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Harley Granville-Barker - Waste - 9781474277396 - V9781474277396
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Description for Waste Paperback. Series: Modern Plays. Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 131 x 197 x 20. Weight in Grams: 106.
A scandal half-stifled is worse than a scandal. One is at everybody's mercy. Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary Independent Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Pursuing his cause with missionary zeal, he's barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks and coolly seals the fate of an idealistic man. Famously banned by the censors in 1907, Harley Granville Barker's controversial masterpiece gathers a large ensemble to expose a cut-throat, ... Read more

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About Harley Granville-Barker
Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) was the most brilliant British director of the first quarter of the twentieth century. His best known plays, including Waste (banned by the Lord Chamberlain), were written as contributions to his Company's repertoire of provocative modern drama for a subsidised national theatre, a cause he championed ... Read more

Reviews for Waste
Written in 1907 and revised in 1926, it takes its time (just over three hours), but encompasses a vast amount: English smugness and hypocrisy, the intricacies of power and the danger of divorcing campaigning idealism from emotional fulfilment. Granville Barker's skill lies in his seamless blend of private and public life . . . You emerge wrung through from a ... Read more

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