);
• also, in Performing Arts in Canada, vol. 9, no. 1, Spring, 1972, ISSN 0031-5230;
• script/rights available from source listed in Tipe’s publications.
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980), ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
• Also, cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 329.
_____ (m), old diamond cutter; _____ (m), old diamond cutter; _____ (f), _____.
“Two old diamond cutters remember their past and their youth yet never forget the present.”
“The relationship between Sid and Luke is established in the loneliness of a park in winter.”
• Premiered at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 29, 1971.—Brock, 316.
• In 1979, the Playwrights Co-op became Playwrights Canada. In 1977, a number of its members founded the Guild of Canadian Playwrights to lobby, negotiate and improve the status of Canadian playwrights, and Playwrights Guild of Canada became the group name.
• Research could include David Tipe’s acting and writing at The Factory Theatre, founded in Toronto in 1970 to develop and produce Canadian plays, http://www.interlog.com/~jmackenz/factory/names/namest/tiped.html, accessed June 29, 2006.
diamond cutter, homosexuality, loneliness, male bonding, park, remembrance, winter.