"Imagine Drownin", "Hysteria", "Dead Funny"
By (author) Terry Johnson
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Johnson Plays by Terry Johnson
Book DescriptionTerry Johnson's most recent plays collected in a second volume and introduced by the author This second volume of Johnson's collected plays includes Hysteria, in which one of Freud's earliest "cases" returns to haunt the psychoanalyst but finds Salvador Dali hiding in the cupboard; Dead Funny, a comedy about Benny Hill, impotence, sex therapy and the English sense of humour - Eleanor wants what Richard won't give her, Richard wants to be left in peace, Benny would rather rest in peace, but for tonight, at least, his fans won't let him; Imagine Drowning in which a journalist disappears while covering a protest at Sellafield - when his wife sets out to find him two weeks later, she stays at the same guesthouse and encounters the same bizarre collection of characters including the wife of a mass murderer, an ex-astronaut beach bum and a wheel-chair bound activist."Terry Johnson is that rare creature: a moralist with wit. He writes with responsible gaiety" (Guardian)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413723604
(178mm x 111mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson's previous plays for the Royal Court are Hitchcock Blonde, Hysteria and Insignificance. Other work includes an adaptation of The Graduate (Gielguld Theatre), Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick (National Theatre/winner Olivier Award for Best Comedy 1998), an adaptation of The London Cuckolds (National Theatre), Dead Funny (Hampstead Theatre/Vaudville/Tour/winner Critic Circle Award for Best Play, Time Out Drama Award 1994), Imagine Drowning (Hampstead/winner of the John Whiting Award 1991), Cries From The Mammal House (Leicester Haymarket/Royal Court), Unsuitable For Adults (Bush).
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