Crowning Glory by Somalia SeatonCrowning Glory by Somalia Seaton

Crowning Glory

bySomalia Seaton

Paperback | September 12, 2014

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Crowning Glory brings together the stories of seven women to explore the meaning of identity and beauty in today's world. This thought-provoking story is sure to make you laugh and cry, and will undoubtedly get you talking.Tackling the often vexed relationship that black women have with their locks, Seaton turns the work into an exploration of identity, ethnicity and belonging." - Telegraph "Angry, provocative, piercing and funny... . The writing is raw and rhythmic with a jagged poeticism. ... undercut by a ferocity, compassion and intelligence. A heartfelt headrush of a play." - The Times "This is a powerful piece that looks at how women of colour perceive themselves and are perceived; a commanding call to arms for women to redress the balance between homogenized ideas of beauty and levels of self-worth." The Stage "The controversial topic of how ethnic minority women (and their hair!) are perceived in Western society and the pressure to westernise their appearance is given glorious comic treatment ... a refreshing and topical subject rarely tackled on stage and Seaton uses inventive ways of getting across her message." - What's On Stage Somalia Seaton is an actress, writer and director hailing from South-East London. Somalia's debut play Crowning Glory was staged as a rehearsed reading at Theatre Royal Stratford East and directed by Theatre Royal's Associate director Dawn Reid as part of Stratford's new writing festival Angelic Tales. Somalia is the Founder and Artistic director of No Ball Games Allowed, An arts in education and community company. "
Somalia Seaton is an actress and writer. She trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA/Hons Contemporary Theatre course. Her debut play Crowning Glory returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East following a sell-out success at last year's rehearsed reading of the show at the Angelic Tales New Writing Festival. Acting credits include Cure...
Title:Crowning GloryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.22 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783190671

ISBN - 13:9781783190676

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