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    Plays for One Person: Nijinsky:Death of a Faun, Crates on Barrels, Later, Rousseau's Tale (Modern Playwrights) (Paperback) By (author) David Pownall

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    DescriptionThe fate of the monologue has too often relied on storytelling. These three solo plays focus instead on arguments for self. Closely fitted to the strengths of the performers for whom the plays were written, as perceived by the playwright, each represents both a homage and a critique. In Rousseau's Tale, the revolutionary philosopher addressed the Royal Society and demands freedom from sexual guilt. In Crates on Barrells, the disciple of the great Cynic, Diogenes, daily risks his life at the bidding of his master's ideas - and in order to preserve his independence from the Athenian state. In Later an event consumes an individual seeking freedom, as Sonia justifies deserting her family to join the Russian Revolution.


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    Title
    Plays for One Person
    Subtitle
    Nijinsky:Death of a Faun, Crates on Barrels, Later, Rousseau's Tale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Pownall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840020106
    ISBN 10: 1840020105
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC21: 822.914
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 822.914
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000, DRA000000
    LC classification: PR6066.O99
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR6066.O995 A6 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    Oberon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Absolute Classics
    Publication date
    01 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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'.