Three in the Back, Two in the Head

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DOI: 10.5040/9781770917170.00000001
Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (4) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

The issue of loyalty and betrayal is dramatized through dialogue in the Governor General's Award-winning Three in the Back, Two in the Head, partly based on the assassination of Gerald Bull, the brilliant Canadian scientist who designed the first Star Wars system twenty years before Reagan announced his version. Bull ran afoul of the Pentagon and the CIA by his dealings with China, Chile, Yugoslavia and Iraq. But Sherman's play is not a docudrama in any sense; it merely uses some of the circumstances of the murdered scientist's career in order to concentrate on questions of personal and state morality as these circumscribe issues of loyalty and betrayal.

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Playwrights Canada Press

Jason Sherman

ISBN: 9781770912304

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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