Publication date: 04.05.2017
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Publication date: 04.05.2017
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In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft-overlooked female characters took centre stage. Retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story . . .
My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .
Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.
Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.
With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.
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We get to know Natalie Haynes, broadcaster and author of the stunning reimagining of the Oedipus and Antigone stories, The Children of Jocasta.
Natalie Haynes is most famous for her very popular Radio 4 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. With this show she will bring to life the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome. Guaranteed to be a...
The comedian and star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics takes us on a tour of the earliest Greek tragedies and comedies. From historys first performance by Thesp...
In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh look at an ancient story, re-imagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the female characters took centr...
Join Kamila Shamsie (Home Fire) and Natalie Haynes (Children of Jocasta) as they discuss how their works have reimagined Antigone and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Their retellings of these tales are j...
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