Tony Harrison Plays 2

Author: Tony Harrison
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571318576
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Tony Harrison Plays 2 from the Author: Tony Harrison. This second collection of Tony Harrison's poetry for the stage contains his adaptations of Molire, Racine and Victor Hugo. Included are the plays The Misanthrope, Phaedra Britannica and The Prince's Plays. The volume contains introductions, written by Tony Harrison, to each of the plays.

The Inky Digit Of Defiance

Author: Tony Harrison
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571325041
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The Inky Digit Of Defiance from the Author: Tony Harrison. In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison's provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime's thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata to the British Raj of his version of Racine's Phèdre, to post-Communist Europe for the film Prometheus to a one-off performance of The Kaisers of Carnuntum at the Roman amphitheatre in Austria on the Danube, to the peace camp at Greenham Common, and from a Leeds street bonfire celebrating the defeat of Japan by the new atomic bomb to wines made from the vines on volcanoes. A collection of work filled with passion and humour that educates as it dazzles. 'More than Yeats, Eliot or Auden, more than anyone writing in English this century, and perhaps the two before that as well, Harrison has demonstrated that verse drama remains a living artistic possibility.' Observer

A Companion To Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119025532
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A Companion To Sophocles from the Author: Kirk Ormand. A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights


Author: Sandie Byrne
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052958
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H V O from the Author: Sandie Byrne. The letters H, v., and O are central to Harrison’s poetry. "H" in the play The Big H, and many of Harrison’s poems on language and class, stands for dropped aitches--missed rungs in his "ladder of aspiration," and for the chain of association he makes from the [h]owl of the Leeds City coat of arms to Herod, H-block, H-bomb, and Hiroshima. "H" is also celebrated in its absence, in loving reaffirmations of the bonds of dialect, class, and family. The verses/versus of Harrison’s most controversial piece, v., are echoed in the "v-signs" and other invective of the angry dispossessed to whom his polyphonic writing gives a voice. "V" also stands for victory--the dearly-bought victories of wars, explored with the concomitant themes of imperialism and political propaganda. The black O haunts Harrison’s work. The abyss; the nothingness of death, the extinction of personality, of art, of languages, of species, perhaps even of humankind; is figured in black burn-out circles, pits, mines, and empty skies. Its obverse is another O, where life is affirmed--the acting circle of Harrison’s theatre work. Lucid and trenchant, Byrne’s study is now the benchmark for students of Harrison’s work.

Drama Translation And Theatre Practice

Author: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Drama Translation And Theatre Practice from the Author: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner. "Drama translation and theatre practice was the title of our eleventh annual conference, held in 2002, in the series Salzburg Conferences on Literature and Culture"--Pref.

Selected Poems

Author: Tony Harrison
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957301
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Selected Poems from the Author: Tony Harrison. A revised edition of Tony Harrison's award-winning Selected Poems This indispensable new selection of Tony Harrison's poems includes over sixty poems from his famous sonnet sequence The School of Eloquence and the remarkable long poem 'v.', a meditation in a vandalized Leeds graveyard which caused enormous controversy when it was broadcast on Channel 4 in 1987 and is now regarded as one of the key poems of the late twentieth century. This substantially revised and updated edition now also features a generous selection of Harrison's most recent work, including the acclaimed poems he wrote for the Guardian on the Gulf War and then from the front line in the Bosnian War which won him the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry in 2007. Selected Poems is a collection to be savoured by fans of Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Simon Armitage and Sophie Hannah. 'A voracious appetite for language. Brilliant, passionate, outrageous, abrasive, but also, as in the family sonnets, immeasurably tender' Harold Pinter 'In the front rank of contemporary British poets. Harrison's range is exhilarating, his clarity and technical mastery a sharp pleasure' Melvyn Bragg 'The poem "v." is the most outstanding social poem of the last twenty-five years. Seldom has a British poem of such personal intensity had such universal range' Martin Booth 'Poems written in a style which I feel I have all my life been waiting for' Stephen Spender 'A poet of great technical accomplishment whose work insists that it is speech rather than page-bound silence' Sean O'Brien, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry

Tony Harrison

Author: John Robert Kaiser
Publisher: Mansell
ISBN: 9780720120240
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Tony Harrison from the Author: John Robert Kaiser.

Tony Harrison

Author: Neil Astley
Publisher: Dufour Editions
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Tony Harrison from the Author: Neil Astley.

Medieval Afterlives In Contemporary Culture

Author: Gail Ashton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144116068X
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Medieval Afterlives In Contemporary Culture from the Author: Gail Ashton. With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at