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Penhall Plays: 2 Joe Penhall

Penhall Plays: 2 By Joe Penhall

Penhall Plays: 2 by Joe Penhall

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A second collection of plays by Joe Penhall, featuring the award-winning Blue/Orange and Dumb Show and with an introduction and chronology.

Penhall Plays: 2 Summary

Penhall Plays: 2: Blue/Orange; Dumb Show; Wild Turkey by Joe Penhall

Penhall's 1994 play Some Voices was described as 'the most thrilling playwriting debut in years' by the Sunday Times. He has consistently lived up to and exceeded that early promise as the plays in this second volume of his work testify. Characterised by a taut mood, a grappling with moral dilemmas, and tough, eloquent dialogue, punctuated by outrageously comic moments, the plays in this volume are: Blue/Orange: An incendiary tale of race, madness and power set in a psychiatric hospital. 'Britain's best new play since Michael Frayn's Copenhagen ...thrillingly original' Financial Times Dumb Show sees TV star Barry caught in a tense game of manipulation and entrapment in this satire on the fame game and the media industry: 'Penhall brings the same sharpness and wit to Dumb Show that he did to his hugely successful Blue/Orange' The Times Wild Turkey (1993): a characteristically taut work about the acrimonious relationships of people in a late-night burger bar. 'More than any of his peers Penhall has shown a rare aptitude for confronting headline issues of the day, using his gift of the gab as a dramatist to interrogate their underlying complexities and contradictions' Daily Telegraph

Penhall Plays: 2 Reviews

on Wild Turkey: 'a taut morality tale about why mixing business with friendship is always a bad idea.' Time Out London 14/08/08

About Joe Penhall

Award-winning writer Joe Penhall was described by The Financial Times as 'one of the finest playwrights of his generation.' His debut at the Royal Court, Some Voices, won the John Whiting Award for best new play. His National Theatre play Blue/Orange won an Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Joe wrote and produced the BAFTA winning BBC serial Moses Jones and his feature film of Some Voices starred Daniel Craig and premiered in competition at the Cannes Film festival . This was followed by Enduring Love, also starring Daniel Craig, based on Ian McEwan's novel; and his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road, starring Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen, which premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.

Table of Contents

Blue/Orange; Dumb Show; Wild Turkey

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Penhall Plays: 2: Blue/Orange; Dumb Show; Wild Turkey by Joe Penhall
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