The Little Years

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Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate’s brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores ...
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Overview


Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate’s brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores the nature of fame, the value of art, and the passing of time.
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The Little Years may well be the best new play ever presented at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.” —National Post

The Little Years has been polished into a gem.” — Globe and Mail

“In a world where every artist seems to be called upon to justify his existence, Mighton proves that even if its creation is accidental, the value of art can be huge.” — Toronto Sun

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770911109
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


John Mighton’s plays have been performed across Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan, and the United States. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Possible Worlds and A Short History of Night and most recently Half Life. John holds an M.A. in philosophy from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.
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