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Gwen Pharis Ringwood

GWEN PHARIS RINGWOOD  (1910 - 1984)

Nationality:    Canadian
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Chris Axelson, Blacksmith         Christmas 1943         Courting of Marie Jenvrin, The         Dark Harvest         Days May Be Long, The         Deep Has Many Voices, The         Dragons of Kent, The         Drowning at Wasyl Nemitchuck, The (A Fine Coloured Easter Egg):         Encounters         Garage Sale         Golden Goose , The         Hatfield, the Rainmaker         Jack and the Joker, The         Lament for Harmonica (Maya)         Lion and the Mouse         Lodge, The         Look Behind You, Neighbour         Ludmilla's Odyssey         Magic Carpets of Antonio Angelini, The         Mirage         Oh Canada, My Country         One Man's House         Pasque Flower         Rainmaker, The         Red Flag at Evening         Remembrance of Miracles, A         Road Runs North, The         Saturday Night         Sleeping Beauty , The         Stampede         Still Stands the House         Stranger, The         Three Wishes, The         Widger's Way



Chris Axelson, Blacksmith

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1st Produced:
University of North Carolina    1938

Company:
Carolina Playmakers

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Christmas 1943

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1st Produced:
University Women's Club, Edmonton    1943

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One Act

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Courting of Marie Jenvrin, The

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1st Produced:
Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta    1941

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1st Published:
University of North Carolina, in The Carolina Playbook, 1944   -

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One Act

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dark Harvest

Synopsis:
a wheat field destroyed by the man who loves it when his wife rejects him.

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1st Produced:
University of Manitoba Dramatic Society, Winnipeg    1945

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1st Published:
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Toronto, 1945   -

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Genre:
Three Act Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Days May Be Long, The

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1st Produced:
Unproduced    1940

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Deep Has Many Voices, The

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1st Produced:
Gwen Ringwood Theatre, Williams Lake    1971

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Genre:
symphonic play using media and music One Act

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Dragons of Kent, The

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1st Produced:
Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta    1935

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Genre:
for young audiences One Act

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Drowning at Wasyl Nemitchuck, The (A Fine Coloured Easter Egg):

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1st Produced:
Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta    1946

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1st Published:
Gage Educational Publishers, Toronto, 1946   -

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Genre:
comedy One Act

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Encounters

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1st Produced:
Gwen Ringwood Theatre, Williams Lake    1970

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Genre:
short sketches for production at coffee houses One Act

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Garage Sale

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1st Published:
Contained in: "The Collected Plays of Gwen Pharis Ringwood" published by Borealis Press 1982   978-0888876561

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Golden Goose , The

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1st Produced:
Cariboo Indian School, Williams Lake    1973

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto ?,    -

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Genre:
children's play One Act

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Hatfield, the Rainmaker

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1st Produced:
Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta    1945

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1st Published:
University of Alberta Extension Department, Edmonton, 1946   -

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Jack and the Joker, The

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1st Produced:
Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta    1944

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1st Published:
University of Alberta Extension Department, Edmonton, 1944   -

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Genre:
comedy One Act

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Lament for Harmonica (Maya)

Synopsis:
deals with the identity conflict of a mixed-race girl, grown self-destructive after her white lover abandoned her, leaving her pregnant

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1st Produced:
Ottawa Little Theatre    1959

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1st Published:
Dell International, New York, in Ten Canadian Short Plays, 1975   -

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Genre:
tragedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Lion and the Mouse

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1st Produced:
Cariboo Indian School, Williams Lake, B.C    1964

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Lodge, The

Synopsis:
about "greed and the threat it poses for life on earth";

Notes:
awarded second prize in New Play Centre play competition for women writers in 1975; play revised in 1978.

1st Produced:
West Vancouver Little Theatre    1976

Company:
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1st Published:
in The Collected Plays, ed Enid Delgatty, Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1983   -

Music:
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Genre:
three-act comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Look Behind You, Neighbour

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Notes:
music by Chet Lambertson

1st Produced:
City of Edson, Alberta    1961

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Genre:
book for historical musical

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Ludmilla's Odyssey

Synopsis:
third play of a trilogy about Indians.

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Play/Drama

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Magic Carpets of Antonio Angelini, The

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for the Multicultural Festival

1st Produced:
by St. Boniface Theatre Company, Winnipeg    1976

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Genre:
comedy for young audiences One Act

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Mirage

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for the Annual meeting of the Association for Canadian Theatre History And the Learned Societies

1st Produced:
University of Saskatchewan    1979

Company:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto ?,    -

Music:
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Genre:
historical revue with music

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Oh Canada, My Country

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1st Produced:
Edmonton    -

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Genre:
pageant

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One Man's House

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1st Produced:
University of North Carolina    1938

Company:
Carolina Playmakers

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Pasque Flower

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1st Produced:
University of North Carolina    1939

Company:
Carolina Playmakers

1st Published:
University of North Carolina, in The Carolina Playbook, 1939   -

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Rainmaker, The

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1st Produced:
-    1944

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1975   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Red Flag at Evening

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1st Produced:
University of Alberta Extension Department, Edmonton    1940

Company:
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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto ?,    -

Music:
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Genre:
playlet for stage

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Remembrance of Miracles, A

Synopsis:
defends the freedom of the poetic imagination against the efforts of conservatives to ban books.

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1st Produced:
Gwen Ringwood Theatre, Williams Lake    1975

Company:
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1st Published:
in The Collected Plays, ed Enid Delgatty, Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1983   -

Music:
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Genre:
Full Length Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Road Runs North, The

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commissioned by the City of Williams Lake to celebrate its centenary; music by Art Rosoman

1st Produced:
Williams Lake Junior High School, Williams Lake    1967

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Genre:
book for an historical musical

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Saturday Night

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1st Produced:
University of Alberta Extension Department, Edmonton    1940

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Sleeping Beauty , The

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1st Produced:
Cariboo Indian School, Williams Lake    1965

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1st Published:
Cariboo Indian School, in My Heart is Glad, Book II, Gwen P. Ringwood, ed, 1965   -

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Genre:
for young audiences One Act

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Stampede

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1st Produced:
Alberta Folklore and Local History Project    1945

Company:
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1st Published:
in The Collected Plays, ed Enid Delgatty, Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1983   -

Music:
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Genre:
Three Act Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  17            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Still Stands the House

Synopsis:
Bruce finally agrees to give up his house for his wife's sake when a city man makes him an offer, although it means admitting defeat But his sister refuses to move from the house with its hallowed memories. And as a result she knowingly sends Bruce and his wife to their deaths in a blizzard

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1st Produced:
Playmakers Theatre in Chapel Hill, North Carolina    1938

Company:
Carolina Playmakers

1st Published:
University of North Carolina, in The Carolina Playbook, 1938   -

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Stranger, The

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1st Produced:
Gwen Ringwood Theatre, Williams Lake    1971

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Genre:
tragedy One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  with Indian cast

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Three Wishes, The

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1st Produced:
Williams Lake School    1965

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Genre:
for young audiences One Act

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Widger's Way

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1st Produced:
University of Alberta    1952

Company:
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1st Published:
by Playwrights Co-op, 1976   -

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Genre:
two-act melodrama-farce

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  -

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