Her plays have been performed on BBC Radio 4: Radio Plays adapted by Liz Lochhead Date first broadcast. It is largely for this that she has generated widespread — and widening — acclaim. In Lochhead became the Poet Laureate for Glasgowa position she held until stepping down in when she was named as the second Scots Liz lochhead or national poet of Scotland, succeeding Edwin Liz lochhead who had died the previous year.
In poems such as these the style is typically casual, even flippant, as if the narrator is wearily recording a story she has told too often. It was a very international, unparochial, European theatre — with very cheap tickets.
For 25 years, Lochhead has been the distinctive female voice of Scotland. She is a natural successor, insofar as she is a poet of genuine vitality and personality, with a distinctive — and distinctively native — voice.
All kinds of things: What drew you to playwriting? Morgan is undoubtedly an influence, though his work is often far more ostensibly experimental. 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.
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And alas it continues to have prescient echoes: Honours and awards[ edit ] In Lochhead became the Poet Laureate for Glasgowa position she held until stepping down in when she was named as the second Scots Makar or national poet of Scotland, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year.
Her voice is not always that of a woman, or always that of a Scot. It is gutsy, too: Her mother and father had both served in the army during the Second World War, and later, her father was a local government clerk.
In Lochhead married the architect, Tom Logan, and they made Glasgow their home. The play is therefore concerned with the rule of two Queens, Elizabeth of England and Mary of Scotland, during the sixteenth century and the various expectations and restrictions confronting women in power at that time.
The intrinsic chill and wonder might remind us of the superb travel poems of Charles Causley.Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on September 4, 'The Birmingham Post said they'd rather go to the dentist than sit through my first play again.
I actually agreed with them'. 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.
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 Liz Lochhead is a screenwriter and an actress.
This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system. Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead was born inin Motherwell, Lanarkshire. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and taught art at schools in Glasgow and Bristol.
She was Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University () and Writer in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company in.Download