The Resource The Wye plays : the back of beyond, and the battle of the crows, David Ian Rabey

The Wye plays : the back of beyond, and the battle of the crows, David Ian Rabey

Label
The Wye plays : the back of beyond, and the battle of the crows
Title
The Wye plays
Title remainder
the back of beyond, and the battle of the crows
Statement of responsibility
David Ian Rabey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A first volume of plays by a startlingly ambitious and inventive dramatist. THE BACK OF BEYOND takes, as its starting point, the route of a sequel to KING LEAR, in which the surviving Shakespearean characters set out on an odyssey through a perilous, blasted landscape, and encounter new agents of cruelty, desire and magic. Wildly humorous and fiercely shocking, the play charts a series of remorseless exposures, interrogating the idealisms and brutal repressions that have informed Anglo-Welsh relations whilst subverting Shakespearean motifs; tragically humorous poetic language and nightmarish visual imagery contribute to the sense of a land where the signposts have been smashed. A sequel to THE BACK OF BEYOND, THE BATTLE OF THE CROWS extends and concludes the stories of three characters - a maverick witch, a renegade knight, and an abuse victim made empress - in a harrowing and humorous exploration of border warfare, witchcraft, massacre, bitchery, hilarity and heartbreak. THE BATTLE OF THE CROWS is partly a dramatic speculation about desire as magic, partly a sad reckless laugh at internecine hostilities and the passionate and disastrous transformations which spring up in the face of Death itself
Related
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
822/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6118.A24
LC item number
W9 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Wye plays : the back of beyond, and the battle of the crows, David Ian Rabey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 150)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The back of beyond -- The battle of the crows
Control code
ocm70734533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280476952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
63f28cfb-938c-42d4-8fb1-0e443260b7e4
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36058233
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70734533
  • pebcs1280476958
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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