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Ben Elton, Plays - 1

Gasping, Silly Cow; Popcorn

Ben Elton, Plays - 1( )
Author: Elton, Ben
Series title:Contemporary Dramatists Ser.
ISBN:978-0-413-73670-3
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Methuen Drama
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

This collection of Ben Elton plays includes three works: Gasping is a satire on yuppiedom, advertising and corporate greed; Silly Cow is a satire on the modern world; and Popcorn adopts the sick humour, violence and sexiness of a Tarantino movie.

Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.06 x 7.81 x 0.56 Inches
Book Weight:0.59 Pounds
Author Biography
Elton, Ben (Author)
Born May 3, 1959 in Catford, South London, Ben Elton began life as a member of an upper-class academic family. During the war his family had been forced to flee Prague when Hitler invaded. In Godalming Grammar School young Elton participated in amateur dramatics and wrote his first play when he was fifteen years old. He later attended Manchester University and earned a degree in drama.

He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1980. Joining Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in the Comedy Store in Leicester Square in London, Elton soon became one of the regular masters of ceremony. He continued to do stand-up in order to perform his own material. Soon, however, he branched out into plays, novels, and films. His first novel, Stark (1989), sold well in Britain and Australia. Popcorn, published in 1996, opened as a play in April 1997 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for best comedy in 1998.

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