Elizabeth MacLennan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Elizabeth MacLennan is a Glasgow-born Scottish actress and radical popular theatre practitioner.

Alongside her brother, David MacLennan, she helped to found 7:84 Theatre Company (in 1971) and 7:84 Scotland (in 1973). She performed in plays with 7:84 throughout the 1970s and 1980s, in such classics of British popular theatre as The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (1973), Trees in the Wind, and Men Should Weep.

In 1990, she published an account of her time with the company, entitled The Moon Belongs to Everyone, in which she calls the late John McGrath her "major 'influence' and life partner".

Selected filmography[edit]

Works cited[edit]

  • MacLennan, Elizabeth. 1990. The Moon Belongs to Everyone: Making Theatre with 7:84. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-64150-3.
  • McGrath, John. 1981. A Good Night Out: Popular Theatre: Audience, Class and Form. London: Nick Hern Books, 1996. ISBN 1-85459-370-6.
  • McGrath, John. 1990. The Bone Won't Break: On Theatre and Hope in Hard Times. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-63260-1.
  • McGrath, John. 1996. Six-Pack: Plays for Scotland. Edinburgh: Polygon. ISBN 0-7486-6201-4.