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Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597571Publication Date:
13 Aug 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2003


By Liz Lochhead

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The ancient myths of the Kingdom of Thebes, re-told by Scotland's foremost poet/dramatist.

Following her award-winning Medea (Scottish Book of the Year 2001), Liz Lochhead revisits the Greek classics in a startlingly timely re-telling of the stories of Oedipus, Jokasta and Antigone.

Liz Lochhead's Thebans was first performed at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, in August 2003, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

'Nothing I've ever seen helped anyone evade their fate.'

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'An impressive and sometimes thrilling achievement... a spine-tingling sense of deep connection with the work of dramatists who died more than two millennia ago'


'For anyone not familiar with these tales, this adaptation is a good place to start'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854597571Publication Date:
13 Aug 2003
Size: 197mm x 131mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Liz Lochhead:

Perfect Days
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Thon Man Molière
Blood and Ice
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Educating Agnes
Good Things
Quelques Fleurs

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