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Four Plays : Sweet Talk, Alterations, in the Mood, El Dorado - Michael Abbensetts

Four Plays

Sweet Talk, Alterations, in the Mood, El Dorado

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Sweet talk is a witty, energetic and finally moving account of a marriage in crisis. Alterations is a comedy set in a tailor's shop, inspired by a real visit to a small room off Carnaby Street where two black tailors had set up shop with just two sewing machines and an ironing board. In the Mood focuses on two Caribbean Second World War veterans, whose nostalgic Remembrance Sunday lunch is disrupted by a visit from their frivolour and irritating friend, in search of a loan and as many free drinks as he can get his hands on. El Dorado turns its attention to a mixed-race, middle class family interred in their formerly grand but now dilapidated house. A grandson returns home to lay some ghosts to bed, and gains an alarming insight into the truths of home life.

"The majority of black British playwrights emerged in the 1970s. Michael Abbensetts in quite simply the best of these." - P.S. Guptara, Contemporary Dramatists

Introductionp. 7
Sweet Talkp. 11
Alterationsp. 73
In the Moodp. 133
El Doradop. 209
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ISBN: 9781840021790
ISBN-10: 1840021799
Series: Modern Playwrights : Book 4
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.18 x 10.87  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.35