Butler Plays : Made of Stone, Redundant, Lucky Dog, The Early Bird

Butler Plays : Made of Stone,  Redundant,  Lucky Dog,  The Early Bird

Details

Author(s)
Leo Butler
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 274g
Publication date
01 Jan 2009
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
METHUEN DRAMA
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
N/A
ISBN10
1408101475
ISBN13
9781408101476
Bestsellers rank
792,526

Description

Butler Plays: 1 brings together into one volume four of the major plays by this award-winning author. Praised for the gritty detail and realism of his work, Leo Butler has quietly established a reputation in recent years as a potent and skilfull documenter of contemporary social and moral issues. Made of Stone produced in the Royal Court Young Writers' Festival 2000, was praised for its 'rock-hard characterisation with buzzing dialogue' (Evening Standard). In Redundant 'Butler boldly creates a psychologically complex female lead, surrounding her with unjudged dead-beats, each distinctively vocalising caustic Sheffield Vernacular.' (Evening Standard) Lucky Dog is a startlingly sensitive depiction of one couple's relationship. Michael Billington commented, 'I am still astonished by Butler's profound understanding of marital solitude. Nothing much happens on the surface, yet underneath a lot goes on as Sue and Eddie, a Sheffield couple in their late fifties, share a solitary Christmas.' (Guardian) The Early Bird taps into the darkest fears of any parent - the disappearance of their child - to brilliantly capture the nightmare of recrimination and loss.
It premiered at the Belfast Theatre Festival in October 2006.


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