Pornography (Student Editions) by Simon Stephens

By Simon Stephens

Pornography seems on the occasions of the 1st week of July 2005 (the G8 summit, stay eight, the assertion of the 2012 Olympics and the 7/7 bombings) during the views of 8 nameless participants, together with a terrorist. The play may be played by means of any variety of actors with the scenes provided in any order. this pliability implies that it's excellent for scholar teams: containing 4 monologues, duologues and fifty-two self-contained anecdotal speeches.

This scholar variation bargains a learn of the which means, context and function offerings to be had during this refined and political play. The in-depth statement explores the play's subject matters, its kaleidoscopic constitution and the play's creation heritage, either the German and united kingdom premieres. The editor, Jacqueline Bolton, accommodates formerly unpublished interviews with Simon Stephens and the administrators and dramaturgs linked to the early productions. The observation unearths the play's functionality percentages, in addition to discussing its complete shape, leading edge constitution and compassionate impetus. it is usually a chronology of the playwright's existence and paintings, an advent giving the heritage to the play, remark on subject matters, characters, language and magnificence, notes on person phrases and words within the textual content, questions for extra examine and bibliography and extra reading.

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