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Description - Orpheus by Kenneth McLeish

A 21st Century interpretation of the ancient myth of Orpheus written in the lyrical style of Greek tragedy. Commissioned by the Actors Touring Company, Orpheus opened with shows Ireland and in Greece and was followed by a full UK tour in 1997.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840020168
ISBN-10: 1840020164
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 130mm x 13mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish (1940 - 1997) was born in Glasgow and educated at Bradford Grammar School and Worcester College, Oxford. He taught Classics at several schools, notably Watford Grammar School and Bedales, and then turned to full-time writing of adult reference books. His earlier works were for children. He was very prolific and an accomplished linguist. In the last ten years of his life he was delighted to realise his boyhood dream of working in the theatre. Kenneth McLeish was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations include works by Euripides, Horvath, Strindberg, Ibsen, Aristophanes, Sophocles and Moliere. His original stage plays are 'Orpheus', 'Saleem And The Pirates'

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