Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Mankowitz: The Plays By Wolf Mankowitz

Mankowitz: The Plays by Wolf Mankowitz

Condition - New
$42.89
Only 1 left

Summary

Contains five plays by the British-born Jewish playwright and author, Wolf Mankowitz.

Mankowitz: The Plays Summary

Mankowitz: The Plays by Wolf Mankowitz

Includes the plays The Samson Riddle and Essay; The Bespoke Overcoat; The Hebrew Lesson; It Should Happen to a Dog; and The Mighty Hunter. When The Bespoke Overcoat was first performed in 1953, Wolf Mankowitz was immediately hailed as one of Britain's most exciting young playwrights. From the poverty of the East End to the conflict in Northern Ireland to the society and politics of biblical Palestine, his plays are famous for their poignant wit and outstanding dialogue, depicting acts of humanity and brutality, goodwill and violence, in a flawed but fascinating world. Spanning the full twenty-five years of Mankowitz's career as a dramatist, this volume provides a selection of his best work for the stage. Alongside Mankowitz's longest and most challenging play The Samson Riddle, it also includes the full text of his powerful accompanying essay, as well as an introduction by his official biographer Anthony Dunn. Mr Mankowitz has a perfect ear for the rhythm and idiom of East End speech...hilarious and mournful by turn and tinged throughout with poetry Kenneth Tynan on The Bespoke Overcoat.

About Wolf Mankowitz

Raised in London's East End, Wolf Mankowitz was the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant. Known for his eclectic tastes and rather diverse body of work, Mankowitz often used his own experiences as source material for his writing. Mankowitz was also heavily influenced by Yiddish folklore. An author, playwright, and scriptwriter, Mankowitz is well known for his work on the 1959 Cliff Richard film Expresso Bongo, which satirised the new rock 'n' roll scene.

Additional information

NPB9781840026993
9781840026993
1840026995
Mankowitz: The Plays by Wolf Mankowitz
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20061212
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Mankowitz: The Plays