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Dumb Show by Joe Penhall
Book DescriptionBarry's fifteen minutes of infamy are overdue, and when laughter's your living ...that's no joke. Courted at the end of his show by bankers John and Jane, TV star Barry believes he is to get the 5-star treatment that he deserves. However urged to provide a candid account of his off-stage life and views, the Barry that emerges is the least of the surprises in the tense game of power and manipulation that ensues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413774804
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joe Penhall
Birthday, Paperback (June 2012)
Birthday is a comic and affecting tale that is both intriguing and unsettling. The latest play from Joe Penhall, multi-award winning author of Blue/Orange, Birthday is a well-observed and expertly paced piece of comic writing.
Haunted Child, Paperback (December 2011)
This chilling and unsettling play by the multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter Joe Penhall poignantly explores the gulf between childhood and adulthood and asks disturbing questions about the lure of spiritual release in increasingly difficult times.
Road, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Joe Penhall
A school's edition of Joe Penhall's screenplay for the hit film of Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road features extensive classroom activities created by leading national experts of Drama within English. Perfect for KS4 English, the accompanying activities are designed to raise achievement and develop critical thinking.
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Author Biography - Joe Penhall
Award-winning writer Joe Penhall was described by The Financial Times as 'one of the finest playwrights of his generation.' His debut at the Royal Court, Some Voices, won the John Whiting Award for best new play. His National Theatre play Blue/Orange won an Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Joe wrote and produced the BAFTA winning BBC serial Moses Jones and his feature film of Some Voices starred Daniel Craig and premiered in competition at the Cannes Film festival . This was followed by Enduring Love, also starring Daniel Craig, based on Ian McEwan's novel; and his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road, starring Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen, which premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.
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