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Elizabeth Gordon Quinn  

Elizabeth Gordon Quinn $21.81 ex GST
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A 'startling and provocative' play ( Guardian), set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915.

The Quinn family live in a Glasgow tenement so poor the only floor covering is old newspapers. But Elizabeth Gordon Quinn is indomitable in the face of poverty and rising rents. Furthermore, she is harbouring a son who is wanted by the police for desertion...

This edition of the play contains a radically revised version first performed in 2006. The original 1985 version is published in the anthology Scot-Free.

'You expect a play set in the Glasgow rent strikes of 1915 will be a model of dour social realism, but Chris Hannan confounds all expectations. The result is both startling and provocative.' -  Guardian

Cast : 5M, 4F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-921-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | 


CHRIS HANNAN was born in Glasgow and returned there to live after university in Cambridge. His plays include Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, The Baby, and The Evil Doers, for which he won that year's Most Promising Playwright Award.

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