Tony Harrison

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Bill Bryden: supremely gifted director who harnessed the ensemble’s power
The Scottish theatre-maker, who has died aged 79, brought us an epic 12-hour production of the Mysteries and the world premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Billington

06, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Square Rounds review – Tony Harrison conjures chemistry of good and evil
This all-female revival of Harrison’s 1992 piece exploring scientific morality is expressively directed and performed

Michael Billington

10, Sep, 2018 @6:17 PM

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The Inky Digit of Defiance review – Tony Harrison turns 80
The arts are never far from politics in this collection of Harrison’s prose from the past half-century, edited by Edith Hall

Robert Crawford

06, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Tony Harrison: a people’s poet | Editorial
Editorial: In embracing the past as a way of tackling the present, he remains a constant reminder of the power of words to tell us about the world we all live in


28, Apr, 2017 @6:22 PM

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The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus review – sing-along-a Sophocles
Tony Harrison’s collision of high and low art fashions a Greek satyr play into a barbed comment on the lack of imagination in contemporary culture

Michael Billington

06, Jan, 2017 @11:10 AM

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Poetry Society top prize explores familial discord
Eric Berlin wins prestigious award with poem Night Errand, while David Morley takes Ted Hughes prize

Mark Brown

31, Mar, 2016 @6:47 PM

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Dahling, you were divine: religion on the stage
As Stoppard and Shaw plays at the National debate the likelihood of God, Shakespeare’s King John is revived in a church and the St Paul’s Occupy protests are staged, Mark Lawson asks why the Bible is box office

Mark Lawson

18, Apr, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Tony Harrison: still open for business
‘I hate being called a poet/dramatist/translator/director. Poet covers it all for me.’ Stephen Moss celebrates the work of Tony Harrison, winner of the 2015 David Cohen prize

Stephen Moss

26, Feb, 2015 @7:30 PM

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Conflict, Time, Photography review – emptiness, ruin and absence
Tate Modern’s huge survey of the ways photographers have conveyed the aftermath of conflict is astonishingly short of images of people, writes Laura Cumming

Laura Cumming

30, Nov, 2014 @12:07 AM

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Tony Harrison to headline Leeds literature festival the Big Bookend

Celebration of city's cultural heritage will ask the question: where is Leeds 25 years after Harrison's poem V?

Mick McCann

12, Apr, 2013 @7:00 AM

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Selected Poems by Tony Harrison – review

Three decades on, Tony Harrison's angry but exquisite poetry still has the power to chill, writes Nicholas Lezard

Nicholas Lezard

12, Mar, 2013 @9:59 AM

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Tony Harrison's poem V is a timeless portrayal of working-class aspiration
Anthony Clavane: V reflects the social divisions that seem to have hardened 25 years after the poem's Channel 4 appearance caused outrage

Anthony Clavane

18, Feb, 2013 @8:00 AM

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