Plays, one, Volume 2

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Methuen Drama, 1994 - Drama - 424 pages
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"The modern English theatre has had its poets and it has had its dramatists, but in John Arden it has acquired its first dramatic poet since--well, let's be rash--the days of Shakespeare."--"Sunday Times"

"The Waters of Babylon": "This wildly, acidly funny and oddly tragic story of London low-life ... reveals Arden's tough linguistic freedom and the free-wheeling ease with which he switches from prose to verse and back again."--"Sunday Times"

"Live Like Pigs": "Thrilling theatre ... a rumbustious delight, outrageously funny, powerfully dramatic and, when you least expect it, genuinely moving ... a modern classic."--"Daily Telegraph"

"The Happy Haven" (written with Margaretta D'Arcy): "This rare and excellent revival perfectly reflects the play's bizarre atmosphere, its potent mixture of farcical prose, rhymed poetry, its marked avoidance of schematic moral codes."--"Time Out"

"Serjeant Musgrave's Dance": "A modern classic ... a white-hot piece of work ... Since its first appearance in 1959, the play has advanced towards us as if in a slow prophetic march."--"The Times"

Also included in the volume is "When is a Door not a Door?," a one-act "industrial episode."

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Contents

the Waters oF BaBylon i
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Introductory Note
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Live Like Pigs
127
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