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A Gray Play Book - Deluxe Edition

A Gray Play Book - Deluxe Edition

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A collection of plays by one of Scotland's greatest playwright, only 250 copies of this deluxe hardback edition have been printed. Beautifully bound, signed and numbered, the book includes part of Gray's original storyboard for his seminal novel Lanark, as well as several short plays previously published as short stories.

'[He] is one of the most gifted writers who have put pen to paper in the English language.' IRVINE WELSH in THE GUARDIAN

Title A Gray Play Book - Deluxe Edition
Author Alasdair Gray
ISBN 9781906817138
Binding Hardback
Author Bio Alasdair Gray is a prolific and well respected author, playwright and artist whose works have included 'Lanark', arguably one of the best Scottish novels of our time; 'Unlikely Stories Mostly' (1983) and 'Poor Things' (1992) which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Alasdair Gray was born and brought up in Glasgow, where he still lives. His experiences there, as an art teacher, muralist and theatrical scene painter, provided material for the autobiographical elements in his novels. He designs his own books, from their bold dustjackets to their decorative covers, to their illustration and typography.
Back Cover Text Long and short plays for stage, radio and television, acted between 1956 and 2009, an unperformed opera libretto, excerpts from the Lanark storyboard and full film script of the novel Poor Things by Alasdair Gray.
Reviews 'Over fifty years' worth of Alasdair Gray's dramatic works appear in the hugely enjoyable A Gray Play Book...Fans of Gray's self-termed 'comic fantasies' will also enjoy the candid prefaces that explain how each play was written and produced.' THE SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

'Alasdair proves that his imagination is anything but Gray...This beautiful volume is well worth buying.' SUNDAY MERCURY

'Alasdair Gray is one of the most important living writers in English. His satirical blend of realism and fantasy and his compassionate use of humor and sorrow distinguish his novels, short stories, plays and poems in the crowded field of contemporary literature.' STEPHEN BERNSTEIN
Table of Contents 1944 The Cave of Polyphemus
1956 Jonah - a puppet play in five scenes
1966 The Fall of Kelvin Walker - a fable of the sixties
1968 Quiet People - a play for voices
1969 Mavis Belfrage - a romance of the sixties

FOUR ONE ACT SEXUAL COMEDIES
1971 Dialogue
1973 Homeward Bound
1973 Loss of the Golden Silence
1973 Sam Lang and Miss Watson

1973 The Man Who Knew About Electricity
1975 McGrotty and Ludmilla - a political pantomime
1975 Near the Driver - a one act play for voices
1975 The Golden Key - a 30-minute radio verse play
1976 The Rumpus Room - an opera libretto
1984 Lanark - extract from storyboard of film script
1985 The Story of a Recluse - a television script
1993 Poor Things - a film script
1997 Working Legs - a play for people without them

FOUR ONE ACT NOW PLAYS
2006 Goodbye Jimmy
2007 Midgieburgers
2007 The Pipes! The Pipes!
2008 Voices in the Dark

2008 Goethe's Faust - the start of a modern adaptation
BIC Subject Plays, playscripts
BISAC Subject PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
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