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By A Thread' & 'The Raft' : Methuen Drama Modern Plays - Lucy Gough

By A Thread' & 'The Raft'

Methuen Drama Modern Plays

Paperback Published: 1st November 2006
ISBN: 9780413775818
Number Of Pages: 128

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Two plays for secondary schools by WJEC playwright


Two plays pitting characters in perilous situations to explore issues of responsibility, love, death and the instinct to survive.

By a Thread: Four survivors struggle to flee the horrific reality of an apocalyptic war. As they retreat up the mountain, they discover conflict and change are inescapably woven into the thread of life: the young couple cannot stop arguing, the soldier refuses to part with his lost friend's head and the old lady would rather stay put and sew her quilt.

The Raft: In prison, a despondent teenage mother watches herself sink deeper into the sea of her despair; but the soul seems reluctant and keeps drifting back up, and then her son Robbie starts calling to her ?

A resource booklet on 'By a Thread' has been produced by the WJEC for use at Key Stage 3 by teachers of English.


ISBN: 9780413775818
ISBN-10: 041377581X
Series: Methuen Drama Modern Plays
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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