Effie Samara

HOMER'S ILIAD. MARK THOMSON'S FINAL EPIC AT THE LYCEUM

On the battlefield of Troy the scene is set for a final conflict.

Author's review: 
5

ILIAD : Caroline Alexander rewrites the Homeric canon - Book Review and Interview

What is truly epic about this new translation is that it was undertaken by a woman, the first woman on record to have embarked on such a colossal task of joining verse, passion, heroes, anti-heroes, Nature and Culture in holy matrimony and, this, the renowned classicist Caroline Alexander has done commendably.

Author's review: 
5

Interview with Erin Layton: A General Sense Of Justice

Erin Layton is not Irish. But if you have seen her in Magdalen, you will probably think that she is. Erin Layton, very fond of “impersonations and mimicking since a very early age”, the writer and multiple character performer of Magdalen is an impressively insightful young woman from St Louis Missouri, whose Irish roots have been beautifully intertwined with her feminist anxieties.

Author's review: 
0

Lynn Ruth Miller : Get a Grip - Edfringe Review / Interview

Review of 'Get A Grip' and interview with Lynn Ruth Miller. Her appearance at EdFringe this year is the talk of the town and the reason is not the originality of the contents or her operatic voice: the reason is the woman’s unconquerable spirit that defies time, numbers, prejudices and preconceptions.

Author's review: 
5

THE RUBY DARLINGS - Cabaret Review at Edfringe

The wonderfully talented Ruby and Darling will definitely tempt even a virtuous girl like me to join their 50 minute journey into their darkest, sweetest secrets. Two wonderfully intelligent young women, joined by their shy pianist, delve into the perennial mysteries of the female soul with great tact, delicacy and delectation. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Author's review: 
4

VALIANT - Edfringe Review

“The metal was gliding over my head. I’ve always tried to pinpoint the moment everything took on that air of terrible unreality. By the time my head was shaved, nothing seemed real anymore” Sarah Fabri, talking of Auschwitz. 'Valiant' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Author's review: 
5

WAR IS TIMELESS - Interview with Lanna Joffrey

VALIANT started its life as a book when the late Sally Hayton-Keeva devoted many years to taking verbatim accounts of 13 women’s experiences of war, from all over the world. Lanna Joffrey read the book as an American teenager and it never left her.

Author's review: 
0

BUTOH MEDEA - Edfringe Review

I love Medea. It’s the best Greek tragedy has to offer: politics, kings, queens, revenge, exile, love, lust, blood and murder all bound up in the face of one proto-feminist icon: Medea. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Author's review: 
4

MAN TO MAN by Manfred Karge - Edfringe Review

A Wales Millennium Centre production. Man to Man is unmistakably a play about working life, about Capitalism and the remnants of Communism, about war and about gender. Edfringe 2015

Author's review: 
4

MAGDALEN - Edfringe review

Unwed mothers, unsuspected rape victims, prostitutes, mentally disturbed women and little orphaned girls are promised absolution from sin and eternal membership of Paradise if they entrusted themselves to the ‘care’ of nuns in Ireland’s notorious Magdalene Laundries. Erin Layton is superb. Edfringe 2015

Author's review: 
5

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