The Tricycle: The Complete Tribunal Plays 1994-2012

The Tricycle: The Complete Tribunal Plays 1994-2012

By: Nicolas Kent (author), Richard Norton-Taylor (author), Gillian Slovo (author), Victoria Brittain (author), Michael Billington (contributor)Paperback

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From 1994-2012 Kilburn's Tricycle Theatre produced an extraordinary body of work that sought to engage, inform,and critique British and International Politics using verbatim testimony to respond to contemporary issues. Collected here for the first time are the complete 'Tribunal Plays'. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Tricycle' sfirst Tribunal Play - Half the Picture. This collection celebrates a remarkable and enduring body of work. Contains the plays Half the Picture, Nuremberg, Srebrenica, The Colour of Justice, Justifying War, Guantanamo, Bloody Sunday, Called to Account, Tactical Questioning and The Riots. Also included is a brand-new round table discussion with Nicolas Kent, Richard Norton-Taylor, Gillian Slovo and the playwright David Edgar, charting the history and development of each show and the contribution the Tribunal Plays have made to political theatre in the last two decades, and a foreword by Guardian journalist and chief theatre critic Michael Billington.

About Author

Richard Norton-Taylor was born on 6 June 1944. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, Hertford College,Oxford, and the College of Europe, Bruges. In 1975 he joined the Guardian. Since then, he has investigated official secrecy, behind-the-scenes decision-making in Government, and the activities of the security and intelligence services. His books include Whose Land Is It Anyway?, The Ponting Affair, Blacklist, The Inside Story of Political Vetting, In Defence of the Realm? The Case for Accountable Security and Intelligence Services, Truth is A Difficult Concept: Inside the Scott Inquiry, and Aitken, The Liar. His works for stage include Half the Picture, Nuremburg, Justifying War and The Colour of Justice and Tactical Questioning. Nicolas Kent was the Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre in London from 1984 - 2012. In 2006 he was the recipient of an Evening Standard Theatre Award - Special Award for "Pioneering Political Theatre" for his work there. He also works in television and radio. Gillian Slovo is an author, journalist, playwright and the President of English Pen. Gillian has written 12 novels including Black Orchids and Red Dust, which won the RFI Temoin du Monde prize in France and was made into a film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Her novel Ice Road was shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction and her family memoir, Every Secret Thing, was an international bestseller. Her play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom , co-written for the Tricycle Theatre, has played in theatres around the world including New York and Washington DC. In 2009 she won an amnesty media award for her article on children in detention. She is a reviewer, opinion writer and in 2008 wrote a column for the South African newspaper, The Star. Victoria Brittain, currently a Research Associate at the London School of Economics, has lived and worked as a journalist in Washington, Saigon, Algiers, Nairobi, and London. She worked at the Guardian for 20 years, most recently as Associate Foreign Editor.

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  • ISBN13: 9781783190683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 968
  • ID: 9781783190683
  • ISBN10: 178319068X

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