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Paul Godfrey is "so good, so nervy and alert with imagination and intelligence" (Sunday Times)



Includes the plays: Inventing a New Colour "Godfrey's appealing first play is, with its ominous signs of disjunction, like a surrealist painting"(Guardian), Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens "A fictional-biographical account of Benjamin Britten...lyrical, poetic prose, sinuous, swift, eloquent and dramatic" (Sunday Times), A Bucket of Eels "Danger gives Paul Godfrey's wonderful play its drama. Six young people enter a Freudian forest of their own imaginings" (Financial Times), The Blue Ball "An enquiry into the magic of space exploration....a rather interesting, idiosyncratic and well written play" (Observer) is an imaginative investigation of the experience of Space researched by the playwright among the astronauts themselves. This ambitious play questions the politics of a culture in which the wondrous is rendered mundane and what seems commonplace is rendered absurd.

The Blue Ball was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre and received its première at the Cottesloe Theatre in 1995.



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About the author

Paul Godfrey was born in the West of England and trained as a director in the Scottish Theatre. His work includes Inventing a New Colour (Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic), A Bucket of Eels (RSC Festival: The Other Place, BT Connections Scheme: Royal National Theatre), Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens (Royal National Theatre), The Panic, libretto to a score by David Sawer (Royal Opera House, Garden Venture), The Blue Ball (Royal National Theatre), Trilogy of New Plays from Different Sources: The Modern Husband (Actor's Touring Company), The Invisible Woman (The Gate), The Candidate (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), and Catalogue of Misunderstanding.

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Publisher
A&C Black
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Published on
Aug 6, 1998
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781408148747
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Language
English
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Drama / General
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