The Lady of Burma

The Lady of Burma

by Richard Shannon
     
 

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In her cell in Rangoon’s Insein prison, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi – incarcerated by Burma’s military dictatorship for almost 20 years – tells her story. Richard Shannon’s powerful and moving one-woman play vividly portrays the life and message of the world’s most famous prisoner of conscience.
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In her cell in Rangoon’s Insein prison, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi – incarcerated by Burma’s military dictatorship for almost 20 years – tells her story. Richard Shannon’s powerful and moving one-woman play vividly portrays the life and message of the world’s most famous prisoner of conscience.
Aung San Suu Kyi was held under house arrest from 1989-1995, and again from 2000-2002. She was again arrested in May 2003 after the Depayin massacre. At the time of writing she was still being held under house arrest in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi’s message is a simple one – that only by “fighting fear can you truly be free” – a message Burma’s military fears and aims to silence.
The Lady of Burma is a Red Fighting Peacock Production presented by the Burma Campaign UK and Louise Chantal. The Burma Campaign UK is part of a global movement to promote democracy and human rights in Burma.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849438919
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
62
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Richard is currently writing a new play about contemporary Iran. His credits as a writer include: Sabbat (to be revived for the 400th anniversary of the execution of the Pendle witches at the Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster in 2012) and The Lady of Burma (The story of Aung San Suu Kyi).The play premiered at the Old Vic in London and went on to the Edinburgh Festival 2007, ran in London at the Riverside Studios and toured nationally. The play is published by Oberon Modern Plays and has been performed in Poland, Bangalore and Norway. It opened in Mumbai in September 2010. Richard was Associate Director (New Work) at Polka Theatre for ten years. His productions at Polka include: Shouting, Stamping, Singing Home by Lisa Evans. In 2008, Richard directed a workshop production of Monster Under the Bed by Kevin Dyer at the New Visions/New Voices festival - the Kennedy Centre, Washington.

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