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Description - Morpurgo by Simon Reade

Three war plays by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, dramatised by Simon Reade. Private Peaceful relives the short life of Tommo growing up in rural Devon before fighting the battles and facing the injustices of the First World War. In Toro! Toro! young Antonito liberates his favourite bull from the ritualised killing of the bullfight as he tries to escape the Spanish Civil War. In The Mozart Question Paolo Levi discovers the astonishing truth about his parents' flight to Venice from the gas chambers of the Second World War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849433907
ISBN-10: 1849433909
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Reade

The celebrated collaboration between children's author Michael Morpurgo and playwright and former RSC literary manager Simon Reade has also created the BBC radio play and the feature film of Private Peaceful, Polka Theatre's production of Twist of Gold, and the concert series that includes On Angel Wings. Simon's other plays include Pride & Prejudice, The Scarecrow and His Servant, Not the End of the World and, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Midnight's Children and Tales from Ovid.

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