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Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence Shelagh Stephenson

Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence By Shelagh Stephenson

Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson

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This play opened at the Hampstead Theatre in the summer of 1996 and became an instant hit. Three sisters and their partners gather at the home of their recently dead mother and revisit the past in poignant and often hilarous way Also included is Five Kinds of Silence.

Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence Summary

Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson

In The Memory of Water (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy), three sisters meet on the eve of their mother's funeral. As the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and tensions reveal the particular patterns and strains of family relationships. 'Combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre ...a mistress of comic anguish GuardianFive Kinds of Silence (winner of the 1996 Writers' Guild Award for Best Original Radio Play and the 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama) is the story of a family in which control has become the driving force, where everything has its place, and where there are only rules, duties and punishments. An acute and funny writer, Stephenson carves out a welcome territory that is distinctive, contemporary and theatrical Independent

About Shelagh Stephenson

Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University. Her first stage play, The Memory of Water, premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1996 and subsequently transferred to the West End, where it won an Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2000. Her second play, An Experiment With An Air Pump, opened at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. It was joint recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Award and later transferred to the Hampstead Theatre. Both plays subsequently ran at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club. Her third play, Ancient Lights, was produced at Hampstead Theatre in December 2000. She has written several radio plays, including the award-winning Five Kinds of Silence, which she adapted for the stage and which was presented at the Lyric, Hammersmith in 2000. Her screen adaptation of The Memory of Water was released in spring 2002 with the title Before You Go.

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Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence by Shelagh Stephenson
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