Betty Lambert : a study of two radio plays / by Timothy James Hine.
The thesis looks at two radio dramas by Betty Lambert. It is composed of an introduction, two chapters, and three appendices. The Introduction provides a selected biographical outline, highlights people and stories influential in Lambert's life, both on a professional and personal level, and looks at possible origins of the recurrent themes. Chapter 1 examines Falconer's Island as an example of her radio plays from the mid-sixties when she was working with Gerald Newman at C.B.C. Vancouver, and explores the nature of traditional and non-traditional women's roles, providing an early look at the themes of captivity and forgiveness. Chapter 2 looks at the semi-autobiographical radio play, Grasshopper Hill, in which the tumultuous love affair between two academics in Canada is melded with stories of systematic torture in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The conclusion compares and contrasts themes and characters in the plays. It looks at how her personal life relates to the material, and examines her final thoughts. Appendix One provides the story of Lambert's matriarchal grandfather and his emigration to Canada as told in an interview with Dorothy Beavington. Appendix Two provides a list of her writings archived at Simon Fraser University. Appendix Three includes an omitted scene from the published version of Grasshopper Hill.
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