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A contemporary adaptation of The Birds by an award-winning poet, published to tie in with a major production at the National Theatre directed by Kathryn Hunter

Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like birds". But when they start building the bird city for real, Pez starts to have ambitions - which seem not a million miles away from dictatorship. As the fantasy utopia threatens to turn into a tyranny the birds start to rebel. Sean O'Brien's new verse version brings Aristophanes' devastatingly ironic comment on human ambition bang up-to-date and is brimful of jokes ancient and modern.

This adaptation by the winner of the Forward Prize for Poetry of Aristophanes' classic comedy is published to coincide with the National Theatre production and tour in 2002.

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Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like birds". But when they start building the bird city for real, Pez starts to have ambitions. As the fantasy utopia threatens to turn into a tyrany, the birds start to rebel.

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ISBN:
9780413772787
Adapted:
O'Brien, Sean
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Aristophanes
Author:
O'Brien, Sean
Adapted by:
O'Brien, Sean
Adapted:
O'Brien, Sean
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like birds". But when they start building the bird city for real, Pez starts to have ambitions. As the fantasy utopia threatens to turn into a tyrany, the birds start to rebel.
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