An Interview with Margaret Larlham

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Margaret Larlham is a director and playwright at San Diego State University. Her scripts are adapted from children’s literature have a strong focus on physicality and cultural diversity.

Larlham was born and educated in South Africa, and taught in the Speech and Drama Department at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa prior to moving to San Diego in 1986. Continue reading

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

978-0-345-80830-11-744x1024“It’s nine forty now, try not to eat it till twelve, right?”

Less than a page later:

“The plate has a note attached: Lunch for Maud to eat after 12 p.m. I take the Saran Wrap off.”

Two sentences later:

“When I’ve finished eating I wander back to the sitting room.”

With her love of toast and cans of peaches, one would think that the narrator of Elizabeth is Missing, eighty-two year old Maud, would be a relatable character – and although her dementia progresses with each page, this sentiment holds true. Continue reading