In Moore's bold, visceral, funny and poetic play, he asserts Loyola's position as counter cultural radical. But it is not only for those interested in Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits. It is also a political allegory about those who fight for change against an implacable Establishment. With the current Pope a Jesuit, this is a timely exploration of one of history's major spiritual leaders and reformers.
|Publisher:||Theatre Communications Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
An award winning playwright, Jonathan Moore has written eleven stage plays since his play "Treatment" was first performed at The Edinburgh Festival. Subsequent performances have taken place at the Gate theatre, the Donmar, London, and a BBC Film version starring Moore and Gabriel Byrne. This powerful and angrily poetic play was acclaimed as "one of the most disturbing and exhilarating plays in London" (Mark Lawson, The Independent). He has recently finished the second draft of a new play commission. He has written as well for TV, film and the BBC, and several texts for contemporary opera for major British and International Opera Houses. At the beginning of his career, Jonathan was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary as Writer In Residence at The Albany Empire, the community theatre in Deptford, South East London. He worked with local writers in developing new scripts. Moore's plays have been performed at the Donmar, Gate Theatre, the Almeida (opera text), Royal Exchange, and the Edinburgh Festival. He is the recipient of numerous commissions, including a National Theatre commission. He wrote several episodes of "Crown Court" for Granada TV, "Treatment", a BBC Film, and the libretto for "Horse Opera" a Western filmed opera shot in Tucson, Arizona for Channel 4 with music by Stewart Copeland.