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Griffiths, Linda Marshall

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Theatre.

(?   -    ) UK playwright, some of whose earlier plays edge toward the fantastic, beginning with Pomegranate (first performed 2006); of sf interest is Villette (performed 2016; 2016 chap), in which Villette (1853) by Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) is reconfigured into the Near Future, where the original protagonist of the tale, Lucy Snowe, is a Clone bred as a virologist with the task of finding the mediaeval remains of a nun, who may have been immune to the Black Death, the same deadly plague that, once again become a Pandemic, is afflicting the planet; and extracting an antibody. Lucy's sisters have already died (echoing the original novel), and other parallels are laid in with some assiduity. [JC]

Linda Marshall Griffiths

born Yorkshire

works (selected)

  • Villette (no place given: Oberon Books, 2016) [play: chap: first performed September 2016, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: pb/]


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