Liz lochhead

The intrinsic chill and wonder might remind us of the superb travel poems of Charles Causley. A lot of artists I know are going to vote yes. Going along to the Citizens theatre 3 as a student in Glasgow. The world is still beautiful, though you are not in it. Lochhead earned her living at this time by teaching art in secondary schools in Bristol, Glasgow and Cumbernauld.

And this will not be a consolation but a further desolation. Following her friend Edwin Morgan, first as Poet Laureate of Glasgow and then as Scots Makar, she does not want to be confined by either her gender or her nationality. Nevertheless, the female voices that Lochhead has deployed in her monologues and many of her poems undoubtedly draw on a Scottish oral tradition that goes Liz lochhead back to the ballads, is subverted by the music-hall, and takes pleasure in a distinctive West of Scotland tradition of storytelling and humour.

The play is therefore concerned with the rule of two Liz lochhead, Elizabeth of England and Mary of Scotland, during the sixteenth century and the various expectations and restrictions confronting women in power at that time.

At art school in the late s. They were all stormers. It is largely for this that she has generated widespread — and widening — acclaim.

Makar's a muckle of an honour | Liz Lochhead

Politics Edit Lochhead is a republican and vocal supporter of Scottish independencehaving performed with pro-independence group National Collective [28] and written in The Guardian that Robert Burns would have voted for independence.

When I was at school, and was supposed to be studying for my highers, I was always drawing. But tonight you are three months dead and I must pull down the bed and lie in it alone.

The world is still beautiful, though you are not in it. In Lochhead married the architect, Tom Logan, and they made Glasgow their home. Her mother and father had both served in the army during the Second World War, and later, her father was a local government clerk. It was a very international, unparochial, European theatre — with very cheap tickets.

Perfect Days

Do you see yourself as heir to a particularly Scottish oral tradition? In the family moved into a new council house in the mining village of Newarthillwhere her sister was born in I grew up being taught Burns and the border ballads — but then John Keats grew up on those ballads as well 2.

What drew you to playwriting? The definite article in the title pulls its weight, emphasising the lack of agency the young girls had over their destiny as they came of age.

I refuse to make a distinction between "page poetry" and "spoken-word poetry". In the family moved into a new council house in the mining village of Newarthill, where her sister was born in Love certainly seems to be her overriding theme, one way or another. I actually agreed, but it made me think: Cuba with Gina Moxley.

Full Biography Elizabeth Anne Lochhead was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire on 26 December ; her parentsJohn Lochhead and Margaret Forrest, had both served in the army during the war and married in Like Leonard, Lochhead recognises that the act of speech is in itself political, and her poetry seeks to give expression to both the marginalized voices of Scots and the community of women.

Liz Lochhead

For 25 years, Lochhead has been the distinctive female voice of Scotland. The Birmingham Post wrote of my first play, Blood and Ice, that they would rather go to the dentist than sit through it again 6.

In Mary Queen of Scots, Lochhead sought to dramatise the religious and political history of Scotland from the female point of view. Lochhead is particularly concerned with the relationship between Mary and the Scottish religious reformer John Knox, who viewed Mary, and women in general, as dangerous, sexually potent and potentially subversive entities, unfit for spiritual or political leadership.

She is often a tender love poet, or a tender poet of love. Nonetheless, shortly after the publication of this poem in The Times in JanuaryLochhead was made the second Scots Makar, a title previously held by Edwin Morgan. A poetry event at Edinburgh University incalled Poem Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire in She attended the Glasgow School of Art between and and, after graduation, worked as a teacher of fine art in Glasgow and Bristol.

Liz Lochhead's play Perfect Days is a romantic comedy about a year-old Glaswegian hairdresser who desperately wants to have a child. It was first performed on 7 August at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

'The Birmingham Post said they'd rather go to the dentist than sit through my first play again.

I actually agreed with them'. Elizabeth Anne Lochhead was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire on 26 December ; her parents, John Lochhead and Margaret Forrest, had both served in the army during the war and married in Available for Pre-order.

This item will be released on September 4, The new Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry winner on learning how to be a Scottish writer and why becoming the national poet saved her life Theatre Babel perform Liz Lochhead’s Thebans at the.

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