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Grasshopper Hill, a radio play

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Synopsis

Grasshopper Hill is the last play Betty wrote for the radio. It concerns the tumultuous affair between Susan, a 38-year-old librarian, and Gustav Gottke, a Jewish survivor of the holocaust. Gustav's personality has been shaped by his experiences within Nazi-occupied Auschwitz. His disdain for Canadians and their distorted perception of German concentration camps is palpable throughout the play, which runs alongside Lambert's oft-occurring themes of survival, power and sex.

Winner of the 1980 ACTRA Nellie award for best radio drama.

1980 ACTRA Award

Broadcast

CBC "Festival Theatre", March 1979, directed by Robert Chesterman, with Kate Reid and Henry Ramer.

Bibiliography

Page, Malcolm (ed.), "Three Radio Plays by Betty Lambert", West Coast Review, Vol. 19/3 (January 1985), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

West Coast Review: 3 Radio Plays

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