Luckham: Plays: Trafford Tanzi; The Dramatic Attitudes of Miss Fanny Kemble; The Seduction of Anne Boley

Bloomsbury Academic, 01.04.1999 - 210 Seiten

Includes the plays Trafford Tanzi, The Dramatic Attitudes of Miss Fanny Kemble and The Seduction of Anne Boleyn
Trafford Tanzi began as a pub show in Liverpool. It has since been performed all over the world and translated into a dozen languages. It plays out the story of a young woman’s life in the arena of the wrestling ring and its feminist themes are dealt with in the outrageously entertaining style of a wrestling match. In The Dramatic Attitudes of Miss Fanny Kemble, Claire Luckham looks at both slavery and the nineteenth-century acting profession through the life of a remarkable woman. The Seduction of Anne Boleyn, recently performed at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton, is a haunting love story and a study of power in human relationships.

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Claire Luckham was born in Kenya in 1944 and educated in boarding schools in Dorset & Wiltshire. She trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama as a stage manager and worked at Ipswich and Watford before joining RSC. Her many stage plays include The Choice, Fish Riding Bikes, Dogspot, Auntie Karr’s Frocks and a musical adaptation of Defoe’s Moll Flanders. She has also adapted five short stories by Alice Munro for BBC Radio 4, under the title Open Secrets.

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