Based on the lost Sophoclean play Tereus, The Three Birds explores the extremes of love as two Athenian sisters are separated by a man who marries one but desires the other. The epic images of Sophocles act as a metaphorfor the exceptional passions which hide inside us all. Premiered at the Gate Theatre, London as part of a series about love entitled Love Works.
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(210mm x 130mm x 6mm)
Oberon Modern Plays
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
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Author Biography - Joanna Laurens
"Joanna Laurens studied music in London at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama before moving to Belfast to study English at Queen's University, Belfast. The Three Birds is her first play, as premiered at The Gate theatre. It won the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award and the Time Out Award for Most Outstanding new talent. Her second play Five Gold Rings is also published by Oberon Books. Original Works"