Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia
Paperback, 192 pages ISBN: 9781770917545Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

By Judith Thompson

Paperback £18.99

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Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

In Judith Thompson's version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, a recently married Hedda navigates her new identity as a wife and the intense constraints put on her by society. She prefers pistols to cooking and does not care for raising a family. As Hedda fights against the pressures of her new life and her own neuroses, she comes to terms with an untimely choice.

A moving exploration of female oppression, this version of Hedda Gabler was first staged at the Shaw Festival, Ontario, in 1991.

Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia is a gripping story about the horrors of collective and personal wars as a family torn apart by death and destruction becomes their own worst enemy.

When a deal between Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus goes awry, Iphigenia becomes the blood sacrifice leading to truths her sister Elektra can no longer hide from. Against the backdrop of a family drama, Judith Thompson gives voice to the women who were silenced during the Bosnian War, examining a cultural trauma and its place in our collective history.

Paperback, 192 pages ISBN: 9781770917545Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99

Also by Judith Thompson:

Lion in the Streets
Perfect Pie
Habitat
She Speaks: Monologues for Women

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