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Spoonface Steinberg Lee Hall

Spoonface Steinberg By Lee Hall

Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall

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This play about faith, love and the meaning of life was first broadcast on Radio Four in 1997 and is now published in this stage version.

Spoonface Steinberg Summary

Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall

An award-winning play which took the nation by storm when first heard on BBC Radio 4, now in a new stage version Lee Hall's extraordinary, award-winning play about faith, love and the meaning of life was first broadcast on Radio Four in 1997 to unprecedented acclaim. A monologue by an exceptional autistic seven-year-old girl called Spoonface Steinberg, who is dying of cancer, touched the hearts of all who heard it. It is a moving, funny and exhilarating piece of drama. The radio version was immediately repeated due to popular demand and a cassette of the play was rushed into shops and has sold over 80,000 copies. This play edition was performed in Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in December 1999 and then in London's West End in January 2000 at the Ambassador's Theatre. The production starred Kathryn Hunter.And what was the meaning of all these things? And the meaning was as if you found the spark - and it was finding the sparks inside you and setting them free (Spoonface Steinberg)

Spoonface Steinberg Reviews

Hall uses the oddball honesty and eccentric speech patterns of savant autism to explore immense philosophical and aesthetic themes, without losing the earthy practicality of a child going through medical and family troubles ... he links her small individual experience to all great tragedies in art and history, to the Holocaust and the indomitable universal spark of life. -- Libby Purves * The Times *

About Lee Hall

After his acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), Lee Hall was appointed Writer in Residence at the RSC 1999/2000 under the Pearson Playwrights Scheme Award. Other plays include Cooking with Elvis (2000, Edinburgh Festival and West End) and an adaptation of Goldoni's The Servant with Two Masters (RSC 1999). He also wrote the screenplay to the film Billy Elliot (1999), receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His most recent play, The Pitmen Painters premiered at the Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2007 before transferring to the National Theatre 2008.

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Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall
Used - Very Good
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