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In this two act, dream play comedy, The Butcher's Apron, Charles Tidler presents an alchemical and absurdist portrait of the visionary Swedish playwright August Stringberg. Stringberg has his heart chopped out by a doppleganger and pursues the trail of his most vital organ to the birthplace of Expressionism, 1890s Berlin, where he discovers that his double has fallen head-over-heels in love with the young and beautiful theatre critic and feminist, Frida Uhl.

First presented at the Banff Playwrights Colony workshop in a reading, The Butcher’s Apron also appeared as a CBC Radio Drama production and had its official premier production with Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto in 1990. This first printed edition was published to coincide with its revival by Theatre Inconnou in Victoria, British Columbia.

Charles Tidler's stage plays have had productions throughout Canada, across the United States, at the Edinburgh Festival, and in London's West End. Achievements include two National Radio Awards, a Chalmers Outstanding PlayAward, Canada Council and B.C. Arts Council awards, and a Governor General's Award nomination in drama. He is also an award-winning poet and a spoken jazz artist. His first novel, Going to New Orleans, was published in 2004. The father of two sons, Charles makes his home in Victoria.

ISBN 978-1-894800-88-4
96 Pages
6 x 9
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