Not About Heroes
Not About Heroes is a drama by Scottish playwright Stephen MacDonald  (1933-2009) about the real-life relationship between the poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. The play has only two characters: Owen and Sassoon. The story of their friendship is told in a series of flashbacks, narrated by Sassoon who survived World War I (in which Owen was killed). Most of the scenes take place during their time as fellow-patients at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburgh in 1917.
The original text
First performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982. Published by Faber in 1983.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
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