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by Anthony Neilson

  • Author: Anthony Neilson
  • ISBN: 1408119528
  • ISBN13: 978-1408119525
  • ePub: 1140 kb | FB2: 1731 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama (February 25, 2009)
  • Pages: 80
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 249
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Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Modern Plays) ePub download

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This second volume of plays showcases the comic, surreal and gloriously off-kilter side of his more recent work. Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness! (Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 2002) mixes Victorian melodrama with a catalogue of grotesque comic tales; The Lying Kind (Royal Court, 2002), a black farce set at Christmas involving two hapless policeman who must break news of tragedy to an elderly couple, 'often reduced much of the audience to tears of laughter' (Financial Times). Produced originally for the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival, The Wonderful World of Dissocia.

by Mr Anthony Neilson. Neilson's play offers a strange and beautiful exploration of sadness and mortality, probing even the nature of theatre itself. Without further ado, I present for your astonishment the Extraordinary! The Terrible! The AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS. Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness was first produced at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth, in 2002, and was revived by Headlong Theatre and the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in February 2009.

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Similar books to Neilson Plays: 2: Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness!; The Lying Kind; The Wonderful World of Dissocia; Realism (Contemporary Dramatists). Neilson Plays:1: Normal; Penetrator; Year of the Family; Night Before Christmas; Censor (Contemporary Dramatists). Anthony Neilson is an Artistic Associate of National Theatre of Scotland and a creator of pioneering, taboo-breaking new work. He has a new play opening at the Royal Court, London, in June.

As the Citz revives Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness Anthony Neilson talks to Steve Cramer about .

As the Citz revives Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness Anthony Neilson talks to Steve Cramer about Victorian theatre and career highs and lows. There’s a sensitivity and warmth to writer Anthony Neilson that a cursory glance at his plays would not make immediately apparent. Works such as Normal, a story based on the exploits of a serial killer, and Penetrator, which features an army veteran abusing two young men, might not seem on the face of it to reflect Neilson’s humanity. Yet, in each case, there’s a quest for emotional affirmation, and a need for love at the centre.

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In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time. The opiate-addicted actor manager showcased his troupe creating a spectacle of grotesquery, black comedy, mystery and magic realism. Over a century later, playwright Anthony Neilson has reconstructed this intriguing and fantastic historical event in a theatrical piece that combines the melodrama and extravagance with the painful loneliness that characterised a Victorian freak show.

'Ladies and gentlemen, as some of you may know, my name is Edward Gant: prodigy, soldier, traveller, poet - but always and ever a showman.' In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time. The opiate-addicted actor manager showcased his troupe creating a spectacle of grotesquery, black comedy, mystery and magic realism. Over a century later, playwright Anthony Neilson has reconstructed this intriguing and fantastic historical event in a theatrical piece that combines the melodrama and extravagance with the painful loneliness that characterised a Victorian freak show. Neilson's play offers a strange and beautiful exploration of sadness and mortality, probing even the nature of theatre itself. 'Without further ado, I present for your astonishment the Extraordinary! The Terrible! The AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS.' Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness was first produced at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth, in 2002, and was revived by Headlong Theatre and the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in February 2009.