Like Stevie Smith
, Taylor is often terrifically witty and sharp, keen-eyed and quick.
is only now beginning to be read as the subversive she is.
Hugh Whitemore's highly verbal screenplay is based on his own sympathetic dramatic portrait, Stevie: A Play from the Life and Work of Stevie Smith
, a two-act which had a notable West-End run at the Vaudeville Theater in 1977 and recurs often to Stevie Smith
's own characteristically forthright writings.
The turn of this decade has seen a revitalized and critically updated interest in Stevie Smith
, that maverick and unevenly received poet-novelist who died in 1971 and achieved her first real resurrection as Glenda Jackson in Hugh Whitemore's eventually televised Stevie: A Play (1977).
Me Again: Uncollected Writings of Stevie Smith
, Illustrated by Herself (1981) is a posthumous compilation of her prose writings, letters, and previously uncollected poetry.
They also provide many insights into the Stevie Smith
Problem--to wit, how a poet of some considerable talent came to write and publish such a large number of embarrassingly bad verses.
STEVIE WONDER Rangers are waiting to see if Stevie Smith
is fit to return
An eighth-minute own goal from Aberdeen's Stevie Smith
and midfielder Jamie Adams' second-half header proved the difference between the sides.
Smith hopes to see Scotland central defender Andy Webster and highly-rated left back Stevie Smith
begin their comebacks in a match behind closed doors tomorrow.
I've also got Adrian Mitchell, Lee Harwood and Edwin Brock although another gap in my collection is the prominent woman poet, Stevie Smith
- she arranged to be photographed and then didn't turn up.
Twenty-one years after its composition, Ivor McGregor was in the audience to hear the premiere of his In Memoriam Stevie Smith
Most of these attempts have again resorted to biographical means - a going "in search of [the 'real,' it is implied] Stevie Smith
," as the title of a 1991 essay collection would have it (Sternlicht) - instead of rereading her shifty, polyvocal works precisely as prescient critiques of such conceptions of unmediated subjectivity.
8 Dynamic in middle alongside Dicker and scored a wonder goal.
Goals from Stevie Smith
and Dean Shiels either side of a TURN TO PAGE 87
Hibs full-back David Gray then climbed above Stevie Smith
to head home the second on 31 minutes before Cummings finished off a clever counter attack to put the Leith side three up just before the break.