Jubilee

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Commissioned by the RSC to commemorate David Garrick's Shakespearean festival of 1769—the first celebration of the great man's life and works—Jubilee is a mischievous satire on the foundation of the Shakespeare industry.

In 1769, when David Garrick staged the first theatre festival to celebrate the life of Stratford's most famous son, little did he realize the impact it would have on the future of the small Warwickshire market town. Peter Barnes' ironic and irreverent new comedy...

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Overview

Commissioned by the RSC to commemorate David Garrick's Shakespearean festival of 1769—the first celebration of the great man's life and works—Jubilee is a mischievous satire on the foundation of the Shakespeare industry.

In 1769, when David Garrick staged the first theatre festival to celebrate the life of Stratford's most famous son, little did he realize the impact it would have on the future of the small Warwickshire market town. Peter Barnes' ironic and irreverent new comedy dissects the cult of the theatrical personality, with guest appearances from the Bard himself, Ben Jonson, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Sir Peter Hall, and Peter Barnes.

"One of the most original and biting comic writers working in Britain."—The Times

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"Peter Barnes is one of the unrecognised geniuses of the English theatre"—Plays and Players
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413761309
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter Barnes is a writer and director whose work includes The Ruling Class (1968), The Bewitched (19 74), Red Noses (1985), Sunsets and Glories (1990) and Dreaming (1999). He won the Evening Standard A ward and the John Whiting Award, 1969; Sony Best Play Award, 1981; Laurence Olivier Award, 1985; Roy al Television Society Award for Best TV Play, 1987; and was nominated for an Oscar in 1993
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