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"Embedded within [Nell] Shipman's narrative [The Silent Screen & My Talking Heart] [...] are the movies that created her even as she was scripting and acting in them; she became 'the Girl from God's Country' due to casting and marketing pressures and an internalized identification with her screen image. Embedded within [Sharon] Pollock's play [Moving Pictures] are events and passages from Shipman's autobiography, but the Nell Shipman figure in the play is much more than the woman Shipman herself portrays because Pollock creates a multiple self-portrait of a woman artist looking back on her life to understand its meaning and value."
-- Sherrill Grace


Source:
Grace, Sherrill. "Creating the Girl from God's Country: From Nell Shipman to Sharon Pollock." Canadian Literature, no. 172 (Spring 2002): 92-111.