Plays 4: Common Pursuit; Holy Terror; After Pilkington; Old Flames; They Never Slept

Plays 4: Common Pursuit; Holy Terror; After Pilkington; Old Flames; They Never Slept

Simon Gray


Publish yr note: First released June tenth 2011
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]'Sharp, humorous and shrewdpermanent . . . What a excitement to re-encounter a play that mixes unabashed intelligence and zinging wit with an extraordinary generosity of spirit.'
Daily Telegraph on The universal Pursuit

'Gray's stature as one of many handful of significant tragi-comic English dramatists of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century would seem now to be undisputed.' Howard Jacobson, Critical Quarterly

Hidden Laughter

[b][/b]'A unhappy divine comedy, fantastically written. grey nurses his characters and cares for them, yet he by no means pampers them, or pities them, or presumes to take advantage of them as his spokesman. during this recognize, he has turn into an English Chekhov... whilst, grey dispenses a few of the incandescent malice and ethical savagery of Coward at his acid best... yet, after all, comparisons can in basic terms assist you get your bearings. grey is totally his personal guy during this painful, querulous, hot, challenging and mature play.' Sunday Times

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