Poet of the Plains
Thorlakson, Edward J. (Mohawk Canadian playwright, entertainer, ____-____), “Poet of the Plains,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 1860s,
© 1936 by Edward J. Thorlakson;
• in Edward J. Thorlakson’s Pioneer Theatre Series, Book 1 (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Institute of Applied Art, 1936);
• script/rights available from source named in Thorlakson’s Pioneer Theatre Series.
• 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.
_____ (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; Pauline Johnson (f)), __, Tekahionwake.
“The story of the early life of Pauline Johnson and the struggles of her parents to preserve the Indian heritage in Canada.”—Brock, 315.
“Emily Pauline Johnson was one of Canada’s most popular and successful entertainers at the turn-of-the-century. The daughter of a Mohawk Native-Canadian father and an English mother, Pauline Johnson used the Mohawk name Tekahionwake. Then, at the age of 31 when her society expected her to marry and have children, she began to tour the country. She gave popular recitals of her poetry, comedy routines and plays from Halifax to Vancouver. She was the first Native poet to have her work published in Canada. She was also one of the few female writers at the time who could make an independent living from what she wrote and performed.”—Pauline Johnson Home Page, http://www.schoolnet.ca/collections/epj/epjhome.htm, January 3, 1998.
Amerind, biography, Canada, heritage, history, Johnson (Pauline Johnson, one of Canada’s most popular and successful entertainers, 1861-1913), Mohawk, Tekahionwake.