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Description for Cressida Paperback. John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and trainer of boy players in the seedy, glamorous backstage world of 1630s London theatre. Women are still not allowed on stage, their roles taken by precocious boys. Shank was one of the best, but is now reduced to teaching others the tricks of the trade. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 129 x 8. Weight in Grams: 122.

A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.

John Shank is an actor, talent-scout and trainer of boy players in the 1630s, when women's roles are still played by precocious boys. Up to his eyes in debt, Shank's only hope of escaping destitution is an unpromising 14-year-old would-be, Stephen Hammerton. Can he train up Stephen to be the new star of the London stage?

Nicholas Wright's play Cressida was first performed at the Albery Theatre, London, in 2000, in a production by the Almeida Theatre.

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About Nicholas Wright
Nicholas Wright is a leading British playwright. His plays include: 8 Hotels (Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 2019); an adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's novel The Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre, 2017); an adaptation of Pat Barker's novel Regeneration (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 2014); Travelling Light (National Theatre, 2012); The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Rattigan's Nijinsky (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2011); ... Read more

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'Delightful, light-minded comedy of manners'
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