Pownall: Plays Two: "Beef", "The Viewing", "My Father's House", "Black Star"

Pownall: Plays Two: "Beef", "The Viewing", "My Father's House", "Black Star"

Paperback Oberon Modern Playwrights

By (author) David Pownall

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  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 214 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 20mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840020776
  • ISBN 13: 9781840020779

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Includes the plays Beef, The Viewing, My Father's House and Black Star Beef, a winner of the John Whiting Award, has so far only been published in radio form. In The Viewing a family buy a house which is haunted by God, while My Father's House, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, looks at British politics through the eyes of Joseph Chamberlain and family. Black Star centres around the black American actor Ira Aldridge, touring in Shakespeare in Poland in 1865

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David Pownall was born in Liverpool and he is a graduate of Keele University. He was dramatist in residence with the Century and Duke's Playhouse, Lancaster and co-founder of Paines Plough Theatre Company with John Adams. His internationally-performed plays include Music to Murder By, An Audience Called Edouard, Beef, Livingstone an Sechele and Master Class. Her most recent new play was Getting the Picture at The Lyric, Belfast. Theatre awards include the John Whiting Prize for Beef, the New York Theatre Yearbook, the LS Directors' Award for Livingstone and Sechele, and many others. David Pownall won the Writers' Guild Award for Radio Drama Tennyson and Edison in 2013. He has published ten novels and a collection of short stories.