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Paradise Lost

by Erin Shields, introduction by Paul Stevens

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“The biggest mistake any of us could make would be to underestimate Satan.”

The seventeenth century and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration at being cast out of Heaven and her thoughts on oppression. When she finds out that God has created delicate new creatures called “humans,” she crafts a plan for revenge and betrayal on the Almighty.

Erin Shields turns Heaven and Hell upside down in this witty, modern, feminist retelling of John Milton’s epic poem about the first battle between good and evil. Shields’s wickedly smart and funny script questions the reasons of the universe, the slow process of evolution and the freedom of knowledge. The debate over right and wrong has never been so satisfying.

About the Authors
Erin Shields
Erin Shields is a Montréal-based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award Literary Award for Drama for her play If We Were Birds, which has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian, and Albanian. Erin’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of the Shaw Festival’s 2015 season. Erin is Co-Artistic Director of the independent theatre company Groundwater Productions.
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Erin Shields is a Montréal-based playwright and actor. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award Literary Award for Drama for her play If We Were Birds, which has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian, and Albanian. Erin’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea was part of the Shaw Festival’s 2015 season. Erin is Co-Artistic Director of the independent theatre company Groundwater Productions.
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Erin Shields is a Montreal-based playwright and actor. She trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, England, and then studied English Literature at the University of Toronto. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for her play If We Were Birds, which premiered at Tarragon Theatre. If We Were Birds has been widely produced and translated into French, German, Italian and Albanian. Other theatre credits include The Lady from the Sea (Shaw Festival), The Millennial Malcontent and Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre), Beautiful Man and Montparnasse (Groundwater Productions), The Angel and the Sparrow (The Segal Centre), Instant (Geordie Productions, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding TYA Production and a Montreal English Theatre Award for Outstanding New Text) and Mistatim (Red Sky Performance).

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