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The Seven Pomegranate Seeds  

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The Seven Pomegranate Seeds are seven contemporary monologues for female speakers, thematically linked and with powerful mythical origins. Loosely based on seven of Euripides’ female characters - Medea, Phedra, Demeter, Persephone, Hypsipyle, Creusa and Alcestis - these monologues explore classical mother and child stories in the context of modern Britain. With the tale of an abducted child echoing throughout and reflecting cases such as the Moors Murders, Madeline McCann and Louise Woodward, these individual monologues come together in a compelling conclusion.

Originally commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and performed for their inaugural event in Oxford by Claire Higgins, this volume is published to coincide with Teevan’s professorial inaugural lecture on June 11 2014, at Birkbeck, University of London and is accompanied by his short introductory lecture.

To watch The Seven Pomegranate Seeds in a rehearsed reading at Birbeck, as part of Colin Teevan's Inaugural Lecture, click here ...

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-131-4 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB

Author

COLIN TEEVAN was born in Dublin, and studied at Belvedere College S.J. and University of Edinburgh. His stage plays include The Big Sea and Vinegar &  Brown Paper (Abbey Theatre), The Walls (National Theatre) and Alcmaeon in Corinth after a fragment of Euripides (Live! Theatre Newcastle), and the acclaimed quintet of plays: Missing Persons: Four Tragedies and Roy Keane. His translations/adaptations include: Iphigenia in Aulis and Bacchai (National Theatre), Guiseppe Manfridi’s Cuckoos (Gate/Barbican), Edoardo Erba’s Marathon (Gate), Jarošlav Hasek’s Švejk (Gate/The Duke/Broadway) and the ancient Chinese stories of Monkey! (Young Vic). 

By Colin Teevan, available from Currency Press - see all