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.

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).