Beautiful Thing

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"If ever a play had the bloom of youth on it, then it is Harvey's marvelous 'urban fairytale' about two schoolboys falling in love on a grim southeast London council estate ... The gaucheness, the rush of excitement, and the inarticulate tenderness of young love are beautifully captured in writing of great truth and delicacy. Only the most irrational of homophobes could fail to be moved by it."-Daily Telegraph



"Deliciously upbeat ... seldom ...

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Overview

"If ever a play had the bloom of youth on it, then it is Harvey's marvelous 'urban fairytale' about two schoolboys falling in love on a grim southeast London council estate ... The gaucheness, the rush of excitement, and the inarticulate tenderness of young love are beautifully captured in writing of great truth and delicacy. Only the most irrational of homophobes could fail to be moved by it."-Daily Telegraph



"Deliciously upbeat ... seldom has there been a play which so exquisitely and joyously depicts what it's like to be sixteen, in the first flush of love and full of optimism. Truly a most unusual and beautiful thing."-Guardian



"An unfakeably truthful portrait of adolescent self-discovery, showing sensitivity and fun pushing up like wild flowers through the concrete crevices of a Thamesmead estate. This is the most heartening working-class comedy since A Taste of Honey."-Independent on Sunday

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Editorial Reviews

NY Times
Only a theatergoer with an ice cube where his heart should be would remain indifferent to the plight of Jamie and Ste, the teen-age heroes of BEAUTIFUL THING, Jonathan Harvey's endearing, lopsided smile of a comedy about a boy who falls for the boy next door...warm and rewarding
NY Post
...a sharp, tart English comedy of manners...
The Guardian (London)
Deliciously upbeat...seldom has there been a play which so exquisitely and joyously depicts what it's like to be sixteen, in the first flush of love and full of optimism. Truly a most unusual and beautiful thing.
Sunday Independent (London)
This is the most heartening working-class comedy since .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822217176
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Sales rank: 731,342
  • Product dimensions: 52.50 (w) x 75.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

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