"A Memory of Water", " Five Kinds of Silence", "An Experiment with an Air Pump", "Ancient Lights" v. 1
By (author) Shelagh Stephenson
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Stephenson Plays by Shelagh Stephenson
Book DescriptionThe first collection of plays by one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights - "one of the most promising dramatic prospects of the new millennium" (Daily Telegraph) The collection includes the THE MEMORY OF WATER in which three sisters meet on the evening after their mother's funeral and fight out old troubles with one another. FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE is a terrifying portrayal of a family for whom rules, duties and punishments are the driving force. In AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP in a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of a house yields up the secrets of the scientific discoveries of 1799. In ANCIENT LIGHTS, Hollywood stars come home to the hills of Northumberland.The Memory of Water: "combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre...a mistress of comic anguish" Guardian Five Kinds of Silence: "this quietly eloquent play" Independent An Experiment With An Air Pump: "teeming with interest, humour, eloquence and, above all, ideas...it's not often we see a new play with this much energy, variety and intelligence" Independent Ancient Lights: "a cracking, grown-up play...with a light touch that cuts surprisingly deep" Daily Telegraph
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413772541
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shelagh Stephenson
'Long Road', Paperback (November 2008)
A programme text edition published in conjunction with The Synergy Theatre Project in association with The Forgiveness Project and Soho Theatre, The Long Road runs from 10 - 29 November 2008.
Memory of Water, Paperback (October 2008)
A Student Edition of Shelagh Stephenson's award-winning play, complete with full introduction, commentary and questions for study.
Enlightenment, Paperback (March 2005)
Published to tie-in with the world premier at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in March 2005.
Mappa Mundi, Hardback (October 2002)» View all books by Shelagh Stephenson
While Anna prepares for her wedding, her father Jack, a passionate map collector, confronts the limits of his life. Although his research proves the family is related to a famous 18th-century cartographer and plantation owner, Anna is interested that they may also be descended from a slave.
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