15 Heroines: 15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid (NHB Modern Plays)
'Let others praise ancient times. I am glad I was born in these.' They were the women left in the wake of those swaggering heroes of classical mythology: Theseus, Hercules, Ulysses, Jason, Achilles... Now, drawing inspiration from Ovid, fifteen leading female and non-binary British playwrights dramatise the lives of these fifteen heroines in a series of new monologues for the twenty-first century. 15 Heroines was commissioned by Jermyn Street Theatre, London, and first performed - online and in three parts - in November 2020, presented in partnership with Digital Theatre. This edition of all fifteen monologues is introduced by directors - Adjoa Andoh, Tom Littler and Cat Robey - and writer, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes. The War tells the untold stories of the Trojan War: Oenone, Hermione, Laodamia, Briseis and Penelope, written by Lettie Precious, Sabrina Mahfouz, Charlotte Jones, Abi Zakarian and Hannah Khalil. The Desert is about women going their own way: Deianaria, Canace, Hypermestra, Dido and Sappho, written by April De Angelis, Isley Lynn, Chinonyerem Odimba, Stella Duffy and Lorna French. The Labyrinth is about the women who encountered Jason and Theseus: Ariadne, Phaedra, Phyllis, Hypsipyle and Medea, written by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Samantha Ellis, Natalie Haynes and Juliet Gilkes Romero.
- Imprint: Nick Hern Books
- ISBN13: 9781848429864
- Number of Pages: 160
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Nick Hern Books
- Release Date: 2020-11-06
- Binding: Paperback / softback
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