Keith Waterhouse: Collected Plays

Keith Waterhouse: Collected Plays

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Keith Waterhouse is one of Britaina€™s most popular writers in nearly every field. This collection brings together for the first time his most celebrated plays from a career spanning more than forty years. Our Song is a warm, tender, romantic drama, infused with moments of great humour. Pulling himself out of the rut of his middle-aged executive lifestyle, Roger Piper stumbles into a sixteen-month tempestuous affair. Billy Liar tells the story of a funeral parlour worker with a humdrum life, who spends most of his time dreaming of ways to escape his drab existence in Yorkshire. Adapted from his celebrated novel. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell Gambler, journalist, fervent alcoholic, four-times married Jeffrey Bernard writes the a€˜Low Lifea€™ column for the Spectator magazine. Locked in The Coach and Horses in Soho overnight, he has time to reflect on a dissolute life. Good Grief is a sensitive, wryly humorous study of a middle-aged widow, coming to terms with bereavement, who finds the courage to break with the past. Mr and Mrs Nobody is an adaptation of George and Weedon Grossmitha€™s comic novel The Diary Of A Nobody and Mrs Pootera€™s Diary. A respectable Victorian clerk has lofty social aspirations. a€˜Witty, perceptive and timeless. Good to see a volume which should bring Waterhouse to the attention of a new generation.a€™ a€“ The StageI mean to say, here you are, Sam, not cold in your grave a€“ well, youa#39;re not in agrave, youa#39;rein anurn, but youknow what Imeana€“and already Ia#39;m having to ... Imean he works with the woman, and anyway if he does have to ring her up what does he imagine phone boxes are for? With you, of course, it would have been your office mobile, crafty bugger that you are. ... service? JUNE: (Sharply.) No, Pauline, ita#39;s gone clean out of my mind. PAULINE: Ia#39;m sorry, June, you know what I mean.

Title:Keith Waterhouse: Collected Plays
Author: Keith Waterhouse
Publisher:Oberon Books - 2012-05-02

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