Two Plays about Israel/Palestine

Masada, Facts

by Arthur Milner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/22/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781469774787
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781469774794

About the Book


“Arthur Milner’s plays are always smart, engaging and contemporary. Milner is a man of his times who never talks down to his audience, even as he courts and incites strong reactions. We forgive him, though because he entertains us with clever and funny characters. He seems incapable of writing a character without a sense of humour.”
—Patrick McDonald


“theatre stripped to its essence…a challenging piece of work…factually fascinating and a skillful piece of writing…driven by a powerful and frightening logic.”
—Jill Lawless, Now Magazine

“one of the greatest examples of artistic moral courage I’ve ever witnessed…leads its audience onto very slippery moral ground and leaves the viewer to grope for his or her own answers…Writing and stagin Masada was an act of moral courage.”
—Brian Gorman, Ottawa Sun


“riveting…Milner has dared tackle one of the most difficult and explosive political questions on earth…a strong will, a confident pen, clear thinking, a well-informed human being, and a writer passionately engaged…This is a powerful play.”
—Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

“Facts is a stimulating and provocative piece of theatre which delivers a fascinating political and philosophical debate without reducing the characters to talking heads.”
—Jamie Portman, Postmedia News

About the Author

Arthur Milner was Resident Playwright and then Artistic Director at Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company. He taught playwriting at Concordia University and theatre history at Carleton University, and has worked as a dramaturge at the Manitoba Association of Playwrights and the Banff Playwrights Colony. He lives in Val-des-Monts, Québec.