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Birthright

Author: Joan Bryans; Constance Lindsay Skinner
Publisher: Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the British Columbia frontier in 1905, missionary Robert Maclean has an ever-increasing foothold of power and influence. Into the swirling melee of shifting allegiances steps Precious Conroy, Maclean's adopted daughter. She is unaware that she was sent away for schooling to avoid the shame and discrimination which would occur should the secret get out that she is part Native. The son of the local chief, himself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Théâtre
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bryans, Joan, 1941-
Birthright.
Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2005
(OCoLC)647060282
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Bryans; Constance Lindsay Skinner
ISBN: 0887547524 9780887547522
OCLC Number: 61526375
Notes: Adaptation of the unpublished play by Constance Lindsay Skinner, originally written in 1906, first with the working title Aidzumka, and then as The birthright. The birthright is renamed Birthright in this adaptation to distinguish it from the original.
Description: xii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Constance Lindsay Skinner ; adapted by Joan Bryans ; introduction by Jean Barman ; afterword by Michelle La Flamme.

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"In the British Columbia frontier in 1905, missionary Robert Maclean has an ever-increasing foothold of power and influence. Into the swirling melee of shifting allegiances steps Precious Conroy, Maclean's adopted daughter. She is unaware that she was sent away for schooling to avoid the shame and discrimination which would occur should the secret get out that she is part Native. The son of the local chief, himself a product of a mixed marriage, is in love with her but so too is the son of the house. What will happen when, as it must, the secret of her parentage gets out?"--Back cover.

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