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Poliakoff Plays By Stephen Poliakoff

Poliakoff Plays

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The second volume of Poliakoff's plays in the "Contemporay Dramatists" series contains his film-script, "Century", together with "She's Been Away" (filmed by Peter Hall with Peggy Ashcroft), and the stage plays for the RSC, "Breaking the Silence" and "Playing with Trains".

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Poliakoff Plays: v.2: "Breaking the Silence", "Playing with Trains", "She's Been Away", "Century" by Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff 'has been one of our sharpest and least predictable writers for the past twenty years' (Daily Telegraph) Breaking the Silence: "How well Poliakoff understands the indignities and absurdities of dispossession, the brazen pluck and ruthless cunning you need to survive it; and the bewilderment of the young who only want to be normal...One of the most thrillingly individual works of the last decade or two" (Sunday Times); Playing with Trains: "An epic drama involving a ruinous defence of a libel suit in the High Court, a running battle with two children in whom Galpin takes less interest than his proteges, misfired property schemes, and an attack on the reluctance of big business to support the idea wallahs...marvellous scenes." (Weekend Guardian); She's Been Away: "This poignant, funny film...was written by Stephen Poliakoff for Peggy Ashcroft. Her character is Lillian, thrust into a frightening and incomprehensible world after sixty years in a mental institution." (Weekend Guardian); Century: "If all British films are to be costume dramas then let them all be as intelligent and imaginative as Stephen Poliakoff's Century. The strength of the film lies not just in the strong performances or unusual storyline but in images that conflict with our idea of what the past looks like...Century deserves to be celebrated for its effortless integration of contemporary issues - immigration, genetic engineering - with a convincing historical story." (Independent)

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"One of our sharpest and least predictable writers for the past twenty years." --Daily Telegraph

About Stephen Poliakoff


Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL, is an acclaimed playwright, director and screenwriter and is recognised as one of the UK's leading dramatists. His most recent work includes a number of high-profile and critically acclaimed TV dramas: The Lost Prince (BBC, 2003) winner of three Emmy Awards, Friends & Crocodiles (BBC, 2005), Gideon's Daughter (BBC, 2006) winner of two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, Joe's Palace and Capturing Mary (BBC, 2007) and Glorious 39 (2009).

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Breaking the Silence; Playing with Trains; She's Been Away; Century

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Poliakoff Plays: v.2: "Breaking the Silence", "Playing with Trains", "She's Been Away", "Century" by Stephen Poliakoff
Stephen Poliakoff
Contemporary Dramatists
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1994-08-30
256
0413686604
9780413686602
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