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Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

by (author) Judith Thompson

foreword by Cynthia Ashperger

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Category
Women Authors, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770917545
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $18.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770917569
    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
    $13.99

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In Hedda Gabler, a moving exploration of female oppression, a recently married Hedda navigates her new identity as a wife and the intense constraints put on her by society. She prefers pistols to cooking and does not care for raising a family. As Hedda fights against the pressures of her new life and her own neuroses, she comes to terms with an untimely choice.

Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia is a gripping story about the horrors of collective and personal wars as a family torn apart by death and destruction becomes their own worst enemy. When a deal between Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus goes awry, Iphigenia becomes the blood sacrifice leading to truths her sister Elektra can no longer hide from. Against the backdrop of a family drama, Judith Thompson gives voice to the women who were silenced during the Bosnian War, examining a cultural trauma and its place in our collective history.

About the authors

 

Judith Thompson is a two-time winner of the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award for White Biting Dog and The Other Side of the Dark. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada and in 2008 she was awarded the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Palace of the End. Judith is a professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.

 

 

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