Cooper, Beverley (Canadian playwright, audio dramatist, actress, 19__-____), and Banuta Rubess (Latvian-Canadian playwright, director, artistic director, lecturer, 19__-____), “Thin Ice,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, 1997,
© 1997 by Banuta Rubess and Beverley Cooper;
• in Banuta Rubess and Beverley Cooper’s “Thin Ice,” in Wanna Play?: Three Plays for High School, edited by Tony Hamill (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Canada Press, 1997), 216 pp., ISBN 0887544959;
_____ (m), __, _____; _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (f), __, _____; _____ (f), __, _____.
• Banuta Rubess: “A Canadian Rhodes Scholar with a doctorate in history, Banuta Rubess is a writer and director for theatre, opera, radio and film. Originally from Latvia, Rubess has lived and worked extensively in Canada. She received her education at Queens University in Kingston ( BA Hons in History and Drama) and at Oxford ( D.Phil in Modern History). From 1995-98 Rubess acted as Artistic Co-Director for FROTH productions; a company devoted to theatre involving the human body, the body politic and live music. Together with Neil Bartlett, Rubess founded The 1982 Theater Company, an international theatre ensemble. Together they toured Europe and North America with collectively devised productions of Aspazija, Brecht and Fo (1982-1984). Rubess gives lectures and seminars at Universities in Canada, USA , Latvia and England and was a member of the Toronto Arts Council Board of Directors 1989-93 as well as the Nightwood Theater Board of Directors 1986-88. [Annika Salomonsson, e-mail email@example.com]”—culturebase.net | The international artist database | Banuta Rubess, http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?1549, accessed December 18, 2006.
• Research could include Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, dramatized by Beverley Cooper: “Now a successful new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Woman in White is one the most eerily thrilling melodramas of the Victorian age. This gripping dramatization of Wilkie Collins’s gothic tale of love, greed, and insanity opens in a London courtroom, where the main characters are testifying about the mysterious death of heiress Laura Fairlie. William Hope stars as drawing teacher Walter Hartwright, who aids a ghostly woman, dressed all in white, only to be struck by her strange resemblance to the beautiful Laura. Stratford Festival actor Douglas Campbell plays the diabolical Count Fosco, while Cedric Smith gives a memorably oily performance as Laura’s sinister fiancé, Sir Percival Glyde. The father of the modern mystery novel, Wilkie Collins was rivaled for popularity in his day only by Charles Dickens. Playwright and radio dramatist Beverley Cooper is the author of such award-winning dramas as 'Thin Ice' and 'Clue in the Fast Lane' (with Ann-Marie MacDonald).”—BTC Audiobooks - New Titles, http://www.gooselane.com/btc/newbtc.htm, accessed December 18, 2006.
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