The GREEN WOMAN

Regeneration on the moor

The Green Woman (1988) was written and directed by Mark Beeson, inspired by ‘The Green Man’ motif . This image can be found on a number of medieval churches and is thought to be a symbol of regeneration. The play looked at the conflict between archaeology and ecology within a National Park. It featured an archaeologist who wanted trees to be cleared in order to view archaeological remains better and an ecologist who wanted more trees as a natural habitat for the surrounding wildlife. A musical score written by Gillian Webster accompanied the play.