No Man's Land - A Play |
By Kevin Major
Genre: Non-fiction - Play
Format: Paperback, 114 pages, b&w photos
Pub Date: August 2005
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CLARKE: He’ll have us string ourselves up on that wire, I suppose!
About the Author
HAYWARD: The Colonel’s not the one making the decisions.
CLARKE: He damn well has to carry them out.
HAYWARD: He could be in the dark as much as we are.
CLARKE: Whatever he does know, he’s keeping to himself. We’re only the ones who’ve got to “rout the Hun,” remember.
HAYWARD: And what bloody difference does it all make? Tell me that.
CLARKE: Not a damn bit. That’s it, don’t you see! We’re in it now, and we do what we have to do. We have a meal, we wash up, we go to war.
“This past summer in Trinity, among those who had come to No Man’s Land was a very, very old man. At the end, he stood up and he said, ‘I knew these men. I knew them.’ It was, in its simplicity, the most powerful statement that one could ever hear about the play.”
“Kevin Major is among the best Canadian writers of his generation. He has established himself as a figure of singular importance in our literature.”
Kevin Major was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, in 1949. After graduation from Memorial University he taught school for a number of years. He is the author of fifteen books, many of them award-winning. His work has been translated into several languages. Major has adapted four of his books for the stage: Hold Fast, Far From Shore, No Man’s Land, and As Near to Heaven by Sea. He lives in St. John’s with his wife and family.
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