Pinner: Two Plays

Pinner: Two Plays

by David Pinner
     
 

The Teddy Bears' Picnic is an ironic comedy which shows Stalin playing relaxed host and bon viveur in his country dacha. The smiling, malignant 'Uncle Joe' torments his Politburo with brash insults, crude practical jokes and the ever-lurking threat of being 'purged'.

The Potsdam Quartet presents two very different quartets at the Potsdam Conference of 1945: the 'big

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The Teddy Bears' Picnic is an ironic comedy which shows Stalin playing relaxed host and bon viveur in his country dacha. The smiling, malignant 'Uncle Joe' torments his Politburo with brash insults, crude practical jokes and the ever-lurking threat of being 'purged'.

The Potsdam Quartet presents two very different quartets at the Potsdam Conference of 1945: the 'big four' of Stalin, Truman, Churchill and Attlee who are 'dividing up the world' off-stage, and the four embittered musicians who are there to provide the background music while they do so: 'a pity it has to be Haydn.'.

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ISBN-13:
9781840022643
Publisher:
Oberon Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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