Betty Lambert

Betty Lambert, née Elizabeth Minnie Lee, playwright (b at Calgary 23 Aug 1933; d at Burnaby, BC 4 Nov 1983). Author of some 70 adults' and children's plays for radio, TV and stage, Lambert also taught at Simon Fraser from 1965 until her death. Often called a feminist, she was concerned with injustice to and victimization of men as well as women, concerns which appear as ironic wit in her comedies and as compassion and a profound sense of evil in her tragedies. She is author of the children's play The Riddle Machine (performed 1967, published 1974); Sqrieux-de-Dieu (1975, 1976); the novel Crossings (1979); and Jennie's Story (1981, 1982).