Wasps

Description

128 pages
$14.95
ISBN 0-88922-398-X
DDC C812'.54

Author

Publisher

Year

1998

Contributor

Reviewed by David E. Kemp

David E. Kemp, a former drama professor at Queen’s University, is the
author of The Pleasures and Treasures of the United Kingdom.

Review

Playwright and filmmaker Sally Clark, the author of nine plays, received
a Chalmers Canadian Play Award for Moo in 1990. Subtitled “A Drawing
Room Comedy for Distempered Times,” Wasps is an angry but funny play
about cultural absurdities ranging from fashion to fetishism. Its
structure recalls a classic French farce—doors open and shut,
identities are mistaken, and the plot becomes more and more complicated.
But through its exploration of 20th-century angst, Wasp offers much more
than superficial cleverness.

Citation

Clark, Sally., “Wasps,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 20, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/705.