About the Book
England, 1815. A young woman disguises herself as a man so that she may be allowed to study medicine. Ten years later “Dr. James Barry,” a military doctor and physician to the British Governor of South Africa, faces the contradictions of living behind her mask.
News & Reviews
“… an intriguing study of power, ambition and sexual identity.” —Vancouver Sun
About the Author
Kit Brennan was born in Vancouver and grew up in Kingston, Ontario. She currently lives in Montreal where she is a faculty member and coordinates the playwriting program at Concordia University’s Department of Theatre. Her plays have been produced across Canada, and include Spring Planting (winner of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild 1993 Literary Award), Magpie (winner of the 1992 Grain Drama Award), as well as new plays Hunger Striking and Having. Her latest book, Two Hands Clapping, is a volume of plays written by playwrights from coast to coast and most regions in between.