Beasts and Beauties

Carol Ann Duffy
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ISBN 9780571226696 Format Paperback
Published 21/10/2004 Length 128 pages

About Book

'One of those rare nights in the theatre when some strange alchemy takes place in the dark and as a shiver runs down your spine and a bubble of laughter rises in your throat, you remember why theatre really matters and can be such a transforming experience.' Guardian

Includes the following dramatisations/stories:

Blue Beard
The Husband Who Was to Mind the House
The Three Wishes
Beauty and the Beast
The Emperor's New Clothes
Toby and the Wolf
The Juniper Tree
The Girl and the North Wind

Beasts and Beauties premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in April 2004.

  • About Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best Collection for Mean Time. The World's Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America, while Rapture won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2005. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her most recent volumes are New and Collected Poems for Children (2009) and The Bees (2011), which won the Costa Poetry Award. She is Poet Laureate.

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