"Chez Nous", " Privates on Parade", " Born in the Gardens", " Passion Play", " Poppy" v. 2 New edition
By (author) Peter Nichols
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Nichols Plays by Peter Nichols
Book DescriptionA rich selection from the best of Nichols' work up to and including his award-winning Privates on Parade This volume continues the stage plays of Peter Nichols, newly revised and introduced by the author. Chez Nous is about English couples who bring their emotional baggage with them on a holiday to France; Privates on Parade is a hit play inspired by the author's experience in Singapore after the war working for the Combined Services Entertainments where he met among others John Schlesinger and Kenneth Williams at a time when 'mixed' entertainment relied on men dressing up as women; Born in the Gardens is inspired by the author's native city Bristol while Passion Play is a play about passion among the elderly - won Best Play (Evening Standard) in 1981. Poppy (the musical that opened the RSC's residence at the Barbican) is set in the Victorian Far East. It takes a pop at imperial hypocrisy and wickedness and won the Best Musical award.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413650702
(203mm x 127mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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