By (author) Anthony Neilson
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Neilson Plays by Anthony Neilson
Book DescriptionIn the 1990s playwright Anthony Neilson garnered a reputation for hard-hitting, morally disturbing plays that saw him labelled as one of the 'In Yer Face' dramatists who emerged from that decade. 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 wowed critics and audiences alike. A hugely original play inspired by Alice in Wonderland, it is both magical and moving and confirmed Neilson as one of the major voices in contemporary British Theatre. Realism premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006. It follows the life of one man during an ordinary day but veers off to become a deliriously surreal trip inside his wayward imagination. It was described by the Guardian as a 'bold and utterly distinctive all-singing, all-dancing show, like nothing else you'll ever see'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408106808
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Neilson
Wonderful World of Dissocia, Paperback (May 2015)
"First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Metheun Drama"--Title page verso.
Realism, Paperback (June 2011)
Realism is a study of the mind of Stuart who can be considered to be totally normal. It is a representation of a typical day in which nothing much happens. In Anthony Neilson's hilarious, surreal and brilliantly crafted tragi-comedy, we witness the meeting of the conscious and the unconscious mind against a backdrop of normality.
Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays, Paperback (February 2010)
The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays showcases five of the best new plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century. A perfect reminder of the relevance, vitality and innovation of British theatre, this collection represents some of the most exciting theatre to emerge in recent years.
Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness!, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Anthony Neilson
In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show creating a spectacle of grotesquery, black comedy, and mystery. Anthony Neilson has reconstructed this historical event in a play that offers a strange and beautiful exploration of sadness and mortality, probing even the nature of theatre itself.
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Author Biography - Anthony Neilson
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.
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