Eliza Langland is from Edinburgh in Scotland where her professional career began in theatre, broadcasting, TV and film. At first she took the normal route through drama school and was the first graduate of Edinburgh Queen Margaret College's newly established School of Drama. It was there, where the training was broad and wide ranging, that she was encouraged to diversify but also specialise, so it was off to Paris for two years of visual theatre, masks and commedia at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq, and the wonderful Theatre Ecole de Masques de Cyrille Dives, followed by courses with L'Ecole Du Cirque, Carlo Boso and Stephano Perrocco. Back home in the UK a long professional career covered it all: theatre production, acting, broadcasting, TV, teaching, film and radio but in the 90s it was time to diversify again, into writing. Her short stories have been broadcast by the BBC for whom she has also written many features and dramas, as well as working in the commercial and community arena. But it was a particular interest in Shakespeare and historical research that took her in another new direction in the new millenium, and to Edinburgh University where she completed an MSc by Research in the History department. Thou Art Alive is not the first book on Shakespeare to come from Eliza's pen. But it is the first to appear as an e-book. There are more in production.
Eliza Langland is also a qualified Hypnotherapist and coach. It has been fascinating to find threads from the field of hypnosis also reaching into Shakespeare. That will be explored in book two of what started as a single book: Thou Art Alive. Book two is coming in Spring 2018. But her writing career began in telling stories. A collection of those already published by broadcast will be out next summer and hot on their heels a novel. It’s good to have goals.