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Description - After October by Rodney Ackland

Hampstead, 1936. Aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie's heart. His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days. Clive's family and entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big. After October is Rodney Ackland's most autobiographical play, both a bittersweet homage to the theatre and a fascinating portrait of an impoverished family on the brink of a glamorous new life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786820549
ISBN-10: 1786820544
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rodney Ackland

Playwright Rodney Ackland (1908-1991) was 21 when his first play Improper People was produced at the Arts Theatre Club in 1929. He became a leading West End playwright just three years later when John Gielgud transferred Strange Orchestra to the West End. He went on to many other West End successes, but his work fell into virtual obscurity for three decades until The Dark River (1943) was revived at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in 1984. Other revivals followed, most notably Absolute Hell (1952).

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