ISBN: 9781783191383
Binding: PaperBack
Male Cast: 6
Female Cast: 2

This Flesh is Mine

Brian Woolland


“She shares my tent, she shares my bed.  Her flesh is mine.”

Achilles, the greatest of the Achaean warriors, refuses to fight; angered that King Agamemnon has stolen his captive Trojan slave-girl, Briseis.  

Drawn from The Iliad, and produced in collaboration with Ashtar Theatre from Palestine, Brian Woolland’s taut and poetic new play for Border Crossings brings together Homer’s Troy and the Middle East of today: worlds shaken by cycles of violence and revenge, by ambition and self-interest masquerading as idealism; worlds struggling towards any possibility of reconciliation.   

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ISBN13 9781783191383
Female cast 2
Male cast 6
Binding PaperBack


‘…Brian Woolland's play This Flesh Is Mine brings together Homer's Troy and the contemporary life and politics of the Middle East. Themes of war, death, grief, honour and (a lack of) reconciliation resonate thunderously…’ Guardian

‘…taut and poetic…’ Rich Mix