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 by John Arden, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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

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

by John Arden
     
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413688002
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
World Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author


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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