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19%OFFBarry Hines Lawrence Till - Kes - 9781854594860 - V9781854594860
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Description for Kes Paperback. Adapted by Lawrence Till, this play brings to the stage Barry Hines' classic story of a supposedly backward boy, shunned by his family and contemporaries, who finds solace and hope training a kestrel. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 125 x 5. Weight in Grams: 102.
A tried-and-tested stage adaptation of Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave, about a troubled young boy who finds and trains a kestrel. Billy, a disaffected young boy, has problems at school and at home: he's neglected by his mother, beaten by his brother and bullied on all sides. He adopts a fledgling kestrel and treats it with all the tenderness he has never known. Slowly, he begins to see for the first time what he could achieve – if only he tried. Lawrence Till's adaptation of Barry Hines' 1968 novel retains its ... Read more

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About Barry Hines Lawrence Till
Barry Hines (1939–2016) was an English author who wrote several popular novels and television scripts. He is best known for the novel A Kestrel for a Knave (1968), which he helped adapt for Ken Loach's film Kes (1969). Lawrence Till is a BAFTA and RTS nominated Producer & Director with a background in award winning theatre, with ... Read more

Reviews for Kes
'Laurence Till's skilful adaptation... offers a series of sure-fire scenes... Hines' story retains an undeniable emotional pull'
'Sensitively scripted and stunningly staged, Kes is essentially about a community which fails its young'
The Times

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