The Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead

Edited by Anne Varty

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Explores the significance of Liz Lochhead's work for the twenty-first century

The first contemporary critical investigation since Liz Lochhead's appointment as Scotland's second Scots Makar, this Companion examines her poetry, theatre, visual and performing arts, and broadcast media. It also discusses her theatre for children and young people, her translations for the stage as well as translations of her texts into foreign languages and cultures.

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Series Editors’ Preface
Brief Biography of Liz Lochhead
Introduction, Anne Varty
1. Poet and Performer: Practitioners Speak, Robyn Marsack, Andrew Greig, Robert Crawford, Marilyn Imrie, Joe Ahearne, Graham McLaren
2. Choices: Poems 1972-2011, Dorothy McMillan
3. The Colour of Black and White and Scottish Identity, Laura Severin
4. Liz Lochhead, Shakespeare, and the Invention of Language, Nancy K. Gish
5. Lochhead Translated, Susanne Hagemann
6. Liz Lochhead’s Drama Adaptations, John Corbett
7. Liz Lochhead and the Gothic, Benjamin Poore
8. Liz Lochhead’s Theatre for Children and Young People, Anne Varty
9. A Woman’s Voice, Adrienne Scullion
Endnotes
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
Index.

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Anne Varty is a Professor in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. She specialises in poetry by women since WW1, theatre since the Victorian era, and Oscar Wilde. She has edited two collections of essays about Liz Lochhead, most recently The Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

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