Description - Hall Plays by Lee Hall
This title presents a collection of plays which should be of special interest to drama and media studies students. "Spoonface Steinberg", Lee Hall's award-winning play about faith, love and the meaning of life was first broadcast on Radio Four in 1997. "Cooking with Elvis" is a black comedy about the family of a famous Elvis impersonator who is now tied to a wheelchair. "Bollocks!" - inspired by Ernst Toller's "Hinkemann" and relocated to Northern Ireland - is an examination of the importence of lives ruined by war. Also included in this title are six previously unpublished radio and stage plays that ilustate Hall's talent for black comedy.
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Author Biography - Lee Hall
After his acclaimed play Spoonface Steinberg (1997), Lee Hall was appointed Writer in Residence at the RSC 1999/2000 under the Pearson Playwrights Scheme Award. Other plays include Cooking with Elvis (2000, Edinburgh Festival and West End) and an adaptation of Goldoni's The Servant with Two Masters (RSC 1999). He also wrote the screenplay to the film Billy Elliot (1999), receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His most recent play, The Pitmen Painters premiered at the Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2007 before transferring to the National Theatre 2008.