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Following her award-winning Medea, Liz Lochhead has revisited the Greek classics and retold the stories of Oedipus and Antigone in a dazzling new Scots-inflected version of the Thebans. Lochhead is a poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster. Her plays include Perfect Days and new version of Molière’s Le Misanthrope and Tartuffe.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Nick Hern Books
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The rhythm of her writing- broken up with tabs, returns, and no punctuation- makes me envious. Even if she does write more about feelings than thoughts.
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Liz Lochhead is a Scottish poet and dramatist, originally from Newarthill in North Lanarkshire. In the early 1970s she joined Philip Hobsbaum's writers' group, a crucible of creative activity - other members were Alasdair Gray, James Kelman and Tom Leonard. Her plays include Blood and Ice, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1987), Perfect Days (2000) and a highly acclaimed adaptation in ...more
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