Overview

Terry Pratchett's


Men At Arms


The Play


Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs



Scarcely a year on from the events of Guards! Guards!, the Ankh-Morpork City Night Watch find their services are once more needed to tackle a threat to their city. A threat at least as deadly as a 60-foot dragon, but mechanical and heartless to boot. It ...

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Overview

Terry Pratchett's


Men At Arms


The Play


Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs



Scarcely a year on from the events of Guards! Guards!, the Ankh-Morpork City Night Watch find their services are once more needed to tackle a threat to their city. A threat at least as deadly as a 60-foot dragon, but mechanical and heartless to boot. It kills without compunction. It is the first gun on the Discworld.



The original Watch - Captain Vimes, Sergeant Colon, Corporal Carrot and Corporal Nobbs - are joined by some new recruits, selected to reflect the city's ethnic make-up - Lance-constables Cuddy (a dwarf), Detritus (a troll) and Angua (a w..., well, best to find out for yourself).



Stephen Briggs has been invloved in amateur dramatics for over 25 years and he assures us that the play can be staged without needing the budget of Industrial Light and Magic. Not only that, but the cast should still be able to be in the pub well before closing time.



Oh, and a word of advice omitted from the play text:



'Learn the words'


Havelock, Lord Vetinari

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446497876
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 433 KB

Meet the Author

Biography for Stephen Briggs



Terry Pratchett is fifty and lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire, where he answers letters in a desperate attempt to find time to write. He used to grow carnivorous plants but now they've taken over the greenhouse and he avoids going in. He feels it may be time to get a life, since apparently they're terribly useful. Carpe Jugulum is the twenty-third novel in his phenomenally successful Discworld series.



Biography for Terry Pratchett


Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    character development

    Terry Pratchett's Men at Arms is one of my favorite discworld novels. While his first novel was endless hilarity, the subsequent novels were humorous, but had a tendency to repeat worn out gags. This novel however, delves more deeply into the thoughts and personalities of Cpl.Carrot and Cpt.Vimes. The reader likes Carrot because he is simply a good man, straightforward and honest. But the reader respects and admires Cpt.Vimes for being a good man despite his internal struggle and disillusionment with the world in general. Men at Arms superbly sets up the novel Night Watch which follows Cpt.Vimes on another story. I can't wait for the next volume!

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