Bryony Lavery: Plays One

Author: Lavery, Bryony
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  • : $10.00(AUD)
  • : 9780571234653
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.348
  • : March 2007
  • : 5.0
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  • : Lavery, Bryony
  • : Paperback
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  • : 384
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Description

A Wedding Story


'A spry if wintry comedy about a lesbian, a wedding-day bonk, and a mother who contracts Alzheimer's... It dares to find failure and frivolity (a sure sign of dramatic honesty) in the face of domestic hell. Funny, frank and churning by turns, this struck me as a lyrical new play about the unlyrical business of coping when real life knocks on the door.' Daily Express


Frozen
Winner of the TMA Best New Play award and Eileen Anderson Central Television Award for Best Play.


'Bryony Lavery's big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable.' Guardian


'A major play... thrilling, humane and timely.' The Times


'Consistently surprising and even bravely comic... The almost thriller-like promise of the play's climactic confrontation is like a time-bomb ticking in the back of your head. Independent


Illyria


A young war reporter gets abducted and finds herself in the midst of a cycle of violence, in a land crippled by hate.


More Light


'Triumphant... A startlingly metaphorical play about the creation of art.' Independent

Reviews

Lavery is an underrated playwright who took Broadway by storm with her Tony Award-winning, Frozen, a stunning piece about the disappearance of a young girl and the three people involved: her mother, the killer and a doctor. Also included in the collection is a comedy, a play influenced by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and a play for young people - Elisa, Book Grocer