1984

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This major new stage production explores the world inside protagonist Winston Smith's head, as well as the world beyond it, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. In an age of mass surveillance, "total" policing, and GPS tracking, 1984 is as relevant now as it's ever been.

Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and ...

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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

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Overview

This major new stage production explores the world inside protagonist Winston Smith's head, as well as the world beyond it, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. In an age of mass surveillance, "total" policing, and GPS tracking, 1984 is as relevant now as it's ever been.

Examines different aspects of Orwell's anti-utopian classic, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.

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Editorial Reviews

Mark Schorer
It is probable that no other work of this generation has made us desire freedom more earnestly or loathe tyranny with such fullness. 1984, the most contemporary novel of the year and who knows of now many past and to come, is a great examination into and dramatization of Lord Acton's famous apothegm, " power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrups absolutely. "
Books of the Century; New York Times review, June 1949
www.amazon.com - M.B Alcat
Eric Arthur Blair was an important English writer that you probably already know by the pseudonym of George Orwell. He wrote quite a few books, but many believe that his more influential ones were "Animal farm" (1944) and "1984" (1948).In those two books he conveyed, metaphorically and not always obviously, what Soviet Russia meant to him.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783190614
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 182,532

Meet the Author


Robert Icke was artistic director of the Arden Theatre Company in Stockton on-Tees from 2003–7 and of the Swan Theatre Company in Cambridge from 2005–8, where he was awarded the Susie Gautier-Smith Prize for his contribution to theatre. As Associate Director of Headlong, his work for the company includes Boys by Ella Hickson, a national tour of Romeo and Juliet in 2012, and working with Rupert Goold to conceive and develop Decade in 2011. Other theatre includes: The Alchemist (Liverpool Playhouse) and Catalysta (Ovalhouse).

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning playwright and director. His play Lungs was produced in a rolling world premiere at the Studio Theatre, Washington DC (nominated as Outstanding New Play at the Helen Hayes Awards) and Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres in the UK (winner of Best New Play at the Off West End Awards and nominated for Best New Play at the Theatre UK Awards). The play has had many productions in the US and internationally, with upcoming ones in Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, Palma, Sydney and at the Schaubühne in Berlin, directed by Katie Mitchell.

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