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Pornography is Simon Stephens' stark and shattering new play that powerfully captures a portrait of a fractured, insecure Britain.

Written in reaction to London crashing from the euphoria and promise at being awarded the 2012 Olympics into the chaos and reality of the 7/7 bombings, the play is composed of seven stories that serve as a countdown to the catastrophic attack on London. Each playlet focuses on a different individual dramatising ...

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Overview

Pornography is Simon Stephens' stark and shattering new play that powerfully captures a portrait of a fractured, insecure Britain.

Written in reaction to London crashing from the euphoria and promise at being awarded the 2012 Olympics into the chaos and reality of the 7/7 bombings, the play is composed of seven stories that serve as a countdown to the catastrophic attack on London. Each playlet focuses on a different individual dramatising their life in the run-up to the tragedy.

Published to coincide with the English language premiere at the Traverse Theatre in August as part of the International Edinburgh Festival before transferring to the Birmingham Rep, this is the first stage play to confront the London bombings of 7 July 2005.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408110560
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Stephens has been the recipient of both the Pearson Award for Best New Play 2001-2 for his play Port, and the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2005 for On the Shore of the Wide World. His most recent play, Harper Regan, was produced at the National Theatre in April 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Amen!!!

    I totaly agree its apsilotly gross!
    Your love life is your bisness no one elses! And those men and women who are in the shows are vile human beings! I almost feel sorry for those people!

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