Hall Plays: 2 Mr Puntila; Mother Courage; A Servant to Two Masters; The Good Hope

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-13
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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A Servant to Two Masters: "A superb new version of the play that brilliantly combines hilarity and darkness."-Daily Telegraph The Good Hope: "Packs an overwhelming emotional punch."-Evening Standard Mr Puntila and His Man Matti: "An hilarious and politically acute version."-Guardian Mother Courage and Her Children: "Hall's new version of Mother Courage captures that dissenting voice with immense spirit."-Herald Lee Hall: "An explosive talent."-Evening Standard

Author Biography

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. His stage plays include Cooking with Elvis, Bollocks, Wittgenstein on Tyne and Two's Company (Live Theatre Newcastle) and Genie (Paines Plough). He has written extensively for radio, including I Love You, Jimmy Spud (Sony Award 1996) and Spoonface Steinberg, which was filmed for BBC2 and performed as a play starring Kathryn Hunter at the Ambassador's Theatre in January 2000. The award-winning Child of Our Time plays were produced by Radio 4 in 2000. He has also written adaptations of Brecht's Mr Puntila and His Man Matti (The Right Size/Almeida, Traverse and West End), Mother Courage and Her Children (Shared Experience), Goldoni's A Servant to Two Masters (RSC and Young Vic) and his adaptation of Herman Heijermans' The Good Hope premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London in autumn 2001. His screenplay for Billy Elliott was nominated for an Oscar

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. ix
A Servant to Two Mastersp. 1
The Good Hopep. 107
Mr Puntila and His Man Mattip. 197
Mother Courage and Her Childrenp. 259
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