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The coronation of Poppea

The coronation of Poppea

Ravenhill, Mark, author

'The Coronation of Poppea' is Mark Ravenhill's interpretation of Monteverdi's opera which depicts the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero

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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).
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).


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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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