Representations of Rape and Gendered Violence in the Drama of Tomson Highway

Sarah MacKenzie
In The Rez Sisters (1986), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989), and Rose (1999) renowned Cree dramatist Tomson Highway mounts a dramaturgical critique of colonialism, focusing most prominently upon the disenfranchisement of Native women and the introduction of Western gender roles into First Nations cultures. Within each of the three "Rez Plays," he employs the metaphor of rape to depict cultural, territorial and spiritual dispossession brought about by colonization. However, in hegemonic narratives of...
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