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Methuen Drama, Jun 21, 2001 - Drama - 232 pages
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"Keeffe's plays mirror his time with absolute veracity. He is concerned and compassionate, reporting what he sees and offering no glib explanations or doctrinaire solutions."-Sunday Telegraph

Gimme Shelter (Gem, Gotcha, Getaway): "This brilliantly and cleverly interlinked trio of plays are about fighting and acceptance ... Humanism and individuality are the lodestars sought for ... grim but beautifully humorous."-Guardian

Barbarians (Killing Time, Abide With Me, In the City): "Captures unerringly and with unhistrionic force a sense of life down in Lewisham where unemployment is running rife and demoralizingly among the bored young ... it is not a grim play though the final implications are chilling. There is a raw and crude humor in the situation and language of these unemployed boys ... magnificently a play of today."-Guardian

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Barrie Keeffe was born in East London in 1945. While at school he was an actor with the National You th Theatre. He gave up journalism in 1975 to concentrate on writing for theatre, TV, radio and film. His plays have been performed in 20 countries. He was resident writer for the RSC in 1978, won the Paris Critics Prix Revelation (1977), the Glen Cooper Best Radio Plays Award (1978) and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Alan Poe Award for his screenplay THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY in 1982.

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