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"For the Love of a Horse" is a short play written by Adele Townshend, which details the events of the Pearce and Abel killing which took place at Abel's Cape, in Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island.

It was written during the 1960s[1], however the exact date is unknown. The play won an award in the Ottawa Little Theatre Annual Playwriting Competition[2]. It received " a glowing review by Dora Mavor Moore in the 1968 Canadian Playwriting competition"[3]. A performance of the play was reported on in the 22 April 1963 edition of the Lethbridge Herald in Lethbridge, Alberta. That performance received mixed reviews[4].

It received a full scale production until it was mounted by TheatrePEI in 1986[3].

References Edit

  1. Ottawa Public Library. "For the Love of a Horse". Accessed 8 December 2018.
  2. The Island Magazine. "Book Reviews". Date Unknown. Accessed 8 December 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bellieveau, George. "TheatrePEI: The Emergence and Development of a Local Theatre". Theatre Research in Canada. 2005. Print.
  4. Foster, Charles. "City Players Major Winner". The Lethbridge Herald. 22 April 1963. Lethbridge, Alberta. Print.
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