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Mercer Plays: 1

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The first volume of stage and TV plays by one of the best British TV writersWhere the Difference Begins, a naturalist play for tel... Weiterlesen
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The first volume of stage and TV plays by one of the best British TV writersWhere the Difference Begins, a naturalist play for television, is about the ",difference", between thirties deprivation and fifties affluence, between material prosperity and its accompanying spiritual and political apathy, as embodied by sixty-year-old railwayman Wilf and his sons, A Suitable Case for Treatment, a play for television, portrays a man who, on account of his communist beliefs, is unable to conform to the world around him and associates more with the gorilla he sees in the zoo than with his own wife, The Governor's Lady is set in colonial Africa focussing on a reactionary central figure, broadcast on BBC TV during the lates 60s and early 70s The Kelvin trilogy (On the Eve of Publication, The Cellar and the Almond Tree and Emma's Time) moves between Britain and Eastern Europe, the the past and the present.After Haggerty, Mercer's first major stage success is, in the playwright's own words ",an intervention and a commentary on the supposed revolutionary theatre of 1968 and after.",Mercer ",demands in my mind the saem love and esteem I feel for Gorky. They share a generosity of spirit, a desire for change, and a savage compassion for those who must be changed.", David Jones (director)


David Mercer was born in Yorkshire, the son of an engine-driver, and left school at 14 to become a medical laboratory technician. Before he began playwriting, he joined the Royal Navy and also studied painting and fine arts. Mercer began his career as a dramatist with the trilogy of television plays The Generations (1964). His stage plays include The Governor's Lady, Ride a Cock Horse, Belcher's Luck, Flint (1970), After Haggerty (1970), Duck Song (1974), and Cousin Vladimir (1978). He also wrote the screenplay for the motion picture Providence.


Titel: Mercer Plays: 1
Untertitel: Where the Difference Begins; A Suitable Case for Treatment; The Governor's Lady; On the Eve of Publication; The Cellar and the Almond Tree; Emma's Time; After Haggerty
EAN: 9781408177846
ISBN: 978-1-4081-7784-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Lyrik, Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Veröffentlichung: 10.12.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch