Simon Gray Unbound: The Journey of a Dramatist by Peter Wolfe

By Peter Wolfe

The paintings of English playwright Simon grey (1936–2008) has regularly resisted ideological and stylistic labels. His creative independence has additionally had an unwelcome part influence: It rate him the serious cognizance garnered by way of his friends. This e-book, the 1st monograph on grey, examines his oeuvre from the early performs, which hack away on the formalism and humanism of conventional English satire, to the later ones, during which he explores English pros and their difficulties connecting with one another. If grey continues to be the least identified significant English dramatist of his day, he’s additionally one of many boldest and best.

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