Sha-manic Plays

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Oberon Books, 1997 - Drama - 241 pages
Three plays by one of Britain's most offbeat and inspired playwrights.

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Born at East Bergholt in Suffolk, John Constable left home in 1799 to study art at the Royal Academy schools in London. Together with J.M.W. Turner, Constable was one of the two greatest English landscape painters of the nineteenth century. Changing clouds, trees, rivers, the effect of light and atmosphere were his lifelong inspiration. But he was also a master of careful formal composition, which he developed from his many sketches and of a fresh and loose technique, which influenced the French impressionists. He is distinguished from Turner by a certain restraint in both his subject matter and his technique. Although successful during his lifetime, Constable's popularity did not peak until 1890, long after his death, when more of his work became known to the public.

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