Paradise Lost

By (author): Erin Shields

Introduction by: Paul Stevens

“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.

AUTHOR

Erin Shields

Erin Shields is a Canadian playwright based in Toronto. Much of her work highlights the negation or misrepresentation of women in classical texts by adapting these stories through a feminist lens for a contemporary audience. Erin has won numerous awards for her work including the Governor General’s Literary Award for If We Were Birds and the Quebec Writers Federation Prize for Paradise Lost and The Millennial Malcontent. Other plays include Jane Eyre (Citadel Theatre), Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish Productions/Segal Centre), Beautiful Man (Factory Theatre), The Lady from the Sea (Shaw Festival), and Instant (Geordie Theatre/YPT).


Awards

  • Governor General’s Literary Award 2018, Nominated
  • QWF Prize for Playwriting 2018, Winner
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    Dimensions:

    168 Pages
    8.30in * 5.20in * .50in
    220.00gr

    Published:

    September 03, 2018

    ISBN:

    9781770919334

    9781770919341 – PDF

    9781770919358 – EPUB

    9781770919365 – MobiPocket

    Book Subjects:

    DRAMA / Canadian

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    Language:

    eng

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