True Confessions New Cliches

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.

True Confessions   New Cliches

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: P D Meany Pub

ISBN:

Page: 135

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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.

Poetry Off the Page

Suzanne Valadon Story,« True Confessions and New Clichés (Edinburgh:
Polygon, 1985) 20. Brennan 4. June Rose, Suzanne Valadon (New York: St.
Martin«s P, 1999) 58¥59. Therese Diamand Rosinsky, Suzanne Valadon (New
York: ...

Poetry Off the Page

Author: Laura Severin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351910604

Page: 128

View: 284

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.

History of Scottish Women s Writing

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 .

History of Scottish Women s Writing

Author: Gifford Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748672664

Page: 752

View: 993

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.

Mary Shelley in Her Times

('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
 ...

Mary Shelley in Her Times

Author: Betty T. Bennett

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 0801874629

Page: 399

View: 264

“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.

Liz Lochhead s Voices

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 .

Liz Lochhead s Voices

Author: Crawford Robert Crawford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474465943

Page: 224

View: 323

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.

The Joke s on Us

... Carla Lane for The Liver Birds Jenny Lecoat for The Willy Song Helen Lederer
for stand - up routine extract Sue Limb for The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere Liz
Lochhead for True Confessions from True Confessions and New Cliches
Macmillan ...

The Joke s on Us

Author: Morwenna Banks

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

ISBN:

Page: 294

View: 121

Waterstone s Guide to Books

75 LEONARD , TOM ( 1944 - ) Using Glasgow speech patterns to create new
forms on the page , Leonard does not merely question but totally rejects
established literary ... 95 True Confessions and New Clichés [ XQ0276 ] Polygon
pbk pbk .

Waterstone s Guide to Books

Author: Waterstone & Co

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780951258989

Page: 1658

View: 909

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

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 ...

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp

ISBN:

Page: 461

View: 268

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.

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

... 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 ...

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

Author: Randall Stevenson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 800

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.

British Playwrights 1956 1995

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
.

British Playwrights  1956 1995

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 502

View: 248

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.

Vulgar Eloquence

Fell , Alison , Pixner , Stef , Reid , Tina , Roberts , Michele , Oosthuizen , Ann ,
Licking the Bed Clean , Teeth Imprints , London , 1978 . Lochhead , Liz , True
Confessions and New Clichés , Polygon , Edinburgh , 1985 . Mayo , Marjorie ( ed
. ) ...

Vulgar Eloquence

Author: Colin Kirkwood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 373

View: 745

Scottish Studies Review

True Confessions & New Cliches . New ed . Previous ed 1985 . Edinburgh :
Polygon . ISBN 0 9544 0753 91 • Mary Low . Cherish the Earth : Reflections on a
living planet . Glasgow : Wild Goose . ISBN 1 9015 5771 5 pbk . • David Lund .

Scottish Studies Review

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Scottish Literary Journal

... song - like with their refrains and light rhyming - schemes , read like advice
columns and offer incisive comments contemporary life . But they are also
politically - charged . The first few , similar to those in True Confessions and New
Cliches ...

Scottish Literary Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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History of Scottish Literature

... 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 ) .

History of Scottish Literature

Author: Maurice Lindsay

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN:

Page: 511

View: 543

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.

Sleeping with Monsters

Her publications include five collections of poems , Memo for Spring (
Reprographia , 1977 ) , Islands ( Print Studio Press , 1978 ) , Dreaming
Frankenstein and Collected Poems ( 1984 ) , True Confessions and New Clichés
( 1985 ) and ...

Sleeping with Monsters

Author: Rebecca E. Wilson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 662