The Wye Plays
The Back of Beyond and the Battle of the Crows
By (author) David Ian Rabey
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Wye Plays by David Ian Rabey
Book DescriptionA first volume of plays by a startlingly ambitious and inventive dramatist. The Back Of Beyond takes, as its starting point, the route of a sequel to King Lear, in which the surviving Shakespearean characters set out on an odyssey through a perilous, blasted landscape, and encounter new agents of cruelty, desire and magic. Wildly humorous and fiercely shocking, the play charts a series of remorseless exposures, interrogating the idealisms and brutal repressions that have informed Anglo-Welsh relations whilst subverting Shakespearean motifs; tragically humorous poetic language and nightmarish visual imagery contribute to the sense of a land where the signposts have been smashed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841501154
(226mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Intellect Books
Publisher: Intellect Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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