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#aiww: the Arrest of Ai Weiwei

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Description for #aiww: the Arrest of Ai Weiwei Paperback. A timely play based on the true story of a Nobel Laureate. Num Pages: 72 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 7. Weight in Grams: 92.
A timely play based on the true story of a Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel "could damage state security", he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the government claimed that his imprisonment related to tax evasion. Howard Brenton's play is based on recent conversations with Ai in which he told the story of that imprisonment - by turns surreal, hilarious, and ... Read more

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About Howard Brenton
Howard Brenton is a prolific playwright whose plays have been staged at the Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre, RSC and Shakespeare's Globe among others. Other writing work includes collaborations with David Hare and thirteen episodes of the BBC1 drama series Spooks.

Reviews for #aiww: the Arrest of Ai Weiwei
'moving, scary, gripping, inventive and at times laugh-out-loud-funny' - Telegraph 'excellent... like a mix of Kafka and Bennett' - Guardian 'tremendously powerful' - Financial Times

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