Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Reissue of Lochhead's most popular play, revised and with new introduction. Much used by schools.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: UOM:39015080850160

Category: Drama

Page: 78

View: 913

Reissue of Lochhead's most popular play, revised and with new introduction. Much used by schools.
Categories: Drama

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off And Dracula

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off   And  Dracula

This was a huge success at the 1987 Edinburgh Festival, subsequently performed elsewhere in Britain and in Europe. Written in Lallan Scots, it is a most exciting piece of poetic drama.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018998461

Category: English drama

Page: 147

View: 436

This was a huge success at the 1987 Edinburgh Festival, subsequently performed elsewhere in Britain and in Europe. Written in Lallan Scots, it is a most exciting piece of poetic drama.
Categories: English drama

Liz Lochhead s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Liz Lochhead s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Dramatising the religious and political history of Scotland from a particularly female point of view, it remains popular with audiences and with the author herself, who sees the work as "a metaphor for the Scots today".

Author: Margery McCulloch

Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS)

ISBN: 0948877391

Category: Lochhead, Liz - Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off

Page: 51

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Margery Palmer McCulloch's SCOTNOTE study guide provides a background to the history and to the dramatic presentation, as well as giving an overview of the modern context of Lochhead's play, for senior school pupils and students at all levels.
Categories: Lochhead, Liz - Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off A Text for a Postcolonial Studies Curriculum

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off   A Text for a Postcolonial Studies Curriculum

Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: B1 (17/22), University of Glasgow (Department of English Literature), course: Module T4 - Postcolonialism: Theory and Writing, 10 entries ...

Author: Jenny Roch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638466691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 8

View: 184

Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: B1 (17/22), University of Glasgow (Department of English Literature), course: Module T4 - Postcolonialism: Theory and Writing, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Just a few weeks ago, in a tutorial for the Postcolonial Studies course I am taking, I heard that, at a university in Britain, someone had put Lewis Grassic Gibbon’sSunset Songon the curriculum - a selection which struck me as incongruous, having read the book in a Scottish Literature class. I thought to myself, how far can one go in the mission of reading a postcolonial context onto or into any text? Is it enough for a text to display some sort of theme of displacement or estrangement, a struggle with identity, for it to be postcolonial? If this question is to be answered in the affirmative, and if ‘postcolonialism is extended to an increasing number of contexts, a need to rely upon theoretical models that lack materialist specificity in favour of general applicability’ is indispensable. Although ‘postcolonial theory is often seen as applicable to contexts that are not colonial’, as it deals with issues of displacement, marginalisation and otherness in general, one Scottish play registered to me as befitting perfectly well both a colonial context, as well as one of displacement and marginalisation, is Liz Lochhead’sMary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off(MQS). Although it can be seen as a history play, it is effectively a revisitation of the history and myths that surround Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, which seeks to ‘debate the ideas and representations of “Scottishness”’ in a Scotland that is nowadays still subjugated by the English supremacy in Britain.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Texts Through History

Texts Through History

Liz Lochhead is one of the best known of contemporary Scottish writers and her
plays have explored many facets of ... In 1989 , Lochhead's play Mary Queen of
Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off was first published having been performed at ...

Author: Adele Wills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415319102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 83

View: 373

Texts Through History: * provides students with the skills they need to analyze the historical context of a text, without relying on extra research * introduces some of the key schools of criticism, such as Feminism, Marxism and Post-Colonialism * explores attitudes over time to regional identity, race and mythology * traces the development of genre over time, examining the way different historical contexts can affect and change the form of a text * includes a wide range of illustrative texts, from interviews and poetry, to comic sketches, rice packets and adverts. Written by an experienced teacher and AS and A2 Level examiner, Texts Through History is an essential resource for students of AS and A2 Level English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bannockburns Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination 1314 2014

Bannockburns  Scottish Independence and the Literary Imagination  1314 2014

Entrapment in history, fought against by Alasdair Gray's protagonists, is what
powers the continuing performance of Mary's doomed narrative: (Very quietly)
Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off. Mary Queen of Scots got her . . .
head ...

Author: Robert Crawford

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748685851

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 289

View: 823

Poet and critic Robert Crawford explores in eloquent detail the literary-cultural background to Scottish nationalism in the lead-up to the referendum on independence for Scotland from the United Kingdom in September 2014. He begins with the totemic Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, in which the Scots routed the English and preserved their independence until the two nations' parliaments united in 1707. Paying particular attention to Robert Burns and continuing up to the present day, he examines how writers have set out in poetry, fiction, plays and on film the ideal of Scottish independence. Publication coincides with the 700-year anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Categories: Literary Collections

Twentieth Century Scottish Drama

Twentieth Century Scottish Drama

(They shove WEE KNOXXY's head up MARIE 's skirt, holding both. WEE
KNOXXY is ... MARIE too) THE REST: A queen cried Mary hud a canary Up the
leg o' her drawers! WEE KNOXXY: ... ALL: Mary Queen of Scots got her head
chopped off.

Author: Cairns Craig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847674746

Category: Drama

Page: 832

View: 237

Edited and introduced by Cairns Craig and Randall Stevenson. Ever since the major revival of dramatic writing and production in the 1970s, the style and the subject matter of Scottish writing for stage and screen has been a continuing influence on our contemporary culture, exciting, offending and challenging audiences in equal measure. Yet modern Scottish drama has a history of controversy, conflict and entertainment going back to the 1920s, notable at every turn for the vigour of its language and its direct confrontation with telling issues. The plays in this anthology offer a unique chance to grasp the different topics and also the recurrent themes of Scottish drama in the twentieth century. Gathered together in a single omnibus volume, there is the poetic eeriness of Barrie and the political commitment of Joe Corrie and Sue Glover; there is the Brechtian debate of Bridie and the verbal brilliance of John Byrne and Liz Lochhead; there is working-class experience and feminist insight; broad Scots and existential anxiety; street realism and a meeting with the devil; social injustice and raucous humour; historical comedy and tragic loss. Here is both the breadth and the continuity of the modern Scottish tradition in a single volume.
Categories: Drama

The History of British Women s Writing 1970 Present

The History of British Women s Writing  1970 Present

Lochhead's 'La Corbie' in her play Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head Chopped
Off (1987) continues the line of freethinking commentators on the world around
them. This crow/crone presides over the action of the play, from opening to end, ...

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137294814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 473

This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Educating Agnes

Educating Agnes

Her plays include Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Perfect Days and Good Things, and adaptations such as Tartuffe, Thebans and Medea, which won the Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Author: Liz Lochhead

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019294005

Category: Drama

Page: 86

View: 615

He's old, rich and determined to find the perfect wife. She's young, innocent and in debt to him. He'll have her by any means possible ... Liz Lochhead's new Scots-inflected adaptation of Moliere's The School for Wives is a dark and wickedly funny farce about one man's twisted attempts to find a woman he can control completely. It was premiered by Theatre Babel at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, before touring. Liz Lochhead is one of Scotland's most celebrated poets and playwrights. Her plays include Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Perfect Days and Good Things, and adaptations such as Tartuffe, Thebans and Medea, which won the Scottish Book of the Year Award.
Categories: Drama

Literature of the 1980s

Literature of the 1980s

But her play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1987) deals with
gender and violence in a historical rather than supernatural setting. The play
dramatises the relation between Queen Elizabeth I and her Scottish counterpart
Mary ...

Author: Joseph Brooker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748669042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 747

Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead

Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire on 26 December 1947, the
first child of John Lochhead who worked as a ... Mary Queen of Scots Got Her
Head Chopped Off, to mark the 400th anniversary of Mary's death, was
performed by ...

Author: Anne Varty

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 254

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.Several poets offer commentaries on the influence of Liz Lochhead on their own practice while academic critics from America, Europe, England and Scotland offer new critical readings inspired by feminism, post-colonialism and cultural history. The volume addresses all of Lochhead's major outputs, from new appraisal of early work such as Dreaming Frankenstein and Blood and Ice to evaluations of her more recent works and collections such as The Colour of Black and White and Perfect Days.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Three Scottish Poets

Three Scottish Poets

... for the stage, including an exploration of Mary Shelley and the mythology of the
Frankenstein monster in Blood and Ice, a historical play in modern idiom, Mary
Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, as well as Same Difference, Dracula,
 ...

Author: MacCaig Morgan Lochhead

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847675842

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 627

MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEAD Introduced by Roderick Watson This book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland’s best-known and best-loved poets: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead. They have fascinated and charmed thousands of readers and listeners across Europe and America with the energy, humour and compassion of their vision. MacCaig’s memorable celebrations of the physical world and the tragic-comic note of many of his short lyrics contrast strikingly with Morgan’s poems on the modern world and city life. Liz Lochhead writes with an alert and sensitive eye on personal relationships and women’s experience of them. The book provides an invaluable introduction to modern Scottish poetry and to the poets who are arguably its greatest practitioners. ‘A really pleasing short anthology of poetry by three exceptional contemporary Scottish Poets.’ The Scotsman
Categories: Poetry

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women s Writing

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women s Writing

... 20 Lochhead, Liz, 5, 6, 10,43, 112, 140, 141, 142–3, 144, 145–8, 150–1, 152
Dreaming Frankenstein, 142–3, 150 Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head
Chopped Off, 150 poetry, 10, 140, 141, 142–3, 144, 145–8, 150–1 Lockhart, John
Gibson, ...

Author: Glenda Norquay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748664801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 807

By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which Scottish women lived and wrote.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

That battle had been won and their success had freed the 1980s generation to
develop a mode of speech that was still ... Slab Boys (1978), the magpie Scots
amalgam of Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1987)
 ...

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472574336

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 115

The village has lied. William has lied. It is not because I am undeserving. Not because I am young and they are old. God has given them nothing. I know this now. Knives in Hens is a brutal fable set in a timeless spartan rural community. First staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in June 1995, before transferring to the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1995, the play was playwright David Harrower's first professionally produced work. It has been staged in twenty-five countries around the world and is widely acknowledged as a modern Scottish classic. A remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial. With an introduction by Mark Fisher.
Categories: Drama

Haunted narratives

Haunted narratives

STEFANIE PREUSS In A.L. Kennedy's novel Looking for the Possible Dance, the
narrator formulates “The Scottish ... by the Scottish dramatist Liz Lochhead, who
once said that her play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off was ...

Author: Gabriele Rippl

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442664203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 686

Exploring life writing from a variety of cultural contexts, Haunted Narratives provides new insights into how individuals and communities across time and space deal with traumatic experiences and haunting memories. From the perspectives of trauma theory, memory studies, gender studies, literary studies, philosophy, and post-colonial studies, the volume stresses the lingering, haunting presence of the past in the present. The contributors focus on the psychological, ethical, and representational difficulties involved in narrative negotiations of traumatic memories. Haunted Narratives focuses on life writing in the broadest sense of the term: biographies and autobiographies that deal with traumatic experiences, autobiographically inspired fictions on loss and trauma, and limit-cases that transcend clear-cut distinctions between the factual and the fictional. In discussing texts as diverse as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Vikram Seth’s Two Lives, deportation narratives of Baltic women, Christa Wolf’s Kindheitsmuster, Joy Kogawa’s Obasan, and Ene Mihkelson’s Ahasveeruse uni, the contributors add significantly to current debates on life writing, trauma, and memory; the contested notion of “cultural trauma”; and the transferability of clinical-psychological notions to the study of literature and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

On Directing

On Directing

I remember when I directed Liz Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots Got her Head
Chopped off (1987), it was the first time I had a dancer in the cast. It was very
difficult to get a sense of common rhythm between the dancer and the actors: the
 ...

Author: Gabriella Giannachi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 267

The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept of directing under increasing threat from changes in thinking and practice? The full diversity of today's approaches to directing are explored through a series of interviews with leading contemporary practitioners. On Directing is a landmark book about the director's craft.
Categories: Performing Arts

Black Watch

Black Watch

Director's Note In August 2005, a couple of months after I started working at the
National Theatre of Scotland, ... to create visceral and riotous shows such as
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off and Cyrano de Bergerac; Bill ...

Author: Gregory Burke

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571275113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 480

Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. This book contains Gregory Burke's award-winning text, with production notes by the director John Tiffany and colour photographs that capture the powerful and inventive use of movement in this visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre. The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Black Watch opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006 where it won a Herald Angel, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Best Theatre Writing Award from The List, a Stage Award for Best Ensemble, the Critics' Circle Award and the South Bank Show Award for Theatre. In 2007 it began a world tour in Scotland. "Completely brilliant." Daily Telegraph "Black Watch is a glorious piece of theatre, raw, truthful, uncomfortable, political, funny, moving, graceful and dynamic." Scotland on Sunday "A brilliantly realised piece." Evening Standard "A magnificent piece of social and political theatre. A high point not just of the festival but of the theatrical year" Observer
Categories: Performing Arts

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Made in Scotland programme for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014. ... Other
theatre includes: In Time O' Strife; Knives in Hens; Peter Pan; Mary Queen of
Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off; Our Teacher's a Troll and 365 (National
Theatre of ...

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571321872

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 661

we're still ourselves when we lie Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love? A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships, the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations. Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2014.
Categories: Drama

Subversions

Subversions

In her American study of Feminist Theatre Groups Dinah Luise Leavitt noted that '
women's history plays' offer ... or by focusing on a single figure, as in Liz
Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1987)—has
continued to ...

Author: Erika Block

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135299552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 113

View: 104

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Performing Arts

Splintered Icon

Splintered Icon

The one where Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off?” I sipped at my
coffee; it was halfcold. “? think there's a connection. There was a plot for a
Spanish in vasion of England once Elizabeth had been assassi nated.” “Keep the
meter ...

Author: Bill Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429907330

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 750

As an antique map dealer in a small English town, Harry Blake appreciates the quiet life. But when a local landowner asks him to value a 400-year-old journal and is then brutally murdered twelve hours later, Harry begins to suspect he's being pulled into something sinister. What does the dusty journal contain that is a matter of life and death? Why is someone prepared to pay Harry a fortune for it? He turns to marine historian Zola Kahn to uncover the mysteries. And when they meet at the old Greenwich Observatory, Harry is convinced there is more to Zola than meets the eye. The trail of the journal leads him into a world of deadly Elizabethan conspiracies, with a thread of history that takes him through a thousand years of religious intrigue back to the blood-soaked Crusades and a long lost icon whose rediscovery has the potential to ignite a worldwide religious war. Combining the thrill of a contemporary chase novel with a historical puzzle this is one novel that will leave readers gasping for breath.
Categories: Fiction