Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison is a major poet and playwright whose work has generated huge interest and at times controversy.  Originally from Leeds, has has for some time lived in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His best known poem is ‘V’, which, when televised on Channel 4, created a sensation uncharacteristic for poetry at that time. He has also translated Greek classic plays, such as the Oresteia and Hecuba as well as The Mysteries, his adaptation of medieval Mystery Plays which were performed at the National Theatre in 1985.

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