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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

"In Shopping and Fucking, Mark Ravenhill made theatre relevant to the Thatcher generation. Now he's put videos and Net-surfing in Faust. And it's no less stunning" (Guardian)

Twenty-eight years before The Importance of Being Earnest, a young woman gives birth to a baby boy. Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998 a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usual revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag.

"There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)

Synopsis:

New volumes in the Methuen Modern Plays series, now celebrating 40 years of publishing the most distinguished new plays that are being performed on the British stage.

Using Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest as a starting point, Ravenhill's new play ranges from Victorian wet nurses to end-of-century sperm banks. Handbag exposes the confusions and absurdities of parenting in a new age.

Synopsis:

From Victorian wet nurses to nineties sperm banks, Handbag exposes the confusions and absurdities of parenting at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413737601
Author:
Ravenhill, Mark
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Harvey, Jonathan
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Modern Plays
Series Volume:
8330
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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Product details 88 pages Methuen Publishing - English 9780413737601 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , New volumes in the Methuen Modern Plays series, now celebrating 40 years of publishing the most distinguished new plays that are being performed on the British stage.

Using Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest as a starting point, Ravenhill's new play ranges from Victorian wet nurses to end-of-century sperm banks. Handbag exposes the confusions and absurdities of parenting in a new age.

"Synopsis" by , From Victorian wet nurses to nineties sperm banks, Handbag exposes the confusions and absurdities of parenting at the end of the twentieth century.
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