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Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic English Language and Literature reviews - Literature, grade: 3,0, RWTH Aachen collage (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), path: contemporary Canadian Drama, language: English, summary: I. advent – A Canadian play for a German audience
While conversing concerning the play “Billy Bishop is going to conflict” by means of John grey and Eric Peterson that was once written in 1976, various issues of view play a decisive function. The play bargains with a Canadian boy who joins the army due to an absence of probabilities. The motion starts off in Canada in 1914. that suggests it's the time of global conflict I and Canadian forces struggle as part of the Empire opposed to the enemy, specifically Germany. The play describes Billy Bishop’s upward push from a Canadian boy to a countrywide hero as a fighter ace. therefore there are varied attitudes in the direction of the play, for example when you are an opponent of conflict or an recommend of it. moreover there's the query of age: when you have fought in a conflict and feature obvious how neighbors die or when you are a tender guy who's filled with bravery, power and patriotism, you could have a special perspective in the direction of one of these play. yet principally there's the query of nationality. because the play is of Canadian foundation and initially performed for Canadians, the query is incomprehensible. yet at the one hand the truth that the play acquired nice honor and was once played on Broadway and however the life of a German movie model opens a totally new form of adapting the play for Germany.
In the movie model there are German actors that play Billy and the piano participant and the textual content is German, too. What those proof suggest and the way movie and play are tailored for Germany is analyzed within the following time period paper. relating that there's no longer any type of secondary literature approximately this subject that may be accessed via a German Library, the research relies upon my very own result of interpreting play and picture in addition to learning the preface of the drama.
The model of the play is the single within the Jerry Wasserman anthology “Modern Canadian performs” released through Talonbooks, Vancouver and the movie model is the single directed by way of Peter Meincke and Norman McCandlish of the yr 1984/1985.

II.1 Summary
The Canadian play “Billy Bishop is going to conflict” by means of John grey and Eric Peterson offers with a tender Canadian from Owen Sound, Ontario who turns into a flying-ace and a hero. The play happens within the 12 months 1914, this means that the time of global battle I, the place recruits from the British colonies have been drafted to aid the British Empire opposed to the Germans, or as they name it, the Huns. on the age of twenty Billy enters the Royal army university (R.M.C.) as a result of an absence of possibilities and the qualification of

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