For a poet who believes so much in poetry belonging to the voice, these works hold a special place and they have become firm favorites with the many fans who attend her public readings.
Author: Liz Lochhead
Publisher: P D Meany Pub
In True Confessions & New Cliches, Liz Lochhead has brought together a selection of the best of her raps, songs, sketches and monologues from her plays and revues. She pokes fun at the seriousness with which we deal with everyday events in touching and hilarious ways. For a poet who believes so much in poetry belonging to the voice, these works hold a special place and they have become firm favorites with the many fans who attend her public readings.
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Polygon, 1985) 20. Brennan 4. June Rose, Suzanne Valadon (New York: St.
Martin«s P, 1999) 58¥59. Therese Diamand Rosinsky, Suzanne Valadon (New
Author: Laura Severin
This study examines the performed poetry of Charlotte Mew, Anna Wickham, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Liz Lochhead, and Jackie Kay as an alternative radical tradition of British poetry, developed to convey women's experience. Through a historical treatment in which the poets are discussed in pairs, the chapters trace how these six women used a performative poetry to deal with difficulties regarding women's representation: from simply presenting difference in the case of Mew and Wickham, to deconstructing difference in the case of Sitwell and Smith, to avoiding the recapture of cultural imagery in the case of Lochhead and Kay. Laura Severin claims that twentieth-century British women poets have been neglected by both feminist and more traditional literary critics because they cannot be read within available literary frameworks. Feminist criticism, in particular, has overlooked the value of other poetic ancestries by locating the only radical tradition of modern poetry in fractured form. At least one alternative radical tradition can be found in a narrative and performed poetry that maximizes its transgressive potential with multiple framing devices. Though a female poet always experiences difficulty in controlling both cultural imagery and her own public presentation, these framing devices work together both to deconstruct the essentialized category of woman and to recover the multiplicity of women's experience.
What there is has been collected in the ' black book ' , 18 True Confessions and
New Clichés ( 1985 ) . ... and was invited back , rematerialising in 1981 as True
Confessions now with the actor Siobhan Redmond and the musician Angie Rew .
Author: Gifford Douglas Gifford
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.
('I'd rather be at the dentist—Birmingham Evening News'). So would I, and the
cast too” (True Confessions and New Clichés, 1). The stage history of this “first try
,” demarcating her move from poetry to drama,5 seems quite complicated, as we
Author: Betty T. Bennett
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
“Some of the strongest essays of recent times on Shelley’s work . . . A valuable piece of criticism.” —Byron Journal Mary Shelley is largely remembered as the author of Frankenstein, as the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and as the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. This collection of essays, edited by Betty T. Bennett and Stuart Curran, offers a more complete and complex picture of Mary Shelley—author of six novels, five volumes of biographical lives, two travel books, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews—emphasizing the full range and significance of her writings in terms of her own era and ours. Mary Shelley in Her Times brings fresh insight to the life and work of an often neglected and misunderstood writer who, the editors remind us, spent nearly three decades at the center of England’s literary world during the country’s profound transition between the Romantic and Victorian eras. The essays in this volume demonstrate the importance of Mary Shelley’s neglected novels, including Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man, and Falkner. Other topics include her work in various literary genres, her editing of her husband’s poetry and prose, her politics, and her trajectory as a female writer. This volume advances Mary Shelley studies to a new level of discourse and raises important issues for English Romanticism and women’s studies.
1981 1982 1982–4 1983 School of Art . This year and the next , lengthy periods
in New York , where she almost goes to live . ... Writes and performs True
Confessions with Siobhan Redmond and Esther Allan at the Tron Theatre Club ,
Glasgow , in August , and again ... True Confessions and New Clichés published
in July .
Author: Crawford Robert Crawford
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
A study of the Scottish female writer and dramatist Liz Lochhead. It examines the full range of her work and supplies a variety of contexts in which her work can be read, including feminist ideology and theatre history. It also contains a full bibliography of her work and new material.
82 - 117 ; Cuba , in New Connections : New Plays for Young People ( London :
Faber & Faber , 1997 ) , pp . ... True Confessions do New Clichés ( Edinburgh :
Polygon , 1985 ) ; Tartuffe : A Translation into Scots from the Original by Molière ...
Author: Gale Cengage
Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp
Embraces the work of writers working in theatrical traditions ranging from the classic well-made play to the most radical avant-garde pieces. This variety is indicative of the fact that this period is one of the most important in British drama, comparable to the late-Elizabethan/Jacobean and post-Restoration eras in terms of the quantity and quality of new work and surpassing both of them in the sheer variety of theatrical offerings.
... 1982 ) - True Confessions and New Clichés ( Edinburgh : Polygon , 1985 )
Tartuffe : A Translation Into Scots from the Original by Molière ( Edinburgh :
Polygon and Third Eye Centre , 1985 ) - Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head
Chopped off ...
Author: Randall Stevenson
This is the first guide to the new Scottish theatre, its people, its politics, its companies and its audiences. Topical and often contentious, this book shows that drama deserves a central place in the current renaissance of Scottish literary culture.
In Bagpipe Muzak . Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1991 . Red Hot Shoes . Sections
published in True Confessions & New Clichés . Edinburgh : Polygon Books ,
1985 . Same Difference . Sections published in True Confessions & New Clichés
Author: William W. Demastes
The year 1956 marked a point when British drama and theater fell into the hands of a group of young playwrights who revolutionized the stage. Due to the contributions of playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, and Harold Pinter, the last four decades of British theater have been as rich and varied as any national theater in history. This reference includes entries for some three dozen British playwrights active from 1956 to 1995, with entries providing biographical, theatrical, critical, and bibliographical information.
Author: R. W. Holder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Entries define such euphemisms as "powder room," "foul play," "deep freeze," and "bend the rules"
... importance as a playwright , stands out from her sister - writers for the
freshness of her style and the gradual extension of her verse - range , from Memo
for Spring ( 1972 ) to the more ambitious True Confessions and New Clichés (
1985 ) .
Author: Maurice Lindsay
Publisher: Robert Hale
A survey of Scottish literature from the 13th century to the present day. The book offers a modern history of Scottish literature and critical comment. The author's other books include The Burns Encyclopaedia and A Book of Scottish Verse.