"Mr Puntila"; "Mother Courage"; "A Servant to Two Masters"; "The Good Hope" v. 2 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Lee Hall
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Hall Plays by Lee Hall
Book DescriptionA collection of major play adaptations by the author of Billy Elliott MR PUNTILA: "Brecht's Puntila is the Jekyll and Hyde of the class war. When he's plastered this Finnish landowner drips with sugary human kindness; once sober again, he's a tyrannical bastard Lee Hall mixes in-your-face contemporary slang with endearing jokes .It's not often that you can write 'Bertolt Brecht' and 'knockabout fun' in the same sentence" - Paul Taylor, Independent MOTHER COURAGE: For Mother Courage, war is strictly business - a chance to trade in boots and brandy. She's determined to profit from the thirty years war, while protecting her family from the bloodshed that surrounds them. This is an updated, playable translation. THE GOOD HOPE: A voyage of the Good Hope is a journey on which the life of an entire community depends. A storm rages, the women and children wait ashore, the boat follows the Greenland catch A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS: "is wildly and inventively farcical. More surprisingly still, it also contrives to find passages of deep feeling amid the comic mayhem the tremendously promising Lee Hall, who has come up with a superb new version of the play that brilliantly combines hilarity and darkness". Daily Telegraph
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413773777
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lee Hall
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Paperback (September 2015)
Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap.
Shakespeare in Love, Paperback (November 2014)
Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer's block until he finds his muse in the form of passionate noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love draws many others, including Queen Elizabeth, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Servant to Two Masters, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Lee Hall
A Student Edition of the classic 18th century commedia A Servant to Two Masters, by Goldoni and adapted by Lee Hall, which includes a plot synopsis, a commentary on the historical context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well as questions for further study.
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Author Biography - Lee Hall
After his acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), Lee Hall was appointed Writer in Residence at the RSC 1999/2000 under the Pearson Playwrights Scheme Award. Other plays include Cooking with Elvis (2000, Edinburgh Festival and West End) and an adaptation of Goldoni's The Servant with Two Masters (RSC 1999). He also wrote the screenplay to the film Billy Elliot (1999), receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His most recent play, The Pitmen Painters premiered at the Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2007 before transferring to the National Theatre 2008.
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