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By John Gray,Eric Peterson

One of Canada’s so much winning and enduring musical performs, Billy Bishop is going to War was once first released in 1982 and went directly to win the l. a. Drama Critics’ Award and the Governor General’s Award for Drama. In 2010, the prestigious tale of the area struggle I flying ace – credited with seventy-two victories and billed because the most sensible pilot within the British Empire – was once revised to border the unique play as a retrospective. it's the related play it usually used to be – the adaptation is within the telling. Billy Bishop now seems in his later years, reflecting on his wartime exploits, and at the company of conflict and hero making. Bishop’s memory isn't lots concerning the horror and loss of life of battle because it is ready being younger and extremely alive. “The major of lifestyles / the simplest of men,” Bishop sings, “It shouldn't be / Like this again.”

A reminiscence play approximately struggle, Billy Bishop has been going into conflict onstage for greater than thirty years. The Canadian vintage is revisited during this moment version, the place warfare remains to be a poor factor, yet a few males say it used to be the best time in their lives. It’s concerning the ironies and the cost of survival.

The play layout is deceptively easy with a solo narrator who assumes a number of roles whereas his piano-playing sidekick deals sardonic musical comments.

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