The Lancaster Plays : Gaunt / Lile Jimmy Williamson / Buck Ruxton / a Tale of Two Town Halls
Written between 1972 and 1976, a time of high hopes for the rebirth of a national network of regional theatres, these four plays were major building blocks in successfully creating an audience for the new Duke's Playhouse in Lancaster. "Gaunt" and "Lile Jimmy Williamson" focus on the myth and reality of power surrounding two local legends; "Buck Ruxton" is an imperial tragedy of 1936, a notorious double murder by a successful Indian doctor driven mad by the scandal of his Scottish wife's infidelity. "A Tale of Two Town Halls" is a political satire, a comedy cartoon on the IMF crisis in the mid-Seventies.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129.5 x 205.7 x 17.8mm | 249.48g
- 22 Jan 2007
- Oberon Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About David Pownall
David Pownall has written plays for stage, radio and television, novels, short stories and verse. Oberon Books publishes a number of his plays.