Tony Harrison

Playwright, Author

1937 –

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Who is Tony Harrison?

Tony Harrison is an English poet, translator and playwright. He was born in Leeds and he received his education in the classics from Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University. He is one of Britain's foremost verse writers and many of his works have been performed at the Royal National Theatre. He is noted for controversial works such as the poem V, as well as his versions of dramatic works: from ancient Greek such as the tragedies Oresteia and Lysistrata, from French Molière's The Misanthrope, from Middle English The Mysteries. He is also noted for his outspoken views, particularly those on the Iraq War.

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Born
Apr 30, 1937
Leeds
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Nationality
  • England
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Education
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Grammar School
Lived in
  • Leeds

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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