In this work, commissioned by the University of Alberta in honor of Canadian hockey great Wayne Gretzky, playacting and hockey play coalesce around the double sense of p/Puck as sports object and character from A Midsummer Nights Dream. In its cut and altered form, G. B. Harrison's edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare becomes a miniature setting which could function as either a theatrical seta proscenium with receding stage flatsor, viewed from another perspective, a theater in the round or a sports arena with stadium bleachers. The removable single leaf with the words drilled outpage 99 in allusion to Gretzkys team numberresembles not only a stage scrim but a goalie's net, stretched at full width to catch the viewers attention (opposite page, top), and is matched on the books end paper with the drawing of an ice rink delineated with recognizable hockey lines and circles (opposite page, bottom). These freehand drawings represent fictional strategies which playerseither actors or athletesmight take in performing their roles. The tangle of swirling lines forms a frivolous display of absurd stage directions created, perhaps, by the whimsical Puck for the puck, thus performing as he does in Shakespeares comedy another act of impish distortion suggesting another type of play-within-a-play.