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The Joy of Misery: Four One-Act Plays
     

The Joy of Misery: Four One-Act Plays

by David Pinner
 

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Cartoon is a comedy about cartoons and the joy of misery. As Siegfried, the cartoonist, remarks; ‘If you cut succulent slices off people, then everyone laughs. However, if the scalpel slips, then you’re down to the bone. But then, of course, comedy is tragedy speeded up.’

An Evening with the G.L.C.
is a play about public

Overview

Cartoon is a comedy about cartoons and the joy of misery. As Siegfried, the cartoonist, remarks; ‘If you cut succulent slices off people, then everyone laughs. However, if the scalpel slips, then you’re down to the bone. But then, of course, comedy is tragedy speeded up.’

An Evening with the G.L.C.
is a play about public morality versus political expediency, and it exposes the dire state of London. Labour Councillor Rennip, who is on the G.L.C., faces some very awkward questions from his son on the combative TV Current Affairs programme ‘Confrontation’.

Shakebag is a farcical comedy about an amateur company’s chaotic rehearsal of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Bard’s birthday while the amused ghost of Shakespeare looks down from on high at the antics of his thespian ‘mechanicals’.

Succubus is Lili, who may, or may not be, a Mesopotamian storm demon or the Moon Goddess Herself. Mark, the Born-Again Christian, confronts Lili with his burning secret, and the play explores female myths, male fears, paganism and Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849436328
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
232 KB

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Meet the Author

David Pinner trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, after which he appeared on stage and television in many roles. While he was playing the lead in The Mousetrap in the West End, he wrote his first novel Ritual (later made into the cult film The Wicker Man). Pinner’s plays include his Stalin Trilogy (Lenin in Love, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Potsdam Quartet), his Seasons’ Quartet (Lady Day, Revelations, Midsummer and All Hallows’ Eve), Three Power Plays (The Drums of Snow, Richelieu and Prince of Traitors), and his Vampire Trilogy are all published by Oberon Books.

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