Cover image for Botticelli in the fire ; &, Sunday in Sodom : two plays / by Jordan Tannahill.
Title:
Botticelli in the fire ; &, Sunday in Sodom : two plays / by Jordan Tannahill.
Title Variants:
Sunday in Sodom
ISBN:
9781770919174
Publication Information:
Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
viii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Plays.
Contents:
Botticelli in the fire -- Sunday in Sodom.
Abstract:
"Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill is back with modern-day queer and feminist retellings of two momentous events one historic, one mythic. Botticelli in the Fire imagines the famed painter of The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, as an irrepressible seeker of love and pleasure caught between the powerful Medici family, the firebrand teachings of a zealot friar, and his young lover, Leonardo da Vinci. Entangled in sexual and political brinkmanship, Botticelli must choose between art and survival. In Sunday in Sodom, Lot's wife Edith tells of the Biblical destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but set in the present day. American troops obliterate her surroundings with drone strikes and villagers turn against each other, but Edith's still focused on protecting her family, finally giving an answer as to why, when told to run and never look back, she looked back."--Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Botticelli in the Fire imagines the famed painter of The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, as an irrepressible seeker of love and pleasure caught between the powerful Medici family, the firebrand teachings of a zealot friar, and his young lover, Leonardo da Vinci. Entangled in sexual and political brinkmanship, Botticelli must choose between art and survival.

In Sunday in Sodom, Lot's wife Edith tells of the Biblical destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but set in the present day. American troops obliterate her surroundings with drone strikes and villagers turn against each other, but Edith's still focused on protecting her family, finally giving an answer as to why, when told to run and never look back, she looked back.


Author Notes

Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, author, and filmmaker. Jordan's plays have been translated into multiple languages and honoured with various prizes, including the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, the John Hirsch Prize, and multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards. In the last year, Jordan's play Late Company transferred to London's West End; his virtual-reality piece Draw Me Close premiered at the Venice Biennale; his debut novel Liminal was published by House of Anansi; he premiered his play Declarations at Canadian Stage; and he collaborated with Akram Khan on Xenos, currently touring internationally. Visit www.jordantannahill.com.