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Watching Glory Die

July-August 2017

REVIEW: Play unveils tragic story of death and imprisonment based on real-world events

Inside Judith Thompson's Watching Glory Die

Nadya Sarah Domingo

Watching Glory Die By Judith Thompson Playwrights Canada Press, $17.95 In Watching Glory Die, two-time Governor General’s Literary Award–winner Judith Thompson tells the tragic story of Glory—a character inspired by 19-year-old Ashley Smith who died in 2007 of self-strangulation in Ontario’s Grand Valley Institution for Women after guards were instructed to not intervene while she […] More »