Johnson Plays: 1: Insignificance; Unsuitable for Adults; Cries from the Mammal House

Johnson Plays: 1: Insignificance; Unsuitable for Adults; Cries from the Mammal House

by Terry Johnson

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Overview

'Terry Johnson is that rare creature: a moralist with wit. He writes with responsible gaiety' Guardian

Insignificance: 'At first glance it looks like a game of Theatrical Consequences. What if four icons of Ike's America - Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Joe DiMaggio and Senator McCarthy - met in a New York hotel room in 1953?... A piece that works on just about every level: the intellectual, the emotional, the playful...one of the landmark plays of the decade' Guardian

'Compassionate, witty and intelligent'. Daily Telegraph

Unsuitable for Adults 'Set in the world of pub entertainment in Paddington - lunchtimes of striptease, evenings of the more violent kind of comic routine... it's a very funny play and very clever' Sunday Times

'Johnson's script, funny and horrifying by turbans, and maturely refusing to assume anything about its characters, is as fine and enduring a depiction of the current state of play in the world of love, sex, and comedy as anything ever seen on the London stage.' Time Out

Cries from the Mammal House: 'Set in a small English private zoo and also in the bowels of anyone who has ever had to take responsibility for others... Freewheeling tough, lyrical and thrillingly unpredictable' Sunday Times

'Glittering like a ball of mercury as it darts erratically hither and thither.' Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780413682000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/11/1993
Series: Contemporary Dramatists
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Insignificance; Unsuitable for Adults; Cries from the Mammal House

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