Billy Bishop Goes to War (Paperback)

Billy Bishop Goes to War By John Gray, Eric Peterson Cover Image
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About the Author


John GrayJohn Gray is the author of a novel, many magazine articles, and several stage musicals, a book on tattoos, Lost in North America: The Imaginary Canadian in the American Dream (1994), Local Boy Makes Good (1987) and the internationally acclaimed Billy Bishop Goes to War (1982) with Eric Peterson. He has contributed sixty-five satirical pieces for The Journal on CBC Television, and is a frequent speaker on cultural issues. Among his many awards are the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award and the National Magazine Award.

Praise For…


Billy Bishop is a high-flying ace of a show, capturing the humour, the hellfire and the derring-do of an extraordinary career The score is filled with vintage replicas of the kind of songs that sent men rushing inand outof battle. There are martial airs, barracksroom ditties, Kiplingesque tunes of glory, Gilbert and Sullivan-like patter songs and also a bitter brew of Brecht-Weill.”
New York Times

Billy Bishop Goes to War is a delightfuland cunningly wroughtwork of art.”
New Yorker

A landmark of the Canadian theatre John Gray’s success with Billy Bishop lies in the universality of the human individuala universality that works precisely because Gray has kept the show on one-individual terms. He creates and deflates the hero myth in the same gesture.”
Vancouver Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889221963
ISBN-10: 0889221960
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: February 15th, 1982
Pages: 104
Language: English