'A selection of plays by theatre director Annie Castledine. The Woman Destroyed is a monologue by Simone de Beauvoir about a woman battling against the odds to find an authentic and independent voice for herself; What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband by novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelineck, creates a powerful and provocative twentieth century sequel to Ibsen''s A Doll''s House; The Choice ''dramatises a woman''s decision about whether to go ahead with a Down Syndrome birth a rich, challenging and extraordinary drama'' (Observer); Weldon Rising is Phyllis Nagy''s first play about voyeurism and violence and is a bitterly funny and chillingly surreal look at the soulless poverty of urban life.
''It''s no good thinking of the good times, no one ever takes me out any more, I sit here stewing in my own juice I sit here stewing in my own juice and I''m fed up with it, fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up fed up... ''(Simone de Beauvoir, A Woman Destroyed)'
'Hooray for Claire Luckham's The Choice... a rich, challenging and extraordinary drama.' Observer 'Phyllis Nagy's stunning debut, a bitterly funny and chillingly surreal look at the soulless poverty of urban life. ...It's daring stuff, written with an understanding for the subtle power and violence of language.' Independent
Series: Play Anthologies : Book 10
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1