Abbensetts: Four Plays: "Sweet Talk", "Alterations", "In the Mood", "El Dorado" (Oberon Modern Playwrights)
By: Michael Abbensetts (author)Paperback
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Sweet talk is a witty, energetic and finally moving account of a marriage in crisis. Alterations is a comedy set in a tailor's shop, inspired by a real visit to a small room off Carnaby Street where two black tailors had set up shop with just two sewing machines and an ironing board. In the Mood focuses on two Caribbean Second World War veterans, whose nostalgic Remembrance Sunday lunch is disrupted by a visit from their frivolour and irritating friend, in search of a loan and as many free drinks as he can get his hands on. El Dorado turns its attention to a mixed-race, middle class family interred in their formerly grand but now dilapidated house. A grandson returns home to lay some ghosts to bed, and gains an alarming insight into the truths of home life.
Michael Abbensetts was born in Guyana and spent some of his childhood in Canada. He has written many plays for stage, television and radio, as well as the two television series Empire Road and Little Napoleons. He was winner of the George Devine Award, Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in 1974 and Visiting Professor of Drama at Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, in 1981/82. He is currently Writer in Residence at the University of North London.
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