Florence Gibson MacDonald

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Plays by Florence Gibson MacDonald

How Do I Love Thee?

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning are as renowned for their passionate relationship as they are their poetry. How Do I Love Thee? revisits the life of the 19th-century poets from their courtship, carried out entirely through letters, to their sudden elopement to their tumultuous marriage marred by drug addiction and financial strife.

Missing (MacDonald)

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Carol's own marriage is dragged into the spotlight and it seems that everyone is harbouring their own toxic secrets; things are certainly not as they seem. Inspired by a true story, Florence Gibson MacDonald digs at the secrets that hide behind family bonds and examines the complacency and complicitness of community. A story about love, companionship, trust and loyalty, Gibson MacDonald reveals what can be found when we choose to look at what lurks just below the surface of those we love.

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Florence Gibson MacDonald has written extensively for the stage and for radio. Born in Montreal and raised in Cobourg, her MD in genetics and biochemistry took her to the Northwest Territories, Hong Kong and East Africa before returning to Canada to practise and eventually write full-time. Gibson MacDonald's most notable work includes Belle (winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award) and Home is My Road, winner of the CAA Carol Bolt Award in 2004.