The Bomb: A Partial History

The Bomb: A Partial History

by Ron Hutchinson
     
 

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A collection of plays from Tricycle Theatre and leading contemporary dramatists, charting the political history of the nuclear bomb and its proliferation over the last seventy years. Includes plays by John Donnelly, Elena Gremina, Amit Gupta, Zinnie Harris, Ron Hutchinson, Lee Blessing, Ryan Craig, David Greig, Diana Son, and Colin Teevan.

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A collection of plays from Tricycle Theatre and leading contemporary dramatists, charting the political history of the nuclear bomb and its proliferation over the last seventy years. Includes plays by John Donnelly, Elena Gremina, Amit Gupta, Zinnie Harris, Ron Hutchinson, Lee Blessing, Ryan Craig, David Greig, Diana Son, and Colin Teevan.

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“An entertaining, provoking dossier, with admirable nuance and real purpose” 4 stars – Time Out

“Bold and political… a probing account of the history of nuclear weapons - and their future... a timely attempt to catalyse debate about a subject too often neglected” 4 stars – Evening Standard

The Bomb… can only be reviewed as an event. And what an event. Only the Tricycle - the last bastion of powerful political theatre in the UK - could present a five-hour marathon on the development and deployment of the nuclear bomb. And only the Tricycle could make those five hours fly… an exercise in creating simple, entertaining and crucial polemical theatre.” – The Stage

“A characteristically ambitious and penetrating collection of short plays… there isn’t a complete dud among them, and the best pieces are superb examples of powerful one-act drama… One leaves the theatre thrilled, chilled and deeply fearful about what the future may hold.” 4 stars – The Telegraph

“An astonishing achievement that puts the nuclear issue back at the centre of public debate… The Tricycle has once again started a debate that our politicians would prefer to suppress.” – Guardian

“A vivid, serious examination of one of the most pressing issues of our time.” – Financial Times

“Like a highly trained rapid response unit, Nicolas Kent’s Tricycle Theatre again proves itself adept at seizing the moment with its latest big event… the Tricycle once again powerfully dramatises the need to understand our history in order to understand ourselves.” – Metro

“Nothing’s funnier, or more frightening, than the concept of nations entitled to own nuclear weapons on the condition they don’t detonate them.” – Independent

“One leaves the theatre thrilled, chilled and deeply fearful about what the future may hold.” – Daily Telegraph

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849431521
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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