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Ten plagues

Ten plagues

Ravenhill, Mark, author

'Ten Plagues' relates one man's journey through a city in crisis. Told entirely through a series of songs, it explores humanity's struggle with sickness and death

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Published London: Bloomsbury, [2016]

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Statement of responsibility: Mark Ravenhill
ISBN: 9781408160541
Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 18, 2016).
Note: Originally published: London: Methuen Drama, 2011.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: Historical drama, English.

Author note

Mark Ravenhill is one of the most distinctive contemporary UK playwrights. He burst on to the theatre scene in 1996 with the huge hit Shopping and Fucking. He has continued to garner critical acclaim for plays that include Some Explicit Polaroids, Mother Clap's Molly House, and most recently Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre, Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Gate Theatre, April 2008).

Reviews

A remarkable song-cycle. it's the portrait of grief beyond measure that's so affecting and which this moving hour of solitudinous lamentation, confusion and defiance brings beautifully to the fore.
Telegraph||Startlingly effective. the tokens of the plague - a raised circle of marks on the body - and the tokens of love become entwined in a world in which a kiss can bring death.
Guardian||A potent, moving balance of formal and emotional elements ... This journey has momentum: early insouciance gives way to grotesque fascination, paranoia, absurd humour, forbearance, grizzled survivalism and a kind of ecstasy.
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