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Getting the Picture

Getting the Picture

Paperback Oberon Modern Playwrights

By (author) David Pownall

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  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 210mm x 5mm | 134g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840020075
  • ISBN 13: 9781840020076

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America 1845: In the early days of photography former US President, Andrew Jackson, is having his picture taken by a celebrated photographer from New York. But from Northern Ireland comes a woman who challenges the ex-president to support a movement to break union with Britain. Jackson, having already driven the British out of America, is inspired by her influence and by her memories of his heroic past. The chance to help solve Ulster's troubles proves a better prospect for posterity than a photograph of a tired old general.

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David Pownall is one of Britain's leading playwrights. His collected plays published by Oberon Books include Masterclass, Music to Murder By, Elgar's Rondo, Elgar's Third (The Composer Plays), Njinsky: Death of a Faun and six award-winning radio plays, including The Epiphanous Use of the Microphone, commissioned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the first ever broadcast of a play on the 'wireless'.