Arden Plays: 1: The Waters of Babylon, When is a Door not a Door?, Live Like Pigs, The Happy Haven, and Serjeant Musgrave's Dance

Overview

This first volume of Arden's dramatic work contains plays from the late fifties including The Waters of Babylon about political chancer Charles Butterthwaite at large in London; the one act industrial episode When is a Door not a Door; The Happy Haven, a comedy inspired by the painter Cranach about old age and rejuvenation; Live Like Pigs; "an amazing and lyrical play, beautifully poised between farce and tragedy" Michael Coveney and Serjeant Musgrave's Dance; "a spell-binding, mind-challenging drama that touches...

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Overview

This first volume of Arden's dramatic work contains plays from the late fifties including The Waters of Babylon about political chancer Charles Butterthwaite at large in London; the one act industrial episode When is a Door not a Door; The Happy Haven, a comedy inspired by the painter Cranach about old age and rejuvenation; Live Like Pigs; "an amazing and lyrical play, beautifully poised between farce and tragedy" Michael Coveney and Serjeant Musgrave's Dance; "a spell-binding, mind-challenging drama that touches greatness" Michael Billington.

"Arden is a giant of modern playwriting. He wrote on an epic scale that few have attained since, the plays tumble into action, and with vivid human response." (Dominic Dromgoole)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413688002
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: World Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 987,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Born in the UK in 1930. Best known as a playwright with his most famous play being Serjeant Musgrave's Dance. He was shortlisted for the Booker Prize with his novel Silence Among the Weapons, in 1982.
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