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The Plays of CODCO

Edited by Helen Peters

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Edited By Helen Peters

This book presents the texts of five plays, collectively written and performed during the years 1973 to 1976 by the Newfoundland theatre troupe CODCO. CODCO's satiric plays expose universal perversity, ignorance, prejudice and abuse with the ironic wit of the people of Newfoundland. The plays are distinguished by their graveyard or gallows humour. CODCO played an important role in the evolution of Canadian theatre and is an early signifier of Canada's attainment of cultural maturity. CODCO's current weekly television series commenced broadcasting in 1988.

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SICKNESS, DEATH AND BEYOND THE GRAVE DAS CAPITAL: OR WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE HARBOUR FOR ANYWAY? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SMELL MY ... POCKET CRUMBS? THE TALE ENDS List of Sources Textual Apparatus Glossary Photographs Musical Scores Page X1 XXX Ill 3 69 137 199 255 311 319 357 361 387 This page intentionally left blank

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