Beatrice Chancy
Composer: James Rolfe
Librettist: George Elliott Clarke
Work Web Site: http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/play/beatrice-chanc
Premiere Date: June 18, 1998
Description: Beatrice Chancy is set in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in the year 1801. Beatrice is the daughter of a black slave woman who was raped by her white master. Raised in the master's household, Beatrice is beautiful, clever, kind and cultured - her father's prize possession. As her story opens, beatrice is sixteen and freshly returned from a convent school where she was sent "to copy white ladies' ways." Her declaration of love for a slave sparks tension that culminates in a monstrous act: the rape of Beatrice by her own father, Francis Chancy. from here, violence begets violence until Chancy is killed and Beatrice hanged for his death.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Playwrights Guild of Canada
E-mail Address: info@playwrightsguild.ca
Publisher Web Site: http://www.playwrightsguild.ca/play/beatrice-chanc
Schedule of Performances Listings
Beatrice Chancy (Rolfe)
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - Edmonton Opera
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