Librettos for Operas and Other Musical Works
The late James Reaney remains one of Canada's favourite poets and playwrights; at the intersection of his dramatic and poetic talents is Scripts , a collection of musical writings. There are nine complete works here, including the chamber opera Night-blooming Cereus , the poetry/music collage (and Governor General's Award winner) Twelve Letters to a Small Town , the Canada Dot, Canada Dash trilogy and operas Shivaree , Taptoo! and Serinette . Many of these pieces have been published individually, but none are in print, and they have never been amassed.