Betty Lambert

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Betty Lambert, née Elizabeth Minnie Lee, (August 23 1933–November 4 1983) was a playwright and English professor at Simon Fraser University. She wrote approximately seventy plays for stage, CBC radio, and CBC television. She published ten plays (two for children), five radio scripts, short stories, and one novel, Crossings.[1]

Personal Life

Elizabeth Minnie Lee married Frank Lambert in 1952. They were divorced in 1962. Lambert had one daughter, Ruth Anne.[2]

Lambert died of lung cancer in 1983.

Selected Works

  • The Pony (1956)
  • The Best Room in the House (radio play, 1959)
  • The Good of the Sun (radio play, 1960)
  • Falconer's Island (radio play, 1966)
  • Tumult with Indians (children's play, 1967)
  • The Visitor (1968)
  • The Dandy Lion (1972)
  • The Popcorn Man (1973)
  • The Riddle Machine (children's play, 1974)
  • Sqrieux-de-Dieu (1976)
  • Guilt (short story, 1978)
  • The Last Dinner (1979)
  • Crossings (novel, Pulp Press 1979; published by Viking as Bring Down the Sun)
  • Clouds of Glory (1980)
  • Grasshopper Hill (radio play, 1980)
  • Jennie's Story (1981)
  • Under the Skin (1985)

Awards

Won

  • 1984: Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award - Jennie's Story
  • 1980: ACTRA's Nellie Award for Best Radio Play - Grasshopper Hill
  • 1967: Canadian Centennial Award for Best Historical Children's Play - Tumult with Indians
  • 1957: Macmillan Best Short Story Award
  • 1956: Brissenden Creative Writing Award

Nominated

External Links

Official Website

References

  1. Zimmerman, Cynthia. "Auto/Biography and Re/Vision: Betty Lambert's Under the Skin." In Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice, ed. Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman. Vancouver: Talon Books, 2006. 154.
  2. Zimmerman, Cynthia. "Auto/Biography and Re/Vision: Betty Lambert's Under the Skin." In Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice, ed. Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman. Vancouver: Talon Books, 2006. 163.